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Blossom Necklace

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Blossom Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This intricate piece is bold and delicate at the same time. It really demonstrates the young greens of spring, peppered with pink to show the promise of summer.

Step one: Cut three lengths of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to approximately 21 inches. Crimp one of the wires to one of the loops on the clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Cover with a crimp cover. For help using crimp tubes please Click Here. For instructions on how to use crimp covers, please Click Here.

Step two: Mix all of your seed beads in a bowl. Our designer likes the "dip and push" method of stringing where you make a little mountain of beads and put your wire into the center then push with your finger against the wire and the beads just jump onto the wire. String your beads in one to three inch sections separated by 6mm cat's eye yellow oval beads. We put between four and six cat's eye on each side of one strand.

Step three: When you have strung 8 and three quarters inches of beads, thread the wire through the 30x40mm porcelain textured rectangle green plum blossom bead and repeat the pattern on the other side. Crimp the wire to the same loop on the other side of the clasp.

Step four: Repeat this method with the remaining two wires. Crimping each to another loop and covering the crimp tubes with crimp covers.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
30x40mm porcelain textured rectangle green plum blossoms (PB-40PR40, qty 1)*
6mm cat's eye oval yellow bead strand (CATOV-YEL6, qty 1 strand)
Toho bead round 11/0 coral lined light topaz (TBRD11-956, qty 1 pack)
Toho bead round 11/0 abalone lined crystal (TBRD11-188, qty 1 pack)
Toho bead round 11/0 ceylon coral pink (TBRD11-906 ,qty 1 pack)
Toho bead round 8/0 yellow-lined lime (TBRD8-302, qty 1 pack)
Toho bead round 8/0 trans-rainbow frosted ruby (TBRD8-165CF, qty 1 pack)
14x10mm sterling silver filigree clasp with ring 3-strand (SS-FBC05-3, qty 1)
Sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 6)

Note: Our round 11/0 matte galvanized pink Toho bead (TBRD11-553F) has been discontinued. To see all our other seed beads click here.


Purchase Idea Kit Components

30x40mm Porcelain Textured Rectangle Green Plum Blossoms
30x40mm Porcelain Textured Rectangle Green Plum Blossoms
Code: PB-40PR40
Length 40mm, Width 30mm 
Sale Price: $11.88
Price: $15.64
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Cat's Eye Oval Beads 6mm - Yellow Strand
Cat's Eye Oval Beads 6mm - Yellow Strand
Code: CATOV-YEL6
16 inch strand, Length 10mm, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$7.19 $4.67$6.68 $4.34$6.22 $4.04
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Coral-Lined Light Topaz
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Coral-Lined Light Topaz
Code: TBRD11-956
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $0.93$1.22 $0.85$1.12 $0.78
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Abalone/Crystal
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Abalone/Crystal
Code: TBRD11-188
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $1.13$1.22 $1.03$1.12 $0.95
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Coral Pink
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Ceylon Coral Pink
Code: TBRD11-906
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $0.95$1.15 $0.87$1.06 $0.80
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Yellow-Lined Lime
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Yellow-Lined Lime
Code: TBRD8-302
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Ruby
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Ruby
Code: TBRD8-165CF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44 $1.09$1.32 $1.00$1.22 $0.92
Qty>
Sterling Silver 14x10mm Filigree Clasp with Ring - 3 Strand
Sterling Silver 14x10mm Filigree Clasp with Ring - 3 Strand
Code: SS-FBC05-3
Length 14mm, Width 10mm 
Sale Price: $7.69
Price: $10.99
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>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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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 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
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