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Amour Necklace

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Amour Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This romantic necklace combines soft blue and green shades with silver chain and an open heart pendant. A rectangle tag stamped with amour, the French word for love, rests at the center of the heart as the focal. Wear this necklace for a Valentine's Day event or make it for a friend.

Creating the pendant, charms and rhinestone link

Step one:
Choose the letters a,m,o,u and r from the alphabet stamp set, along with the heart metal stamp. We stamped the heart onto the top right section of the sterling silver large rectangle tag charm, and let the word amour cascade down the left side. For detailed instructions on how to stamp metal, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. We chose the word amour, but you could choose another word or a name to personalize the design.

Step two:
Attach the tag charm to the top loop of the 27mm heart outline pendant using a 1x6.1mm sterling silver open jump ring. For instructions on how to use a jump ring, watch the jump ring handy tip video in the Learning Center. Attach the pendant to the loop located underneath the center accent of the silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand endpiece using a 1x6.1mm jump ring. Set the pendant aside.

Step three:
Attach a 0.9x4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring to the sterling silver key to heart charm. Attach a second 0.9x4.6mm jump ring to the first one. Repeat step three for the sterling silver key charm. Set both key charms aside.

Step four:
Attach 1x6.1mm jump rings to the holes of the Swarovski 3257 19mm divine rock sew-on rhinestone in Aquamarine. Set the rhinestone link aside.

Connecting everything together

Step five:
Attach a 1x6.1mm jump ring to one piece of the antique sterling silver leaf hook and eye clasp. Cut an 11-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire and attach it to the jump ring using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. For detailed instructions on how to use a crimp tube, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step six:
String a Swarovski 5000 3mm faceted round in Olivine and a Swarovski 5328 4mm faceted bicone in Light Azure onto the jewelry wire. Repeat this pattern 24 more times for a total of 50 beads. String the second jump ring of both key charms onto the jewelry wire. String five more sets of Swarovski beads and one Olivine faceted round. Attach the strand you just created to one of the jump rings on the rhinestone link using a crimp tube.

Step seven:
Cut a 4-inch piece of jewelry wire. Attach the wire to the other jump ring of the rhinestone link using a crimp tube. String an Olivine round, a Light Azure bicone, an Olivine round, a Light Azure bicone and an Olivine round.

Step eight:
Lay the pendant face up on a flat surface. The multi-strand endpiece connected to the top of the pendant features a group of three loops on both sides. Attach the jewelry wire to the middle loop on the left side of the endpiece using a crimp tube.

Step nine:
Cut a 9 1/2-inch piece of silver-plated 3 strand + 3 link chain, making sure that the locations where you cut the ends of the chain allow you to attach the chain to jump rings. Use a 0.9x4.6mm jump ring to attach one end of the chain to the middle loop on the right side of the endpiece. Use a 1x6.1mm jump ring to attach the other end of the chain to the remaining piece of the hook and eye clasp.
Approximate size: 21 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Steel bench block (BLOCK01)
Heart metal stamp (MSTAMP21)
1/8 inch alphabet metal stamp set (MSTAMP25)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 3257 19mm divine rock sew-on Aquamarine (3257-AQU19, qty 1)
27mm heart outline pendant (CHARM589, qty 1)
Sterling silver large rectangle tag charm (SS-TAG07, qty 1)
Sterling silver key to heart charm (CHARM194, qty 1)
Sterling silver key charm (CHARM362, qty 1)
Silver-plated pewter 3-strand multi-strand endpiece (PS-MSEND009, qty 1)
Silver-plated 3 strand + 3 link chain (SPCH21, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm faceted bicone Light Azure (5328-AZLT4, qty 32)
Swarovski 5000 3mm faceted round Olivine (5000-OL3, qty 34)
Antique sterling silver leaf hook and eye clasp (SSA-CL001, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.00x6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 6)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 5)
Sterling 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 27mm Heart Outline Pendant
Code: CHARM589
Height 26.5mm, Width 24mm 
$14.07 $11.45$13.36 $10.87$12.69 $10.33
Sterling Silver Large Rectangle Tag Charm
Code: SS-TAG07
Length 18mm, Width 11mm 
$6.17 $5.18$5.84 $4.90$5.54 $4.65
Sterling Silver Key to Heart Charm
Code: CHARM194
Height 21mm, Width 8mm 
$3.66 $3.06$3.46 $2.89$3.27 $2.73
Sterling Silver 16 x 5mm Key Charm
Code: CHARM362
Height 16mm, Width 5mm 
Sale Price: $3.12
Price: $5.20
Silver-Plated 3 Strand + 3 Link Chain by the Foot
Code: SPCH21
Links 9x6mm, 5x4mm, 4x2mm, 2.5x2mm 
$4.80 $4.04$4.54 $3.82$4.29 $3.61
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Azore
Code: 5328-AZLT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Leaf Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: SSA-CL001
Length 17.5mm, Width 9mm 
$6.30 $5.32$5.97 $5.04$5.66 $4.78
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
$0.55 $0.47$0.52 $0.44$0.48 $0.41
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
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

Alternate Components

JBB Sterling Silver Heart Key Charm with Large Loop
Code: ISCH-0020
Height 25mm, Width 11.5mm 
$3.77 $3.17$3.56 $3.00$3.37 $2.84
JBB Sterling Silver Hammered Heart with Ring Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0113
Loop 15x17.5mm, Bar 24mm 
$7.99 $6.48$7.57 $6.14$7.17 $5.81
Complete Beading for Beginners
Code: BOOK-19
Sale Price: $17.86
Price: $19.95

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
The Beadsmith Steel Bench Block
Code: BLOCK01
Length 2.5 inches, Width 2.5 inches, Depth .75 inches 
Sale Price: $17.51
Price: $19.99
Heart Metal Stamp
Code: MSTAMP21
Diameter 6.5mm 
Sale Price: $11.20
Price: $12.99
1/8 Inch Alphabet Metal Stamp Set
Code: MSTAMP25
Sale Price: $14.22
Price: $15.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99

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