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Olalla Necklace

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Olalla Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Olalla, Washington is a small community surrounded by green trees and misty rains. Jewelry designer Cynthia used to live there and its influence is apparent in this beautiful necklace set. These two necklaces can be worn together and they come alive with rich green color paired with timeless brass components. The textured accents found within this necklace set will help it stand out in your style. Like the quiet town it's named after, this jewelry set is full of understated beauty. Wear these necklaces together for a bold look or wear them separately in everyday style.

Step one:
Glue the Swarovski 14mm rivoli in Crystal Silver Shade to the center of the Kabela Design antique brass river poet filigree flower link. Allow to dry and set aside. We will call this the rivoli pendant.

Step two:
Place the Czech glass forest green and gold pinwheel design round button on top of the Kabela design antique brass fancy wings filigree. Bend the points of the filigree over the button to create a setting for the button. Set aside. We will call this the Czech button pendant.

Step three:
Create a link using one of the 2-inch antique brass-platd 20 gauge eye pins and string on this pattern:
  • One Dakota Stones green goldstone 7x12mm faceted nugget bead
  • Three TierraCast 10mm brass oxide pewter round wavy spacer beads
  • One green goldstone faceted nugget bead
Finish the link with a simple loop. For help creating simple loops, please see our Handy Tip. Repeat this step four more times. We will call these the short links.

Step four:
Create a link using an eye pin and string on this pattern:
  • One Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Erinite
  • One TierraCast 7mm brass oxide pewter plain heishi spacer
  • One green goldstone faceted nugget bead
  • One heishi spacer
  • One Erinite bicone
  • One heishi spacer
  • One green goldstone faceted nugget bead
  • One heishi spacer
  • One Erinite bicone
Finish the link with a simple loop. Repeat this step two times. We will call these links the long links.

Step five:
Create a link using an eye pin and string on this pattern:
  • One Erinite bicone
  • One heishi spacer
  • One Dakota Stones green goldstone 12mm coin bead
  • One heishi spacer
  • One Erinite bicone
Finish the link with a simple loop. Repeat this step two times. We will call these links the medium links.

Shorter Necklace Step one:
Cut a length of brass oxide chain from the matte black and brass oxide duo chain jewelry kit approximately 18 inches long. For this necklace, we used the larger plain brass oxide chain.

Step two:
Attach a short link to one end of the chain using a TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump ring. See our jump ring Handy Tip video for more help on using jump rings.

Step three:
Attach a long link to the end of the short link using an oval jump ring. Attach the rivoli pendant you made to the end of the long link.

Step four:
Count four petals over on the rivoli pendant from where you attached the last link and attach a medium link using an oval jump ring. Attach a short link to the end of the medium link using an oval jump ring and then attach the end of the short link to the other end of the chain.

Longer Necklace Step one:
Cut a length of brass oxide chain approximately 12 inches long. For this necklace we used the textured brass oxide chain. Attach a medium link to one end of the chain using an oval jump ring.

Step two:
Attach a short length of chain measuring five links to the end of the medium link and then attach a short link to the end of the short chain using an oval jump ring.

Step two:
Cut another length of chain five links long and attach it to the end of the short link using an oval jump ring. On the end of this short chain, attach a medium link using an oval jump ring. Add another short chain of five links to the end of this link using an oval jump ring and then attach the end of the chain to your Czech button pendant using an oval jump ring.

Step three:
Attach a long link to the other side of the pendant using an oval jump ring. This link should be attached so that one prong of the setting on the pendant is between it and the chain you attached in step two.

Step four
Attach a short link to the end of the long link using an oval jump ring. Cut a length of chain measuring five links long and attach it to the end of the short link using an oval jump ring. Attach another short link to the end of this chain with the help of an oval jump ring.

Step five
Attach a long link to the end of the short link using an oval jump ring. Attach the end of the long link to the other end of the chain from step one.
Approximate size: 30 inches and 25 inches
Estimated time: an hour
Difficulty level: beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504 )
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-506)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507 )
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5 )
List of Components:
Matte Black and Brass Oxide Duo Chain Jewelry Kit (KIT-0173, qty 1)
TierraCast 7mm Brass Oxide Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer 2x7mm (BRO-0443, qty 18)
TierraCast 10mm Brass Oxide Pewter Round Wavy Spacer Bead (BRO-0448, qty 15)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Erinite (5328-ERIN6, qty 15)
Czech Glass Forest Green and Gold Pinwheel Design Round Button (BTN-256, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Fancy Wings Filigree (BBA-LX38, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass River Poet Filigree Flower Link (FIND-0046, qty 1)
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Silver Shade (1122-CSS14, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Green Goldstone 7x12mm Faceted Nugget 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0101, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Green Goldstone 12mm Coin 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0095, qty 1)
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 11)
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 19)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Antique Silver and Antique Gold Duo Chain Jewelry Kit (KIT-0172)
TierraCast 7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0443)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Medium Love Knot Spacer (SA-5769)
Swarovski 5301 6mm Faceted Bicone Indian Pink (5301-INP6)
Czech Glass Pink and Silver Pinwheel Design Round Button (BTN-258)
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Lovely Link (FIND-0778)
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Dianthus Flower Embellishment (EMBMT-0164)
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond (2058-BKD30)
Dakota Stones Porcelain Jasper 7x12mm Faceted Nugget 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0337)
Dakota Stones Porcelain Jasper 12mm Coin 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0374)
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BGM-EP20-22)
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring (BKO-0018)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Matte Black and Brass Oxide Duo Chain Jewelry Kit
Code: KIT-0173
Price: $38.97
Qty>
TierraCast 7mm Brass Oxide Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer 2x7mm
Code: BRO-0443
Length 2mm, Diameter 7mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
TierraCast 10mm Brass Oxide Pewter Round Wavy Spacer Bead
Code: BRO-0448
Diameter 10mm, Depth 2.5-3mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34$0.31$0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Erinite
Code: 5328-ERIN6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Czech Glass Forest Green and Gold Pinwheel Design Round Button
Code: BTN-256
Diameter 41mm, Total Height 12mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$12.49$11.64$10.85
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Fancy Wings Filigree
Code: BBA-LX38
Length 50.5mm, Width 51mm 
1-34-78+
$6.28$5.84$5.43
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>
Swarovski 1122 14mm Rivoli Crystal Silver Shade
Code: 1122-CSS14
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.29$1.19$1.10
Qty>
Dakota Stones Green Goldstone 7x12mm Faceted Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0101
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 7-7.5mm, Width 11.5-12.5mm 
1-23-56+
$17.75$16.55$15.42
Qty>
Dakota Stones Green Goldstone 12mm Coin Bead Strand
Code: R0095
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 11.5-12mm, Diameter 11.5-12mm 
1-34-78+
$9.39$8.73$8.12
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Brass Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Silver and Antique Gold Duo Chain Jewelry Kit
Code: KIT-0172
Price: $38.97
Qty>
TierraCast 7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0443
Length 2mm, Diameter 7mm, Hole Gauge 16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Medium Love Knot Spacer
Code: SA-5769
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.96$0.88$0.81
Qty>
Swarovski 5301 6mm Faceted Bicone Indian Pink
Code: 5301-INP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Czech Glass Pink and Silver Pinwheel Design Round Button
Code: BTN-258
Diameter 41mm, Total Height 12mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-23-56+
$12.29$11.45$10.67
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Lovely Link
Code: FIND-0778
Length 48mm, Width 48mm, Depth 3mm 
1-23-56+
$7.65$7.13$6.65
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Silver-Plated Brass Dianthus Flower Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0164
Diameter 30mm, Total Height 7mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.43$5.98$5.56
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Black Diamond
Code: 2058-BKD30
Diameter 6.32-6.5mm, Total Height 2.5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27$0.25$0.22
Qty>
Dakota Stones Porcelain Jasper 7x12mm Faceted Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0337
Strand Length 8 inches, Length 8mm, Width 13.5mm 
1-23-56+
$18.85$17.57$16.38
Qty>
Dakota Stones Porcelain Jasper 12mm Coin Bead Strand
Code: R0374
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm 
1-34-78+
$9.39$8.73$8.12
Qty>
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BGM-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Brass Open Jump Ring
Code: BKO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-506
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $31.91
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Price: $5.62
Qty>



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