Tulip Blossom Necklace Tutorial

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Hi there.

Sandy here.

Welcome to another jewelrymaking video at KeepsakeCrafts.

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Today we're going to use one of these really prettyblooming tulip end caps to make a necklace.

So I have seen this particular design of endcap used in so many different ways.

I actually wanted to make a pair of earrings today, butthe end caps I have are maybe a little big.

I'll have to get a smaller pair and make asimilar pair of earrings.

So I decided to use the same concept that I have to make apendant.

What I have here are some Swarovski crystals.

This is the color light rose.

I've got 4 and 6mm and some head pins and some chain andthat's how we're going to make the dangles coming out of our flower.

And so it's simpleenough.

You just put a crystal on a head pin and then make a simple loop.

I love to usethe One Step Looper, but you can just use round nose pliers and then I have some chainhere that I'm going to use for my dangles.

So I'm going to open up that loop and add,because this is double chain, I'm going to add the last two links of chain, and thenjust close up that loop and then trim off that chain to whatever length I want it tobe.

Now here are a few others I've done already.

Just the Swarovski crystal on a loop attached to the chain and then here I've made a largehead pin just with a 3mm loop and I've just added them in varying lengths.

So I'm justgoing to lay this one here and decide, I think I want one more slightly longer one and I'mnot going to take great care with this chain.

I'm just going to grab it with pliers andpick off those little half links that come off.

And then open up this loop and add theend links of chain to it.

So the length of your chains will of coursedepend on the size of end cap that you have and how far you want them to dangle out.

I'vealready experimented with this a little and I like that look.

Because it's kind of wobblingon the eye pin here, I'm just going to grab a little bead and then when I slide that intothe bead cap it just hangs a little bit more nicely.

And so there it is.

And now you can decorate the top however youlike.

I have an assortment of spacers here.

You can just make a loop right here, but it'skind of pretty to accent this bead cap or end cap with a few spacers.

I'm going to puton a slightly larger, 6mm crystal and this is the same color and then maybe finish upwith one of these little tiny round beads.

Yeah, that's kind of pretty.

And then makea loop up here and now you can call this done and put it on a chain, but I thought I woulddecorate my chain just a little bit.

So here I have a chain that I've already startedand I've done one side and what I did first is I found the center point and what I'm goingto do is hang my pendant from one of these oval loops.

This is a favorite trick of mineas the weight of the pendant keeps your necklace centered instead of having it always slideback and forth, perhaps to the wrong spot on the chain.

So then what I've done here is I've made somelittle links just using spacers and some of my other Swarovski crystals and eye pins.

So like for this one I just have a spacer, a 6mm Swarovski and another spacer.

Make aloop and then what I've done here is I've actually cut out some of the short chain andthen put my bead link in that space.

So there's that side and then on this side I left threeof the longer links and then cut out the shorter one and inserted just a link with one of the4mm Swarovskis.

I'll add some more chain to go around that to make it my necklace thelength I want it to be and it's all done.

Now if you're interested in the supplies Iused in this project, there's a link in the upper right and in the description box togo to the accompanying blog post.

So I hope you like this design idea.

It's a really funway to use jewelry components differently than we might normally think of.

And thereare so many different options for things that you can dangle in the bead cap.

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