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Breast Cancer Hope Necklace

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Breast Cancer Hope Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Unfortunately, in this day, many of us know people who have been affected by breast cancer. Here is a simple way to show your support for a friend or loved one. If you are a survivor, what better way to acknowledge your sisters in need than by wearing your hope necklace with pride?

Step one: Cut one 4-inch length of sterling silver curb chain, four 2-inch lengths, and two 1.5-inch lengths. Set aside.

Step two: Cut a three inch piece of 20-gauge half-hard sterling silver wire. Make a simple loop on one end of the wire. String a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in fuchsia, followed by a 4mm bright daisy spacer, a 10mm white lampwork bead with pink ribbon, a daisy spacer and a bicone. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat five times. For detailed instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step three: Once all your links are made, you will be ready to assemble your necklace. Begin with the 4-inch piece of chain; slide the sterling silver hope script slider over the chain. Attach a link to both ends and close the loops. Make sure the ribbons are pointing toward the center of the necklace.

Step four: Add a 2-inch length of chain and another link to each side. Repeat. Finish by attaching the 1.5-inch lengths of chain and attaching the loose ends to the sterling silver 16mm round toggle clasp using sterling silver open jump rings.
Approximate size: 22 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Ergonomic side cutters- semi flush (TOOL-128)
Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Sterling silver hope script slider (SL-HOPE, qty 1)
9-10mm flat disc with pink ribbon strand (LB-909W, qty 1)
060 curb chain (925CH10, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION bicone fuchsia (5328-FU4, qty 12)
4mm daisy spacer-bright (DSY4-BRITE, qty 12)
Sterling silver 16mm round toggle clasp (SS-TOG03, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

10mm White Disc Bead with Pink Ribbon Strand
Code: LB-909W
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
060 Sterling Silver Curb Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH10
Link 4.5x3mm, 22 gauge 
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Fuchsia
Code: 5328-FU4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
4mm Sterling Silver Daisy Spacer - Bright
Price: $0.29
Sterling Silver 16mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG03
Loop 16mm, Bar 26mm 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Faith Script Slider
Height 18mm, Width 39mm 
Sterling Silver 13mm Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG40
Loop 13mm, Bar 23mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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

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