Add some sparkle to your party outfit with this lovely Quick Links project from Cat Morley
Solid rings are joined using small connectors that squeeze together with pliers. Cat has come up with another gorgeous way to use Quick Links for you to try.
Step 1: Gather materials
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Step 2: Attach a coin
Take one of your largest hoops and a coin.>Open the coin’s jump ring.
Slip the hoop between the jump ring and close.
Step 3: Repeat step 2
Repeat this for a second coin. The coins have two sides, so you can arrange them with heads and tails, if you want a more varied look.
Step 4: Add connector
Slip a connector on to one of the hoops. Use jewellery pliers to close the connector on the hoop side.
Step 5: Attach connector
Slip the connector on to the second hoop and close.
Step 6: Gather smaller hoops and a connector
Now take another connector and one each of the two smaller sized hoops.
Step 7: Arrange hoops and join together
Place the medium hoop inside the larger one and slip the top of the connector around both.
Close the top of the connector with pliers. Attach the smaller hoop to the bottom of the connector, inside the two larger hoops.
Step 8: Close connector
Close the bottom of the connector. Repeat these steps, making your necklace as many hoops wide as you like.
Step 9: Finish Necklace
When your happy with the width of your necklace, attach a connector through one of the end hoops and then attach to a length of silver necklace chain.
Repeat on the other side and you are done!
Cat’s Verdict on Quick Links
Quick Links are handy little findings that can be used in a variety of ways. Available in a range of shapes and sizes, they can be chained together to create linked jewellery or taken out of context completely to create more versatile craft projects. A classier way of using hardware in your crafting, Quick Links give a nice professional finish to a project.