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Courage Necklace

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Courage Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Show your support in the fight against breast cancer with this unique design. Follow these instructions to create this beautiful necklace for a friend, a mother or a sister who is struggling with breast cancer or celebrating their survival. We feel the porcelain nudo accosciato pendant evokes a sense of feminine strength and peace, especially when coupled with the dramatic gunmetal chain.

Step one: On a 1½-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge eye pin thread a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 8mm rose water opal faceted round. Finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Repeat two more times. Repeat the steps to make links with the remaining crystals; two 10mm rose AB 2x faceted rounds, two 12mm light rose faceted rounds and two16x10mm black diamond cubist beads.

Step two: Cut eight 1-inch pieces of gunmetal-plated figaro chain and two 1½-inch pieces of chain.

Step three: In the following order, link together the bar end of the 12mm gunmetal-plated curled toggle clasp, a 6mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (repeat twice), a 1½-inch piece of chain, a rose water opal link, a 1-inch piece of chain, rose AB 2x link, 1-inch chain, black diamond cubist link, 1-inch chain, light rose link, 1-inch chain, rose AB 2x link, 1-inch chain, rose water opal link, 1-inch chain, light rose link, 1-inch chain, rose water opal link, 1-inch chain, black diamond cubist link, 1½-inch piece of chain, jump ring and the loop end of the toggle clasp.

Step four: Cut a 19-inch piece of gunmetal-plated 3 oval links rollo chain so that the large 3 oval links section is in the center. Attach this chain to the same jump rings that the crystal and chain necklace is attached to.

Step five: On a sterling silver 1-inch head pin add the 24x32mm porcelain puffed rectangle nudo accosciato pendant. Cut seven oval links from the left over Figaro chain, and stack them onto the head pin. Add a rose water opal and finish with a simple loop. Connect the loop to the center link on the rollo chain.
Approximate size: 17½ - 21 inches
Estimated time: 1½ hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
24x32mm porcelain puffed rectangle nudo accosciato (PB-32PR84, qty 1)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 10mm faceted round rose ab 2x (5000-RO2AB10, qty 2)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 12mm faceted round light rose (5000-ROLT12, qty 2)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 8mm faceted round rose water opal (5000-RWO8, qty 3)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5650 16x10mm cubist black diamond (5650-BKD16, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated 3 oval links rollo chain (BGMCH11, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated figaro chain (BGMCH16, qty 2)
1.5-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge eye pin (BGM-EP15-24, qty 9)
6mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring (BGM-OJR06-A, qty 4)
12mm gunmetal-plated curled toggle clasp (BGM-TOG01, qty 1)
1-inch head pin 20 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP01, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

24x32mm Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Nudo Accosciato
24x32mm Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Nudo Accosciato
Code: PB-32PR84
Height 31mm, Width 23mm 
Sale Price: $8.15
Price: $11.99
Qty>
5000 10mm Faceted Round Rose AB 2x
5000 10mm Faceted Round Rose AB 2x
Code: 5000-RO2AB10
Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.94$0.84$0.76
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 12mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Swarovski 5000 12mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Code: 5000-ROLT12
Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.10$1.00$0.90
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Rose Water Opal
Code: 5000-RWO8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70 $0.61$0.64 $0.56$0.58 $0.51
Qty>
Swarovski 5650 16mm Cubist Black Diamond
Swarovski 5650 16mm Cubist Black Diamond
Code: 5650-BKD16
Length 16mm, Width 10mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $1.82$2.43 $1.65$2.18 $1.48
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated 3 Oval Links Rollo Chain
Gunmetal-Plated 3 Oval Links Rollo Chain
Code: BGMCH11
Links 16x11.5, 14.5x8mm, 3x3mm, 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.69 $2.98$3.34 $2.70$2.93 $2.37
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Figaro Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Figaro Chain
Code: BGMCH16
Links 7x4.5mm, 5.5x3mm - 20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.38 $1.90$2.14 $1.71$1.94 $1.55
Qty>
1.5-inch Gunmetal-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
1.5-inch Gunmetal-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BGM-EP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated 12mm Curled Toggle Clasp
Gunmetal-Plated 12mm Curled Toggle Clasp
Code: BGM-TOG01
Loop 20x12mm, Bar 18mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.44$1.28$1.16
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP01
Length 1 inch, 20 Gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.42 $0.37$0.38 $0.34$0.34 $0.30
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.89
Price: $10.99
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