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Rose Of Tralee Set

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Rose Of Tralee Set Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

"The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding when I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee". This beautiful design laced with vintage copper color and intense emerald sparkle captures the essence of Irish beauty from which it gets its name. The Rose of Tralee is a large festival in Ireland, second only to St. Patrick's Day, and includes a beauty pageant with women from every county in Ireland, as well as women of Irish descent from around the world, competing for the title.

Creating the Earrings

Step one:
Thread one TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge eye pin with one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Fern Green, one TierraCast antique copper Celtic large hole bead and another faceted round. Finish it with a wrapped loop technique and attach it to one TierraCast black niobium earwire with 3mm antique copper bead.

Step two:
Attach one end of one TierraCast antique copper small eternity link to one Swarovski 13mm briolette pendant in Fern Green using a TierraCast medium oval copper jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help on how to use jump rings.

Step three:
Attach the other end of the link to the bottom of the eye pin.

Repeat these steps for the second earring.

Creating the Necklace

Step one: Cut the antique copper-plated textured oval cable chain into the following pieces:
  • two 12.5-inch pieces
  • one 15-inch piece
  • two 8.5-inch pieces
Attach one TierraCast medium oval open jump ring to the ends of each chain. Learn how to use jump rings by watching our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.

Step two:
Thread five TierraCast copper 2-inch, 21 gauge eye pins with one TierraCast 3mm antiqued copper round, one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Fern Green and another 3mm copper round. Finish each eye pin with a simple loop technique. Attach each Swarovski 13mm briolette pendant in Fern Green to its own oval jump ring. Connect five of briolette jump rings to each eye pin and set all of the components aside.

Step three:
Connect one end of each 12.5-inch chain to the top two rings of one TierraCast 4 to 1 antique copper-plated beaded link. Find the center of each chain. Folding them in half is a helpful way to do this. Thread one TierraCast copper 2-inch 21 gauge head pin with one 3mm copper round and then pass the head pin through the center link on the top chain. Make sure the flat end of the head pin is at the top. Then, thread the head pin with one Swarovski 6mm briolette bead in Fern Green, one TierraCast antique copper Celtic large hole bead, one 6mm briolette bead, pass the head pin through the center link on the second chain and then one 3mm copper round. Finish it with a simple loop and attach one briolette bead and jump ring embellishment to its end.

Step four:
Move approximately 1.5 inches to the left of the center focal you just created on both chains. You may find it helpful to measure by counting the larger links in the chain. We have four large links between stations. Thread one head pin with one 3mm copper round and pass it through the top chain. Make sure the flat end of the head pin is at the top. Thread the head pin with the following pattern and then pass it through the second chain:
  • one 3mm copper round
  • one 6mm briolette bead
  • one Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Fern Green
  • one 6mm briolette bead
  • one Celtic bead
Create a mirror image on the other side of the Celtic bead. Pass the head pin through the second chain, then thread one more copper round and finish it with a simple loop. Move approximately 1.5 inches more to the left and repeat.

Repeat this process, moving to the right of the center focal.

Step five:
Attach one end of the 15-inch chain to the third ring on the 4 to 1 link. Move approximately 6 inches from the left toward the center and connect the simple loop created in Step four to the closest link on the chain. Connect one of the eye pin embellishments from Step two to this same simple loop.

Step six:
Connect the open ends of each chain to a second 4 to 1 link, ensuring the bottom ring on each link is open. Repeat Steps four and five, moving to the right of the center focal.

Step seven:
Use a heavy duty cutter to snip off the stringing hole of the TierraCast antique copper open round charm. Smooth the cut end with a needle file. Attach one oval jump ring to this end of the charm and connect it to the center of the third (15-inch) chain.

Step eight:
Attach one end of each 8.5 inch chain to the last ring on both 4 to 1 links. Connect the other ends to either side of the open round charm. Attach one eye pin embellishment to the bottom of the charm.

Step nine:
Attach the loop portion of each JBB antique copper-plated pewter round toggle clasp to its own oval jump ring. Connect them together by attaching one jump ring to the wide loop on the opposite clasp. Attach one loop to the left 4 to 1 link and the other to one 13mm briolette pendant.

Step ten:
Attach the 12x6.5mm antique copper-plated trigger clasp to the right 4 to 1 link using an oval jump ring.
Estimated time: Less than 3 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Heavy Duty Cutter (TOOL-512)
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2 (TOOL-0018)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN6, qty 5)
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Fern Green (5040-FGN6, qty 14)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN3, qty 4)
Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Fern Green (6010-FGN13, qty 7)
TierraCast Antique Copper Open Round Charm (CA-7505, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper Celtic Large Hole Bead (CA-5506, qty 5)
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03, qty 1)
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Toggle Clasp (PCA-TOG001, qty 2)
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Copper-Plated Beaded Link (CA-3139, qty 2)
TierraCast 3mm Antiqued Copper Rounds (C-0401, qty 24)
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018, qty 19)
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Eye Pin (C-0027, qty 5)
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin (C-0028, qty 5)
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0049, qty 5)
TierraCast Black Niobium Earwire with 3mm Antique Copper Bead (NBK-5129-09, qty 2)
TierraCast Antique Copper Small Eternity Link (CA-3038, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
JBB Antique Brass Celtic Sun Open Link (BBA-LX63)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (BBACH14)
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless w/ 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K) (GF-RND3)
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Gold-Plated Beaded Link (GA-3139)
TierraCast Antique Gold Celtic Large Hole Bead (GA-5506)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Fern Green
Code: 5040-FGN6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.53 $0.38$0.49 $0.35$0.45 $0.32
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
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Swarovski 6010 13mm Briolette Pendant Fern Green
Code: 6010-FGN13
Height 13mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.19 $1.75$2.02 $1.61$1.87 $1.49
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Open Round Charm
Code: CA-7505
Height 20.5mm, Width 18mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.65 $1.25$1.52 $1.15$1.40 $1.06
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Celtic Large Hole Bead
Code: CA-5506
Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$1.03 $0.82$0.95 $0.76$0.87 $0.69
Qty>
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: BCA-CL03
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.51 $0.41$0.47 $0.38$0.43 $0.35
Qty>
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Toggle Clasp
Code: PCA-TOG001
Loop 14mm x 10mm, Bar 16.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.66$1.53$1.41
Qty>
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Copper-Plated Beaded Link
Code: CA-3139
Length 21-21.5mm, Width 10mm 
Price: $1.37
Qty>
TierraCast 3mm Antiqued Copper Rounds
Code: C-0401
3mm 
1-7980-159160+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring
Code: C-0018
Length 6mm, Width 4mm 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: C-0027
Length 2 inches, 21 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 2-inch 21 Gauge Head Pin
Code: C-0028
Length 2 inches, 21 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0049
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.38 $1.90$2.20 $1.76$2.03 $1.62
Qty>
TierraCast Black Niobium Earwire with 3mm Antique Copper Bead
Code: NBK-5129-09
Depth 8.5mm, Front Length 15.5mm, Back Length 22mm, Gauge 19 
1-910-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.15 $0.91$1.05 $0.84
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Small Eternity Link
Code: CA-3038
Length 11mm, Width 10mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.83 $0.66$0.77 $0.61$0.70 $0.56
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Antique Brass Celtic Sun Open Link
Code: BBA-LX63
Length 18.5mm 
Price: $1.58
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH14
Link 9mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 20 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $2.12$2.31 $1.96$2.14 $1.81
Qty>
Gold-Filled 3mm Round Seamless with 1.0mm Hole (1/20 14K)
Code: GF-RND3
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
TierraCast 4 to 1 Antique Gold-Plated Beaded Link
Code: GA-3139
Length 21.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.52 $0.98$1.40 $0.91$1.29 $0.83
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold Celtic Large Hole Bead
Code: GA-5506
Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.18 $0.94$1.08 $0.86$1.00 $0.80
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
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Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Heavy Duty Cutter
Code: TOOL-512
Sale Price: $12.17
Price: $13.99
Qty>
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2
Code: TOOL-0018
Sale Price: $3.46
Price: $4.56
Qty>



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