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Boreal Forest Necklace

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Boreal Forest Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Tip-toe through a glistening bed of moss that lights up like a moonlit path when you wear this mystical piece. The hidden multipurpose findings and the easy-to-use chain is what makes this elegant piece simple to master. The links on this chain are actually open jump rings so there's no cutting required!

Step one:
Cut one strand of jewelry wire approximately 27 inches long. Measure out two strands of gunmetal-plated 1 to 3 textured oval link chain approximately 7 inches long. Remember, the links of this chain are open jump rings. Simply open the jump rings closest to the measurement and leave one jump ring on the end for attaching later. Watch our Handy Tip video on how to open and close a jump ring if you need help. Set the chain strands aside for now.

Step two:
Thread the jewelry wire through the center hole of one sterling silver magic multipurpose finding. Leave approximately 2 ½ inches of wire sticking out of one end of the magic finding. String a random pattern of TOHO 3mm magatama beads in higher-metallic dragonfly, gold-lined aqua AB and gold-lined peridot AB onto approximately 7 inches of the longer strand. Thread the wire through a side hole on a second magic finding. Then, bring the wire back down through the second magic finding using the hole closest to the one you just used (not the center hole) and pull the jewelry wire tight so it lays flat against the finding. Allow a bit of space between the beads and the finding to prevent the beads from breaking.

Step three:
String a second random pattern of beads as in step two. Bring the wire back through a side hole in the first magic finding, and then back down through the hole closest to the one you just used. String one last beaded strand, but this time add three Unicorne Beads forest mix boro glass teardrops in a cluster, repeating four more times throughout. Thread the wire through the center hole of the second Magic Finding. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a magic finding if you need help.

Step four:
Hide the multipurpose findings by sliding one white silver-plated brass small Viking end cap over each and threading the remaining wire strand through.

Step five:
String four more TOHO beads onto one wire strand. Attach the wire to one end of one chain strand using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. Cover the crimp tube with a sterling silver 3mm sandblasted crimp cover. Learn how to use a crimp tube and how to use a crimp cover in our Learning Center Handy Tips. Repeat for the other wire end.

Step six:
Connect the loop portion of the antique silver-plated pewter round floral design toggle clasp to one chain end using two 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump rings. Simply attach one to the chain and one to the clasp and then connect the two together. Repeat this process for the other chain, substituting the bar portion of the toggle for the loop portion.
Approximate size: 23 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Magic Finding Pliers (TOOL-0001)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Higher-Metallic Dragonfly (TBMT3-505, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Aqua AB (TBMT3-995, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Peridot AB (TBMT3-996, qty 1)
Unicorne Beads Forest Mix Boro Glass Teardrop Drop Strand (DROP-0026, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding (FIND-0663, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Gunmetal-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain (BTF-0097, qty 2)
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 4)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0131, qty 1)
White Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting End cap (FIND-0208, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 3mm Sandblasted Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV03, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Unicorne Beads Southern Marsh Mix Boro Glass Teardrop Strand (BS-0224)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Light Jonquil AB (TBMT3-998)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Metallic Iris Green/Brown (TBMT3-84)
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap (FIND-0668)
TierraCast Antique Silver Sunburst Clasp Set (SA-6021)
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0039)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Higher-Metallic Dragonfly
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Higher-Metallic Dragonfly
Code: TBMT3-505
3mm beads, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$2.17 $1.64$2.00 $1.52$1.85 $1.40
Qty>
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Aqua AB
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Aqua AB
Code: TBMT3-995
3mm beads, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.63 $1.23$1.50 $1.14$1.39 $1.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Peridot AB
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Peridot AB
Code: TBMT3-996
3mm beads, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.63 $1.23$1.50 $1.14$1.39 $1.05
Qty>
Unicorne Beads Forest Mix Boro Glass Teardrop Drop Strand
Unicorne Beads Forest Mix Boro Glass Teardrop Drop Strand
Code: DROP-0026
Length 9-10mm, Width 8-9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-23-56+
$11.95 $9.79$11.14 $9.13$10.38 $8.51
Qty>
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding
Code: FIND-0663
Length 3mm, Diameter 3.5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.11$1.02$0.94
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>
Gunmetal-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain
Gunmetal-Plated 1 to 3 Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0097
Long Link 18.5x12.5mm, Short Link 10x8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-23-56+
$9.40$8.76$8.16
Qty>
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0131
Loop Length 29.5-30mm, Bar Length 30mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-34-78+
$4.91$4.56$4.24
Qty>
White Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting End cap
White Silver-Plated Brass Small Viking Knitting End cap
Code: FIND-0208
Length 8.5mm, Diameter 8.5mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.43$2.25$2.08
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Sandblasted Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Sandblasted Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV03
Length 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32$0.29$0.27
Qty>

Alternate Components

Unicorne Beads Southern Marsh Mix Glass Teardrop Strand
Unicorne Beads Southern Marsh Mix Glass Teardrop Strand
Code: BS-0224
Strand Length 4.5 Inch, Length 9-9.5mm, Width 9-9.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99 $9.59$11.17 $8.93$10.41 $8.32
Qty>
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Light Jonquil AB
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Gold-Lined Light Jonquil AB
Code: TBMT3-998
3mm beads, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.63 $1.23$1.50 $1.14$1.39 $1.05
Qty>
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Metallic Iris Green/Brown
TOHO Bead Magatama 3mm Metallic Iris Green/Brown
Code: TBMT3-84
3mm beads, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.40 $1.06$1.29 $0.98$1.18 $0.89
Qty>
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap
Code: FIND-0668
Length 7.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.90$1.75$1.62
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Sunburst Clasp Set
TierraCast Antique Silver Sunburst Clasp Set
Code: SA-6021
Loop 18mm, Bar 10mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.46$2.28$2.11
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain
Code: BTF-0039
Long Link 12.5mm x 7mm, Short Link 10mm x 8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-34-78+
$7.01$6.52$6.06
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Magic Finding Pliers
Magic Finding Pliers
Code: TOOL-0001
Price: $33.99
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ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
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
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