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Carrie's Bridal Necklace

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Carrie's Bridal Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

We made this necklace for a stunning bride with a plunging V-neck gown that had beaded accents. We decided to keep the design fairly simple, so as not to detract from the dress.

We shortened our necklace to 22-inches, you may choose to use the full amount of chain.

Step one: On a 1 1/2-inch ball head pin string a Swarovski 6mm mocca faceted roundelle, a sterling silver 8mm royal beadcap upside down so that it will cup the following Swarovski 8mm sapphire AB 2x faceted round. Finish with a simple loop. For help making a simple loop please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Set aside.

Step two: Attach the 6.85mm sterling silver jump ring to the mother of pearl shell pendant and the dangle from step one. Slide the pendant onto the sterling silver love heart chain. For help with jump rings click here.

Step three: Attach a 4.60mm sterling silver jump ring to one end of the chain and connect it to one side of the 14x8mm sterling silver filigree clasp. Repeat to finish the other side of the necklace.
Approximate size: 22-inches
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters 1/2 semi-flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling silver 030 love heart chain (925CH83, qty 2)
Mother of pearl pear shell pendant (SHLPEN07, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 8mm faceted round sapphire ab 2x (5000-SAP2AB8, qty 1)
Swarovski 5040 6mm faceted roundelle mocca (5040-MOC6, qty 1)
Sterling silver 8mm royal beadcap (STG-CAP20, qty 1)
14x8mm sterling silver filigree clasp with ring (SS-FBC07, qty 1)
1½-inch ball head pin .020 dia. (sterling silver) (SS-BHP08, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75 x 6.85mm) (SS-OJR30-H, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
038 Heart Chain (925CH70)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Emerald AB (5000-EMAB8)
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Crystal (5040-CRYS6)
Sterling 8mm 4-Sided Spiral Design Bead cap (STG-CAP17)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 030 Love Heart Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH83
Links 3x2mm 
$4.37 $3.80$4.13 $3.59$3.91 $3.40
Mother of Pearl Pear Shell Pendant
Code: SHLPEN07
Height 32mm, Width 20mm 
$4.93 $4.21$4.66 $3.97$4.41 $3.76
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Mocca
Code: 5040-MOC6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$0.56 $0.49$0.52 $0.45$0.49 $0.43
Sterling 8mm Royal Bead cap
Code: STG-CAP20
Diameter 8mm, Depth 4.5mm 
$2.41 $2.04$2.27 $1.92$2.14 $1.81
Sterling Silver 1.5-inch Ball-end Head Pin, 24 gauge
Code: SS-BHP08
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 gauge 
$0.57 $0.49$0.53 $0.45$0.49 $0.42
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.38 $0.32$0.36 $0.31$0.33 $0.28

Alternate Components

038 Sterling Silver Heart Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH70
Link 3x3.5mm, 26 gauge 
$5.73 $5.01$5.43 $4.74$5.14 $4.49
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Crystal
Code: 5040-CRYS6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$0.47 $0.41$0.43 $0.37$0.40 $0.35

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56

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