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Gulf Stream Necklace

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Gulf Stream Necklace Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

Fresh colors combine with sleek chain and drops of sparkle in this Gulf Stream necklace. The Turquoise, Sapphire and Peridot beads bring to mind a warm breeze over tropical waters. With its hints of exotic style yet simple construction, this is the perfect necklace to dress up a casual tee or add flair to a floral dress and cardigan. You can find more fascinating fashion trend ideas like this one here.

Step one:
Cut a length of the antique silver-plated brass curb chain approximately 17 inches long. Cut another length of the curb chain approximately 7 inches long.

Step two:
String a Swarovski 6mm crystal globe bead in Peridot onto a sterling silver 20 gauge 3-inch head pin. Slip the head pin through the third link from the left end of the shorter chain. Next, string on a Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Sapphire. Measure 6 1/2 inches into the longer chain and thread your head pin through the link in that position on the chain. Add a Swarovski 10mm round pearl in Turquoise to the head pin. Attach a Swarovski rhodium-plated navette charm with crystal to the end of the head pin by creating a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for more instruction on creating wrapped loops.

Step three:
Repeat the pattern from step two to keep adding to your necklace. When adding the chain lengths to the head pin, count three links over from the last head pin and thread your head pin through the third link. Repeat until you've used all of your beads.

Step four:
Attach the ends of your shorter chain to the long length of chain using 45mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump rings. Take a look at our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video to learn how to open and close jump rings. Add a 4.5mm jump ring to one end of your necklace. Add a 6x15mm stainless steel oval trigger clasp to the other end of your necklace using another 4.5mm jump ring.
Approximate Size: 18 Inches
Estimated Time:One Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-127)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 13304 Rhodium-Plated Navette Charm with Crystal (13304-RCRY7, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Turquoise (5810-TRQ10, qty 16)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP8, qty 16)
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot (5028-PER6, qty 16)
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Curb Chain (BTF-0204, qty 2)
3-Inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP03, qty 16)
6x15mm Stainless Steel Oval Trigger Clasp (CLASP-0361, qty 1)
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04-A, qty 4)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 53300 Rhodium-Plated Small Navette Charm with Crystal (53300-RCRY10)
Swarovski 5028 8mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot (5028-PER8)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sapphire (5000-SAP6)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Turquoise (5810-TRQ4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 13304 Rhodium-Plated Navette Charm with Crystal
Swarovski 13304 Rhodium-Plated Navette Charm with Crystal
Code: 13304-RCRY7
Length 15mm, Width 7mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.38$2.14$1.92
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Code: 5810-TRQ10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.28$0.37 $0.25$0.33 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55$0.50$0.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Code: 5028-PER6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Curb Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Curb Chain
Code: BTF-0204
Link 5mm x 3.5mm, Wire Gauge .912mm/19 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.54$2.30$2.06
Qty>
3-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
3-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP03
Length 3 inches, 20 Gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.07$0.97$0.87
Qty>
6x15mm Stainless Steel Oval Trigger Clasp
6x15mm Stainless Steel Oval Trigger Clasp
Code: CLASP-0361
Length 15.5mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.72$1.56$1.39
Qty>
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 53300 Rhodium-Plated Small Navette Charm with Crystal
Swarovski 53300 Rhodium-Plated Small Navette Charm with Crystal
Code: 53300-RCRY10
Length 10mm, Width 8mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.23$1.11$1.01
Qty>
Swarovski 5028 8mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Swarovski 5028 8mm Crystal Globe Bead Peridot
Code: 5028-PER8
Diameter 8mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.43$0.39$0.35
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.39$0.34$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Turquoise
Code: 5810-TRQ4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.05
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Price: $7.59
Qty>
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Price: $7.59
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>



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