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Blind Date Necklace with Gemstones

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This necklace features beautiful subtle tones of polished jasper and is centered with a silver bead, patterned to catch the eye. The design is suited to those occasions when you really don't know how dressy you want to be. If you let your blind date close, they will see how the jasper is set off perfectly with little rainbow plum Toho beads. If you choose to keep your distance, both you and the necklace will shimmer in mystery.

Step one: Cut one length of Beadalon® jewelry wire to approximately 23 inches. Crimp the end to one part of the Hill Tribe sterling silver hammered flat round toggle, using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. For detailed instructions on how to use a crimp tube, please see the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Begin by sliding one Toho bead onto the jewelry wire. Follow with one fancy jasper melon. Continue to alternate until you have 18 jasper beads and 19 plum beads stranded. Last bead should be a plum toho. Slide on the centerpiece, the Hill Tribe silver patterned round puffed hollow bead.

Step three: Reverse the pattern, working your way back from the necklace centerpiece to the clasp. Crimp the remaining end of your wire to the other side of the toggle clasp.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
8x10mm fancy jasper melons (R-FNJSP-POV10, qty 1 strand)
Hill Tribe silver patterned round puffed hollow bead (HTS211, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver hammered flat round toggle (HTS219, qty 1)
Toho bead round 8/0 trans-rainbow medium plum (TBRD8-166B, qty 1 pack)
Sterling 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Soft flex .019 medium 30ft clear, silver satin (SF19-30CL)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Hill Tribe Silver Patterned Round Puffed Hollow Bead
Code: HTS211
Length 17.5mm, Width 17.5mm 
Hill Tribe Silver Hammered Flat Round Toggle Clasp
Code: HTS219
Approx. Loop 18mm, Bar 30mm 
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Med Plum
Code: TBRD8-166B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF19-30CL
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $15.66
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04

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