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Delight in Whimsy Necklace Project

Part Number:PROJ-SS-175
Delight in Whimsy Necklace Project
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About This Project

Swarovski rivolis set inside TierraCast rivoli findings are elegant and stunning, but I wanted to create a necklace that showcased how whimsical and fun rivoli designs can be as well. The asymmetry and combination of blue zircon and fuchsia make this necklace just as playful as it is pretty!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer


  1. Put a small drop of glue in the rivoli finding. You will want this glue to be applied to the point of the rivoli, so try to get your glue as close to the center as possible. Use tweezers to gently drop the rivoli into place. Make sure it is centered in the finding. Allow about 30 minutes to 1 hour dry time.
  2. To begin, you will want to make 6 fuchsia drops, 6 blue zircon drops and 6 crystal drops. To do this, pick up each of these beads on a headpin and make a simple (rosary) loop. Cut excess wire and make sure the loop is securely closed.
  3. Open a jump ring. Add your drops in the following order: crystal, blue zircon, fuchsia, blue zircon, fuchsia, crystal.
  4. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the jump ring drop just created in between the central fuchsia and blue zircon drops. Then attach the jump ring to the loop at the top of the rivoli finding. Close the jump ring.
  5. On an eye pin, pick up a crystal rondelle. Make a simple loop. Attach the loop to the jump ring with the drops. You will want the loop in between the 2 clear crystals. Close the loop.
  6. Open the existing eye pin loop. Attach it to the single loop on the rose link. Close the loop.
  7. Open a jump ring. Add drops in the following order: crystal, blue zircon, fuchsia, crystal, blue zircon, fuchsia. Close the jump ring.
  8. Repeat step 7 one more time.
  9. Open a jump ring. Attach it between the fuchsia and crystal drops on one of the jump rings just created. Then attach the jump ring to one of the loops on the rose connector. Close the jump ring.
  10. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the jump ring with dangles in step 9 (this time between the other crystal and fuchsia drops). Then attach it to the loop at the bird's beak. Close the jump ring.
  11. Open a jump ring. Attach it between the crystal and fuchsia beads on your last jump ring with dangles. Then attach it to the last open loop on the rose connector. Close the jump ring.
  12. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the same jump ring with dangles (between the other crystal an fuchsia drops). Close the jump ring.
  13. On an eye pin, pick up a fuchsia bicone, bead cap, twist bead, bead cap and blue zircon bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it to the last jump ring added in step 12. Close the loop. Cut excess wire.
  14. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the eye pin loop above the twist bead. Then attach it to the loop on the ring portion of the toggle. Close the jump ring.
  15. On an eye pin, pick up a fuchsia bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it to the loop at the tail end of the bird connector. Close the loop. Cut excess wire.
  16. Repeat step 15, adding your beads in the following order: blue zircon, crystal, blue zircon fuchsia. Attach each loop to the link just created.
  17. Cut a piece of chain measuring about 12 inches. Attach the last link created in step 16 to one end of the chain.
  18. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the other end of the 12 inch piece of chain and then to the loop on the bar portion of the toggle. Close the jump ring.


Tools and Materials Needed:

18mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli, Crystal (1 piece)
Antique Pewter 18mm Rivoli Faceted Frame Drop (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal Twist Bead, 14mm, Crystal (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Faceted Round Rondelle, Crystal (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal Bicone (5328) 4mm, Fuchsia, 10pc (9 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Bicone (5328) 4mm, Blue Zircon, 10pc (9 pieces) Swarovski Crystal Bicone (5328) 4mm, Crystal, 10pc (7 pieces)
Antique Silver Pewter Bird Connector, 33x40mm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rose Link, 16mm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Raja Rectangle Bead Cap, 9mm (2 pieces)
Antique Silver Plate 3mm Rolo Chain By The Foot (12 inches)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Large Keepsake Toggle, 12x16mm
Antique Silver Open Jump Rings, 6mm, 10pc (10 pieces)
Antique Silver 21 Gauge 2" Head Pins, 10pc (18 pieces)
Silver Plate 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 10pc (7 pieces)
Zap-A-Gap or 5 Minute Epoxy
Nipper Tool
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers (2 pair)


Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Great Project
As a beginner, I just follow other peoples patterns and tutorials. With this project I am glad of that. It is beautiful. Very different and gave me practice wire wrapping and making simple loops. Thank you Shanna for designing such an unusual piece.
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Reviewed by:  from Indian Springs, NV. on 9/17/2013
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Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

Antique Silver 2" Head Pins, 2 Inch, 10pc
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Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
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5 Minute Epoxy
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Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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