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)