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Steampunk Swarovski Butterfly Necklace

Simple steampunk magic

Materials

64cm brass small etched chain
6 eye pins
1 clasp
12 eye pins
1 steam punk butterfly
9 8mm jump ring
1 6mm jump ring
6 8mm Swarovski bicones
2 6mm Swarovski bicones
8 4mm Swarovski bicones
Tools Required
Round-nose pliers
Flat-nose pliers
Cutter

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Make up the double chain necklace straps
Step 1: Cut your chain into 16 x 4cm lengths.

Step 2: You are going to make a double chain strap with Swarovski intervals by joining double lengths of chain with Swarovski connectors.
Take one eye pin and thread one Swarovski 8mm bicone; trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Before closing thread the ends of two pieces of 4cmm length of chain. On the other side of the eye pin slightly open the loop and thread a further two pieces of chain. Repeat to create one more Swarovski-chain combination.
Join the two pieces of Swarovski-chain combination by taking one eye pin and threading one 8mm Swarovski bicone; trim and form a loop. Before closing the loop threading both ends of chain in one of the Swarovski-chain combination. On the other end of the eye pin slightly open the loop and thread the ends of the other Swarovski-chain combination.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 to form the other double chain necklace strap.

Attach Straps to Butterfly
Step 4: Take one 4mm jump ring and thread both chain ends of one necklace strap and the top holes of the butterfly. Repeat attaching the necklace strap to the other side of the buttefly. On the other send of the necklace straps using 4mm jump rings attach your clasp.
The Swarovski Dangles

Step 5: Take 8 head pins and thread one 4mm bicone on each head pin. Take a further 2 head pins and thread one 6mm bicone on each head pin. Trim each head pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.

Step 6: Take one 4mm jump ring and thread two copper 4mm Swarovski dangles and one golden shadow Swarovski dangle and the bottom holes of the filigree butterfly. Repeat this step but instead attach the jump ring on the other side of the butterfly wing.

Step 7: Take one 4mm jump ring and thread two golden shadow Swarovski dangles and one 6mm crystal copper Swarovski dangle; attach to the 4mm jump ring attaching the butterfly and one of the necklace straps. Repeat but attach to the other side of the necklace.