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Beth's Beach Necklace

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Beth's Beach Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

This necklace was originally made for Beth to wear in Maggie's wedding. It was so popular with her friends that it became a summertime favorite. Make one for yourself in colors of your choosing.

Step one: Cut a length of Soft Touch jewelry wire to approximately 17 inches. The center of the filigree link looks like a rounded triangle; crimp one end of the wire to the loop on the pointed end. For instructions on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover with a crimp cover.

Step two: Prepare two dangles by stringing a 3mm peridot round followed by a sterling silver flower petal bead cap, a light orange nugget pearl and a 3mm padparadscha faceted round crystal. Finish with a wrapped loop. For instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Prepare the pendant by linking three sterling silver open oval jump rings together, the last one through the pendant. Set all of these components aside.

Step three: String a 4mm Swarovski peridot faceted cube bead followed by three head drilled orange pearls, a 3mm faceted round peridot pearl, a light orange nugget pearl, another peridot round, 10 head drilled pearls, a peridot round, light orange nugget pearl, peridot round, add one of the dangles you made then another peridot round and 12 head drilled pearls. Add another peridot round and then add the pendant. Reverse the pattern as you work back toward the other end of the necklace. Crimp the wire to the other filigree link.

Step four: Alternate large and small sterling silver open oval jump rings until you have a chain of 11, then attach them to one of the filigree links on the loop opposite the beads. Add the hook side of the clasp to the jump rings. Repeat this for the other side of the necklace and add the hook to the second to last link. On the last link, attach approximately 4½ inches of sterling silver round link chain.

Step five: Create a dangle by stringing a 3mm Swarovski peridot faceted round followed by a sterling silver flower petal bead cap, a light orange nugget pearl and 3mm peridot round. Finish with a wrapped loop that goes through the last link of the chain. Create several more dangles with pearls and crystals. You can stack them or string them individually. Finish each with a wrapped loop and attach them to the chain with sterling silver round open jump rings in random places along the last two inches of the chain.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Estimated time: Under three hours

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Soft Touch .019 medium 30ft (silver satin) (ST19-30CL)
List of Components:
Lillypilly blacklip shell pendant offset donut, red design (SHL-LP77, qty 1)
4mm Swarovski peridot faceted cubes (5601-PER4, qty 3)
3mm Swarovski peridot faceted rounds (5000-PER3, qty 22)
3mm Swarovski padparadscha faceted rounds (5000-PAD3, qty 3)
5mm Swarovski peach pearl (5810-PEACH5, qty 2)
4mm Swarovski gold pearl (5810-GOLD4, qty 1)
3mm Swarovski rose faceted round crystal (5000-RO3, qty 2)
Light orange nugget pearls (P-LTORNG1, qty 1 strand)
Orange head drilled pearls (P-ORANGE1, qty 1 strand)
Sterling silver filigree links (ISLX-0043, qty 2)
Sterling silver fancy hook and eye clasp (ISCL-0041, qty 1)
Sterling silver flower petal bead cap (STG-CAP21, qty 3)
Sterling silver round link chain (925CH39, qty 1 ft)
Sterling silver open oval jump rings (SS-OJR-OV4, qty 11)
Sterling silver open oval jump rings (SS-OJR-OV5, qty 13)
Sterling silver open round jump rings (SS-OJR30-C qty 7)
Sterling silver head pin (SS-HP4X, qty 14)
Sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp covers (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5601 4mm Faceted Cube Peridot
Code: 5601-PER4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.69 $0.60$0.64 $0.56$0.60 $0.52
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Gold
Code: 5810-GOLD4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Rose
Code: 5000-RO3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24$0.26 $0.23
Light Orange Large Nugget Pearls Strand
16 inch strand 
Sale Price: $21.61
Price: $26.56
5mm Orange Head Drilled Pearls Strand
16 inch strand, 5-5.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $7.31
Price: $18.29
B&B Benbassat Sterling Silver 17 x 9.5mm Filigree Link
Code: ISLX-0043
Length 17mm, Width 9.5mm 
$3.00 $2.55$2.83 $2.41$2.67 $2.27
JBB Sterling Silver Elegant Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0041
Total Length 37mm 
$9.31 $8.02$8.84 $7.61$8.39 $7.23
Sterling 8mm Flower Petal Outline Bead cap
Code: STG-CAP21
Diameter 8mm, Depth 3mm 
$1.52 $1.27$1.43 $1.20$1.34 $1.12
040 Round Link Sterling Silver Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH39
Link 3.5x3.5mm, 24 gauge 
$6.73 $5.81$6.37 $5.50$6.04 $5.21
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 4.1 x 6.4mm, 20 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV4
.161x.252 (4.1x6.4mm), 20 gauge 
$0.37 $0.32$0.35 $0.30$0.32 $0.28
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 4.9 x 7.6mm, 19 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV5
Length 7.6mm, Width 4.9mm, 19 gauge 
$0.55 $0.46$0.51 $0.43$0.48 $0.41
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-C
Diameter 4mm, 21 gauge 
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.17$0.19 $0.16
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16
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 $0.23$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Soft Touch .019 Medium 30FT (Silver Satin)
Code: ST19-30CL
.019-Inch Diameter, 30-Feet Long 
Sale Price: $17.49
Price: $19.76

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