Aleshia's spectacular statement necklace design tutorial is full of handy tips.  Firstly, as you can see from the picture above, she has used several chandeliers, connectors and large filigree focal butterflies and assembled them together as one single necklace. Makes you want to rummage through your supplies to see what you could use!

She also covers how and why she linked those components the way she did. Several wire looped beads and jump rings were needed.

She demonstrates how she makes her wire looped beads the way she does.  Also handy to learn how to use bail forming pliers to make your own jump rings.

Skip to 26.30 if you just want to see her great tip on how to (position and) use your crimping pliers to make oval jump rings from round ones.

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