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April Showers Necklace

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April Showers Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

With a gorgeous combination of purple, green and gold, this necklace will give your designs a touch of rich, beautiful color. The addition of faceted Swarovski pendants results in a shimmering, elegant design.

Step one: Cut three 25-inch pieces of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a 2x2mm gold-filled crimp tube to crimp a 6mm gold-plated jump ring to the wires. For help using crimp tubes, please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Attach the 6mm jump ring to the loop end of the antique gold melody clasp.

Step two: String three matte Cassiopeia Toho seed beads and an antique gold bell flower cone over all three strands. Then on each individual strand string the matte Toho seed beads to approximately 7¼ inches. Follow with six peridot and amethyst swirl roundelles, three Swarovski crystal golden shadow briolette pendants, three swirl roundelles, one Swarovski tanzanite briolette pendant, three swirl roundelles, three more golden shadow briolette pendants, three more swirl roundelles and another tanzanite pendant. Reverse this pattern, beginning with three swirl roundelles, and move toward the other end of the necklace.

Step three: Crimp the remaining end of the wire to the clasp, and trim the excess wire.
Approximate size: 21½ inches
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
6007 Swarovski 7x4mm briolette pendant crystal golden shadow (6007-CGS7, qty 12)
6010 Swarovski 17x8.5mm briolette pendant tanzanite (6010-TAN17, qty 3)
5x3mm peridot/amethyst swirl roundelle strand (CR-RL170, qty 1)
Toho bead round 11/0 matte Cassiopeia (TBRD11-708, qty 1)
Antique gold small bell flower cone (GA-5664, qty 2)
Antique gold melody clasp (GA-6091, qty 1)
14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
Gold-plated jump ring 6mm (JR-G06, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 6007-CGS7
Height 7mm, Width 4mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.91$0.84$0.77
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Swarovski 6010 17mm Briolette Pendant Tanzanite
Code: 6010-TAN17
Height 17mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.13$3.83$3.55
Qty>
5x4mm Peridot/Amethyst Swirl Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL170
4 inch strand, Length 3mm, Width 5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.76$3.48$3.22
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Matte Cassiopeia
Code: TBRD11-708
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.57$2.37$2.19
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold Small Bell Flower Cone
Code: GA-5664
Length 5.5mm, Width 8mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.93$0.86$0.79
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold Melody Clasp
Code: GA-6091
Loop 14.5mm, Bar 17mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.70$2.50$2.32
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>
Gold-Plated Jump Ring 6mm
Code: JR-G06
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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