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Champs Élysées Necklace

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Champs Élysées Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Fond memories of France inspired our designer Cynthia to create this lovely necklace. Her husband proposed to her in France, and they enjoyed romantic walks together along the famous Champs Élysées avenue where she had her first taste of Crème Brûlée. The heart, fleur-de-lis and Eiffel Tower in this design are complemented by pink pearls and lampwork disc beads.

Step one:
Cut out the Eiffel Tower image from the Paris collage sheet to fit the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter raised pendant rectangle. Apply a small amount of sealer to the front of the pendant. Press your paper image onto the pendant, making sure to press out any air bubbles as you go. Cover the image with a thin coat of sealer. Let dry. Pour enough Gel de Soleil over the image to cover it evenly. Place the pendant under a UV lamp for 15 minutes to cure.

Step two:
Thread a mini porcelain puffed rectangle bead in raspberry onto a 1-inch sterling silver 20 gauge eye pin. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop, creating a link. Attach the link to the pendant using a sterling silver open jump ring. Attach the TierraCast® antique silver hummingbird charm to the jump ring using a second jump ring. Set aside.

Step three:
Cut 18 1/2 inches of ZambaPro™ .019 jewelry wire. Use a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube to attach the wire to a jump ring. For help with crimping, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step four:
String 25 4.5-5mm fuchsia potato pearls, a TierraCast® antique silver oasis rondelle, a turquoise and amethyst with beige disc bead, a rondelle and 10 pearls. String a rondelle, a disc bead and a rondelle. String 10 pearls, a rondelle, a disc bead, a rondelle and 25 pearls. Use a crimp tube to connect the end of the wire to a jump ring. Set aside.

Step five:
Thread a disc bead onto an eye pin. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop, creating a link. Repeat. Set aside.

Step six:
Cut two pieces of antique silver-plated big, medium and small oval link chain approximately 7 1/4-inches long. These long chains should look exactly alike so that the necklace stays symmetrical. Cut a short section of chain that has links in the following pattern: 3 smaller links, 1 large link, 3 smaller links, 1 large link, 3 smaller links.

Step seven:
From left to right, link together the following items in this order: a jump ring, the first long chain, a simple loop link, the short chain, a simple loop link, the second long chain and a jump ring.

Step eight:
Attach the simple loop link on the pendant to the center link of the short chain using a jump ring. Attach the TierraCast® antique silver sacred heart milagro charm to the large link on the left side of the pendant using a jump ring. Attach the TierraCast® antique silver large fleur-de-lis charm to the large link on the right side of the pendant using a jump ring.

Step nine:
Use a jump ring to connect the loop end of the TierraCast® rhodium radiant toggle clasp to the jump rings on one end of the pearl strand and chain strand. Repeat with the bar end of the toggle to finish the other side of the necklace.
Approximate size: 17 inches (inside)
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
Nunn Design Collage Sheet - Paris (STKR-0098)
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz (GLAZE002)
Nunn Design Glue 2oz (GLUE-007)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Raised Pendant Rectangle (PSA-PEND007, qty 1)
Mini Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Bead - Raspberry (BEAD-0001, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm (SA-2120, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Oasis Rondelle (SA-5627, qty 6)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Sacred Heart Milagro Charm (SA-2322, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Large Fleur de Lis Charm (SA-2238, qty 1)
4.5 - 5mm Fuchsia Potato Pearl Strand (P-FU2, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain (SPACH07, qty 2)
TierraCast® Rhodium Radiant Toggle Clasp (RB-6130, qty 1)
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP01, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 11)
Turquoise and Amethyst with Beige Disc Beads (7 pcs) (LMP-0143, qty 1)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Raised Pendant Rectangle
Code: PSA-PEND007
Length 27mm, Width 25mm 
1-34-78+
$6.77$6.30$5.86
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Mini Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Bead - Raspberry
Code: BEAD-0001
Length 11-12mm, Width 9-9.5mm 
Price: $1.24
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TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm
Code: SA-2120
Height 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.10$1.01
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TierraCast Antique Silver Oasis Rondelle
Code: SA-5627
Length 4mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.88$0.81
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TierraCast Antique Silver Sacred Heart Milagro Charm
Code: SA-2322
Height 21.5mm, Width 13mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.20$1.11$1.02
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TierraCast Antique Silver Large Fleur de Lis Charm
Code: SA-2238
Height 18.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.10$1.01
Qty>
4.5 - 5mm Fuchsia Potato Pearl Strand
Code: P-FU2
16 inch strand, 4.5-5mm beads 
Price: $21.71
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: SPACH07
Link 11.5mm x 9.5mm, 9mm x 7mm, 6.5mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 20 
1-45-910+
$3.90$3.62$3.36
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium Radiant Toggle Clasp
Code: RB-6130
Loop 22x22mm, Bar 24mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.97$2.75$2.55
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1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP01
Length 1 inch, 20 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.49$0.45$0.41
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.54$0.49$0.45
Qty>
Turquoise and Amethyst with Beige Disc Beads (7 pcs)
Code: LMP-0143
Length 14mm, Width 15mm 
Price: $35.88
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>

Alternate Components

Purple and Pink Lampwork Pillow Bead (7 pcs)
Code: LMP-0133
Length 15mm, Width 16mm 
Price: $33.05
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Pink and Yellow Swirl Disc Beads (7 pcs)
Code: LMP-0145
Length 14mm, Width 16mm 
Price: $33.05
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JBB Sterling Silver Heart Key Charm with Large Loop
Code: ISCH-0020
Height 25mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.61$3.35$3.11
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The Beader's Companion
Code: BOOK-21
Price: $19.95
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
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Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
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Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Price: $31.23
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Nunn Design Collage Sheet - Paris
Code: STKR-0098
1-34-78+
$6.16$5.73$5.33
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Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Code: SEALANT01
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$8.80$8.20$7.64
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Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz
Code: GLAZE002
0.3 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$9.27$8.64$8.05
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Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Code: GLUE-007
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$11.14$10.39$9.68
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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$11.19$10.43
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