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Erica Necklace

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Erica Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

The elegant beauty of this necklace will make a wonderful complement to any wedding ensemble on your big day. Delicate chain combines with softly sparkling Swarovski crystals and a floral drop from Kabela Design for a look that's sophisticated and sweet. Discover more inspiration for wedding jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Slide a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Crystal Silver Shade onto a 3/4-inch 24 gauge sterling silver eye pin. Make a simple loop at the top of the bead. Repeat seven times for a total of eight 4mm links. Slide a Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal Silver Shade onto an eye pin and make a simple loop at the top of the bead. Set your links aside.

Step two:
Cut two pieces of 1.7mm antique silver-plated brass delicate cable chain approximately 2 3/4 inches long each. Set aside.

Step three:
Cut two pieces of chain approximately 1 1/4 inches long. Set aside.

Step four:
Start linking your necklace together in the following order:
  • One 4mm link
  • One sterling silver 3.55mm open jump ring (for help opening and closing jump rings, see this video tutorial).
  • One 4mm link
  • One 1 1/4-inch length of chain
  • One 4mm link
  • One 3.55mm jump ring
  • One 4mm link
  • One 1 1/4-inch length of chain
  • One 4mm link
  • One 3.55mm jump ring
  • One 4mm link


Step five:
Cut two pieces from the remaining amount of chain. Our pieces measure approximately five inches each, but you can use longer or shorter pieces to adjust the total length of the necklace as desired. Attach one chain to the end loop on one 4mm link at the end of the section you just linked up. Attach the other piece of chain to the other side of the linked section in the same manner. Add the 9x3mm lobster claw clasp to one end of the necklace using the included jump ring. Add the sterling silver 5mm medium closed jump ring to the other end of the necklace using a 3.55mm open jump ring.

Step six:
Slide a 4mm faceted round onto a 1-inch 24 gauge sterling silver head pin. Make a simple loop at the top of the bead. Repeat twice for a total of three dangles. Attach these dangles to the openings at the sides and bottom of the Kabela Design antique silver-plated brass Trixie link. Attach your 6mm link to the top loop of the link using two 3.55mm jump rings linked together. Attach the other end of the 6mm link to the center jump ring of your necklace.

Step seven:
Attach one end of a 2 3/4-inch length of chain to the loop on one of your remaining 4mm links. Attach the other end of this 4mm link to the jump ring between the two 4mm links on the left side of the necklace. Use another jump ring to connect the other end of this chain to the jump ring below the 6mm link at the center of your necklace. Repeat this step on the other side of your necklace.
Approximate Size: 15 Inches
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bent Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-133)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Trixie Link (FIND-1999, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Shade (5000-CSS6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Shade (5000-CSS4, qty 12)
1.7mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Delicate Cable Chain By the Foot (BTF-0988, qty 2)
9 x 3mm Lobster Claw Clasp with Open Jump Ring (SS-CL01, qty 1)
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP43, qty 9)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm) (SS-OJR30-B, qty 9)
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm) (SS-CJR-MD, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver 3 x 8mm Lobster Clasp with Closed Ring (CLASP-0698)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-CRYS4)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads (5000-CRYS6)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML6)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Trixie Link
Code: FIND-1999
Length 29mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.36 $3.75$5.08 $3.55$4.81 $3.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Shade
Code: 5000-CSS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.52 $0.39$0.49 $0.36$0.45 $0.33
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Shade
Code: 5000-CSS4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.26$0.33 $0.24$0.31 $0.23
Qty>
1.7mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Delicate Cable Chain By the Foot
Code: BTF-0988
Link 1.7mm, Wire Gauge 30 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.41 $0.91$1.32 $0.85$1.24 $0.80
Qty>
9 x 3mm Sterling Silver Lobster Claw Clasp with Open Jump Ring
Code: SS-CL01
Length 9mm, Width 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.40 $1.14$1.32 $1.08$1.24 $1.01
Qty>
3/4-inch Eye Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP43
Length .75 inches, 24 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.19 $0.16$0.16 $0.13$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.19 $0.16$0.16 $0.14$0.13 $0.11
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .140 inches (0.75 x 3.55mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-B
Diameter 3.5mm, 21 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
Qty>
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76 x 5mm)
Code: SS-CJR-MD
Diameter 5mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.38 $0.32$0.36 $0.30$0.33 $0.28
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver 3 x 8mm Lobster Clasp with Closed Ring
Code: CLASP-0698
Length 8mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.28 $1.93$2.15 $1.82$2.03 $1.72
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15$0.19 $0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Code: 5000-CRYS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.21$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.52 $0.39$0.49 $0.36$0.45 $0.33
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.26$0.33 $0.24$0.31 $0.23
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-133
Sale Price: $8.58
Price: $9.75
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Qty>



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