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Rio de Janeiro Necklace

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Rio de Janeiro Necklace
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

A perfect reflection of cidade maravilhosa, this bright and beautiful necklace is laced with subtle sparkle and pops of color just like the marvelous city. Art really imitates life in this stunning multi-stranded design that will add hot style to any outfit.

Step one:
Cut one piece of jewelry wire approximately 27 inches long. Cut one piece of hand-dyed silk peach with blue edges approximately 18 inches long.

Step two:
Insert each end of the silk ribbon inside one JBB gold-plated pewter ancient design crimp end with loop using E6000 glue. Learn how to use a crimp end by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center. Allow the piece to dry.

Step three:
Thread the jewelry wire through the center hole of one sterling silver magic multipurpose finding. Leave approximately 3 inches of wire sticking out of the end. String one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Lapis, one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Jade and one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Rose Peach. Repeat this two more times, and then reverse the pattern three times.

Step four:
Thread the wire through a side hole of the second magic finding, and then bring it back down through the closest hole to the one you came up through (not the center hole). Pull the wire tight so it lays flat.

Step five:
String the same pattern of pearls onto a second strand, bring the wire back through the first magic finding, and then string a third strand. When you have finished stringing the pearls on the last strand bring the wire up through the center hole of the magic finding. Use the magic finding pliers to crimp each magic finding. Read our Handy Tip if you need more help using a magic finding.

Step six:
Add one JBB gold-plated pewter end cap to each end of the jewelry wire by pulling the wire tail through the hole on the end cap and then pulling the end cap over the magic findings. Then, string the following pattern onto each wire tail: one 6mm Rose Peach pearl, one 6mm Jade pearl and one TierraCast gold Kenyan heishi spacer. Add one Swarovski 10mm round pearl in Lapis, then create a mirror image on the other side. Finish the wire by attaching it to one 6mm gold-plated jump ring using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Learn how to use a crimp tube by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.

Step seven:
Attach the crimp ends from step two to the jump rings from step six. Learn how to open and close a jump ring by watching our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center.

Step eight:
Attach the Swarovski 50mm Pegasus pendant in Crystal Luminous Green to the 12mm satin hamilton gold-plated 13 gauge open jump ring and connect it to the center of the multi-stranded piece. This will create a gathered look.
Approximate size: 26 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hours (plus drying time)
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)
E6000 Glue Tip (E6000-TIP)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Rose Peach (5810-ROP6, qty 22)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP10, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP6, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Jade (5810-JAD6, qty 22)
12mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0222, qty 1)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PG-CREND007, qty 2)
Swarovski 6150 50mm Pegasus Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6150-CLU50, qty 1)
Gold-Plated Jump Ring 6mm (JR-G06, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding (FIND-0663, qty 2)
TierraCast Gold Kenyan Heishi Spacer (G-0405, qty 4)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
Hand-Dyed Silk Peach with Blue Edges (RBSILK-PEACH-BL, qty 1)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter End Cap (PG-BD004, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 6191 48mm Divine Rock Pendant Crystal Red Magma (6191-RMM48)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Red Coral (5810-RCO6)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Coral (5810-COR6)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Gold (5810-LGD6)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Red Coral (5810-RCO10)
JBB 4mm Sterling Silver Fancy Crown Crimp End Cap with Loop (SS-CREND10)
TierraCast Silver 4mm Teke Heishi Spacer (S-0414)
32 Inch Red Silk Ribbon (RBSILK-RED)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter End Cap (PS-BD004)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Rose Peach
Code: 5810-ROP6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Lapis
Code: 5810-LAP10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.39 $0.33$0.36 $0.31$0.33 $0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Lapis
Code: 5810-LAP6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Jade
Code: 5810-JAD6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
12mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0222
Diameter 12mm, Opening Diameter 8.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-2930-5960+
$0.33 $0.23$0.30 $0.21$0.28 $0.19
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PG-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.90 $0.74$0.82 $0.68$0.76 $0.63
Qty>
Swarovski 6150 50mm Pegasus Pendant Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 6150-CLU50
Length 48mm, Width 22.5mm, Hole Size 2.59mm/10 gauge 
1-23-56+
$13.81 $12.42$12.87 $11.58$12.00 $10.80
Qty>
Gold-Plated Jump Ring 6mm
Code: JR-G06
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding
Code: FIND-0663
Length 3mm, Diameter 3.5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.11 $0.99$1.02 $0.91$0.94 $0.84
Qty>
TierraCast Gold Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0405
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Peach with Blue Edges
Code: RBSILK-PEACH-BL
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.47$8.19 $6.96$7.63 $6.48
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PG-BD004
Length 8mm, Width 8 mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24 $1.06$1.14 $0.98$1.05 $0.90
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6191 48mm Divine Rock Pendant Crystal Red Magma
Code: 6191-RMM48
Height 47mm, Width 33mm 
Sale Price: $18.89
Price: $26.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Red Coral
Code: 5810-RCO6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Coral
Code: 5810-COR6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Gold
Code: 5810-LGD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Red Coral
Code: 5810-RCO10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.39 $0.32$0.36 $0.30$0.33 $0.27
Qty>
JBB 4mm Sterling Silver Fancy Crown Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SS-CREND10
Length 14mm 
1-34-78+
$5.50 $4.78$5.11 $4.44$4.75 $4.13
Qty>
TierraCast Silver 4mm Teke Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0414
Length 1.5mm, Width 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
32 Inch Red Silk Ribbon
Code: RBSILK-RED
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.47$8.19 $6.96$7.63 $6.48
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PS-BD004
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24 $1.02$1.14 $0.94$1.05 $0.87
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.08
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.23
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Magic Finding Pliers
Code: TOOL-0001
Sale Price: $30.59
Price: $33.99
Qty>
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 $10.20$11.19 $9.51$10.43 $8.86
Qty>
E6000 Glue Tip
Code: E6000-TIP
Sale Price: $0.51
Price: $0.69
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Sale Price: $2.69
Price: $2.99
Qty>



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