Do you have Gatsby fever? So do we. We’ve been eyeing the amazing Gatsby collection at Tiffany & Co all week long. Even though most people have been raving about Daisy’s headpiece we can’t get enough of her bracelet. The intricate pearl and diamond piece is truly stunning. For those of us who can’t afford the jewels at Tiffany’s you can create them with our M&J goods.
The Great Gatsby
Gather your supplies which should include:
1 yard of 4MM Pearl Rosary Chain
Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique
Nu White thread
First cut 5 small strands of the Pearl Rosary Chain about 5 ½ inches long each. These will comprise the bracelet part of the finished piece.
Attach jump rings to each end of the strands and connect the ends of the strands to the adjacent strand(s) using more jump rings. The idea is to attach the strands together in adjacent rows so that they don’t get jumbled together in a mess of pearl chains
Once the ends of your chains are linked together, make a little chain of jump rings and attach it to one end and on the other end attach the lobster claw closure to the jump ring on the center pearl strand. At this point you should have an 5-strand pearl chain bracelet that is adjustable and has a lobster claw closure.
In the center of the pearl strands, link each strand to the one(s) adjacent using jump rings so that the five strands hold together. This is important because it allows you to attach the Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique to the jump rings running down the center of the pearl strands so that it is attached to the entire pearl chain bracelet and not just one strand. Again, this will help to keep the five strands of the bracelets stacked in neat little rows rather than getting jumbled together.
Sew one end of your Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique to the jump ring in the center of the top row of your Pearl Rosary Chain (Tip: use white thread so it matches the appliqué).
Cut a three inch piece of your Pearl Rosary Chain, and on the other end of the Rhinestone Pearl Flower Applique sew the end of this short piece of Pearl Rosary Chain. This will form the ring part of the jewelry piece.
Make a loop with the 3 inch piece of chain and attach the end to the base of the strand of pearl chain to complete the ring.
And there you are: your very own Daisy Buchannan party piece.
To wear it, slip your finger first through the ring at the top and make sure the appliqué sits comfortably on the top of your hand, then close the bracelet around your wrist and you’re ready to go.