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Metamorphosis Necklace

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Metamorphosis Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The Metamorphosis necklace uses butterflies along with locks and keys to symbolize change. As a tribute to that theme, the design brings together both the past and the present. While the look of the necklace is modern, antique brass components and retro copper beads add a vintage touch.

Step one:
Cut a 2 1/2-inch piece of 22-gauge half hard sterling silver wire. Create a simple loop at one end of the wire and attach it to a 1.25-inch TierraCast® black finish pewter radiant ring. Thread the blue and orange butterfly retro copper coin bead onto the wire. Use a simple loop to attach the wire to the bottom of the radiant ring. Add a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21-gauge open jump ring to each simple loop. Repeat this step for the heart lock retro copper coin bead. You have just created two links.

Step two:
Use an 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring to attach the antique brass intricate scroll closed loop bail to the 41x22mm antique brass European key pendant. Attach the antique brass chevron pinch bail to the Swarovski 6754 18mm butterfly pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow. Set these items aside. Cut two 7 1/2-inch pieces of antique brass-plated twisted double link with rollo links curb chain using side cutters.

Step three:
Attach the key piece of the TierraCast® brass oxide pewter lock and key toggle clasp to the top link of one curb chain using an 8mm jump ring. Attach a 4-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to the last link of the chain using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step four:
String the following beads onto the wire: a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Padparadscha and a Swarovski 6mm round pearl with a Tahitian look. Repeat two more times. Add a Padparadscha round. Use a crimp tube to attach the wire to the top jump ring of the copper butterfly link that you created in Step one.

Step five:
Repeat steps three and four (substituting the lock toggle piece and the copper heart lock link) to create the remaining side of the necklace.

Step five:
Attach a 6-inch piece of jewelry wire to the bottom jump ring of the copper butterfly link using a crimp tube. String the following beads onto the wire in an alternating pattern: eight Padparadscha rounds and seven pearls.

Step six:
Slide the key pendant's bail over the strand of beads that you just made. Attach the strand to the bottom jump ring of the copper heart lock link using a crimp tube. Add the crystal butterfly pendant's bail to the same jump ring.
Approximate size: 26 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
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)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft) (SSWR20HH1)
List of Components:
Retro Copper Coin Bead - Heart Lock (BEAD-0068, qty 1)
Retro Copper Coin Bead - Blue/Orange Butterfly (BEAD-0059, qty 1)
Antique Brass Intricate Scroll Closed Loop Bail (FIND-0010, qty 1)
Antique Brass Chevron Pinch Bail (BBA-BAIL23, qty 1)
41x22mm Antique Brass European Key Pendant (PEND-0030, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain (BBACH28, qty 2)
TierraCast® Brass Oxide Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp (BRO-6170, qty 1)
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow (6754-CGS18, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Padparadscha (5000-PAD3, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look (5810-TAHI6, qty 13)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 4)
8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 3)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring (BKO-3112, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 6)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia (5000-FU3)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Key to my Heart Charm (BBA-CH068)
Gunmetal-Plated Pewter S-Cut Ring (PGM-LX019)
> TierraCast® Brass Oxide Pewter Watch Toggle and Clasp (BRO-6164)
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Fuchsia (6754-FUS18)
Antique Brass with Etched Center Line Pinch Bail (BBA-BAIL18)
Retro Copper Coin Bead - White/Fuchsia Butterfly (BEAD-0060)
Complete Beading for Beginners (BOOK-19)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Retro Copper Coin Bead - Heart Lock
Retro Copper Coin Bead - Heart Lock
Code: BEAD-0068
Diameter 24.5mm, Total Height 5.5-6mm, Hole Size 20 gauge 
1-23-56+
$8.79$7.99$7.19
Qty>
Retro Copper Coin Bead - Blue/Orange Butterfly
Retro Copper Coin Bead - Blue/Orange Butterfly
Code: BEAD-0059
Diameter 24.5mm, Total Height 6.5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge 
1-23-56+
$7.70$7.18$6.69
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Intricate Scroll Closed Loop Bail 15-15.5x9mm
Kabela Design Antique Brass Intricate Scroll Closed Loop Bail 15-15.5x9mm
Code: FIND-0010
Length with Bail/Loop 15-15.5mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.57$4.12$3.72
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JBB Antique Brass Chevron Pinch Bail
JBB Antique Brass Chevron Pinch Bail
Code: BBA-BAIL23
Height 12mm, Width 3.5mm 
Price: $1.29
Qty>
Kabela Design 41x22mm Antique Brass European Key Pendant
Kabela Design 41x22mm Antique Brass European Key Pendant
Code: PEND-0030
Length 41mm, Width 20.5mm, Depth 2mm 
1-23-56+
$8.16$7.61$7.09
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 
1-34-78+
$5.47$5.09$4.73
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp 25x19-19.5mm
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp 25x19-19.5mm
Code: BRO-6170
Loop Length 25mm, Loop Width 19-19.5mm, Bar Length 30.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.96$2.75$2.54
Qty>
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 6754-CGS18
Height 13mm, Width 18mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.73$2.43$2.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Code: 5000-PAD3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.16
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Tahitian-Look
Code: 5810-TAHI6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.05
Qty>
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring
Code: BKO-3112
Diameter 32mm, Opening Diameter 25mm 
Price: $2.28
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18$0.16$0.14
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.23$0.27 $0.21$0.24 $0.19
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Key to my Heart Charm
Kabela Design Antique Brass Key to my Heart Charm
Code: BBA-CH068
Height 43mm, Width 21.5mm 
Sale Price: $3.14
Price: $4.49
Qty>
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter S-Cut Ring
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter S-Cut Ring
Code: PGM-LX019
Length 32mm, Width 32mm 
Price: $1.74
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Watch Toggle and Clasp 22.5x16mm
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Watch Toggle and Clasp 22.5x16mm
Code: BRO-6164
Loop Length 22.5mm, Loop Width 16mm, Bar Length 28.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.21$2.05
Qty>
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Fuchsia
Swarovski 6754 18mm Butterfly Pendant Fuchsia
Code: 6754-FUS18
Height 13mm, Width 18mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.66$2.40$2.16
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass with Etched Center Line Pinch Bail
JBB Antique Brass with Etched Center Line Pinch Bail
Code: BBA-BAIL18
Height 10.5mm, Width 3mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.92$0.84$0.77
Qty>
Retro Copper Coin Bead - White/Fuchsia Butterfly
Retro Copper Coin Bead - White/Fuchsia Butterfly
Code: BEAD-0060
Diameter 24.5mm, Total Height 6mm, Hole Size 20 gauge 
1-23-56+
$7.70$7.18$6.69
Qty>
Complete Beading for Beginners
Complete Beading for Beginners
Code: BOOK-19
Price: $19.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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>
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
Qty>
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Price: $44.10
Qty>



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