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Funky Feathers Necklace

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Funky Feathers Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Texture and balance are what this piece is all about! We paired weighty, significant components with a more lightweight, airy chain to come up with this striking necklace design.

Step one: For the drop pendant thread the porcelain puffed rectangle peacock feather bead onto the 2½-inch head pin. Finish with a simple loop. For help making simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Connect the loop to a 2-inch eye pin.

Step two: On the eye pin thread a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 12mm antique brass pearl, the silver double wire wrapped rectangle bead, and another 12mm brass pearl. Finish with a simple loop. Set aside.

Step three:: On an eye pin thread a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6mm copper pearl, a 14mm antique brass pearl and another copper pearl. Finish with a simple loop. Repeat.

Step four:: Cut a four ring section of gunmetal-plated textured circle link chain. Working left to right connect one of the pearl sections from step three to the inside of the third ring. Repeat to mirror the pattern.

Step five: Link three sterling silver oval jump rings together and use them to connect the two circle link chain sections together. Dangle the peacock feather drop pendant from the center jump ring.

Step six: Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp an 8-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to an oval jump ring. On the jewelry wire alternate copper pearls with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5mm pearl light green pearls for a total length of 5 inches. Use a crimp tube to crimp the remaining wire to one end of the sterling silver square vine toggle. Use the oval jump ring to connect the pearl strand to one of the circle links on one side of the necklace. Repeat for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate size: 25½ inches
Estimated time: An hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5810 6mm pearl copper (5810-COP6, qty 28)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5810 5mm pearl light green (5810-GRLT5, qty 24)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5811 12mm large hole pearl antique brass (5811-ABP12, qty 2)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5811 14mm large hole pearl antique brass (5811-ABP14, qty 2)
Gunmetal-plated textured circle link chain (BGMCH17, qty 2)
Silver double wire wrapped rectangle bead (HTS336, qty 1)
Sterling silver square vine toggle (ISCL-0108, qty 1)
30x40mm porcelain puffed rectangle peacock feather (PB-40PR57, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
2-inch eye pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP22, qty 3)
2½-inch head pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2Y, qty 1)
Sterling silver oval jump ring 6.4x9.6mm (SS-OJR-OV6, qty 5)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5811 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Large Hole Antique Brass
Code: 5811-ABP12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$0.83 $0.62$0.78 $0.58$0.73 $0.54
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Crystal Pearl Large Hole Antique Brass
Code: 5811-ABP14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$1.30 $0.97$1.22 $0.91$1.14 $0.85
JBB Sterling Silver Square Vine Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0108
Loop 19.5mm, Bar 30.5mm 
$13.97 $10.19$13.26 $9.67$12.59 $9.19
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
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
$0.39 $0.34$0.34 $0.30$0.29 $0.25
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2Y
Length 2 1/2-inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.49 $0.41$0.44 $0.37$0.39 $0.33
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 6.4 x 9.6mm, 16 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV6
.252x.378 (6.4x9.6mm), 16 gauge 
$1.20 $0.92$1.12 $0.86$1.05 $0.80

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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