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Cocoa Drops Necklace

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Cocoa Drops Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Drops can make all the different in a jewelry design. They take center stage in this sophisticated necklace. Cynthia made all kinds of drops using Swarovski beads and pendants. With a finishing touch of silk ribbon, this necklace makes for a fabulous display of style. You can find more inspiration for using drops in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut the gunmetal-plated round links on round cable chain into one 9-inch long piece using side cutters.

Step two:
Add the Swarovski 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine twisted drop pendant with rhodium-plated classic cap to the center of your chain using a 4.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video tutorial.

Step three:
Slide a Swarovski 6mm XILION Bicone in Crystal Iridescent Green onto a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 22 gauge head pin. Add it to your chain by creating a wrapped loop. Repeat this step ten times, attaching them in a random fashion so they surround your center drop.

Step four:
Use the Swarovski 11mm and 13mm Briolette pendants in Crystal Iridescent Green to fill in the spaces between the bicones. Attach them to your chain using a 4.5mm jump ring for each.

Step five:
Cut the hand-dyed multi browns silk ribbon into two equal pieces. You may adjust your size to fit your desired length. Glue the cut end of each ribbon into a JBB gunmetal-plated pewter ancient design crimp end cap with loop and clamp down with nylon jaw pliers. Learn about how to use crimp ends with this tutorial.

Step six:
Attach one piece of silk ribbon to one end of your chain using a 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring. Attach the other piece of silk ribbon to the other end of the chain in the same manner.
Approximate Size: 42 Inches
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Hand-Dyed Silk Multi Browns (RBSILK-MBRW, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Iridescent Green (5328-CIG6, qty 11)
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green (6010-CIG13, qty 5)
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green (6010-CIG11, qty 9)
Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap (6541-CPS24, qty 1)
2-Inch Gunmetal-Plated 22 Gauge Head Pin (100pc Pack) (FIND-1709, qty 1)
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04-A, qty 14)
Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BGMCH37, qty 1)
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PGM-CREND007, qty 2)
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Hand-Dyed Here Comes the Bride Pink and Beige with Gold Metallic Edges Silk Ribbon (SILK0006)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Luminous Green (5328-CLU6)
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6010-CLU13)
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6010-CLU11)
Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal AB Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap (6541-CAB24)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BTF-0087)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PG-CREND007)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Hand-Dyed Silk Multi Browns
Code: RBSILK-MBRW
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$9.23 $7.56$8.76 $7.18$8.32 $6.82
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 5328-CIG6
Diameter 6mm, Length 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.28 $0.21$0.26 $0.19$0.24 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 6010-CIG13
Length 13mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.32 $1.74$2.19 $1.64$2.06 $1.54
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 6010-CIG11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.83 $1.37$1.72 $1.29$1.62 $1.21
Qty>
Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal Paradise Shine Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap
Code: 6541-CPS24
Length 24mm 
1-23-56+
$10.89 $8.16$10.33 $7.74$9.81 $7.35
Qty>
2-Inch Gunmetal-Plated 22 Gauge Head Pin (100pc Pack)
Code: FIND-1709
Length 2 Inch, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
Sale Price: $1.21
Price: $1.73
Qty>
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BGMCH37
Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 18 
1-23-56+
$14.24 $11.24$13.52 $10.68$12.84 $10.14
Qty>
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PGM-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.99 $0.62$0.92 $0.57$0.86 $0.54
Qty>
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Hand-Dyed Here Comes the Bride Pink and Beige with Gold Metallic Edges Silk Ribbon
Code: SILK0006
Length 36 Inch 
1-23-56+
$9.64 $7.61$9.16 $7.23$8.69 $6.86
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 5328-CLU6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.28 $0.21$0.26 $0.19$0.24 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 6010-CLU13
Length 13mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.32 $1.74$2.19 $1.64$2.06 $1.54
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 6010-CLU11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.83 $1.37$1.72 $1.29$1.62 $1.21
Qty>
Swarovski 6541 24mm Crystal AB Twisted Drop Pendant with Rhodium-Plated Classic Cap
Code: 6541-CAB24
Length 24mm 
1-23-56+
$10.89 $8.16$10.33 $7.74$9.81 $7.35
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0087
Diameter 5mm, Wire Gauge 1.15mm/17 gauge 
1-23-56+
$15.78 $13.41$14.98 $12.73$14.22 $12.08
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PG-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.85$1.20 $0.80$1.13 $0.75
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Sale Price: $3.70
Price: $4.69
Qty>
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.03
Price: $7.99
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>



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