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Expedition Necklace

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Expedition Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The combination of the microfiber suede with the brown shell tribal pendant creates a simple men's necklace that is not only easy to make, but also stylish and fashionable. The tribal pendant also adds a handcrafted element that gives this necklace a touch of artisan appeal.

Step one: Cut 24-inches of ultra microfiber brown suede. Connect the brown shell rectangle pendant to a 1.0 x 9.0mm sterling silver open jump ring. Use the jump ring to slide the pendant onto the suede.

Step two: Connect the sterling silver egg trigger clasp to a 1.0 x 6.10mm sterling silver jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the suede and fold back a half-inch of material. Use flat nose pliers with a polishing cloth to close the suede loop by flattening a sterling silver 4x4mm crimp tube just below the end of the suede.

Step three: Slide a 1.0 x 9.0mm jump ring onto the other end of the suede and close the suede loop by flattening another sterling silver crimp tube.
Approximate size: 24-inches
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Flat nose pliers (TOOL-107) polishing cloth (POL-01)
List of Components:
Ultra micro fiber suede by the foot - brown (MSUEDE02, qty 1)
Brown pen shell rect. pendant 15x25mm - tribal shield (SHL-LP98, qty 1)
Small egg trigger clasp (SS-CL36, qty 1)
4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2)
Sterling open jump ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 1)
Sterling open jump ring (1.0 x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Brown by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE02
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.22$0.25 $0.20
Sterling Silver Small Egg Trigger Clasp
Code: SS-CL36
Length 14.5mm 
$7.87 $5.11$7.46 $4.84$7.07 $4.59
4 x 4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
$0.69 $0.50$0.64 $0.46$0.60 $0.43
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
$0.55 $0.43$0.52 $0.41$0.48 $0.37
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-F
1.0 x 9.0mm 
$0.80 $0.55$0.75 $0.51$0.70 $0.48

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Flat Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-107
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67

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