Arctic chill, for real, with my newest slightly edgy, slightly snow-bunny statement set. Monochromatic crystals mix and match with matte curb chain, glacial grey pearls and icicle spikes. Rhinestones and sleek chain finish the piece, acting as a frosty fringe, creating a blizzard of texture, color tone, movement and sparkle!
I’m all about that winter life, but definitely not a Christmas person….plus, most jewelry is better when it’s got a bit of a goth vibe, no? Hence the color scheme and material choice – if you are all about the Holidays, feel free to create this piece in a red/green color palette. This would also look amazing with a metallic inspired-mix; I’m thinking champagnes, rose golds, even silvers….mixed metals are the shit!
I basically started this piece by connecting three 16″ lengths of flattened curb chain together with 5mm jump rings (you can use oval rings as well, mine were a bit bigger at 6mm), connecting every link. Make SURE you close every jump ring perfectly – any small gap will allow the beading wire to thread itself out of the rings….not good! Use monofilament or beading wire to string on beads through each jumpring, forcing the beads to lay flat on top of your chain panel (the small black 4mm faceted rounds and oval faceted crystals, about 7mm)…..Tie each end when you reach the end of the chain panels.
To add the dripping fringe, cut 2″ lengths of cup chain and small cable chain – attach to every other bottom link (on the flat curb chain). Use pearls, 2″ spike pendants and octagon crystals to create beaded drops, then attach those to the links without decoration. Don’t do this all the way up the necklace – leave a few inches on either side so that it lays nice on the neck. Add a clasp and extender to the ends of the beaded chain panel to finish.
It takes a bit longer to make this specific necklace – lots of cutting and weaving involved! I’d suggest making a nice big mug of vegan hot cocoa to sip while working ?… Wear this piece to any party, or dress it down with a knit sweater, skinny jeans and combat boots!
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