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Egyptian Gem Collar - Swarovski Elements Mini Project

Egyptian Gem Collar

Egyptian Gem Collar

Gem collar mini jewellery project, fast and simple, using Swarovski Elements crystals. Change the crystals to vibrant colours and it would be a Caribbean Gem Collar. Supplies:

2 6 mm Jump Ring 01-0025-09 120” Beadalon 0.018 stringing wire 8 1” ball head pins 10 2x2 crimp beads 10 3 mm crimp covers 2 5 hole spacer bars 6” of heavy link chain 1 large lobster clasp

Crystals:

Gem Collar Instructions:

  1. Cut one 18“ piece of stringing wire. Secure one end (i.e. tape). String on one Crystal Pearl art. 5810 6 mm Crystal Dark Lapis Pearl, 35 10 mm Crystal Dark Lapis Pearls and one 6 mm Crystal Dark Lapis Pearl. Secure open end. Set aside.
  2. Cut one 20“ piece of stringing wire. Secure one end. String on one 6 mm Crystal Turquoise Pearl, 39 10 mm Crystal Turquoise Pearls and one 6 mm Crystal Turquoise Pearl. Secure open end. Set aside.
  3. Cut one 22“ piece of stringing wire. Secure one end. String on one 6 mm Crystal Jade Pearl, 43 10 mm Crystal Jade Pearls and one 6 mm Crystal Jade Pearl. Secure open end. Set aside.
  4. Cut one 24“ piece of stringing wire. Secure one end. String on one 6 mm Crystal Red Coral Pearl, 47 10 mm Crystal Red Coral Pearls and one 6 mm Crystal Red Coral Pearl. Secure open end. Set aside.
  5. Cut one 26“ piece of stringing wire. Secure one end. String on one 6 mm Crystal Ivory Pearl, 51 10 mm Crystal Ivory Pearls and one 6 mm Crystal Ivory Pearl. Secure open end. Set aside.
  6. Using one balled headpin, slip on one 6 mm Crystal Dark Lapis Pearl. Create a simple loop. Repeat once.
  7. Repeat step 6 for 2 6 mm Crystal Turquoise Pearls, 2 6 mm Crystal Jade Pearls, 2 6 mm Crystal Red Coral Pearls and 2 6 mm Crystal Ivory Pearls. Set aside.
  8. Cut the 6“ heavy link chain in half.
  9. Using the strand from step 1, slide one end of the stringing wire into the outside hole of one spacer bar, slide on one 6 mm Crystal Dark Lapis Pearl and crimp to the loop on the wired bead from step 6. Cover crimp with a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the wire using the corresponding hole on the second spacer bar.
  10. Using the strand from step 2, slide one end of the stringing wire into the 2nd hole on one spacer bar, slide on one 6 mm Crystal Turquoise Pearl and crimp to the loop on a corresponding wired bead from step 7. Cover crimp with a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the wire using the corresponding hole on the second spacer bar. (Note: the bead strands should be sitting side-by-side).
  11. Using the strand from step 3, slide one end of the stringing wire into the 3rd hole on one spacer bar, slide on one 6 mm Crystal Jade Pearl and crimp to the last link on one 3“ piece of chain. Cover crimp with a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the wire using the corresponding hole on the second spacer bar and crimping to the second 3“ piece of chain. (Note: the bead strands should be sitting side-by-side).
  12. Using the strand from step 4, slide one end of the stringing wire into the 4th hole on one spacer bar, slide on one 6 mm Crystal Red Coral Pearl and crimp to the loop on a corresponding wired bead from step 7. Cover crimp with a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the wire using the corresponding hole on the second spacer bar. (Note: the bead strands should be sitting side-by-side.)
  13. Using the strand from step 5, slide one end of the stringing wire into the last remaining hole on one spacer bar, slide on one 6 mm Crystal Ivory Pearl and crimp to the loop on a corresponding wired bead from step 7. Cover crimp with a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the wire using the last remaining hole on the second spacer bar. (Note: the bead strands should be sitting side-by-side).
  14. Open one jump ring and attach to open end of chain on one side, close jump ring.
  15. Open one jump ring and slip on lobster and attach to open end of chain on the second piece. Close ring.bar. (Note: the bead strands should be sitting side-by-side).

You have you own exotic Egyptian Gem Collar.

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