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Darwin, Northern Territory

I live in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, close to the spectacular sailing country of the Kimberley, Western Australia. I like the feeling that Darwin is still the Last Frontier in ...

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Pearl Collar Tutorial

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Pearl Collar Tutorial
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • It would be advantageous, but not strictly necessary, to know how to make a wrapped wire loop.

Pattern Description:

This design started some years ago as a couple of strands of fine wire with an assortment of beads arranged sparsely along it. Over the years it has evolved into a spectacular statement pearl or gemstone collar, perfect for a bride, or to wear with an evening or cocktail gown, or just to wear with a "little black dress".

The tutorial consists of 14 pages, with 29 steps and numerous photographs to enable you to make this gorgeous collar. It is graded INTERMEDIATE, but can easily be used by a beginner with an interest in craftwork generally.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • About 45cm long, but easily adjusted to fit the wearer. About 5cm at the widest point.


  • 3 - 4 strands of assorted freshwater rice pearls
  • 26 gauge (0.4mm) non-tarnish silver plated wire
  • 20 gauge (0.8mm) silver wire - 2 x 7cm lengths
  • 2 x end cones, approximately 2cm long x 6mm ID
  • 2 x round 3mm silver beads
  • 2 x open jump rings
  • 1 x clasp (S-hook or lobster/parrot clasp)
  • 1 x extension chain (optional)
  • Super glue (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • METRIC ruler or tape measure