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Free-Flying Necklace

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Free-Flying Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The sky's the limit with this necklace. We mixed and matched butterflies, birds and hearts for this easy design. But you can choose pieces to personalize your own style.

Step one: Cut two pieces of chain approximately 15 inches long. We used antique copper-plated, large circle link chain for one side of our necklace and antique copper-plated, large squares and ovals chain for the other side. Link together five 6mm antique copper-plated open jump rings. Link the two pieces of chain together with these links to make one long chain.

Step two: For our focal point we chose the large copper cross with heart center and made a bail for it to hang from using a 5 inch piece of Soft Flex, six 8/0 Toho bead triangles and a 2x2mm copper crimp tube, connecting the two loose ends of the chain together with it. For the copper heart bead, use the 2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin and make a wrapped loop. For instructions on How to Make a Wrapped Loop, please see the Handy Tips section.

Step three: Attach 6mm antique copper-plated open jump rings to your pendants and charms, and arrange them on your necklace. Have fun with this part and express your individuality.
Approximate size: 31 inches
Approximate cost: $100
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Soft Flex .019 medium 30ft clear (silver satin) (SF19-30CL)
List of Components:
Antique copper-plated large circle link chain (BCACH01, qty 2)
Antique copper-plated large squares and ovals chain (BCACH02, qty 2)
Medium copper butterfly pendant (BC-PEND029, qty 1)
Large copper dove pendant (BC-PEND031, qty 1)
Small copper round hoop pendant with rings (BC-PEND019, qty 1)
Small copper butterfly pendant (BC-PEND036, qty 1)
Large copper cross with heart center (BC-PEND003, qty 1)
Copper heart bead (BC-BD015, qty 1)
Pewter mini spiky heart charm (PW-CH0303, qty 2)
Pewter spiral heart charm (PW-CH0282, qty 2)
Pewter spiky heart charm (PW-CH0283, qty 1)
Pewter dot heart charm (PW-CH0288, qty 1)
Pewter winged heart charm (PW-CH0250, qty 1)
Toho bead triangle 8/0 dark copper 8g Bag (TBTR8222, qty 6)
2-inch 21 gauge copper head pin (C-0028, qty 1)
6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 17)
2x2mm copper antiqued crimp (C-0030, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
Antique Copper-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain (BTF-0099)
Patricia Healey Copper Large Butterfly Pendant (BC-PEND020)
Patricia Healey Copper Large Bumpy Heart Bead (BC-BD014)
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Spiral Center (BC-PEND002)
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Lock Charm (CA-2290)
Patricia Healey Small Copper Heart Pendant (BC-PEND052)
TierraCast Antique Silver Heart Lock Charm (SA-2290)
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heart Lock Charm (BKO-2290)
TOHO™ Bead Triangle Hybrid 8/0 Antiqued Metallic Purple (TBTR8-Y504)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Copper-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Antique Copper-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: BCACH01
Links 9x9mm, 5.5x3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.64$4.19$3.74
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Large Squares and Ovals Chain
Antique Copper-Plated Large Squares and Ovals Chain
Code: BCACH02
Links 19x19mm, 14x10mm, 6x2.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.44$3.99$3.64
Qty>
Patricia Healey Medium Copper Butterfly Pendant
Patricia Healey Medium Copper Butterfly Pendant
Code: BC-PEND029
Height 30mm, Width 43.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.09$9.09$8.19
Qty>
Patricia Healey Large Copper Dove Bird Pendant
Patricia Healey Large Copper Dove Bird Pendant
Code: BC-PEND031
Height 25-30mm, Width 42-44mm 
1-23-56+
$8.69$7.89$7.09
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Small Round Hoop Pendant with Rings
Patricia Healey Copper Small Round Hoop Pendant with Rings
Code: BC-PEND019
Height 23.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.32$4.77$4.32
Qty>
Patricia Healey Small Copper Butterfly Pendant
Patricia Healey Small Copper Butterfly Pendant
Code: BC-PEND036
Height 26.5mm, Width 25mm 
1-23-56+
$10.09$9.09$8.19
Qty>
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Heart Center
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Heart Center
Code: BC-PEND003
Height 61mm, Width 40mm 
1-23-56+
$17.99$15.99$14.99
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Heart Bead
Patricia Healey Copper Heart Bead
Code: BC-BD015
Length 20mm, Width 26mm 
Price: $8.69
Qty>
Pewter Mini Spiky Heart Charm
Pewter Mini Spiky Heart Charm
Code: PW-CH0303
Height 16mm, Width 11mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.24$2.02
Qty>
Pewter Spiral Heart Charm
Pewter Spiral Heart Charm
Code: PW-CH0282
Height 20mm, Width 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.24$2.02
Qty>
Pewter Spikey Heart Charm
Pewter Spikey Heart Charm
Code: PW-CH0283
Height 21.5mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.24$2.02
Qty>
Pewter Dot Heart Charm
Pewter Dot Heart Charm
Code: PW-CH0288
Height 16mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.24$2.02
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle 8/0 Dark Copper 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Triangle 8/0 Dark Copper 8g Bag
Code: TBTR8-222
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$2.49$2.29$2.09
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
Code: C-0028
Length 2 inches, 21 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07$0.06$0.05
Qty>
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp
Code: C-0030
2x2mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08$0.07$0.06
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Copper-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain
Antique Copper-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0099
Long Link 24.5x11mm, Short Link 19.5x12.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-56-1112+
$4.29$3.84$3.49
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Large Butterfly Pendant
Patricia Healey Copper Large Butterfly Pendant
Code: BC-PEND020
Height 43mm, Width 50mm 
1-23-56+
$8.69$7.89$7.09
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Large Bumpy Heart Bead
Patricia Healey Copper Large Bumpy Heart Bead
Code: BC-BD014
Length 27mm, Width 33.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.09$9.09$8.19
Qty>
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Spiral Center
Patricia Healey Large Copper Cross with Spiral Center
Code: BC-PEND002
Height 66mm, Width 46mm 
Price: $17.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Lock Charm
TierraCast Antique Copper Heart Lock Charm
Code: CA-2290
Height 16.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.15$1.03$0.93
Qty>
Patricia Healey Small Copper Heart Pendant
Patricia Healey Small Copper Heart Pendant
Code: BC-PEND052
Height 15mm, Width 13mm 
Price: $5.32
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Heart Lock Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Heart Lock Charm
Code: SA-2290
Height 16.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.15$1.03$0.93
Qty>
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heart Lock Charm
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heart Lock Charm
Code: BKO-2290
Height 17mm, Width 14mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.15$1.03$0.93
Qty>
TOHO Bead Triangle Hybrid 8/0 Antiqued Metallic Purple
TOHO Bead Triangle Hybrid 8/0 Antiqued Metallic Purple
Code: TBTR8-Y504
Size 8/0, 8 gram bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.49$2.29$2.09
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF19-30CL
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$15.99$14.99$13.99
Qty>



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