Cascading Italian Art Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas Harlequin Beads and Jewelry

Cascading Italian Art Necklace

by Harlequin Beads & Jewelry

This project showcases our collectible Venetian Glass focal beads. A gold chain tassel with Jet colored Swarovski bicone crystals in graduated sizes hang from this show-stopping bead.

The project kit is simple in order to highlight the expert craftsmanship of the Fiorato style collectible glass bead and could be used with any fancy bead. The entire pendant with chain tassle is suspended from a silky satin cord known as rat tail which is made in the USA.

Collectible bead sold separately.

1 collectible Italian glass bead - SOLD SEPARATELY
1 2 inch piece of goldfill cable style belcher chain
1 1.5 inch piece of goldfill cable style belcher chain
1 1.25 inch piece of goldfill cable style belcher chain
3 goldfill 1.5 inch thin headpins
2 8mm Swarovski crystal Jet bicone
1 6mm Swarovski crystal Jet bicone
1 4mm Swarovski crystal Jet bicone
4 inches of 20 gauge goldfill wire
1 yard of black rat tail cording

No longer available for purchase.

Instructions

step 1
Using the goldfill headpins and a simple wire twist, attach the 8mm crystal bicone to the two inch piece of chain, the 6mm crystal bicone to the one and a half inch piece of chain and the 4mm crystal bicone to the one and a quarter inch piece of chain.
step 1
step 2
Form a loop with the 20 gauge goldfill wire (large enough to fill the hole of the Italian bead) and slide the three pieces of chain on to the loop. Close the loop with a simple wire twist. Slide the Italian and the 8mm crystal bead on to the wire. Form a loop and close with a simple wire twist.
step 2
step 3
String the finished pendant on to the rattail cording and tie a slip knot.
step 3

Materials List

goldfill 1.5 inch thin headpin gold400-5377 goldfill 1.5 inch thin headpin gold
goldfill belcher cable (1/2 round wire) Chain 3mm401-2401 goldfill belcher cable (1/2 round wire) Chain 3mm
Swarovski Crystal Beads 4mm bicone 5328 jet (black) opaque53284JT Swarovski Crystal Beads 4mm bicone 5328 jet (black) opaque
Swarovski Crystal Beads 6mm bicone 5328 jet (black) opaque53286JT Swarovski Crystal Beads 6mm bicone 5328 jet (black) opaque
14k Goldfill Wire 20 gauge roundGF20GHH 14k Goldfill Wire 20 gauge round
2mm round black Rat Tail Satin CordRTBK1 2mm round black Rat Tail Satin Cord

Recommended Tools

super fine side cutter 4.5 inchPL611 super fine side cutter 4.5 inch
economy round nose plier 4.5 inch blackT009 economy round nose plier 4.5 inch black
chain nose plier 4.5 inch blackT010 chain nose plier 4.5 inch black