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Alyssa's Bridesmaid Necklace

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Alyssa's Bridesmaid Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

This necklace was originally made for Alyssa to wear in Maggie's wedding, but she loved it so much she wears it for all of her special occasions now! For matching earrings click here. For the bracelet, click here.

Step one: On a 2 inch sterling silver eye pin, string a wavy rectangle bead frame with a 2mm Swarovski rose faceted round bead followed by a 12mm Swarovski light amethyst cosmic bead and another 2mm round. String it through the other side of the bead frame and finish with a simple loop. For instructions on how to make simple loops, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Using the wire you trim from the end of the head pin, create a link with simple loops on each end and a 6mm Swarovski powdered rose pearl in the center. Attach the link to the bottom of the bead frame link. Add a sterling silver open jump ring to a 24mm amethyst Swarovski de art pendant and link it to the bottom of the powdered rose link. This will serve as your pendant, set it aside for now.

Step two: Cut a length of Soft Touch jewelry wire to approximately 19 inches and crimp one end to one side of the sterling silver question mark clasp. String an 8mm Swarovski powdered rose pearl followed by a sterling silver flower petal outline bead cap, a 3mm Swarovski faceted round fuchsia bead, a 4mm sterling silver round matte diamond cut bead, another fuchsia round, a 12mm Swarovski light amethyst cosmic bead, fuchsia round, 5mm sterling silver seamless round, fuchsia round, 8mm pearl, fuchsia round, matte diamond cut round, fuchsia round, bead cap, powdered rose pearl, bead cap, fuchsia round, matte diamond cut bead, fuchsia round, pearl, fuchsia round, 5mm silver round, fuchsia round and a 12mm Swarovski amethyst cosmic bead. After that you repeat the section of fuchsia rounds, silver and pearls, then add a light amethyst cosmic bead and three more 3mm Swarovski fuchsia rounds. At this point you add your pendant and reverse the pattern as you work toward your other clasp.

Step three: Crimp the remaining wire to the other side of the toggle. Trim the excess wire. Cover your crimp tubes with crimp covers and you are done!
Approximate size: 16 inches
Difficulty level: Beginner
Estimated time: Under one hour

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Side cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Soft Touch .014 fine 30ft (silver satin) (ST14-30CL)
List of Components:
Swarovski 24mm De Art pendant amethyst (6670-AMY24, qty 1)
Swarovski 12mm cosmic bead amethyst (5523-AMY12, qty 2)
Swarovski 12mm cosmic bead light amethyst (5523-AMYLT12, qty 5)
Swarovski 8mm powder rose pearl (5810-PRO8, qty 16)
Swarovski 6mm powder rose pearl (5810-PRO6, qty 1)
Swarovski 3mm fuchsia faceted round (5000-FU3, qty 44)
Swarovski 2mm rose faceted round (5000-RO2, qty 2)
Wavy rectangle bead frame (ISBF-0003, qty 1)
Sterling silver 5mm seamless round beads (SS-RND5, qty 8)
Sterling silver 4mm matte diamond cut beads (SS-RND4-MDC, qty 10)
Sterling silver flower petal outline bead caps (STG-CAP21, qty 10)
Sterling silver question mark hook and eye (ISCL-0052, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2 inch eye pin (SS-EP22, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-H, qty 1)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp covers (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6670 24mm De-Art Pendant Amethyst
Code: 6670-AMY24
Height 24mm, Width 15mm 
$4.02 $3.01$3.81 $2.85$3.60 $2.70
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15$0.20 $0.15
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
$0.14 $0.10$0.13 $0.09$0.12 $0.09
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
$0.31 $0.23$0.28 $0.21$0.26 $0.19
JBB Sterling Silver Wavy Rectangle Bead Frame
Code: ISBF-0003
Length 17.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
$7.91 $5.69$7.50 $5.39$7.10 $5.11
Sterling Silver 5mm Seamless Round Bead (2.2mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND5
Length 5mm, Hole 2.2mm 
$0.60 $0.44$0.56 $0.41$0.52 $0.38
4mm Sterling Silver Seamless Round Matte Diamond Cut Bead
Length 4mm 
$0.88 $0.64$0.83 $0.60$0.78 $0.56
Sterling 8mm Flower Petal Outline Bead cap
Code: STG-CAP21
Diameter 8mm, Depth 3mm 
$1.52 $1.06$1.43 $1.00$1.34 $0.93
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.34$0.34 $0.30$0.29 $0.25
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.38 $0.30$0.36 $0.28$0.33 $0.26
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Soft Touch .014 Fine 30FT (Silver Satin)
Code: ST14-30CL
.014-Inch Diameter, 30-Feet Long 
Sale Price: $12.89
Price: $14.99

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