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Learn a Weave

Glass Ring Celtic Necklace

Weave a strip of this easy Celtic helms-based weave with square profile jump rings, embellish with complementary Czech glass rings and add a 2-in-2 chain to make this simple necklace.

The same ring sizes are used in the Celtic Pendant project so you can make two different projects with one set of rings, go to click to go to page
The helms weave part of this necklace forms the outer circle of the Beaded Rosette project, go to click to go to page



 celtic necklace

For a 48cm (19") necklace, you will need:

Tools:

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1.
Link two closed ice blue square rings (D) with one medium ring (B) as in the left-hand picture.

Using one medium ring (B), link a second pair of closed ice blue square rings (D) to the first pair of ice blue square rings (D) and lay out as in the right-hand picture.

step 1

2.
Weave one large silver ring (C) between the pairs of square ice blue rings from step 1 so that you encircle the silver medium ring (B) as in the left-hand picture.

Fold back the square ice blue rings (D) attached on one side, to make it easier to close the large ring you have just woven (middle picture).

Reposition the folded back square ice blue rings over the new inner ring (C) just added (right-hand picture).

step 2

3.
Link two closed ice blue square rings (D) with one medium ring (B) to the last two ice blue square rings on the chain, as in the left-hand picture.

Repeat step 2 to add the large inner ring (C), as in the right-hand picture.

Continue adding rings in this way until your chain is eleven pairs of ice blue square rings (D) long. Link one medium ring (B) to the last pair of ice blue square rings. This is helms weave chain.

step 3

4.
Starting at the beginning of the chain and using one small ring (A), weave through the uppermost intersection of the ice blue square rings (D) and the large silver ring (C) and close the ring. Repeat on the next intersection.

Continue adding small rings (A) in this way to the uppermost part of the chain until you reach the end.

step 4

5.
Using three tiny rings (E) each time, join opposite small rings (A) that were added in the previous step.

step 5

6.
Using two small rings (A) each time, link one glass ring to each large ring (C) at the bottom of the helms chain.

step 6

7.
Using thirty six chain rings (F) each time, make two 2-in-2 chains.
Open the single medium ring (B) at one end of the helms chain and attach one 2-in-2 chain. Link a second medium ring (B) to make the chain secure. Repeat to attach the second chain to the other end of the helms chain.

step 7

8.
Using the rings that come with the s-clasp, attach the clasp to the ends of your chains.

step 8



celtic necklace

Making the necklace using bronze jump rings

You will need:

To make the necklace, with reference to the above instructions:


Variations

  • You can also make the necklace using copper, jewellers brass, bright aluminium or stainless steel referring to the ring sizes used for the bronze necklace above.
  • For a classic look to go with that little black dress, use black square rings with silver rings and either black or silver glass rings.
  • For a bright summer look, try rainbow coloured square rings or for a softer look, try pastel coloured square rings.