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Hunter's Moon Necklace

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Hunter's Moon Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

When the Hunter's Moon fills the night sky, a mysterious red and orange glow pierces the darkness. This striking necklace was made with those kind of mysterious autumn nights in mind. A strand of warmly glittering bicones complement the fierce spike pendant, while matte black chain and findings create a bold backdrop. Like the Hunter's Moon it's named after, this necklace is sure to add an enchanting glow to your style.

Step one:
Attach a 12mm 13 gauge matte black-plated open jump ring to the Swarovski 6480 39mm spike pendant in Crystal Red Magma. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Cut a length of 4x3mm matte black-plated classic cable chain approximately 19 inches long or to the desired length. Our chain is 20 inches long with the clasp included. Slide your pendant onto the chain.

Step two:
Add a 6mm 18 gauge matte black-plated open jump ring to the 12x7mm matte black-plated trigger clasp and attach it to one end of the chain using a 5mm 18 gauge matte black-plated open jump ring. Link an 8mm 18 gauge matte black-plated open jump ring to a 6mm jump ring and attach it to the other end of the chain using a 5mm jump ring. Set this strand aside.

Step three:
Make dangles for your second chain by using 2-inch 20 gauge matte black-plated 2mm ball end head pins and the Swarovski 4mm Bicone Warm Autumn Designer Blend. Thread a bicone onto a head pin and make a simple loop at the end of the head pin using the 1-step big looper. See how to use this tool in the 1-Step Big Looper Video. Take care not to squeeze your bicones with the looper, as this may cause the bicones to break. You can also learn how to make simple loops on your own, if you like. If you prefer, you can make wrapped loops, but you will need to wrap them directly to your chain.

Step four:
Lay a two-foot length of 6mm matte black-plated rolo chain out on your work surface and plan where you want the dangles to be. We attached our dangles starting in the center and worked our way out on either side. We added three dangles to every other link in this area. You can color block the dangles in random numbers.

Step five:
Lay this chain over the chain holding the pendant, so that it is layered the way you want. Once you are satisfied, cut the rolo chain to size. Ours is approximately 18 inches long. Attach one end of this chain to the 6mm jump ring holding the clasp using a 5mm jump ring. Attach the other end of the chain to the 6mm jump ring on the other end of the pendant chain using a 5mm jump ring.
Approximate Size: 18 Inches
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith 1-Step Big Looper Plier (TOOL-0173)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6480 39mm Spike Pendant Crystal Red Magma (6480-RMM39, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Warm Autumn Designer Blend (ADB0098, qty 1) 6mm Matte Black-Plated Rolo Chain by the Foot (BTF-0540, qty 2)
4x3mm Matte Black-Plated Classic Cable Chain by the Foot (BTF-0539, qty 2)
2-Inch Matte Black-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge (FIND-1689, qty 93)
12x7mm Matte Black-Plated Trigger Clasp (CLASP-0649, qty 1)
12mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 13 Gauge (FIND-1691, qty 1)
5mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-1692, qty 4)
6mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-1695, qty 2)
8mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-1694, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 6480 28mm Spike Pendant Crystal Red Magma (6480-RMM28)
6.3mm Matte Black-Plated Vintage Pattern Rolo Chain by the Foot (BTF-0543)
4x2.5mm Matte Black-Plated Crimped Ovals Chain by the Foot (BTF-0545)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Burgundy (5328-BURG4)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Olivine (5328-OL4)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoky Quartz (5328-SQTZ4)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tangerine (5328-TGR4)
7mm Gunmetal-Plated Brass Rolo Chain (BTF-0317)
Gunmetal-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0046)
Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp (BGM-CL03)
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin (BGM-HP20-22)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6480 39mm Spike Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6480-RMM39
Length 39mm, Width 19.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.77$8.17$7.61
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Warm Autumn Designer Blend
Code: ADB0098
Price: $16.99
Qty>
6mm Matte Black-Plated Rolo Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0540
Link 6mm, Wire Gauge 2mm/12 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.90$3.61$3.34
Qty>
4x3mm Matte Black-Plated Classic Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0539
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.82$1.68$1.55
Qty>
2-Inch Matte Black-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-1689
Length 2 Inch, Wire Gauge .81mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>
12x7mm Matte Black-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: CLASP-0649
Length 12mm, Width 7.5mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.51$0.47$0.43
Qty>
12mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 13 Gauge
Code: FIND-1691
Diameter 12mm, Opening Diameter 8mm, Wire Gauge 1.8mm/13 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.25$0.23$0.21
Qty>
5mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-1692
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
6mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-1695
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
8mm Matte Black-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge
Code: FIND-1694
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6480 28mm Spike Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6480-RMM28
Length 28mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.99$4.64$4.31
Qty>
6.3mm Matte Black-Plated Vintage Pattern Rolo Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0543
Link 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.47$4.15$3.85
Qty>
4x2.5mm Matte Black-Plated Crimped Ovals Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0545
Link 4mm x 2.5mm, Wire Gauge .5mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.69$1.56$1.44
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Burgundy
Code: 5328-BURG4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Code: 5328-OL4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoky Quartz
Code: 5328-SQTZ4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tangerine
Code: 5328-TGR4
Diameter 4mm, Length 4.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
7mm Gunmetal-Plated Brass Rolo Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0317
Link 7mm, Hole Size 4mm 
1-45-910+
$4.36$4.04$3.75
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0046
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.36$1.25$1.15
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp
Code: BGM-CL03
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.46$0.42$0.38
Qty>
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BGM-HP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The BeadSmith 1-Step Big Looper Plier
Code: TOOL-0173
Price: $29.87
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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