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Instructions for a Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace
This delicate necklace is made up of loops of chain, joined easily with jump rings. To complete the look, pearls and glass bicones are added on headpins, to give this piece a vintage feel.

Your Tips: To make a matching pair of earrings, simply make two more of the centre tassels and add them to long ball wires. Make them longer to create an even more glamorous set.

Posted by Beads Unlimited from Brighton, England, United Kingdom • Published See Beads Unlimited's 96 projects »
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  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure and cut three pieces of chain: One 48.5cm, one 35cm and finally a 14cm piece. With your pliers open a 5mm jump ring, attach the round part of your toggle to one end of the 48.5cm chain, close the jump ring. Repeat for the bar at the other end of the chain. This is the top line of your necklace.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your pliers open a 5mm jump ring, measure 11cm from the end of your top line chain. Loop the jump ring through the chain, attach the 35cm chain and close the jump ring. This piece will make up the first row of loops. Measure 3.5 cm along the top line, attach a 5mm jump ring, measure 4.5 cm of your looping chain and join to the jump ring.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue looping the chain and joining to the top line with a 5mm jump ring in the same way as in step 2. Measure the following:
    Loop 2 - 6.5cm along top line, 7.5cm loop
    Loop 3 - 6.5cm along top line, 8.5cm loop
    Loop 4 - 6.5cm along top line, 7.5cm loop
    Loop 5 - 3.5cm along top line, 4.5cm loop
    Trim the excess chain.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    2nd row of loops:
    Measure 4cm along loop 2 from the outside edge, with a 5mm jump ring join the 14cm piece of chain.
    Loop 6 - measure 7cm of looping chain, join to the
    centre of loop 3.
    Loop 7 - measure 7cm of looping chain, join to loop 4,
    4cm from the outside edge.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread four 8mm black bicones onto 4 headpins, trim the headpins approximately 1cm above the bead and bend around into a loop. Attach these to the jump rings that join the top line of chain to the looping chain at these points:
    1 between loop 1 and loop 2
    1 between loop 2 and loop 3
    1 between loop 3 and loop 4
    1 between loop 4 and loop 5

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread a pearl onto a headpin, trim the headpins 1cm above the bead, bend the headpins into a loop. Repeat for all of your pearls. Add the pearls to the looped chain spacing them evenly, allowing enough space for the bicones. You need:
    5 pearls on loop 1
    10 pearls on loop 2
    10 pearls on loop 3
    10 pearls on loop 4
    5 pearls on loop 5

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take your 4mm black bicones and add each one onto a headpin, trim the headpin approximately 1cm above the bead and bend it into a loop. Attach one bicone to the jump ring on either side of the looped section of your necklace.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Thread a 4mm clear bicone, followed by an 8mm clear bicone and another 4mm clear bicone onto a headpin. Trim the headpin 1cm above the bead and bend into a loop. Attach this headpin to the centre of your top line chain in the middle of loop 3. Make two headpins with an 8mm clear bicone and attach to the chain in the same way, either side of your centre headpin.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    To make your tassel, cut one piece of chain in the following lengths: 8cm, 6cm, 5.5cm and a 5cm. Open the loop of an eyepin and attach the pieces of chain. Close the loop. Thread an 8mm black bicone onto the eyepin, trim the eyepin approximately 1cm above the bead and bend it into a loop. Attach it to the centre jump ring in your second row of your necklace.

  • How to make a chain necklace. Audrey Hepburn Style Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is what your necklace should look like.

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erica.owens
erica.owens · Cairns, Queensland, AU
There are no tutorials - ???
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
I used our trace chain which is a very delicate 2mm chain. If you wanted a chunkier result, you could try a heavier chain but I don't think it would hang so nicely.
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xALTER--EGO
xALTER--EGO · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 4 projects
What type/ size/ etc of chain is the easiest to work with when trying something like this?
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TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects
thats really pretty
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
My My, that is lovely.
I made a similar pattern into an elf headdress when I was really into LOTR. Your necklace looks great
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asdfghjkl_amy
asdfghjkl_amy · Kilsby, England, GB · 70 projects
wow!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
there should be a love button
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CO + K User

That is just gorgeousHappy
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