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Cascading Cross Necklace

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Cascading Cross Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This Swarovski inspired necklace features a dazzling combination of Swarovski crystals, sterling silver and rhodium-plating. Wear this necklace on special occasions and for everyday elegance.

Step one: Cut a length of chain 17 inches long, attach each end to a part of the toggle clasp using an open jump ring. Cut a length of three cuplinks and attach that to the center of your chain using an open jump ring. Attach the cross to the other end of that dangle using an open jump ring.

Step two: String a bicone, twist bead and another bicone onto a headpin. Trim any excess wire and make a Simple Loop to connect this dangle one link to the side of the cross. Repeat this step on the opposite side of the cross.
Approximate size: 17 inches long with three inch dangle
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side-cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Jump ring opener (TOOL-513)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Vitrail Medium (5328-VMED4, qty 4)
5621 14mm Swarovski twist crystal (5621-CRY14, qty 2)
Rhodium-plated Swarovski cuplink chain (90005-RCRY, qty 2 feet)
Sterling silver fancy cross charm (ISCH-0021, qty 1)
Sterling silver 13mm round toggle clasp (SS-TOG19, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-B, qty 4)
Sterling silver 1½-inch head pin (SS-HP0X, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB (5328-CRYSAB4)
Swarovski 5520 18mm Graphic Crystal (5520-CRY18)
Antique Pewter Fancy Cross (PW-CH0314)
Antique Pewter Twist Design Toggle Clasp (PW-TOG01)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Vitrail Medium
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Vitrail Medium
Code: 5328-VMED4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5621 14mm Twist Crystal
Swarovski 5621 14mm Twist Crystal
Code: 5621-CRY14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.56$1.39$1.25
Qty>
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Code: 90005-RCRY
Link 11.5x7mm 
1-23-56+
$9.79$8.89$7.99
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Fancy Cross Charm
JBB Sterling Silver Fancy Cross Charm
Code: ISCH-0021
Height 30mm, Width 21mm 
1-34-78+
$6.99 $4.89$6.39 $4.47$5.69 $3.98
Qty>
Sterling Silver 13mm Round Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver 13mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG19
Loop 13mm, Bar 24mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.67$9.67
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-B
Diameter 3.5mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18$0.16$0.14
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP0X
Length 1 1/2-inch, 20 Gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.54$0.48
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal AB
Code: 5328-CRYSAB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5520 18mm Graphic Crystal
Swarovski 5520 18mm Graphic Crystal
Code: 5520-CRY18
Length 18mm, Width 15.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.64$3.29$2.88
Qty>
Antique Pewter Fancy Cross
Antique Pewter Fancy Cross
Code: PW-CH0314
Height 49mm, Width 30.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.29 $3.00$3.89 $2.72$3.49 $2.44
Qty>
Antique Pewter Twist Design Toggle Clasp
Antique Pewter Twist Design Toggle Clasp
Code: PW-TOG01
Loop 19.5x15.5mm, Bar 26mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.36$2.12$1.92
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
The BeadSmith Jump Ring Opener
The BeadSmith Jump Ring Opener
Code: TOOL-513
Price: $2.14
Qty>



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