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Breast Cancer Awareness Long Chain Necklace

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Breast Cancer Awareness Long Chain Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Show your support for those who are struggling with breast cancer, or celebrate their survival with this long, chain necklace. This necklace reflects hope and faith with it's vibrant colors and multiple textures. The pattern for this necklace is completely random. It may help you to visualize the final product by laying the beads out as you would like them to look in the links first, then cut the chain in lengths to go between the links. Arrange the pendants and charms where you would like as well, then as you work through the steps, you will not feel you need to rework anything.

Step one: Cut two feet of sterling silver round link chain into varying lengths. Create several links and dangles using the beads and pendants in the list. The pattern of this necklace is completely random, so have fun with the designs. To make the links, string several beads on 22 gauge, half-hard wire and finish with wrapped loops. Make sure to attach the links to the ends of the chain sections before wrapping the wire. For detailed instructions on how to make wrapped loops, see the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. To make the dangles, string beads on head pins, and attach randomly to sections of the chain, finish with wrapped loops.

Step two: Find the center of the completed chain and attach the Swarovski baroque fuchsia pendant using a sterling silver jump ring. Add the rest of the charms and pendants to the chain in various places, also using jump rings.

Step three: Attach the sterling silver heart toggle clasp using sterling silver open jump rings.
Approximate size: 32 inches
Estimated time: 2 hours
Difficulty level: Moderate - takes knowledge of basic wire techniques

Tools Used:
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Nylon jaw pliers (TOOL-105)
Sterling wire round 22 gauge half hard-approx 1oz (30.4ft) (SSWR22HH1)
List of Components:
Hill Tribe silver striped heart bead (HTS123, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver heart pendant (HTS120, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver hammered disc (HTS085, qty 2)
Sterling silver breast cancer awareness charms (CHARM206, qty 2)
8mm Swarovski diagonal cube bead fuchsia (5600-FU8, qty1)
22x15mm Swarovski baroque pendant ruby (6090-RU22, qty 1)
6mm Swarovski faceted round fuchsia (5000-FU6, qty 7)
6x3mm olivine jade disc(R-JADE-DSC6, qty 1)
6mm daisy spacers (INDSY60A, qty 14)
14mm sterling silver heart toggle clasp (SS-TOG05, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-H, qty 6)
060 sterling silver round link chain (925CH42, qty 2ft)
1 ½ inch 22 gauge head pin (SS-HP2X, qty 5)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Hill Tribe Silver Hammered Disc
Code: HTS085
Approx. Length 13mm, Width 11.5mm 
Sale Price: $6.09
Price: $7.28
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.50 $0.43$0.47 $0.41$0.44 $0.38
Indian Silver 6mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY60A
Sale Price: $0.52
Price: $0.59
Sterling Silver 14mm Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG05
Loop 14mm, Bar 21mm 
$10.42 $8.93$9.90 $8.49$9.39 $8.05
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.38 $0.32$0.36 $0.31$0.33 $0.28
Handmade 060 Sterling Silver Round Link Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH42
Link 5.5x5.5mm, 21 gauge 
$13.96 $12.14$13.25 $11.53$12.58 $10.94
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.39 $0.33$0.34 $0.29$0.29 $0.24

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.24
Price: $11.56
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.79
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $16.58
Price: $18.64
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft)
Code: SSWR22HH1
22 Gauge, 30 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.60
Price: $41.99

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