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Furnace Glass Necklace

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Furnace Glass Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Hone your wire working skills with this colorful furnace glass necklace.

Step one: You will want to begin by creating the three dangles for the center of the necklace. You will cut a piece of sterling silver 20 gauge half hard wire to about 6 inches. Straighten the wire with nylon jaw pliers. Make a decorative spiral on one end of the wire. For detailed instructions on this technique, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center and click on How to make a Wire Spiral. String a furnace glass bead of your color choice, followed by a Bali silver round bead with star ends and another furnace glass bead. Finish the dangle with a wrapped loop. You can also find instructions for How to make a Wrapped Loop in the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat these steps to make a total of three dangles.

Step two: Attach the dangles to the open loop of a sterling silver double-looped link.

Step three: To complete the design simply string your beads onto a rubber necklace starting with a sterling silver tube bead followed by a dangle and repeat until you have strung all the beads. Length: 18 inches
Note: you can save money by using leftover furnace glass beads from another project.

Tools Used:
German side cutter (TOOL-503)
German chain nose pliers (TOOL-500)
German round nose pliers (TOOL-502)
Sterling silver 20 gauge half-hard wire (SSWR20HH1)
List of Components:
Tropical Fire Designs hand-blown furnace glass (FD-TROPICAL, qty 1 pack - 6 pieces used in this design)
Sterling silver tube beads (ISBZ-0004, qty 4)
Sterling silver double-looped links (ISLX-0001, qty 3)
Bali silver bead with star ends (BBZ0020, qty 3)
2mm, 18-inch black rubber necklace (NR20-BLK, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Fire Designs Hand Blown Furnace Glass Beads Approx 1oz - TROPICAL
1 oz Approx 27 pieces 
$14.38 $9.92$13.65 $9.41$12.96 $8.94
JBB Sterling Silver Scroll Design Tube Bead
Code: ISBZ-0004
Length 9.5mm, Width 5.5mm 
$3.96 $2.85$3.75 $2.69$3.54 $2.54
Bali Silver Round Bead with Star Ends
Code: BBZ0020
Length 9.5mm, Width 9mm 
$7.55 $5.58$7.16 $5.29$6.78 $5.01
18-inch 2.0mm Rubber Necklace - Black with Sterling Silver Clasp
Code: NR20-BLK
Diameter 2mm, Length 18 inches 
$4.60 $3.49$4.35 $3.30$4.12 $3.13

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $23.48
Price: $26.99
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $19.57
Price: $21.99
German Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-502
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $19.13
Price: $21.99
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.79
Price: $41.99

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