STEP 1: Coating my pliers with 2 thin layers of ToolMagic to make sure that the jewelry I create is 100% free of toolmark &/or scratch
STEP 2: Sorting the jump rings. (I set the imperfect jump rings aside and use only them when I am learning a new chainmaille weave).
STEP 3: Pre-closing the black anodized aluminum jump ringsas neatly as possible.
STEP 4: Opening the gold anodized aluminum jump rings.
STEP 5: Weaving the jump rings. (This weave is called box chain. I learned this weave from Rebeca Mojica’s Book: Chained, but you can learn it for free by watching this YouTube tutorial or reading this free online tutorial instead).
STEP 6: Continue weaving the jump rings till I create a 40-inch or 101-cm chain
STEP 7: Attaching the Swarovski Fancy Stones and Knotting the ChainMaille
And yes … the 40″ or 101 cm chain only forms the center front part of the necklace
STEP 8: Deciding the length of the necklace
STEP 9: Create two more handwoven links (by repeating step 2 – 5) , twisting & linking them onto the center front part of the statement necklace, and connecting the ends of those links to a toggle clasp.
Ring counts: Approx. 20 rings per inch.
Thus, to create this type of statement necklace, I need to use more than 1200 pieces of jump rings.
The time I need to create this type of necklace: More than 12 hours.