Rivoli Chain Instructions

Mix beadwork with simple wirework for a dramatic, sparkling necklace which can be reconfigured as you desire to play with colours and match different outfits.

This complete 21-page step-by-step tutorial contains all the instructions, diagrams and photos you will need to make your unique bead and wirework chain.

This project uses Peyote Stitch to bezel Rivolis (10, 12 or 14mm) and then add extra beadwork to make them beaded components.
Add in a touch of basic wirework (full instructions included) and you begin to build components which link to form an eye-catching chain. The icing on the cake is a beaded clasp to match the rest of the necklace in size, materials and style.

This is an intermediate project and you need to know Peyote Stitch (Odd and Even-Count) and have some basic wire skills (no specific technique needed).

A detailed requirements list is included but for guidance:

  • 10, 12 or 14mm Rivolis (Swarovski or Preciosa)
  • Size 15 Miyuki seed beads
  • Size 11 Cylinder beads e.g. Aikos, Delicas or Treasures
  • .8mm/ 20ga wire (or 1mm/ 18ga or 1.2mm/ 16ga)

All tutorials contain full instructions and tips as well as check lists for all tools, materials and techniques needed to help you shop and plan.

I love to support and encourage individuals who make beadwork so please feel free to use anything you make from these instructions or kit as gifts or to sell to support your bead buying habit!

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