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Grapes on the Vine Necklace

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Grapes on the Vine Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Like a grape vine overflowing with ripe fruit, this necklace displays juicy style. Rich purple pearls take center stage, against green and copper WireLace "leaves." See more of this necklace and other creative uses for WireLace in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Learn how to make this necklace and add delicious style to your looks!

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Crimp the end to the eye of the 1/20 14K rose gold-filled 1.5-inch 24 gauge eye pin using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, please see our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tool.

Step two:
Cut a length of WireLace 6mm grass ribbon and a length of WireLace 6mm copper ribbon approximately eight inches long each. Shape and stretch them with your fingers so that they are curvier and "fluffier" in appearance. Tie the ends of the WireLace strands in a knot. Poke the end of the eye pin through the knot. Then, bring the jewelry wire through holes in the knitted mesh of the two WireLace strands. Your jewelry wire and WireLace strands should be attached and match up in length.

Step three:
String a Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Blackberry onto the jewelry wire. Slide your jewelry wire through holes in the knitted mesh of the WireLace strands, so that a section of WireLace nests behind the pearl. Repeat this process 13 times. You can reshape your WireLace as you go to create a fluffier look.

Step four:
Crimp the open end of the jewelry wire to an eye pin using a crimp tube. Tie the ends of the WireLace strands in a knot just above the eye of the eye pin.

Step five:
Slide a JBB copper-plated pewter end cap onto an eye pin, to cover the end of the WireLace and jewelry wire. Add a Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Copper to the eye pin and make a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops, please see our Handy Tip. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.

Step six:
Cut a length of copper hammered-textured cable chain approximately five and a quarter of an inch long. Attach one end to a wrapped loop using a 5mm copper 20 gauge open jump ring. See our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings. Add half of the JBB copper-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle clasp to the end of the chain using another jump ring. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 9 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
German Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-502)
List of Components:
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Grass, 1 Yd (STRNG-0226, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, 1 Yd (STRNG-0225, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Blackberry (5810-BKB8, qty 14)
Copper Hammered-Textured Cable Chain (BTF-0287, qty 2)
JBB Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap (PC-BD004, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP5, qty 2)
1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Eye Pin 24 Gauge (FIND-1524, qty 2)
5mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1044, qty 4)
JBB Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp (PC-TOG015, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Rust, 1 Yd (STRNG-0229)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Seafoam, 1 Yd (STRNG-0241)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Blackberry (5810-BKB6)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap (PCA-BD001)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

WireLace Ribbon 6mm Grass, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0226
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36$4.98$4.63
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0225
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36$4.98$4.63
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Blackberry
Code: 5810-BKB8
Diameter 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15$0.18 $0.13
Qty>
Copper Hammered-Textured Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0287
Link 7.5mm x 6mm, Wire Gauge 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$13.40 $10.05$12.49 $9.36$11.64 $8.73
Qty>
JBB Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PC-BD004
Length 8.5mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.07
Qty>
1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Eye Pin 24 Gauge
Code: FIND-1524
Length 36mm, Wire Gauge .51mm/24 gauge, Opening Diameter 1.4mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64$0.59$0.54
Qty>
5mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1044
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
JBB Copper-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PC-TOG015
Loop 27x22mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.51$2.32$2.15
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>

Alternate Components

WireLace Ribbon 6mm Rust, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0229
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36$4.98$4.63
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Seafoam, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0241
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-23-56+
$7.67$7.14$6.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Blackberry
Code: 5810-BKB6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PCA-BD001
Length 8.5mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
German Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-502
4.5 Inches 
Price: $20.49
Qty>



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