Barrels of Pearls Necklace

This necklace was in the August/Sept 2011 issue of Step-by-Step wire. Unfortunately it was poorly engineered—it looked great flat but when lifted the pearls fell every which way. I re-engineered both the connector on the pearls as well as the connection between the pearls and the necklace and now it looks as good on as off.

I started with straight 18 gauge wire and made both the jump rings and the chain. I then used purchased headpins to create the faux pearl drops.The clasp is homemade and matches the wire used for the chain. The finished necklace is about 18″ long and has a 3″ extender finished with a single pearl.

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Barrels of Pearls Necklace

The 18″ necklace.

Barrels of Pearls Necklace (back)
Back of Barrels of Pearls necklace.

Detail of the 3" extender.
Detail of the 3″ extender, finished at the end with a single “pearl.”

One Response to Barrels of Pearls Necklace

  1. Karen A.Erb says:

    Hi Marji,
    Your jewelry is Ausm!
    You have a great gift like me. You start a project and incorporate your own personality into it.
    Everything you do comes out beautiful.
    Keep up with what you do.
    Your friend,
    Karen

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