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Summer Splish Splash Necklace

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Summer Splish Splash Necklace Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

Keep your style fresh with this trendy necklace! The bold focal of this necklace is the bib, created by linking chain and Swarovski crystal pearls in fashionable colors together. The soft shades of jade, pink coral and ivory work well together and have just the right amount of glamour when paired with the golden accents of chain. Heat up your summer looks with this necklace or wear it in the winter to keep the warmth of summer with you!

Step one:
String a Swarovski 12mm round pearl in Crystal Ivory onto a 1.5-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 23 gauge head pin. Create a simple loop on the end of the head pin. For help creating simple loops, see our Handy Tip. Repeat this step six times for a total of seven Crystal Ivory dangles and set them aside.

Step two:
String a Crystal Ivory pearl onto a 1.5-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 23 gauge eye pin. Create a simple loop at the end of the eye pin. Repeat this step seven times for a total of eight Crystal Ivory links and set them aside.

Step three:
String a Swarovski 12mm round pearl in Pink Coral onto an eye pin. Create a simple loop at the end of the eye pin. Repeat this step nine times for a total ten Pink Coral links and set them aside.

Step four:
String a Swarovski 12mm round pearl in Jade onto an eye pin. Create a simple loop at the end of the eye pin. Repeat this step 11 times for a total of 12 Jade links and set them aside.

Step five:
Cut a length of the satin Hamilton gold-plated large circle link chain approximately 3 inches long or 13 links long. Repeat this step twice for a total of three lengths of 3-inch chain. Set aside.

Step six:
Cut a length of chain approximately 2 1/4 inches long or nine links long. Set aside.

Step seven:
Cut a length of chain approximately 1 1/4 inches long or five links long. Set aside.

Step eight:
Cut a length of chain approximately 16 inches long, or 63 links long. Add an 8mm satin Hamilton gold-plated 18 gauge open jump ring to one end and a 19x10mm satin Hamilton gold-plated trigger clasp on the other end using a jump ring. See our Handy Tip Video for help with opening and closing your jump rings.

Step nine:
Attach a Crystal Ivory link to the 14th link on your chain. On the 16th link, attach a Jade link. Attach a Coral Pink link to the 18th link on the chain. On the 20th link, attach another Crystal Ivory link. Attach another Coral Pink link to the 22nd link on the chain and then on the 24th link of the chain, attach a Jade link. Finally, attach a Crystal Ivory link to the 26th link of the chain. Slip one of the 3-inch chain lengths over the ends of each link. Each large circular link of the chain should be over the end of each pearl link in the first row of the bib.

Step ten:
Working from left to right, you are going to attach a second row of pearl links to the ends of your first row. Make sure the 3-inch chain length is connected between the rows. Follow this pattern to create your second row:
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Crystal Ivory link
  • One Jade link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Jade Link
  • One Crystal Ivory link
  • One Coral Pink link
Slip another 3-inch chain length over the ends of each link in this row.

Step eleven:
Repeat step ten using this pattern:
  • One Jade link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Crystal Ivory link
  • One Jade link
  • One Crystal Ivory link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Jade link
Don't forget to slip another 3-inch chain length over the ends of each link in this row.

Step twelve:
Attach a Crystal Ivory dangle to the bottom of the first Jade link in the third row of the bib. Work your way from left to right, adding pearl links to the ends of the links in the third row. Follow this pattern:
  • One Jade link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Crystal Ivory link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Jade link
Attach another Crystal Ivory dangle to the end of the last Jade link in the third row. Slip the 2 1/4-inch length of chain over the ends of the links in this row.

Step thirteen:
Attach a Crystal Ivory dangle to the bottom of the first Jade link in the fourth row of the bib. Work your way from left to right, adding pearl links to the ends of the links in the fourth row. Follow this pattern:
  • One Jade link
  • One Coral Pink link
  • One Jade link
Attach another Crystal Ivory dangle to the end of the last Jade link in the fourth row. Slip the 1 1/4-inch length of chain over the ends of the links in this row.

Step fourteen:
Attach Crystal Ivory dangle to the bottom of the first Jade link in the fifth row of the bib. Add a Jade link to the end of the Coral Pink link in the fifth row. Add another Crystal Ivory dangle to the end of the last Jade link in the fifth row. Finish your bib by adding a Crystal Ivory dangle to the end of the Jade link in the sixth row.
Approximate Size: 17 inches
Estimated Time:two hours
Difficulty Level:beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
Flat Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-611)
Chain Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-613)
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge (TOOL-600)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Crystal Ivory (5810-IVO12, qty 15)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Pink Coral (5810-PCO12, qty 10)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Jade (5810-JAD12, qty 12)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Circle Link Chain (BTF-0074, qty 3)
19x10mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Trigger Clasp (CLASP-0189, qty 1)
8mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0446, qty 2)
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-0451, qty 7)
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-0448, qty 30)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Pink (5810-NPI12)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Orange (5810-NOR12)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow (5810-NYE12)
Antique Silver-Plated Large Circle Link Chain (SPACH10)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Crystal Ivory
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Crystal Ivory
Code: 5810-IVO12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Pink Coral
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Pink Coral
Code: 5810-PCO12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Jade
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Jade
Code: 5810-JAD12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: BTF-0074
Diameter 9mm, Short Link 6mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.84 $3.87$4.39 $3.51$3.94 $3.15
Qty>
19x10mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Trigger Clasp
19x10mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: CLASP-0189
Length with Bail/Loop 19mm, Width 4.5mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.78 $1.42$1.60 $1.28$1.44 $1.15
Qty>
8mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
8mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0446
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
Qty>
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: FIND-0451
Length 37mm, Wire Gauge .573mm/23 gauge, Head 2mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04
Qty>
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0448
Length 37.5mm, Wire Gauge 23, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Pink
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Pink
Code: 5810-NPI12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Orange
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Orange
Code: 5810-NOR12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow
Code: 5810-NYE12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: SPACH10
Link 9mm x 9mm, 5.5mm x 2.5mm, Gauge 18 
1-56-1112+
$4.64 $3.71$4.19 $3.35$3.74 $2.99
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Sale Price: $44.23
Price: $55.29
Qty>
Tronex Flat-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle
Tronex Flat-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaw with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-611
Sale Price: $43.43
Price: $54.29
Qty>
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Sale Price: $44.23
Price: $55.29
Qty>
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Code: TOOL-600
Sale Price: $44.23
Price: $55.29
Qty>



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