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Photo Tutorial Celtic Helms Necklace

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-Sarah Austin

Celtic Helms Necklace

This necklace is easy-to-make and can be made in your favourite colours.

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Materials

For a 48cm (19 inch) necklace, you will need:
  • 94 silver anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 1.2mm - A
  • 48 silver anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 5mm, WD 1.2mm - B
  • 42 lime anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 5mm, WD1.2mm - B
  • 48 brown anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 7.8mm, WD 1.2mm - C
  • 42 silver anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 7.8mm, WD 1.2mm - C
  • 16 brown anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.65mm - D
  • 14 lime anodised aluminium jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.65mm - D
  • 30 silver-lined chartreuse Miyuki seed beads - size 6
  • silver plated heirloom Tierracast toggle
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers

Instructions

NOTE: You need to make a necklace with an odd number of components so that it will hang at a point.
  1. Link six silver rings B with two brown square profile rings D.
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  2. Weave one brown ring C between the two brown square profile rings and around two silver rings B. Close the jump ring.

    The pictures show this from two different angles.
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  3. Repeat step 2 (left hand picture).

    Repeat step 2 again, adding two seed beads on either side of the silver rings B before closing the brown ring (right hand picture).
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  4. Position your component so that you have two encircled rings at the top and the seed beaded ring at the bottom.

    Link two rings A to one brown ring C on either side of the silver rings B added in step 1. Repeat with the second brown ring C.

    Make eight brown components.
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  5. Repeat steps 1-4 using lime green square profile rings, encircling lime green rings B with silver rings C. Make seven lime green components.
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  6. In steps 6-8 you will join the components.

    Starting with a brown component, link two rings A to two rings A on the left hand side.
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  7. Using two rings A join the two left hand rings A of one lime green component to the two right hand rings A of the brown component.
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  8. Continue joining the components in the same way, alternating the colours.

    Link two rings A to the right hand rings A of the last component. The necklace will end in the same way as the necklace begins as in step 6.
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  9. Using one ring A each time, link the toggle bar and toggle ring to the last two rings A, as shown.
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Variations​

  • Try champagne or black ice rings with pastel coloured square profile rings.
  • Black components with silver or gold-lined seed beads and join with silver or gold rings.
  • Looking for seasonal jewellery? Link green and red components with gold rings or make all green components with red seed beads.

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