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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Chelsea originally made this necklace to wear in Maggie's wedding, but loved the layers of texture and color so much she kept it to wear all summer long.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

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Tumbled purple shell bead (SHLSTR008, qty 1 strand)
8x10mm citrine faceted flat oval beads (R-CIT-FOV10, qty 1 strand)
6mm faceted peridot roundels (R-PER-RDL6, qty 1 strand)
Hill Tribe silver small brushed disc bead (HTS086, qty 6)
24mm hammered silver ring (SS-RING02, qty 10)
21mm hammered silver ring (SS-RING01, qty 8)
Sterling silver oval open jump rings (SS-OJR-OV4, qty 23)
3 strand sterling silver lunar clasp (ISCL-0074, qty 1)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes (SS-CRM2, qty 6)
Soft Touch jewelry wire (ST19-30CL)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Tumbled Purple Shell Bead
Code: SHLSTR008
16 inch strand 
Hill Tribe Silver Small Brushed Disc
Code: HTS086
Approx. Length 12mm, Width 11.5mm 
24mm Hammered Sterling Silver Ring
Code: SS-RING02
21mm Hammered Sterling Silver Ring
Code: SS-RING01
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 4.1x6.4mm, 20 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV4
.161x.252 (4.1x6.4mm), 20 gauge 
JBB Sterling Silver 3-Strand Round Lunar Clasp Set
Code: ISCL-0074
Loop 24mm, Bar 36mm 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Touch .019 Medium 30FT (Silver Satin)
Code: ST19-30CL
.019-Inch Diameter, 30-Feet Long 
Price: $18.48
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14

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