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Carnelian Chakra

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Carnelian Chakra Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Natural gemstone beauty combines effortlessly with sparkle and shine in this lovely necklace. Sparkling Swarovski crystal beads and lustrous Swarovski pearls are contrasted with carnelian coin beads in warm colors. This rich color combination is complete with finishing touches of gold. Make this necklace to achieve effortless elegance in your everyday looks.

Step one:
Cut two lengths of jewelry wire, both approximately 15 inches each. String both wires through a Dakota Stones carnelian 15mm wave coin bead so that one strand of wire goes through the front of the bead to the back and the other strand goes through the back of the bead to the front. Bring the coin to the beginning of the two strands of wire, making sure to leave a 3-inch tail.

Step two:
Working on the jewelry wire coming out of the front of the coin bead, string on a Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round in Crystal Luminous Green, followed by a Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl in Copper and another Crystal Luminous Green bead. Working on the jewelry wire coming out of the back of the coin bead, string on eight TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in silver-lined dark gold.

Step three:
Add another coin bead to the two strands of jewelry wire as you did in step one and then add the three Swarovski beads to the front and eight TOHOs to the back as you did in step two. Repeat this step five more times. String one final coin bead onto the two strands.

Step four:
On the front wire, add one Crystal Luminous Green bead followed by a Copper pearl. On the back wire, add six TOHOs. String a Crystal Luminous Green bead onto both strands of jewelry wire. Crimp the strands to a 6mm 18 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring using a 14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, please see our crimp tube Handy Tip Video. Cover the crimp using a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. Check out our Handy Tip for more information on using a crimp cover. Repeat this step for the beginning of the necklace strand.

Step five:
Cut a length of the satin Hamilton gold-plated cable chain approximately 4 1/2 inches long, or 23 links long. Attach the chain to a jump ring on one end of the necklace strand. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach one half of the 14/20 gold-filled large soft twist toggle clasp with ball end to the end of the chain. The chain links are easy to open, so you can attach the clasp directly to the chain. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 16 ½
Estimated Time:45 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones Carnelian 15mm Wave Coin Bead Strand (R0692, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green (5000-CLU6, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP6, qty 9)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Dark Gold (TBRD8-22C, qty 1)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Cable Chain (BTF-0085, qty 1)
6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0471, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)
14/20 Gold-Filled Large Soft Twist Toggle Clasp with Ball End (ISCL-0083, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Jonquil (5000-JON6)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP5)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold (TBRD8-22F)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0037)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Carnelian 15mm Wave Coin Bead Strand
Code: R0692
Strand Approx. 15 Inch, Length 3.5-4.5mm, Diameter 18-22mm 
1-23-56+
$19.69$17.69$16.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 5000-CLU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.50 $0.42$0.45 $0.38$0.41 $0.35
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Dark Gold
Code: TBRD8-22C
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19 $0.90$1.09 $0.82$1.00 $0.76
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0085
Link 8mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.44mm/15g 
1-45-910+
$4.13 $3.30$3.83 $3.06$3.56 $2.84
Qty>
6mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-0471
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.28 $0.25
Qty>
14/20 Gold-Filled Large Soft Twist Toggle Clasp with Ball End
Code: ISCL-0083
Loop 22.18mm, Bar 30.5-33mm 
1-12-34+
$16.13 $14.03$15.07 $13.11$14.07 $12.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Jonquil
Code: 5000-JON6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold
Code: TBRD8-22F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.35 $1.02$1.24 $0.94$1.14 $0.86
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain
Code: BTF-0037
Long Link 12.5mm x 7mm, Short Link 10mm x 8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-34-78+
$7.88 $6.46$7.33 $6.01$6.82 $5.59
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01 $10.80$11.19 $10.07$10.43 $9.38
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $21.89
Price: $25.17
Qty>



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