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Blueberries on Ice Necklace

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Blueberries on Ice Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Pick up any magazine and you will see the large loop chain being used in a myriad of designs. This idea is easier than it looks and takes elegant to a fun new level!

Step one: Cut 14 to 15 inches of the sterling silver deluxe round link chain. Attach a sterling silver 16mm round toggle using open jump rings.

Step two: On 1 1/2 inch sterling silver, 24 gauge head pins, prepare your dangles. You will need seven 10mm Swarovski might blue pearls by themselves. On the other eight head pins, string a sterling silver 5mm beadcap (outside to the bottom), followed by a 9x6 Swarovski crystal AB teardrop, bottom side down, then a 4mm silver and crystal squaredelle, and a 4mm night blue pearl.

Step three: Find the center ring of your chain and attach a pearl dangle using a wrapped loop. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step four: Working out from the center, alternate crystal and pearl dangles on each link of the chain. Be careful of where on the link you are placing the dangle. It is best to lay it on a flat surface between each step to make sure you are attaching all of the dangles to the bottom of the links. When you are finished you should have crystals on both ends of the design. Alternative components: If blue is not your color, try some of our other Swarovski pearls; bright gold or black makes a wonderful look for evening, white, creamrose, or mauve would be perfect for a wedding. You should have enough chain left over for a bracelet! Order more crystal and pearls to make a set!
Approximate size: 15 ½ inches

Tools Used:
Ergonomic side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-128)
ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Sterling silver deluxe round link chain (925CH43, qty 2 ft)
10mm Swarovski pearl night blue (5810-NBLU10, qty 7)
4mm Swarovski pearl night blue (5810-NBLU4, qty 8)
9x6mm Swarovski crystal teardrop (5500-CRYSAB9X6, qty 8)
4mm silver and crystal Swarovski squaredelle (SQS-CRYS4, qty 8)
Sterling silver 5mm bead cap (STG-CAP-A, qty 8)
1 ½ inch sterling silver 24 gauge head pin (SS-HP4X, qty 15)
Sterling silver 16mm round toggle clasp (SS-TOG03, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-B, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Deluxe Round Link Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH43
Link 10x10mm, 22 gauge 
$13.14 $11.45$12.47 $10.86$11.84 $10.31
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Night Blue
Code: 5810-NBLU10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
$0.41 $0.36$0.38 $0.33$0.36 $0.31
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Night Blue
Code: 5810-NBLU4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.08
Swarovski 5500 9 x 6mm Teardrop Crystal AB
Code: 5500-CRYSAB9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.82 $0.71$0.77 $0.66$0.72 $0.62
Beadelle 5mm Silver-Plated Squaredelle Crystal
Length 2.5mm, Width 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
Sale Price: $0.51
Price: $0.85
Sterling Silver 5mm Flower Bead Cap
Diameter 5mm 
$0.34 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.29 $0.25
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 16mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG03
Loop 16mm, Bar 26mm 
$6.94 $6.20$6.57 $5.87$6.23 $5.57
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
$0.31 $0.27$0.29 $0.25$0.27 $0.23

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.13
Price: $7.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.07
Price: $7.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67

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