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Blue Grotto Necklace

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Blue Grotto Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This striking necklace has a peek of green dichroic glass in the center of the focal bead that is echoed throughout the necklace. The colors are rich, and the design fairly simple to make!

Step one: Cut three 20-inch pieces of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a 2x2mm copper antiqued crimp tube to crimp a 4mm antique copper-plated open jump ring to each of the wires. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Attach the three jump rings to a 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Attach the 6mm jump ring to the loop end of the antique copper bamboo clasp set. Note: Even though the smaller beads are strung in a random pattern, you may want to layout your beads ahead to allow for an even mix of color and size.

Step two: On each of the three wires use a random mix of the 4mm cat's eye light blue beads, the fire polished Madeira topaz beads, the fire polished aqua 2mm beads, and the silver lined kelly green delicas to a length of three inches. String all three jewelry wires through an antique copper 6mm teke heishi spacer, an aqua glass flat hexagon and a heishi spacer.

Step three: On each wire repeat the random pattern to a length of two inches. On all three wires add a heishi spacer, hexagon and a heishi spacer.

Step four: On each wire repeat random pattern to a length of one and one-half inches. Add the blue, brown with green dichroic kalera bead. Reverse the steps to complete the necklace and attach the bar end of the clasp.
Approximate size: 18½ 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)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Round 4mm cat's eye bead - light blue (CATR-LTB4, qty 1)
8g trans silver lined kelly green delicas (DB0046, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Tortoise (50pc Pack) (FPS-TOR6, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 3mm Aquamarine (120pc Pack) (FPS-AQU3, qty 1)
Glass flat hexagon beads 14mm - aqua (GH-AQUA14, qty 4)
Blue, brown with green dichroic kalera bead (LMP-0045, qty 1)
Antique copper 6mm teke heishi spacer (CA-0415, qty 8)
Antique copper bamboo clasp set (CA-6018, qty 1)
4mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR04, qty 6)
6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 2)
2x2mm copper antiqued crimp (C-0030, qty 6)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Kelly Green Delicas
Code: DB0046
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$4.28 $2.99$3.98 $2.78$3.70 $2.59
Blue, Brown with Green Dichroic Kalera Bead
Code: LMP-0045
Length 37.5-38.5mm, Width 21mm 
Sale Price: $12.83
Price: $18.34
4mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.06
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.06
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp
Code: C-0030

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.49
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $14.02
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.57
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99

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