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Photo Tutorial Celtic Flower Pendant

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Our projects were very popular during the lifetime of our business and we wanted to ensure they continued to provide inspiration for chain maillers whatever their experience. It's a pleasure to see they will live on with Chainmaillers.com
-Sarah Austin

Celtic Flower Pendant

Make this celtic inspired pendant experimenting with coloured jump rings.

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Materials

For the pendant, you will need:
  • 15 lavender anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.6mm (A)
  • 6 ice pink anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.8mm, WD 1.6mm (B)
  • 1 lavender anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6.7mm, WD 1.2mm (C)
  • 10 ice pink anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 5mm, WD 1.2mm (D)
  • 10 bright aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 6mm, WD 1.02mm (E)
For the cord, you will need:
  • 40cm faux black seude 3mm thong
  • 2 silver plated fold over cord ends, 8x4mm
  • 2 silver plated oval jump rings, 4.5x6mm
  • 1 silver plated lobster clasp, 12mm
  • 1 silver plated extension chain
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, bent nose or flat nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Link ten closed bright aluminium rings (E) to one lavender ring (C).
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  2. Link one lavender ring (A) to two bright aluminium rings (E) added in step 1. Repeat four times.
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  3. Link one lavender ring (A) through one bright aluminium ring (E) of one of the pairs from step 2 and one adjacent ring (E). Repeat four times.
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  4. Link five ice pink rings (B) through the same bright aluminium rings (E) as the lavender rings added in step 3.
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  5. For the final layer, link one lavender ring (A) through the same pair of bright aluminium rings (E) linked in step 2. Repeat four times.
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  6. Join one ice pink ring (D) at the outer edge, where three lavender rings (A) and one ice pink ring (B) intersect. Repeat nine times.
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  7. Link one ice pink ring (B) around one top and bottom lavender ring (A) – you will thread your thong through this ring.
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  8. Attach the cord ends to the thong. Add the lobster clasp and extension chain to the cord ends using the oval rings.
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Variations

  • Use black and ice black anodised aluminium jump rings with the bright aluminium to create a monochrome look
  • Try attaching beads to the outer ice pink rings (D) to add a little extra sparkle.
  • Link several pendants to make a matching chunky bracelet.

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