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Copper Canyon

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Copper Canyon Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Earthy elegance defines this multi-strand necklace. The pebble-like gemstone beads combine perfectly with the antique copper chain and findings, while the Swarovski bicones add just the right amount of sparkle. This necklace is sure to put you in mind of Arizona deserts filled with red canyons and dusty cactus plants. It will add Southwest sophistication to casual and formal styles alike!

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 9 inches long. Loop the end around an 8mm copper 20 gauge open jump ring using a 2x2mm copper crimp tube and crimp shut. Please see our Handy Tip Video for more information on how to use a crimp tube.

Step two:
String on the following pattern:
  • One TierraCast antique copper 7mm nugget heishi spacer
  • One Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Light Smoked Topaz
  • One Dakota Stones amazonite 6mm matte round bead
  • One 6mm Light Smoked Topaz bicone
  • One hieshi spacer
  • One Dakota Stones Red Creek jasper 12x16mm matte nugget bead
Repeat the pattern four times and finish the strand with a spacer, followed by a Light Smoked Topaz bicone, an amazonite round bead, another Light Smoked Topaz bicone and a spacer. Attach the end of the strand to a jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step three:
Cut another length of jewelry wire approximately 12 inches long. Attach one end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and string on the pattern from step two seven times. Finish the strand with a spacer, a Light Smoked Topaz bicone, an amazonite round bead, another Light Smoked Topaz bicone and a spacer. Attach the end of the strand to a jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step four:
Cut a length of the antique copper-plated textured double oval link chain approximately 7 inches long. Attach your beaded strands to one end of the chain, making sure the shorter strand is above the longer strand. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Attach one half of the JBB antique copper-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle clasp directly to the other end of the chain. The chain links can be opened easily. Repeat this step to finish the other half of the necklace.
Approximate Size: About 24 Inches
Estimated Time:1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 12x16mm Matte Nugget Bead Strand (R0687, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Amazonite 6mm Matte Round Bead Strand (R0689, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz (5328-TOSMKLT6, qty 28)
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (CA-0436, qty 28)
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain (BTF-0103, qty 2)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp (PCA-TOG013, qty 1)
8mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1048, qty 4)
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube (FIND-1061, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand (R0134)
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand (R0489)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Topaz Blend (5328-TOB6)
TierraCast 7mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (CA-0443)
Antique Copper-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain (BTF-0095)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 12x16mm Matte Nugget Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 12x16mm Matte Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0687
Strand Approx. 15 Inch, Length 13-16.5mm, Width 12-14.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.89$13.49$12.09
Qty>
Dakota Stones Amazonite 6mm Matte Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Amazonite 6mm Matte Round Bead Strand
Code: R0689
Strand Length Approx. 15 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm 
1-23-56+
$11.39$10.29$9.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMKLT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27$0.24$0.22
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Antique Copper 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0436
Length 2.5mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0103
Link 10mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$5.67$5.12$4.62
Qty>
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PCA-TOG013
Loop 27x22mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.26$2.04
Qty>
8mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring
8mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1048
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tube
Code: FIND-1061
Length 2mm, Diameter 2mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0134
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 8-11mm, Diameter 7.5-10mm 
1-34-78+
$8.25$7.45$6.65
Qty>
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Prehinite 6mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0489
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm 
1-34-78+
$8.25$7.45$6.65
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Topaz Blend
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Topaz Blend
Code: 5328-TOB6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27$0.24$0.22
Qty>
TierraCast 7mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 7mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0443
Length 2mm, Diameter 7mm, Hole Gauge 16 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain
Antique Copper-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0095
Long Link 18.5x12.5mm, Short Link 10x8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-23-56+
$10.19$9.19$8.29
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99$10.99$9.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $26.99
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>



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