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Highland Spring Necklace

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Highland Spring Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Refreshing Delica colors and Celtic-inspired buttons create a look that stirs up images of vastly green highland hills on a crisp and sunny morning. Beautiful rolo chain adds a sturdy foundation to this already stunning piece. Learn how to make this multi-strand beauty and add breathtaking style to any ensemble!

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 15 inches long. Crimp one end to a 925/10 silver-filled 4mm 21 gauge open jump ring using a sterling silver 1.1x1mm crimp tube. For help learning how to crimp, please see our Handy Tip. Add 5 3/4 inches of Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized light pewter Delicas to the strand. Next, add 2 3/4 inches of Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized dark sea foam Delicas to the strand. Add one inch of Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat galvanized zest green Delicas and then add two inches of dark sea foam Delicas. Crimp the other end to another jump ring using another crimp tube.

Step two:
Repeat step one for all of the beaded strands, changing the lengths and color patterns as you go. Remember to crimp the strands to the same jump rings every time, too. Follow this pattern for cutting the strands and adding the beads:
  • Cut the next strand 14 3/4 inches long and add 2 1/4 inches of Miyuki 11/0 galvanized dark aqua Delicas, 1 1/2 inch of zest green Delicas, 2 1/4 inches of dark aqua Delicas and 5 3/4 inches of light pewter Delicas
  • Cut the third strand 15 inches long and add 2 inches of dark sea foam Delicas, 1 inch of light pewter Delicas, 4 1/2 inches of zest green Delicas, 1 3/4 inches of light pewter Delicas and 2 1/2 inches of dark aqua Delicas
  • Cut the fourth strand 15 1/4 inches long and add 6 1/4 inches of dark aqua Delicas, 2 1/4 inches of zest green Delicas, 2 1/2 inches of dark aqua Delicas and 1 1/4 inches of zest green Delicas
  • Cut the fifth strand 15 1/4 inches long and add 1 inch of light pewter Delicas, 1 inch of zest green Delicas, 2 1/2 inches of dark sea foam Delicas, 1 1/4 inch of zest green Delicas, 4 1/2 inches of dark sea foam Delicas and 2 inches of light pewter Delicas
  • Cut the sixth strand 14 3/4 inches long and add 4 inches of dark sea foam Delicas, 3 3/4 inches of light pewter Delicas and four inches of zesty green Delicas
  • Cut the seventh strand 14 1/2 inches long and add 2 1/2 inches of zest green Delicas, 5 1/2 inches of dark aqua Delicas and 3 1/2 inches of dark sea foam Delicas


Step three:
Add an antique silver eternal knot button to each end of a two-foot length of 6mm antique silver-plated brass rolo chain. For help opening and closing the links on the end of the chain, see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Attach a jump ring holding your beaded strands to each button shank. Your necklace is now complete!
Approximate Size: 36 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 1/2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Micro Crimper (TOOL-102)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
Soft Touch .010 Very Fine 30FT (Silver Satin) (ST10-30CL)
List of Components:
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas (DB0415, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Zest Green Delicas 8g Bag (DB1835, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter Delicas 8g Bag (DB1851, qty 1)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Sea Foam Delicas 8g Bag (DB1847, qty 1)
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Rolo Chain (BTF-0319, qty 2)
Antique Silver Eternal Knot Button (BTN-033, qty 2)
925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Open Jump Ring, 21 Gauge (FIND-0969, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 1.1x1mm Crimp Tube (FIND-0023, qty 14)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas (DB0415)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Silver Delicas 8g Bag (DB1831)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Matte Lemon Zest Delicas (DB1164)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Semi-Matte Lemon Zest Delicas (DB1154)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Aquamarine Delicas (DB0416)
Antique Silver Small Celtic Knot Button (BTN-036)
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (SPACH15)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas
Code: DB0415
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.09 $5.67$6.59 $5.27$6.13 $4.90
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Zest Green Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1835
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.22 $7.06$7.66 $6.58$7.14 $6.14
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1851
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.22 $7.06$7.66 $6.58$7.14 $6.14
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Sea Foam Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1847
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.22 $7.06$7.66 $6.58$7.14 $6.14
Qty>
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Brass Rolo Chain
Code: BTF-0319
Link 6mm, Hole Size 3mm 
1-45-910+
$3.90 $3.31$3.61 $3.06$3.34 $2.83
Qty>
Antique Silver Eternal Knot Button
Code: BTN-033
Diameter 15mm, Ligne 6.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.01$0.91$0.81
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 4mm Open Jump Ring, 21 Gauge
Code: FIND-0969
Diameter 4mm, Opening Diameter 2.5mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-5960-119120+
$0.15 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Sterling Silver 1.1x1mm Crimp Tube
Code: FIND-0023
Length 1mm, Width 1mm 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Silver Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1831
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-34-78+
$7.50 $6.00$6.98 $5.58$6.49 $5.19
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Matte Lemon Zest Delicas
Code: DB1164
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.40 $5.92$6.88 $5.50$6.40 $5.12
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Semi-Matte Lemon Zest Delicas
Code: DB1154
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.40 $5.92$6.88 $5.50$6.40 $5.12
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Aquamarine Delicas
Code: DB0416
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.09 $5.67$6.59 $5.27$6.13 $4.90
Qty>
Antique Silver Small Celtic Knot Button
Code: BTN-036
Diameter 15mm, Ligne 6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.04 $0.88$0.96 $0.81$0.88 $0.74
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: SPACH15
Link 9mm x 6mm, Gauge 20 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $2.12$2.31 $1.96$2.14 $1.81
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Micro Crimper
Code: TOOL-102
Length 5 1/8-Inches 
Sale Price: $11.01
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-34-78+
$4.32 $3.67$4.01 $3.40$3.72 $3.16
Qty>
Soft Touch .010 Very Fine 30FT (Silver Satin)
Code: ST10-30CL
.010-Inch Diameter, 30-Feet Long 
Sale Price: $7.80
Price: $8.97
Qty>



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