Fall’s just around the corner, so we decided to make a few easy jewelry making projects to kick-off this beautiful season. We’ve designed pieces that reflect on this seasons colors with champagne CZ’s, gold-filled chain accents on sterling silver and of course we’ve added lots of leaves. Enjoy the season!
Champagne CZ Necklace (skills: soldering, assembly, finishing & setting)
For this project, we wanted to keep it simple but also have the champagne CZ pop. The color of the CZ matched perfectly with the Fall season and with the gold-filled accent leaves swinging back and forth it really all blended together nicely.
The original sketch had the piece on a finished cable necklace, but it made the chevron sag down and didn’t quite fit with the y-link. We pulled a few other styles of finished chain and found the y-link hung perfectly on this twirled omega chain.
The part that took the longest was cleaning the y-link after the tube bezel was soldered on.
- 1 = 16in, 1mm Twirled Omega Chain with Spring Ring (Item#: 2KMG816)
- 2 = 14/20 Gold Filled 2.7×9.6mm Blade Leaflet Charm Drop (Item#: GF671)
- 2 = 14/20 Gold Filled 4mm OD 20 gauge Hard Snap Jump Rings (Item#: GJH1)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 4mm Tube Bezel Setting with Seat (Item#: S5024)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 15.9×24.5mm 24ga Chevron V-Link (Item#: SL2620)
- 1 = 4mm AAA Champagne Round CZ (Item#: CZ40CH)
Chained Spike Drops (skills: drilling, soldering, finishing & assembly)
This one was actually inspired by the spike blank. I loved the narrow, long shape and knew right away I wanted to attach gold-filled chain pieces to them. The great thing about the jump rings soldered on and the gold-filled jump rings left unsoldered is it allows you to change out the chain for other findings such as charms, blanks or drops.
Items used (necklace):
- 1 = Sterling Silver 6mm Open Spring Ring, 1.3mm ID (Item#: S5613)
- 2 = Sterling Silver Jump Ring 3mm OD 22 gauge Open (Item#: SJ63)
- 1 = 4.8×23.8mm 24ga Spike Blank (No Hole) (Item#: SL254)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 4mm OD 19ga Open Jump Rings (Item#: SJ94)
- 2 = 14/20 Gold Filled Jump Rings 3mm OD 22 gauge, Open (Item#: GJ63)
- .5in = 14/20 Gold Filled 1.6mm OD Flat Cable Footage Chain (Item#: 31018F)
- 24in = Sterling Silver 2.3mm Figure 8 Footage Chain (Item#: 219C8)
Items used (earrings):
- 2 = Sterling Silver 5mm Saucer Posts (Item#: S31815)
- 4 = Sterling Silver Jump Ring 3mm OD 22 gauge Open (Item#: SJ63)
- 2 = 4.8×23.8mm 24ga Spike Blank (No Hole) (Item#: SL254)
- 2 = Sterling Silver 4mm OD 19ga Open Jump Rings (Item#: SJ94)
- 4 = 14/20 Gold Filled Jump Rings 3mm OD 22 gauge, Open (Item#: GJ63)
- 1in = 14/20 Gold Filled 1.6mm OD Flat Cable Footage Chain (Item#: 31018F)
- 4in = Sterling Silver 2.3mm Figure 8 Footage Chain (Item#: 219C8)
Marquise Fringe Necklace (skills: drilling, riveting & assembly)
This front part of this piece is our popular marquise fringe chain. The blank fringes on this chain are perfect for adding stones, cz’s or charms. I riveted five sterling silver leaves onto the fringes to stay within the fall theme and I made the rivets tight but the chain would look appealing with the leaves swinging as well.
Since I only wanted the front riveted I switched the chain to our marquise paperclip chain, added jump rings and a lobster claw and it was done.
- 1 = Sterling Silver 4.9×8.2mm Lobster Claw(Item#: S154)
- 1 = Sterling Silver Jump Ring 3mm OD 22 gauge Open (Item#: SJ63)
- 4 = Sterling Silver 6mm OD 20 gauge Open Jump Ring (Item#: SJ86)
- 5 = Sterling Silver 4.3×10.3mm Tiny Leaf Charm (Item#: S195)
- 1in = Sterling Silver 18 gauge Half Hard Round Wire (Item#: SW18H)
- 3.25in = Sterling Silver 24.6mm Marquise Fringe Chain (Item#: 2553)
- 16in =Sterling Silver 5.8mm Marquise Paperclip Chain (Item#: 2D106)
Falling Leaves (skills: assembly)
The final piece is an asymmetrical necklace which features a large veined leaf drop plus a small leaf end tassel both hanging from one end of a curved festoon link. On the left side of the image, there is a leafy link connecting two chain segments. This fun leafy necklace is finished with a spring ring.
- 1 = Sterling Silver 6mm Open Spring Ring (Item#: S5613)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 7.6x29mm Leafy Link (Item#: SH1524)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 23.7x35mm Veined Leaf Drop (Item#: SQ194)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 2.5×47.9mm Leaf End Simple Tassel (Item#: S6525)
- 1 = Sterling Silver 2x47mm Solid Curved Tube Festoon Link (Item#: S6778)
- 2 = Sterling Silver 4.5mm OD 20 gauge Open Jump Ring (Item#: SJ845)
- 2 = Sterling Silver 5mm OD 19 gauge Open Jump Rings (Items#: SJ95)
- 2 = Sterling Silver Jump Ring 3mm OD 22 gauge Open (Items#: SJ63)
- 20in = Sterling Silver 3.3mm Small Double Rombo Chain Footage (Item#: 2K49)
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