Andie Gem Necklace
This necklace gives the classic briolette gem a contemporary update. Simple, delicate, and the perfect pairing to your favorite spring florals.
- jewelry clippers
- chain nose pliers
- round nose pliers
- silver cable chain
- silver eyepin
- pink and purple briolettes
Gather your tools and materials. You'll want a good set of jewelry tools for this project.
Find the center of your chain and cut it in half with your jewelry clippers.
Thread the 2 gemstones onto the eyepin. Once they are all the way at the end bend the wire in slightly in a U-shape so the tops of the gemstones touch. Take a pair of chain nose pliers and grab the wire close to the purple gemstone. Bend the wire upwards at a 90 degree angle.
Place your round nose pliers in the little corner you've just created and continue bending the wire by wrapping it around the tip of the pliers. The loop you create will have the same diameter as the spot on your pliers where you wrap it, try to match the size with the loop already formed.
Clip off the excess wire right where it creates a loop.
Your gemstone pendant should look like this.
With your chain nose pliers pull the loop up slightly and put one end of the cable chain you cut earlier onto the loop.
Close the loop with your pliers. Repeat on the other side to complete your necklace.
Wear this delicate necklace alone or layered with some of your favorites.