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Chi Necklace

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Chi Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Every June 5, the United Nations asks you to stop and think about the environment, both locally and globally during World Environment Day. This vintage necklace is a visual reminder with nature-inspired elements and a green and brown color palette. Try using the alternative components listed below for a brighter piece.

Step One: Use the antique vintage brass-plated pewter splash donut bail to create a dangle with the 1.5-inch double sided donut in dark/light teal with gold bamboo and the antique brass scarab pendant. Pinch the bail together. Attach the bail to the center of the antique brass-plated oval link chain with an 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: String the hand dyed silk in brown/purple with green edges through the chain intermittently, making sure to string it through the bail. Cut the silk to the same length as the chain. Crimp a 2mm antique vintage brass-plated pewter plain crimp end to each end of the silk. Use a dab of glue for added security. For help with crimp ends visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Three: Use a 5.5mm antique brass-plated open jump ring to attach the ends of the chain and silk to the antique vintage brass-plated pewter hook and eye clasp.
Approximate size: 25 ½ inches
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
GS Hypo fabric cement (GS-HYPO-F)
List of Components:
Antique brass-plated oval link chain (BBACH11, qty 2)
Antique brass scarab pendant (BBA-PEND13, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter splash donut bail (PBA-BAIL007, qty 1)
Hand-dyed silk brown/purple with green edges (RBSILK-BNPR-GRN, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter hook and eye clasp (PBA-CL003, qty 1)
1.5-Inch double sided donut - dark/light teal w/ gold bamboo (DT-0031, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter 2mm plain crimp end (PBA-CREND004, qty 2)
5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 4)
8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
1.5-inch double sided donut-lime green/red w/ gold bamboo (DT-0030)
Hand-dyed silk candy apple green (RBSILK-APPL)
Antique brass bumble bee charm (BBA-CH037)
Antique vintage brass-plated donut bail (PBA-BAIL002)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Brass-Plated Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH11
Link 17x8mm - 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.34$3.10$2.88
Qty>
Antique Brass Scarab Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND13
Height 31mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.59$4.27$3.97
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Brown/Purple with Green Edges
Code: RBSILK-BNPR-GRN
Minimum 32 inches 
Sale Price: $6.32
Price: $9.04
Qty>
JBB 2mm Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Plain Crimp End with Loop
Code: PBA-CREND004
Length 10mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.82$0.75$0.69
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.06
Qty>
8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.07$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Hand-Dyed Silk Candy Apple Green
Code: RBSILK-APPL
Minimum 32 inches 
Sale Price: $6.32
Price: $9.04
Qty>
Antique Brass Bumble Bee Charm
Code: BBA-CH037
Height 17.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54$0.50$0.46
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.57
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $11.26
Qty>
GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
Price: $5.93
Qty>



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