Desert Relic Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The colors in this necklace just keep going. It is easy to get lost in the details! The simple two-strand design will work with almost any style. Be daring and play with color as you put together this lovely piece.
Step one: Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to the loop end of the 20mm flower sterling toggle clasp. Cut a 20-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .014 jewelry wire. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp to the jump ring. For help using crimp tubes please see our Handy Tips section in the learning center.
Step two: String six round 6/0 rusty orange gold luster Toho beads. Add a 9x6mm opaque turquoise with half Picasso roundelle, an antique silver leaf bead, Picasso roundelle and ten 6/0 rusty orange Toho beads. Repeat nine times. Add a Picasso roundelle, leaf bead, Picasso roundelle and six 6/0 rusty orange Toho beads. Use a crimp tube to crimp remaining wire to a jump ring. Attach the jump ring to the bar end of the toggle clasp.
Step three: Cut a 20-inch length of jewelry wire and crimp to a jump ring. Attach the jump ring to the loop end of the toggle clasp. String the 8/0 matte galvanized kiwi, 8/0 frosted silver-lined ruby, 8/0 nickel-plated silver, 11/0 silver-lined blue and the 8/0 rusty orange gold luster Toho beads in a random pattern to 18-inches. Crimp remaining wire to a jump ring. Attach the jump ring to the bar end of the toggle clasp.
Approximate size: 19 inches Estimated time: Less than two hours Difficulty level: Beginner