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Eyes of Argus Necklace

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Eyes of Argus Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The Greek mythology behind peacocks says that in order to commemorate her faithful watchman, Hera, the queen of heaven, had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever, in a peacock's tail.

Step one: For the pendant, form a spiral at one end of a six-inch piece of sterling silver round wire. For help making a wire spiral please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step two: Add the onyx peacock bead, a Swarovski 6mm Caribbean blue opal bicone and the sterling silver peridot bead frame with a Swarovski 8mm Caribbean blue opal bicone in the window. Finish with a wrapped loop. For help making wrapped loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step three: Cut a twenty-four inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 jewelry wire. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp to the loop end of the pewter antique silver large leaf toggle clasp set. Trim the excess jewelry wire. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step four: Combine 36 of the dark aqua-orange roundelles and the wasabi-dark aqua roundelles in a random fashion. Add a Czech glass blue-green with Picasso grooved rectangle, ten more roundelles, another Czech rectangle, three roundelles, Czech rectangle, ten roundelles and the peacock pendant. Reverse the pattern for the other side of the necklace.

Step five: To finish the necklace use a crimp tube to crimp to the bar end of the toggle clasp. Trim the excess jewelry wire.
Approximate size: 21 inches
Approximate cost: $66
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
ZambaPro™ 49 .024 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-024)
Sterling wire round 22 gauge half hard-approx 1oz (30.4ft) (SSWR22HH1)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal (5328-CBOP6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal (5328-CBOP8, qty 1)
30x40mm rectangle black onyx peacock (AB-AIC0, qty 1)
Czech glass blue-green w/ Picasso grooved rectangle (CR-GW003, qty 6)
5x3mm dark aqua/orange roundelle strand (CR-RL168, qty 2)
5x3.5mm wasabi/dark aqua roundelle strand (CR-RL175, qty 2)
Pewter antique silver crystal glue-in large leaf toggle clasp set (SA-6127, qty 1)
Sterling silver spring spiral 8mm bead frame - Swarovski Peridot (SS-BDFRM21, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5328-CBOP6
L 6mm, DIA 6mm, HS .812mm/20 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.18
Price: $0.27
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5328-CBOP8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $0.53
30 x 40mm Rectangle Black Agate Peacock
Code: AB-AIC0
Height 40mm, Width 30mm 
Price: $33.28
Czech Glass Blue-Green with Picasso Grooved Rectangle
Code: CR-GW003
Length 18.5mm, Width 11.5mm 
$1.33 $1.06$1.25 $1.00$1.17 $0.93
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.67
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $32.99
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft)
Code: SSWR22HH1
22 Gauge, 30 Feet (Approx) 
Price: $41.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .024 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-024
Diameter .024 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $9.99

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