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Chelsea's Chunky Summertime Necklace
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Chelsea originally made this necklace to wear in Maggie's wedding, but loved the layers of texture and color so much she kept it to wear all summer long.
Step one: Starting with a 24mm hammered silver link, alternate the 24 and 21mm hammered silver links, connecting them with sterling silver open oval jump rings. When you have ten 24mm and eight 21mm, add three more jump rings to one end of the chain you have created, and one to the other side. Attach the final of the three jump rings to the center loop of the bar on your toggle clasp. Attach the other end of the chain to the center loop on the circle end of the toggle.
Step two: Cut a length of Soft Touch jewelry wire to approximately 21 inches. Crimp one end of the wire to one of the outside loops of the toggle using 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes. For instructions on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Alternate about one inch of peridot roundels (approximately 7 beads) with one faceted citrine flat oval until you have strung about 17 inches. Crimp the remaining wire to one of the outside loops on the other side of your toggle clasp.
Step three: Cut another length of jewelry wire, this time to approximately 24 inches. Crimp one end to the remaining loop on the bar end of your toggle and string two citrine beads followed by three tumbled purple shell beads, a peridot roundel, a Hill Tribe silver brushed disc bead and another peridot roundel. Starting with the shells, you will repeat the peridot, silver and shell segment five more times then end with three shell beads and two citrine. Crimp the remaining wire to the other side of your toggle clasp and trim the excess wire.
Approximate size: 20 inches Difficulty level: Beginner Estimated time: Less than two hours