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Peaceful Thoughts Lotus Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente
Designer Tips - Part 1: Prepare Components
Disassemble the metal mesh choker necklace and temporarily set aside the lobster clasp and metal mesh chain. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Create a 3-ring and a 4-ring section of ring & connector chain by opening and discarding end connector links. Our finished necklace has a three-ring section of chain (this is on the clasp-side of the necklace) and a four-ring section of chain on the other side. (See blog article or image below.)
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are temporarily out of production (TOP). We are actively looking for replacements, and hope to have good subs for the missing parts, available SOON!
For step-by-step instructions with images, see our blog article. Designer Tips - Part 2: Assemble the Necklace
Use a 6mm jump ring to attach the mesh-necklace loop to the ring & connector chain (four-ring piece).
On the other side use a 6mm jump ring to connect the mesh-necklace loop to the lobster clasp and lotus petal charm.
Then attach a 5mm jump ring to the ring & connector chain (three-ring piece); this jump ring will receive the lobster clasp.
Use 10mm jump rings to attach the ceramic bottle handles to the ring & connector chain ends.
Complete the necklace by attaching the lobster clasp to the 5mm jump ring.
1 each #28-608-525 Ceramic Raku-style Pendant, Lotus Bottle