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La Conner Necklace

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La Conner Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

La Conner is a beautiful town in Washington state known for its spring tulips. Like dewy, budding tulips emerging from fertile soil, this necklace combines earthy elegance with sparkling colors. The gemstones, Czech glass and Swarovski crystal featured in this piece work together beautifully to create a harmonized statement of spring beauty with a floral focal.

Step one:
Using the 5 minute two-part epoxy, glue the Swarovski 14mm rivoli in Padparadscha to the center of the Kabela Design antique brass river poet filigree flower link. Allow time to dry and set aside.

Step two:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 23 inches long. Crimp the end of the wire to a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring using a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube. For more information on how to use a crimp tube, check out our Handy Tip. Attach the jump ring to one half of the Kabela Design antique brass medium butterfly hook and eye clasp. For help using jump rings, please see our Handy Tip video.

Step three:
String on a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Maroon, followed by a TierraCast brass oxide pewter medium cube spacer EuroBead, another Maroon pearl, a Swarovski 8mm XILION bicone in Padparadscha, a Maroon pearl and another cube spacer. Add three Czech glass 6mm sage green bronze finish faceted roundels followed by a cube spacer and a Maroon pearl. Add a Maroon pearl and an 8mm bicone and repeat two more times. Add a cube spacer, a Maroon pearl, three Czech glass roundels and a cube spacer. String on a Maroon pearl and an 8mm bicone and repeat two times. String on a Maroon pearl, a cube spacer, three Czech glass roundels and a cube spacer. Add one Dakota Stones rhyolite 30x40mm oval bead followed by a cube spacer, three Czech glass roundels, a Maroon pearl, an 8mm bicone and another Maroon pearl.

Step four:
Attach a 5.5mm jump ring to the embellished flower link from step one and add it to the jewelry wire. Create a mirror image of the pattern from step three on the other side of the focal.

Step five:
Finish the necklace by adding the other part of the hook and eye clasp to the end of the wire using a 5.5mm jump ring and a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 21 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)

List of Components:
Dakota Stones Rhyolite 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0071, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass River Poet Filigree Flower Link (FIND-0046, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead (BRO-5772, qty 16)
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Medium Butterfly Hook and Eye Clasp (CLASP-0253, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Maroon (5810-MAR4, qty 26)
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Padparadscha (5328-PAD8, qty 16)
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Padparadscha (1122-PAD14, qty 1)
Czech Glass 6mm Sage Green Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (BS-0351, qty 1)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 3)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0133)
Kabela Design Antique Copper-Plated Brass Daisy Bezel Pendant (PEND-0229)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead (CA-5772)
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp (C-0030)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Copper Leaf Mini Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0218)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP4)
Swarovski 5328 8mm Faceted Bicone Olivine (5328-OL8)
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Copper (1122-COP14)
9x6mm Banana Yellow with Full Picasso Roundel Bead (CR-RL079, qty 24)
6mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-1046)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Rhyolite 30x40mm Oval Bead Strand
Code: R0071
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 39.5-40mm, Width 30mm 
1-23-56+
$15.55$14.49$13.51
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass River Poet Filigree Flower Link
Code: FIND-0046
Diameter 44.5mm, Depth 5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.22$9.52$8.87
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead
Code: BRO-5772
Length 4.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
Qty>
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Medium Butterfly Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0253
Length 46mm, Width 33mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-12-34+
$19.95$18.68$17.48
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Maroon
Code: 5810-MAR4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Padparadscha
Code: 5328-PAD8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Padparadscha
Code: 1122-PAD14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.11$1.02$0.94
Qty>
Czech Glass 6mm Sage Green Bronze Finish Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: BS-0351
Strand Length 6 Inch, Length 6mm, Diameter 8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$8.59$7.89$7.19
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Red Creek Jasper 30x40mm Oval Bead Strand
Code: R0133
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 40mm, Width 30mm 
1-23-56+
$14.45$13.47$12.55
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Copper-Plated Brass Daisy Bezel Pendant
Code: PEND-0229
Length 41-41.5mm, Width 41.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.29$13.32$12.41
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead
Code: CA-5772
Length 4.5mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56 $0.49$0.51 $0.44$0.47 $0.41
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 2x2mm Crimp
Code: C-0030
2x2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Copper Leaf Mini Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0218
Loop Length 27mm, Bar Length 19.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.55$2.36$2.19
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Code: 5328-OL8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Copper
Code: 1122-COP14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.29$1.19$1.10
Qty>
9x6mm Banana Yellow with Full Picasso Roundel Bead
Code: CR-RL079
Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
Price: $0.36
Qty>
6mm Copper 20 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1046
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Price: $5.62
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Mighty Crimper
Code: TOOL-118
Price: $14.56
Qty>
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>



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