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Chained in Copper

by: Rochelle Kilmer

Plain and simple. Dress it up or dress it down.
Little black dress? No problem!  Jeans, blouse, dress, or even your pj's!
 I love the look of this chain and just had to do a necklace with all of it. :) Well not all of it - I left some if you want to make one too! I found some corrugated copper circles that paired nicely and off I went to designing the necklace.
1)    I attached the 2 sizes of corrugated circles together with a 4x5mm jumpring. And again for the other set.
2)    I wanted these circles to sit on my collar bones, so I measured a piece of copper chain from 1 collar bone to the other. On me it was about an 18inch length of chain.
3)    I cut this piece of chain in half. I attached one half of the chain to the jumpring holding our circles together. Do the same with the other half.
4)    From here I put the lobster claw on the other ends of the chain using the oval jumprings.
5)    For the 5 layers I cut the chain into the lengths I wanted.
From longest to shortest - 16", 15", 14", 13", 12"
6)    Starting with the longest strand I attached it using the oval jumprings to just the large corrugated circles.
7)    I kind of braided the chain as I was putting them on the circles. You don't have to do this - you can just place them in order of their length.
8)    And you are done!!

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Qty: 8 s41162 Chain - Triple Half Twist - Raw Copper (foot)Price: $ 4.75
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Qty: 1 22801102 Jump Rings Oval - Open - 4x5mm - Copper (100)Price: $ 1.75
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Qty: 2 s26465 Link - 16mm Corrugated Circle Ring - Bright CopperPrice: $ 0.90
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Qty: 2 s26467 Link - 30mm Corrugated Circle Ring - Bright CopperPrice: $ 1.75
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Qty: 1 23440052 Lobster Clasp - 12mm - Bright CopperPrice: $ 0.75
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