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Hilo Orchids Necklace

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Hilo Orchids Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Escape to a tropical garden when you create this necklace laced with luscious green and purple accents. This lightweight, extra-long style is as cute and carefree as the Hawaiian paradise it's named after.

Step one:
Cut the silver-plated flat oval cable chain into the following pieces:
  • two 1-inch strands
  • one 1.75-inch strand
  • one 2.25-inch strand
  • one 3.25-inch strand
  • one 4-inch strand
  • three 4.5-inch strands
Step two:
Attach one 075x6.85mm sterling silver open jump ring to each acrylic forest green American elm leaf pendant and each acrylic olive wavy flower petal pendant. For help on how to use jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.

Step three:
Connect the following leaf and flower petal pendants to these chain strands:
  • one elm leaf to one end of each 1-inch strand
  • one elm leaf to one end of the 1.75-inch strand
  • one wavy flower petal leaf to one end of the 2.25-inch strand
  • one elm leaf to both ends of the 3.25-inch strand
  • one wavy flower petal to both ends of the 4-inch strand
  • one elm leaf to both ends of one 4.5-inch strand
  • one wavy flower petal to both ends of two 4.5-inch strands
Set these aside.

Step four:
Thread three sterling silver 24 gauge, 1-inch head pins with one TOHO 8/0 bead round in silver-lined lavender opal and three TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in silver-lined alabaster. Thread six more head pins with one silver-lined lavender opal round and four silver-lined alabaster rounds. Finish each head pin with a simple loop.

Step five:
Connect two head pins with four silver-lined alabaster rounds and one head pin with three silver-lined alabaster rounds to a single 2-inch silver-plated 20 gauge eye pin to create a cluster. Repeat this step for the remaining head pins.

Step six:
Thread one acrylic medium purple ruffled lily bead and one acrylic large white orchid bead onto each eye pin and finish each with a wrapped loop. Set these aside.

Step seven:
Cut a strand of jewelry wire approximately 43 inches long using a nipper tool. String a pattern of thirteen silver-lined alabaster rounds, two TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in luster black diamond/opaque yellow-lined, one silver-lined lavender opal round and two more black diamond/opaque yellow-lined rounds. Repeat this pattern across the entire strand, incorporating the leaf chain accents and flower eye pins in a random fashion to create an asymmetrical look.

Step eight:
Finish the necklace by threading each end of the jewelry wire through a single sterling 2x2mm crimp tube and crimping it. Make sure the ends run parallel to ensure an even crimp. If you need help using crimp tubes, read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 40 inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® 49 .014 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-014)
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Silver-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0047, qty 3)
Acrylic Large White Orchid Bead (BEAD-0355, qty 3)
Acrylic Medium Purple Ruffled Lily Bead (BEAD-0358, qty 3)
Acrylic Forest Green American Elm Leaf Pendant (PEND-0156, qty 7)
Acrylic Olive Wavy Flower Petal Pendant (PEND-0157, qty 7)
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (SP-EP20-22, qty 3)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 9)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 6.85mm) (SS-OJR30-H, qty 14)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Alabaster (TBRD8-2100, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Luster Black Diamond/Opaque Yellow-Lined (TBRD8-246, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lavender Opal (TBRD8-2108, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Acrylic Large Orange Star Flower Bead (BEAD-0348)
Acrylic Large Green Trumpet Bellflower Bead (BEAD-0352)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Peach Lined Crystal (TBRD11-301)
TOHO™ Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White (TBRD8-121)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ivy Leaf Toggle Clasp (PS-TOG013)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Silver-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Silver-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0047
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.36$1.25$1.15
Qty>
Acrylic Large White Orchid Bead
Acrylic Large White Orchid Bead
Code: BEAD-0355
Length 11.5mm, Width 38mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.78
Price: $1.12
Qty>
Acrylic Medium Purple Ruffled Lily Bead
Acrylic Medium Purple Ruffled Lily Bead
Code: BEAD-0358
Length 14mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.53$0.49$0.45
Qty>
Acrylic Forest Green American Elm Leaf Pendant
Acrylic Forest Green American Elm Leaf Pendant
Code: PEND-0156
Length 35-35.5mm, Width 18.5-19mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64$0.58$0.53
Qty>
Acrylic Olive Wavy Flower Petal Pendant
Acrylic Olive Wavy Flower Petal Pendant
Code: PEND-0157
Length 28mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64$0.58$0.53
Qty>
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Silver-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: SP-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP41
Length 1 inch, 24 Gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.37$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Alabaster
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Alabaster
Code: TBRD8-2100
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.37$1.26$1.16
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Luster Black Diamond/Opaque Yellow-Lined
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Luster Black Diamond/Opaque Yellow-Lined
Code: TBRD8-246
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28$1.18$1.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lavender Opal
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Lavender Opal
Code: TBRD8-2108
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.37$1.26$1.16
Qty>

Alternate Components

Acrylic Large Orange Star Flower Bead
Acrylic Large Orange Star Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0348
Length 7.5mm, Diameter 27.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Price: $0.64
Qty>
Acrylic Large Green Trumpet Bellflower Bead
Acrylic Large Green Trumpet Bellflower Bead
Code: BEAD-0352
Length 21.5mm, Diameter 22.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.85$0.78$0.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Peach Lined Crystal
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Peach Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD11-301
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.33 $1.01$1.22 $0.92$1.12 $0.85
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White
Code: TBRD8-121
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ivy Leaf Toggle Clasp
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ivy Leaf Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG013
Loop 26.75x12.75mm, Bar 23mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.34$2.16$2.00
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-014
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$14.17$13.20$12.31
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>



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