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Botticellis Venus Necklace

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Botticellis Venus Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Venus, the goddess of love, is said to have come from foam on the sea. This richly detailed necklace captures that imagery with oceanic lampwork beads and an exquisite, hand-painted replica of Sandro Botticelli's Venus.

Step one:
String the following onto a 3-inch head pin: a Swarovski 6mm briolette bead in Caribbean Blue Opal AB, a rectangle black onyx Birth of Venus by Botticelli pendant and a briolette bead. Finish the head pin with a wrapped loop.

Step two:
Remove links as necessary to make both ends of the antique brass-plated large squares and ovals chain appear the same.

Step three:
Cut an 8-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Attach the wire to the first link on the chain using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover.

Step three:
String the following components onto the wire in the order listed: an ocean sunset mix pillow bead, a 4.5mm shiny saucer bead, a Swarovski 5mm XILION bicone in Topaz, a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Smoked Topaz AB, a bicone, a saucer bead, a pillow bead, a saucer bead, a bicone, a faceted round and the pendant. Create a mirror image of the beaded pattern just before the pendant so that both sides of the necklace match.

Step four:
Attach the end of the wire to the last link of the brass chain using a crimp tube. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.
Approximate size: 30 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Rectangle Black Onyx - Birth of Venus, by Botticelli (AB-PPT011, qty 1)
Ocean Sunset Mix Pillow Beads (7pcs) Strand (LMP-0025, qty 1)
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Caribbean Blue Opal AB (5040-CBOAB6, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated Large Squares and Ovals Chain (BBACH03, qty 2)
3-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP23, qty 1)
4.5mm Shiny Saucer Bead (SS-SAU4, qty 6)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz AB (5000-TOSMKAB4, qty 4)
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Topaz (5328-TO5, qty 6)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Ocean Sunset Mix Pillow Beads (7pcs) Strand
Code: LMP-0025
Length 12.5-14mm, Width 14.5-15.5mm 
Sale Price: $39.68
Price: $44.69
Antique Brass-Plated Large Squares and Ovals Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH03
Links 19x19mm, 14x10mm, 6x2.5mm 
$4.50 $3.79$4.26 $3.58$4.02 $3.38
3-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP23
Length 3 inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.59 $0.51$0.54 $0.47$0.49 $0.42
4.5mm Sterling Silver Shiny Saucer Bead
Code: SS-SAU4
Length 3mm, Width 4.5mm, 1.1mm hole 
$0.56 $0.48$0.52 $0.44$0.48 $0.41
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Topaz
Code: 5328-TO5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.19 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
$0.34 $0.30$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.26

Alternate Components

Mediterranean Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Code: LMP-0149
Length 14mm, Width 15.5-16.5mm 
Sale Price: $38.82
Price: $44.69
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
$0.34 $0.30$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.26
Antique Brass-Plated Large Circle Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH02
Links 9x9mm, 5.5x1mm 
$4.68 $4.07$4.43 $3.85$4.18 $3.63

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99

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