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Alpine Fields Necklace

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Alpine Fields Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

As summer's warmth reaches the alpine fields, apiarists bring their bees to gather honey from newly sprouted wildflowers. This gorgeous necklace captures that moment, combining fresh green and purple tones with antique brass bees to create the fresh feel of summer on the mountains.

Step one: Add one 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring to the antique brass buzzing bee charm. String the 25mm celadon wavy bamboo mother of pearl round pendant and the bee charm's jump ring onto one 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. String the 46mm celadon grass tab shell round pendant and the 6mm jump ring of the combined charms onto a second 6mm jump ring. You have just created the pendant for this necklace.

Step two: Cut one 7.5-inch piece of ZambaPro™ .019 jewelry wire. Attach the wire to one part of the antique brass flower and bee hook and eye clasp using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. String the following beads onto the wire: ten 6mm olivine and amethyst crackle druk beads, one Swarovski 5810 5mm light green round pearl, six druk beads, one pearl, three druk beads, one pearl and five druk beads. Attach the end of the wire to one antique brass branch with leaves link using a crimp tube. For help using a crimp tube, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Add one 4.5mm jump ring to the end of the link.

Step three: Repeat step two to make a second strand. Cut a 4-inch piece of jewelry wire. Using a crimp tube, attach the wire to the jump ring of one of the links. On the wire, string five druk beads, the jump ring of the large pendant and five druk beads. Attach the wire to the jump ring on the remaining link using a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Mother of pearl round pendant 25mm-celadon wavy bamboo (SHL-LP227, qty 1)
Tab shell round pendant 46mm-celadon grass (SHL-LP210, qty 1)
Antique brass branch with leaves link (BBA-LX52, qty 2)
Antique brass buzzing bee charm (BBA-CH059, qty 1)
Antique brass flower and bee hook and eye clasp (BBA-CL17, qty 1)
6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 2)
4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 3)
14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube (GF-CRM2, qty 6)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 5mm round pearl light green (5810-GRLT5, qty 6)
Druk bead strand 6mm olivine and amethyst crackle (DRUKS-CR-OLA6, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Antique brass small dragonfly charm (BBA-CH073)
Antique brass bee charm (BBA-CH048)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 5mm round pearl antique brass (5810-ABP5)
Druk bead 6mm topaz and green crackle (50pc pack) (DRUKS-CR-TOG6)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Antique Brass Branch with Leaves Link
Code: BBA-LX52
Length 35mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $1.15
Price: $1.93
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.19 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14

Alternate Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Dragonfly Charm
Code: BBA-CH073
Height 15mm, Width 16mm 
$2.45 $2.18$2.31 $2.05$2.18 $1.94
Antique Brass Bee Charm
Code: BBA-CH048
Height 13.5mm, Width 17mm 
$0.48 $0.41$0.45 $0.39$0.42 $0.36

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.31
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.68
Price: $8.63
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.82
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99

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