BAUBLES & SQUARES
To soften a rather rigid look, simply offset stark geometric prints with an array of complimentary round baubles.
Pearl Cluster Ring
"Fashion goes round in circles"
- Siobhan Fahey -
Materials for Bauble Necklace (necklace of 45 cm) :-
3 x 10mm faceted beads in bronze
6 x 8mm faceted plastic beads in amber
6 x 8mm faceted glass rondelles in pink
6 x 6mm round glass beads in purple
9 x head pins in antique brass
12 x eye pins in antique brass
17 x 5mm jump rings in antique brass
approx. 24cm of chain in antique brass
T-bar clasp in antique brass
1. String a bronze bead on a head pin and make a plain loop above the bead. Trim excess wire. Do the same with the other two bronze beads as well as the six amber beads to make a total of nine dangles.
2. String a pink rondelle on an eye pin. Make a plain loop above the rondelle and trim excess wire. Again, do the same with the other five rondelles as well as the six purple beads to make a total of twelve links.
3. Open a jump ring and slide a pink rondelle link, a bronze bead dangle and a pink rondelle link onto it. Close the jump ring.
4. Through an open link of any of the previously connected rondelle links, connect another opened jump ring and slide on a bronze bead dangle and another rondelle link. Close the jump ring.
5. Continue this process on one side of the necklace with three purple bead links and three amber bead dangles. (TAKE CARE THAT all the dangles are hanging from the same side on all the jump rings) Repeat this process on the other side of the necklace with a bronze bead dangle, a pink rondelle link as well as the remaining three purple bead links and amber bead dangles.
6. Cut the chain in halve, ensuring that they’re both the same length. Use a jump ring to connect one chain to a purple bead link. Repeat with the other chain on the other side of the necklace.
7. Finish off one end of the necklace by using a jump ring to attach a pink rondelle link to the chain. Use another jump ring to attach the “circular” end of the T-bar clasp to the rondelle link. Do the same with the other side of the necklace, but use THREE jump rings to attach the T-bar “stick” to the rondelle link. This will ensure easier handling when fastening the necklace.
Pearl Cluster Ring :-
1 silver ring form with nine loops (3 rows of 3 each)
19 x 8mm freshwater pearls in grey
19 x head pins in silver
1. String each pearl on a head pin. Make a plain loop above the pearl, but don’t trim the excess wire of the head pin yet.
2. Attach three pearls to the center loop (in the center row) of the ring form. Trim the excess wire of a head pin after a pearl is attached to the loop. On the surrounding eight loops, only two pearls get attached per loop.