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Nothing but Blue Skies Necklace

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Nothing but Blue Skies Necklace Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

You can celebrate Mother's Day and any meaningful holiday with this lovely necklace. Mom will love the delicate pearls and shining gold accents. The soothing blue colors really bring this piece to life. The delicate color combination and stunning floral focal will bring to mind a calm spring day. Learn how to make this necklace and share it with someone special in your life.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Attach one half of the 14/20 gold-filled large plain toggle clasp with ball end to one end of the wire with the help of a gold-filled cable and stringing thimble and then use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and 3mm gold-filled crimp cover to keep it in place. For help using a crimp tube, see our Handy Tip Video. Check out our Crimp Cover Handy Tip for help covering the crimp tube.

Step two:
Add the following pattern to the jewelry wire:
  • One gold-filled 3mm round seamless bead with 1.0mm hole
  • One Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Capri Blue
  • One 3mm gold bead
  • One Swarovski 4mm round pearl in White
  • One 4mm gold vermeil daisy spacer
  • One Swarovski 6mm round pearl in White
  • One daisy spacer
  • One 4mm White pearl
Repeat the pattern seven times.

Step three:
Add a 3mm gold bead to the wire, followed by a Capri Blue round, another 3mm gold bead, a 4mm White pearl, a 3mm gold pearl and a daisy spacer. Then, add the 20x30mm cherry blossoms with blue background on black onyx rectangle bead. Make a mirror image of the beaded pattern on the other side of the focal bead.

Step four:
Attach the other half of the clasp to the end of the wire with a cable thimble and crimp in place with a crimp tube and cover.
Approximate Size: 20 Inches
Estimated Time: Less Than Half An Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
20x30mm Cherry Blossoms with Blue Background on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead (BEAD-0807, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE4, qty 34)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE6, qty 16)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue (5000-BLU4, qty 18)
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless w/ 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K) (GF-RND3, qty 38)
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer (INDSY4-V, qty 34)
14/20 Gold-Filled Large Plain Toggle Clasp with Ball End (ISCL-0095, qty 1)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)
Gold-Filled Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole) (GF-CBLTH01, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
20-21x30-31mm Oval Mother of Pearl Blue Ornament (AB-ON2)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM4)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM6)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP4)
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Small Hole Bead (SSR887)
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright (DSY4-BRITE)
Sterling Silver 13mm Round Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG16)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01)
Sterling Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole) (SS-CBLTH01)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

20x30mm Cherry Blossoms with Blue Background on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
20x30mm Cherry Blossoms with Blue Background on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
Code: BEAD-0807
Length 30-31mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Sale Price: $28.79
Price: $35.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.11$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
Qty>
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless with 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless with 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Code: GF-RND3
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.22$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY4-V
4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.50 $0.40$0.43 $0.34$0.39 $0.31
Qty>
14/20 Gold-Filled Large Plain Toggle Clasp with Ball End
14/20 Gold-Filled Large Plain Toggle Clasp with Ball End
Code: ISCL-0095
Loop 23x18mm, Bar 32mm 
1-23-56+
$17.99 $14.39$15.99 $12.79$14.99 $11.99
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
Qty>
Gold-Filled Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole)
Gold-Filled Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole)
Code: GF-CBLTH01
Length 4.5mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.45 $0.36$0.42 $0.33$0.39 $0.31
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 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>

Alternate Components

20-21x30-31mm Oval Mother of Pearl Blue Ornament
20-21x30-31mm Oval Mother of Pearl Blue Ornament
Code: AB-ON2
Length 30-31mm, Width 20-21mm 
Sale Price: $28.79
Price: $35.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.11$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Small Hole Bead
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Small Hole Bead
Code: SSR887
Length 3mm, Hole 0.9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright
Code: DSY4-BRITE
4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.46 $0.36$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29
Qty>
Sterling Silver 13mm Round Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver 13mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG16
Loop 13mm, Bar 22mm 
1-23-56+
$8.99 $7.19$8.09 $6.47$7.29 $5.83
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.17$0.22 $0.15$0.20 $0.14
Qty>
Sterling Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole)
Sterling Cable and Stringing Thimble (.021 Inch Hole)
Code: SS-CBLTH01
Length 4.5mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.34 $0.23$0.29 $0.20$0.25 $0.17
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $27.19
Price: $33.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.19
Price: $13.99
Qty>



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