Flapper style jewelry from the 1920’s has recaptured people’s interest now for several years, especially since the latest version of The Great Gatsby. That is a style that I like very much. I decided to make my Flapper style set, giving it a modern touch. Miriam’s Crafting Supply has a huge assortment of products that can be used to replicate that vintage look. Here is the list of products that I used to create my Flapper style necklace and earrings set:
- Curb Chain in Silver
- 20 MM Square Acrylic Beads
- 12 MM Round Clear Acrylic Beads
- 8 MM Jump Rings in Silver
- Silver Tone Head Pins
- Pair of Base Metal Earring Hooks in Silver
- Round Nose Flat Pliers
- Side Facing Wire Cutters
- Cut 8 pieces of chain for the bottom part of the necklace. My measurement was 6.5 inches.
- Cut 1 piece of chain for the section of the necklace that goes behind your neck. My measurement was 11 inches.
- Connect all 8 pieces together with 1 jump ring
- Separate them into 2 sets of 4 pieces each and connect each set with jump rings. You want to now have the base of the necklace.
- At this time you can go ahead and attach the section that goes behind the neck. Your necklace should be long enough that it can go over your head without the need for a clasp.
Making the tassel is very easy.
- Cut 8 pieces of chain. My measurement was 4 inches each.
- Connect them at one end with a jump ring.
- To attach the beads you can use eye pins or make your own with a piece of wire by bending the ends with your round nose flat pliers.
- Connect the 20 MM bead to the necklace using your eye pin and a couple of jump rings.
To make the earrings follow the same steps as for the tassel. However, for the earrings you will attach an extra 12 MM bead and then connect this new tassel to earring hooks.
You can change all the measurements to fit your taste.