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Attina Necklace

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Attina Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Mediterranean lentil beads make a contemplative mermaid seem at home on this ocean-themed necklace. This eye-catching design is a perfect way to celebrate the warm summer days ahead, and it is easy enough for beginners to complete.

For help applying Ice Resin, please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. There is enough resin in the Ice Resin Kit to make dozens of pieces.

Step one: Cut the desired image from our collage sheet of bathing beauties or choose your own image. Tack the image to the antique silver-plated pewter beaded round picture frame using Mod Podge or other sealer. Make a batch of Ice Resin. Pour the resin into the frame until it forms a slight mound. Allow to cure completely. When the charm is dry, attach a sterling silver open jump ring.

Step two: Cut a 20-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire and attach it to one of the loops on the Hill Tribe silver starfish s-clasp using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help using a crimp tube, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. String 24 4mm light brown round cat's eye beads, one silver antique small Turkish heishi spacer, one 5x4mm amber with opal Picasso roundelle and one heishi spacer and seven cat's eye beads.

Step three: String one spacer, one roundelle, one spacer and one Mediterranean lentil bead. Repeat this pattern two more times. Then, string one spacer and one roundelle. Add the mermaid charm. This is the mid-point of the necklace. To finish the design, create a mirror image of the beads already on the strand, ending with a crimp tube that attaches the wire to the second loop on the clasp.
Approximate size: 17 inches
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
ICE Resin® (ICE-01)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Collage sheet-bathing beauties (STKR-0099)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Mediterranean lentil beads (7pcs) (LMP-0149, qty 1)
Round 4mm cat's eye bead-light brown (CATR-BRN4, qty 1)
5x4mm amber/opal picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL188, qty 1)
Silver antique small turkish heishi spacer (SA-0425, qty 18)
Hill Tribe silver starfish s clasp (HTS313, qty 1)
Antique silver-plated pewter beaded round picture frame (PSA-PEND032, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.00x6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Brown with olive green, ivory swirl lentil beads (7pcs) (LMP-0147)
5mm daisy spacer (INDSY50A)
Sterling fish hook and eye clasp (ISCL-0045)
Antique silver-plated pewter wavy square picture frame (PSA-PEND031)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Mediterranean Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Mediterranean Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Code: LMP-0149
Length 14mm, Width 15.5-16.5mm 
Price: $35.88
Qty>
Round 4mm Cat's Eye Bead - Light Brown Strand
Round 4mm Cat's Eye Bead - Light Brown Strand
Code: CATR-BRN4
16 inch strand, 4mm beads 
1-56-1112+
$3.89$3.49$3.14
Qty>
5x4mm Amber/Opal Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Amber/Opal Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL188
4 inch strand, Length 3.5, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.94$3.64$3.34
Qty>
TierraCast Silver Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Silver Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
Hill Tribe Silver Starfish S Clasp
Hill Tribe Silver Starfish S Clasp
Code: HTS313
Length 20mm, Width 19mm 
1-23-56+
$15.99$13.99$12.99
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Beaded Round Picture Frame
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Beaded Round Picture Frame
Code: PSA-PEND032
Height 24mm, Width 18.5mm 
Price: $2.66
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>

Alternate Components

Brown with Olive Green, Ivory Swirl Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Brown with Olive Green, Ivory Swirl Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Code: LMP-0147
Length 14mm, Width 15mm 
Price: $35.88
Qty>
Indian Silver 5mm Daisy Spacer
Indian Silver 5mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY50A
5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.79$0.70$0.62
Qty>
Sterling Fish Hook and Eye Clasp
Sterling Fish Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0045
Total Length 26.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.27$9.27
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Wavy Square Picture Frame
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Wavy Square Picture Frame
Code: PSA-PEND031
Height 26.5mm, Width 21mm 
Sale Price: $2.03
Price: $2.90
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

UV Lamp
UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Price: $34.99
Qty>
ICE Resin®
ICE Resin®
Code: ICE-01
Resin 4 oz. bottle, Hardener 4 oz. bottle 
Price: $26.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Nunn Design Collage Sheet - Bathing Beauties
Nunn Design Collage Sheet - Bathing Beauties
Code: STKR-0099
1-34-78+
$6.59$5.79$5.29
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99$10.99$9.99
Qty>



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