Pirandello Necklace – Fernando DaSilva Atelier How-To


7ft antique brass fancy 17x9mm chain

18 pcs of large copper  jump ring

18 antique copper spacer beads by TC

1 inch gold-plated head pins

12 15x12mm icy stone pink metallic or pressed glass

18 ant copper 9x8mm 2cone beads

15 pink cat-eye cube beads

20 gauge copper German style wire

1 set antique gold TC lock/key toggle

38 9mm antique copper jump rings

Tools:  Side cutter,  Flat noseRound nose


1- Cut a 3-inch piece of German style wire. Placing round nose pliers 1 ½ inch away from one of the ends of the wire make a loop and wrap twice around wire’s leg.

2- Feed a copper spacer bead, one pink cat-eye cube followed by another copper spacer bead onto wire. Repeat first loop on the end of wire and set aside. Make 8 more of those and set aside.

3- Insert one pink icy stone bead onto a head pin.. Make 6 of these plain dangles and set aside. Use picture below for  guidance. 

4- Cut 6 pieces of 7 ½ inch of fancy chain.

5. Attach each end of each of the 3 chains to Tierra Cast antique copper toggle ring, and then attach the other 3 ends to the toggle bar. Set aside.

6. Open large jump ring and slide one of the cat-eye links through one the loops and close jump ring gently. Slide opposite loop of cat eye link on same fashion. Set aside. Make 8 more of these links and set aside.  See picture below.

7- Open all 10mm AW jump rings and place aside. Connect large copper jump ring vertically to another large jump rings using two 10mm jump rings as connectors. This is the focal point of necklace. Use picture for guidance. 

8 – Attach each missing end of chains attached on step 5 to one of the large copper rings of the focal section. (see picture  below)

 9 – Use jump rings from the fancy chain to scoop up large copper ring. Repeat the same with the other half of necklace. The ladder section must hang vertically.

 9 – Cut 4 pieces of 2 ½ inch of antique gold fancy chain.

 10 – Feed one small copper bead followed by one cat-eye cube onto heavy head pin. Wrap that twice around its neck and trim excess wire. Make 3 more of those and set aside.

11.  Cut four 2 ¼ inch pieces of fancy chain and attach one cat-eye cubes at one of the ends of each one.  Attach two of those dangles to each one of the bottom large copper rings.

12. Cut eight 1-inch pieces of fancy chain. Add icy bead dangle on each end of each of those chains. Attach four of those on each copper ring at the bottom of the “ladder” section. 

Fernando has created many pieces of jewelry which are displayed in the John Bead showroom.  Some of these designs appear in our catalogues and may have been published.  For those of you who can’t visit in person we will have a regular post on this blog giving you a closer look at the finished jewelry.  Fernando has written all the instructions and is sharing them with you. Welcome to the series we call: Fernando DaSilva’s Atelier. 

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