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Floating Pearl and Chain Necklace

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Floating Pearl and Chain Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This delicate necklace takes just minutes to make and can be worn to work or a wedding! It is stunning in its simplicity. It is sure to be a favorite in your jewelry box!

Step One: Cut a length of sterling silver long oval link chain to a length of approximately 19 inches. Attach it to one side of the sterling silver two-strand clasp using an oval open jump ring. Make sure to attach the chain when the clasp is closed so that you are certain to attach it to the correct side of the clasp. Put both sides on the bottom ring of the two-strand clasp.

Step Two: Cut a length of Soft Flex sterling silver jewelry wire to approximately 24 inches. For this design we will begin in the center. You may want to place a bit of masking tape over the end you are not working with to prevent the beads from sliding off the wire. In the center of the wire string three 6-6.5mm head-drilled white freshwater pearls. Add a Hill Tribe Silver squiddy floral pendant and follow with three more head-drilled pearls. Moving out from the center about three inches on either side, crimp a 1.8mm round crimp bead add one to three 6-6.5mm white rice-shaped freshwater pearls and follow with another crimp bead.

Step Three: Move up the wire a few inches at a time and add pearls surrounded by crimp beads. The pattern is random, and should suit your taste. Our designer chose to do three segments on each side.

Step Four: When you have completed your floating segments, attach the wire to the clasp using 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tubes. For detailed instructions on how to use crimp tubes, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cut the excess wire as flush to the crimp tube as possible. That's it! Four simple steps and you have a gorgeous piece of fashion trend jewelry!
Approximate size: 22 inches
Estimated Time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side-cutters, semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Soft Flex .019 medium 30ft extreme 925™ flex (SF19-30SS)
List of Components:
Hill Tribe silver squiddy floral pendant (HTS011, qty 1)
6-6.5mm white rice pearl (P-WHT4, qty 1 strand)
6-6.5mm white head-drilled pearl (P-WHT3, qty 1 strand)
Sterling silver long oval link chain (925CH49, qty 2 ft) Discontinued
Sterling silver two-strand clasp (SS-CL29, qty 1)
Sterling silver oval open jump ring (SS-OJR-OV5, qty 2)
1.8mm round crimp bead (SS-CRM4, qty 12)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Note: Our sterling silver long oval link chain (925CH49) has been discontinued. We recommend using our Sterling Silver Large Open Oval Link Chain instead, or to view all of our sterling silver chain click here.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Hill Tribe Silver Squiddy Floral Pendant
Code: HTS011
Approx. Height 53.5mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $16.69
Price: $20.58
6mm White Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT4
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $22.29
Price: $26.56
Sterling Silver Two-Strand Clasp
Code: SS-CL29
Total Length 18.5mm 
$10.26 $8.91$9.74 $8.46$9.25 $8.03
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 4.9 x 7.6mm, 19 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV5
Length 7.6mm, Width 4.9mm, 19 gauge 
$0.55 $0.46$0.51 $0.43$0.48 $0.41
Sterling Silver Crimp Bead, 1.8mm Round
Code: SS-CRM4
Length 1.8mm 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56

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