Learn how to make a variety of Scalloped Link Pendants…

Image of the forged scalloped link pendant featuring 5 links assembled ladder style with a teardrop bail.
Image of the 3-tier graduated size scalloped link pendant made from hand formed and forged sterling silver wire.
Sample of the scalloped link pendant featuring graduated links that increase and then decrease in size to assemble as a diamond shape and dangling a glass bead at the bottom.
Narrow Scalloped Links are assembled in a long cascade for this pendant sample

Varied sizes of Forged Scalloped Links can be assembled to create an array of pendant styles …

The basic assembly is the same for all 4 of these Scalloped Link Pendants.  It’s the size and quantity of the forged sterling silver links that offers up a variety of looks.  The repetitive links create a great visual impact.  It’s pretty amazing how each option evokes its own vibe.

Making consistent components is easy when you are working from a pattern …

If you are using a chart to form your links, making graduated sizes of the same component is as easy as switching out the increment for the element you want to increase in size.  So, how do you decide the increment in the first place?

Our Signature Course – Measuring Charts Made Easy – provides a 3 step system:

Step 1)  Create measuring tools for specific jewelry design elements like curves and loops.

Step 2)  Use the measuring tools to draft a pattern to yield the desired component.

Step 3) Follow the measuring chart to form the same size component over and over.

This is the 5th project presented in our signature online course.  By this point in the series, you’ll be comfortable making cardstock measuring tools to correspond to your various pliers.  For each size link, you just use the appropriate measuring tools to chart your pattern.  It’s the same process that’s used in the first 2 projects to make earrings, only the wire for pendants should be 16 gauge instead of 18 gauge.

With this tutorial, you’ll expand your jewelry design reference library and make pendants that coordinate with your earrings.  And, you can even wear one of these pendants on the Scalloped Link Chain Necklace which was the 3rd project in the series.


If you like the idea of making a coordinated jewelry collection with ease, this lesson – and the whole Measuring Charts Made Easy Signature Course – is perfect for you.

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These Scalloped Link Pendants are the 5th project in a series of 15 introducing you to our unique jewelry design system – Measuring Charts Made Easy.  The full course covers 2 design elements (curves and loops), shows you how to use those elements to make 6 different types of components (a scalloped link is just the first one), and provides 15 stylish projects to help you explore how to use them in your jewelry.

When you join, you also get access to our beginner series – Build your Foundation and our Make it Modular series.  There are more than 30 projects and courses plus more than 25 fundamental lessons, and the library just keeps growing!

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Members: Link to the tutorial in the JCWJ Learning Center. Graphic depicting 4 pendant styles you can make with forged sterling silver scalloped links