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Scrap By The Yard Necklace

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Scrap By The Yard Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Don't scrap your scraps just yet! You can create a stylish new necklace by bringing new life to old chain - just link small sections together for unique results!

Step one:
Choose your pieces of chain and links to work with. Arrange the scraps and links to your liking, making your design as long or as short as desired. For our idea we created three different necklaces that would all be different lengths, so they could be worn together as a cascading multi-stranded design or worn separately.

Step two:
Connect the chain sections using links. Attach each end of the links to an open jump ring. To learn how to open and close a jump ring, watch our Handy Tip video. Your chosen links may need a second jump ring between them and the chain for more security, and the size of the jump rings will depend on your chain.

Step three: We measured our necklaces to be opera-length styles, so a clasp is not necessary. Attach dangling charms in random places to the different chains using open jump rings for an asymmetrical feel.
Approximate size: 38 66 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Heavy Duty Cutter (TOOL-512)
List of Components:
Antique Brass-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BBACH32, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain (BBACH31, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated Box Rollo Chain (BBACH25, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain (BBACH15, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain (BBACH24, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated 5+1 Round and Twisted Rectangle Link Chain (BBACH30, qty 1)
12mm Antique Brass-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0217, qty 2)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 19)
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 15)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Swallow Charm (BRO-2300, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Key Charm (BRO-2336, qty 1)
20x11mm Antique Brass Heart Lock Charm 20.5x11mm (CHARM-0001, qty 1)
23x7mm Antique Brass Key Charm 24x7.5mm (CHARM-0002, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Figaro Chain (BBACH08, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (BBACH14, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Small Oval Link Chain (BBACH18, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BBACH19, qty 4)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers with Leaves Curved Link (FIND-0565, qty 2)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Center Flower with Leaves Link (FIND-0560, qty 2)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Right Link (FIND-0556, qty 1)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Left Link (FIND-0554, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain (BTF-0102, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Rollo Chain (BBACH17, qty 3)
Antique Brass-Plated Oval Link Chain (BBACH11, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Hammered Ring (BRO-3088, qty 2)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Quatrefoil Link 18x13.5mm (BRO-3142, qty 1)
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04, qty 17)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Antique Brass-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain (BTF-0098)
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Short and Long Oval Chain (BTF-0055)
Antique Brass-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0041)
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain (BTF-0034)
Antique Brass-Plated Curved Tube Chain (BTF-0027)
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain (BBACH28)
Antique Brass-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain (BBACH26)
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Curb Chain (BBACH29)
Antique Brass-Plated Leaf Chain (BBACH16)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Brass-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: BBACH32
Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 18 
1-23-56+
$14.49$13.09$11.79
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain
Code: BBACH31
Link 6mm x 4mm, Gauge 14 
1-56-1112+
$2.66$2.40$2.16
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Box Rollo Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Box Rollo Chain
Code: BBACH25
Link 4mm x 3mm, Gauge 12 
1-56-1112+
$5.17$4.67$4.22
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH15
Link 11.5mm x 10mm, 9mm x 7mm, 7mm x 6mm, Gauge 20 
1-56-1112+
$4.04$3.64$3.29
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BBACH24
Link 8mm x 7mm, Gauge 15 
1-56-1112+
$3.79$3.44$3.09
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 5+1 Round and Twisted Rectangle Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated 5+1 Round and Twisted Rectangle Link Chain
Code: BBACH30
Link 9mm x 5mm, Gauge 17, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 16 
1-34-78+
$7.79$7.09$6.39
Qty>
12mm Antique Brass-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring
12mm Antique Brass-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0217
Diameter 12mm, Opening Diameter 8.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-4950-99100+
$0.24$0.21$0.19
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Swallow Bird Charm
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Swallow Bird Charm
Code: BRO-2300
Length 17.5mm, Width 16.5mm, Depth 3mm 
Sale Price: $0.80
Price: $1.15
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Key Charm
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Key Charm
Code: BRO-2336
Total Height 23.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.47$1.33$1.19
Qty>
Kabela Design 20x11mm Antique Brass Heart Lock Charm 20.5x11mm
Kabela Design 20x11mm Antique Brass Heart Lock Charm 20.5x11mm
Code: CHARM-0001
Length with Bail/Loop 20.5mm, Width 11mm, Hole Size 1mm 
Sale Price: $1.55
Price: $2.22
Qty>
Kabela Design 23x7mm Antique Brass Key Charm 24x7.5mm
Kabela Design 23x7mm Antique Brass Key Charm 24x7.5mm
Code: CHARM-0002
Length with Bail/Loop 24mm, Width 7.5mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.22$2.00$1.80
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Figaro Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Figaro Chain
Code: BBACH08
Link 7mm x 4mm, 5mm x 2.5mm, Gauge 21 
1-56-1112+
$2.72$2.46$2.22
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH14
Link 9mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 20 
1-910-1920+
$2.52$2.26$2.04
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Small Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Small Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH18
Link 9mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 23 
1-910-1920+
$2.02$1.82$1.64
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH19
Link 4.5mm x 2.5mm, Link 2.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 25 
1-910-1920+
$1.82$1.64$1.48
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers with Leaves Curved Link
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers with Leaves Curved Link
Code: FIND-0565
Length with Bail/Loop 36mm, Width 19mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.14$2.84$2.59
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Center Flower with Leaves Link
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Center Flower with Leaves Link
Code: FIND-0560
Length with Bail/Loop 29mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.30$2.06$1.86
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Right Link
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Right Link
Code: FIND-0556
Length with Bail/Loop 28mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.92$1.72$1.56
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Left Link
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Left Link
Code: FIND-0554
Length with Bail/Loop 28mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.92$1.72$1.56
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0102
Link 10mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$5.67$5.12$4.62
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Rollo Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Rollo Chain
Code: BBACH17
Link 3.5mm x 3.5mm, Gauge 16 
1-56-1112+
$2.60$2.34$2.12
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Oval Link Chain
Code: BBACH11
Link 17x8mm - 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.32$3.00$2.70
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Hammered Ring
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Hammered Ring
Code: BRO-3088
Length 18mm, Width 12.5mm, Opening Length 13.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.07$0.95$0.87
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Quatrefoil Link 18x13.5mm
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Oval Quatrefoil Link 18x13.5mm
Code: BRO-3142
Length 18mm, Width 13.5mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25$1.13$1.01
Qty>
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Brass-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Oval Rope and Plain Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0098
Long Link 24.5x11mm, Short Link 19x12.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-56-1112+
$4.29$3.84$3.49
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Short and Long Oval Chain
Antique Brass-Plated 3+1 Short and Long Oval Chain
Code: BTF-0055
Long Link 18mm x 6mm, Short Link 7mm x 5mm, Wire Gauge 8 
1-56-1112+
$3.59$3.24$2.94
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0041
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.76$1.60$1.44
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Link and Textured Link Chain
Code: BTF-0034
Long Link 12.5mm x 7mm, Short Link 10mm x 8mm, Wire Gauge 12 
1-34-78+
$7.79$7.09$6.39
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Curved Tube Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Curved Tube Chain
Code: BTF-0027
Link 12mm x 1mm, Wire Gauge 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.60$2.34$2.12
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain
Code: BBACH28
Link 8mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 19, Link 4mm x 4mm, Gauge 13 
1-56-1112+
$5.72$5.17$4.67
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: BBACH26
Link 6.5mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 18, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$14.49$13.09$11.79
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Curb Chain
Code: BBACH29
Link 1.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 27 
1-1415-2930+
$1.51$1.37$1.23
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Leaf Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Leaf Chain
Code: BBACH16
Leaf Size-Height 9mm, Width 3.5 
1-23-56+
$15.29$13.69$12.49
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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: $10.69
Qty>
Heavy Duty Cutter
Heavy Duty Cutter
Code: TOOL-512
Price: $13.29
Qty>



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