Chained Pearls Replica Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry
All in a row, each little pearl dangles from an individual chain link along the length of this replica van cleef & arpels jewelry. The bluegrey pearls complement and reflect the silver chain. Each pearl is tightly wrapped with wire, making the finished bracelet sturdy enough for everyday wear.
one • Slide a pearl bead onto a sterling silver head pin and shape it into an open loop at the top.
two • Slide the dangle onto a link in the chain. Use the round-nose pliers to wrap the wire several times around the base of the loop. Continue to wrap the wire tail, creating a spiral that partially covers the top of the bead in a decorative fashion
three • Continue to attach pearl dangles to every other link on the chain
four • Attach the clasp to the end of the chain. Attach one final pearl dangle to the final link on the other end of the chain.
Beads and Baubles Replica Van Cleef & Arpels Ring, Necklace
This chunky replica van cleef & arpels ring is deceptively lightweight—the large beads are plastic. Each series of beads is strung onto individual head pins that are hooked onto individual chain links, so they swing freely with every movement. The additional hanging chain length is both decorative and functional, making the finished bracelet size adjustable.
one • To begin making the bracelet, first prepare all the dangles you will be attaching to the bracelet. String different combinations of beads onto head pins in various lengths, making sure to string on a seed bead first (the seed beads will prevent the large-holed beads from falling off the wire). Cut the wire about ¼” to ³⁄8″ (61mm to 1cm) above the bead or beads, depending on the size of the bead, and turn a loop in the wire. Attach the first beaded head pin four links in from one end of the 8″ (20cm) length of chain.
two • Continue to attach beaded head pins to the links in the chain, sometimes skipping links and sometimes attaching multiple dangles to the same link. Leave 2″ (5cm) of unbeaded chain at the end of the bracelet.
three • Open the loop on the lobster clasp with round-nose pliers and slide it onto the first link in the length of chain.
four • At the other end of the chain, attach two decorative head pins beaded with small beads. This replica van cleef & arpels necklace is adjustable, so the clasp can hook onto any of the 11 open links. Clasp it closer to the heavily beaded area for a tight fit, or by the two decorative head pins for a looser fit.