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Helena Necklace

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Helena Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace pays homage to natural beauty with its blackberry pendant, floral motifs, leaf chain and even an ivy clasp. With pastel colors and olivine accents, it features all the beauty of springtime in Big Sky Country. For a matching set of earrings see the design instructions for the Moonlit Forest earrings.

Step One: Cut a 2-inch piece of silver-plated leaf chain. When cutting, a couple of leaf charms will fall off the chain. Set those aside to use later. Cut an approximately 8-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to an end link in the leaf chain using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Cover with a 3mm sterling silver crimp cover. For help with crimp tubes and covers visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire.

Step Two: On the wire, string an antique silver floral round, an olivine round and a light lavender roundelle. Continue stringing in this order: a 6mm Swarovski bicone in light peach, an olivine round, a 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone in lime, a lavender roundelle, a lime bicone and an olivine round. Repeat this pattern. String a peach bicone and an antique silver wild rose bead and then repeat the pattern three more times. Add a peach bicone, lavender roundelle and an olivine round. Finish the wire by crimping to a 4.60mm open jump ring using a crimp tube. Cover with a crimp cover. Trim any excess wire.

Step Three: String the leaf charms you set aside in step one onto a 4.60mm open jump ring and attach the jump ring to the end of the wire. Using a 4.60mm open jump ring, attach the silver-plated pewter ivy leaf toggle clasp.

Step Four: String a 3mm Swarovski faceted round in olivine on a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Attach to the leaf chain using a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat six times, spacing them evenly throughout the chain section. String an olivine round on a head pin and attach to the jump ring section near the clasp using a wrapped loop. Repeat twice.

Step Five: Repeat steps one through four to create the other half of the necklace. Attach the open ends of leaf chain to the purple with the blackberry-themed sterling/resin pendant using 4.20mm open jump rings.
Approximate size: 18 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Under 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Sterling/resin 22x25.5mm pendant-purple with blackberries (SS-PEND098, qty 1)
Antique silver wild rose bead (SA-5612, qty 2)
Antique silver floral round (SA-5601, qty 2)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5328 6mm XILION bicone light peach (5328-PEALT6, qty 14)
5x4mm light lavender roundelle strand (CR-RL128, qty 1)
Silver-plated leaf chain (SPCH34, qty 1)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 3mm faceted round olivine (5000-OL3, qty 42)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5328 4mm faceted bicone lime (5328-LIME4, qty 20)
Silver-plated pewter ivy leaf toggle clasp (PS-TOG013, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
3mm sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.65x4.20mm) (SS-OJR25-F, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75x4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 6)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 24 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP4X, qty 18)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Floral Round
Code: SA-5601
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.99 $0.84$0.93 $0.79$0.87 $0.73
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Light Peach
Code: 5328-PEALT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Silver-Plated Leaf Chain by the Foot
Code: SPCH34
Leaf Size-Height 9mm, Width 3.5 
$15.56 $13.38$14.77 $12.70$14.02 $12.05
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ivy Leaf Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG013
Loop 26.75x12.75mm, Bar 23mm 
$2.46 $1.86$2.32 $1.76$2.18 $1.65
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
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .165 inches (0.65 x 4.20mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-F
Diameter 4.2mm, 22 gauge 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20$0.22 $0.19
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
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

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