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Branching Out Necklace

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Branching Out Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Brighten the dark days of autumn with this silver and copper necklace. The shimmer of the silver branches and copper leaves contrasts the dull copper and brown ribbon for a dramatic effect.

Step one: Attach an 8mm antique copper-plated open jump ring to the bar end of the antique copper-plated round triangle toggle clasp. Use the jump ring to connect to 24-inches of antique copper-plated oval link chain. Add a jump ring the other end of the chain, and connect it to the loop end of the clasp.

Step two: Add another jump ring to the jump ring at the toggle bar. Thread a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube onto one end of the brown with orange hand-dyed silk ribbon. Thread the end of the ribbon through the jump ring and then back through the crimp tube. Flatten the crimp tube with pliers to secure the ribbon. Trim any excess tail.

Step three: Add another jump ring to the jump ring at the toggle loop. Weave the ribbon through the chain. Thread a crimp tube onto the end of the ribbon. Thread the ribbon through the jump ring and then back though the crimp tube. Adjust the length of the ribbon to match the length of the chain. Flatten the crimp tube with pliers to secure the ribbon.

Step four: Connect a jump ring to each of the following charms and pendants: the silver-plated pewter branch charm, the red bronze crinkled leaf pendant, the red bronze outlined leaf pendant and the steel cracked rectangle pendant. Center the steel pendant on the necklace and then space the others every four links from the center.
Approximate size: 24 inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Steel cracked rectangle pendant (STL-PEND016, qty 1)
Silver-plated pewter branch charm (PS-CHARM001, qty 2)
Red bronze crinkled leaf pendant (RBRNZ-PEND06, qty 1)
Red bronze outlined leaf pendant (RBRNZ-PEND13, qty 1)
Antique copper-plated oval link chain (BCACH13, qty 2)
Antique copper-plated round triangle toggle (BCA-TOG06, qty 1)
Hand-dyed silk brown with orange edges (RBSILK-BRN-ORG, qty 1)
4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2)
8mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 9)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Copper-Plated Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BCACH13
Link 17x8mm - 18 gauge 
$3.38 $1.95$3.19 $1.84$3.01 $1.74
Antique Copper-Plated Round Triangle Toggle Clasp
Code: BCA-TOG06
Loop 19x16mm, Bar 25mm 
$2.59 $1.59$2.44 $1.50$2.30 $1.41
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.69 $0.54$0.64 $0.50$0.60 $0.47
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.61
Price: $7.67

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