Most people only associate green or shamrock jewelry with St.Patricks day. But what about the legend where you find a leprechaun with a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Inspired by the story, here is a necklace idea with a tutorial, which you can make and wear not just on St.Patricks day, but throughout the year.
- Rainbow color beads ( I used wooden beads - 2 plain and the rest were rigged)
- 1 gold bead
- 1 brass head pin
- brass flower bead cap 2
- brass wire (16 or 18g)
- brass/gold non soldered link chain (req length of necklace +2.5 inches)
- jump rings, clasp
- round nose or looping pliers, cutter
So Here's how you make it:
1) String all your beads into the wire, leave around 4cm extra and cut the wire. Make loops at both ends. (I usually work with wire from the spool without cutting). Gently curve the wire with your hands, so that a gentle curve.
2) cut the extra 2.5 inches from the chain.
3) Add a gold pin to the headpin, followed by the flower bead cap and using your pliers, make a loop. Cut off the extra wire and before you close the loop, add it to the end of the cut chain from step two.
4) Add the second bead cap to the other end of the chain with a jump ring and close. You dangle charm aka pot of gold is now ready.
5) Open one loop of the beads and put in the gold charm. Add the rest of the chain into the close and close. Similarly, add the other end of the chain to the other loop.
6) Add clasp and jump rings (if required) for the closure at the middle of the chain (back) by opening and closing the links of the chain.
Ta Da!! You necklace is now ready to wear and enjoy!!
So be your own Luck o' the Leprechaun and have a great St.Patricks day
I hope you find it interesting