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Christy's Bridesmaid Necklace

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Christy's Bridesmaid Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Carrie presented her bridesmaids with a choice of two sets of bridesmaid's jewelry each! Each one was unique and made to complement their personality. The girls made their choices, and here is what Christy picked! Don't forget to check out the matching bracelet and earrings.

Step one: Cut approximately 30 inches of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire. Crimp one end to a sterling silver jump ring. For tips on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Randomly string all of the pearls, Swarovski beads, silver links and spacers in a manner that is pleasing to your eye. When you have about 13 inches strung make sure you have a silver double curved link, large keishi pearl, two Swarovski faceted aqua rounds, another pearl and a curved spacer to "frame" the pendant in the center.

Step two: When you reach the end of the beads, crimp the remaining wire to another jump ring and trim excess wire.

Step three: Link three jump rings together and attach to the pendant. Add the pendant to the necklace using the top jump ring, between the two Swarovski aqua round beads at the center of your design.

Step four: Cut approximately 21 inches of sterling silver chain and attach a jump ring to each end. String five Swarovski 6mm faceted aqua round beads on individual headpins and finish with simple loops. Add them to the chain working out from the center in one inch intervals.

Step five: Attach the chain and the beaded portion of the necklace to the sterling silver hammered clasp.
Approximate size: 27 inches
Estimated time: Under 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round aqua (5000-AQUA6, qty 31)
Sterling silver 1-to-1 twisted figure 8 chain (925CH76, qty 2)
Sterling silver hammered spiral figure 8 toggle (ISCL-0145, qty 1)
Large bronze keshi pearls (P-BRZ9, qty 1)
Antique silver-plated pewter square scroll bead (SA-5673, qty 6)
Mother of pearl round pendant 46mm - blue lace (SHL-LP156, qty 1)
Swarovski 4mm silver and aquamarine squaredelle (SQS-AQU4, qty 11)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver 1-inch head pin 24 gauge (SS-HP41, 5)
Sterling silver double curved stardust link (SS-LX08, qty 10)
Sterling silver open jump ring 0.75 x 6.85mm (SS-OJR30-H, qty 3)
Sterling silver open jump ring 0.90 x 6.10mm (SS-OJR35-E, qty 4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Aquamarine
Code: 5000-AQUA6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>
Sterling Silver 1-to-1 Twisted Figure 8 Chain
Code: 925CH76
Link 6x4mm, 5.5x3mm, 20 gauge 
1-12-34+
$21.61 $18.80$20.18 $17.55$18.85 $16.39
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Hammered Spiral Figure 8 Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0145
Loop 27mm, Bar 23-24mm 
1-23-56+
$9.27 $7.41$8.64 $6.91$8.05 $6.44
Qty>
Large Bronze Keshi Pearls Strand
Code: P-BRZ9
16 inch strand, 9-16mm beads 
Sale Price: $17.05
Price: $20.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Square Scroll Bead
Code: SA-5673
Length 9.5mm, Width 9.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03 $0.82$0.95 $0.76$0.87 $0.69
Qty>
Lillypilly Mother of Pearl Round Pendant 46x46mm - Blue Lace
Code: SHL-LP156
Height 46mm, Width 46mm 
1-12-34+
$15.85 $13.63$14.84 $12.76$13.89 $11.94
Qty>
Beadelle 4mm Silver-Plated Squaredelle Aqua
Code: SQS-AQU4
Length 2.5mm, Width 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.96 $0.72$0.89 $0.66$0.81 $0.60
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.23 $0.20$0.21 $0.18$0.19 $0.17
Qty>
Double Curved Stardust Link
Code: SS-LX08
13mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.30$1.18$1.06
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.37 $0.33$0.34 $0.30$0.31 $0.27
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.42 $0.37$0.39 $0.35$0.35 $0.31
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
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 $10.80$11.19 $10.07$10.43 $9.38
Qty>



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