For a beautiful accessory that is perfect for attending weddings or giving as a gift on mother’s day, follow the instructions below to make this stunning Crystal Pearl Necklace with Estella Pearls. The pearl clusters make this necklace look more complicated than it actually is, and those around you will be shocked when you tell them it is in fact handmade with the help of a few simple jewellery making components.
The full list of Estella pearls, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
You are making a thread floater necklace so cut the wire into four pieces using the Side Cutters or Scissors. Thread the 4 x Estella Pearls, one onto each wire in your desired pattern and put a Crimp on either side of each group of Pearls to secure all four wires are held together, crushing the Crimp using Crimping Pliers as shown below.
Repeat this process for each pearl cluster on the necklace.
Once all the pearl clusters are complete, thread all four strands of the Acculon thread through one of the crimps, through a jump ring and then back round through the crimp again so that a loop has been formed, going through the jump ring. The picture below only shows one strand, but this shows more clearly how the strands need to be threaded back through the crimp bead.
Pull the crimp as close as possible to the jump ring and then crush to hold in place as described in Step 1. Now cut the loose strands coming out of the crushed crimp, leaving only about 1-2mm left. Cover the loose strands with the crimp cover and repeat this process for the other side of the necklace.
You now need to attach the clasp to the necklace using one of the jump rings. Open the jump ring by using two pliers and twisting the jump ring in opposite directions, this will safely open the jump ring.
Using the open jump ring, attach the clasp to the necklace, closing the jump ring using the two pliers to pull the ends of the jump ring together.