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Unlock Your Future Necklace

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Unlock Your Future Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Create a special gift for your grad with this stunning simple necklace. The long chain can be worn for the special day or your grad can hang it from his or her rearview mirror as a reminder to always look ahead to the future. Each detail in this necklace holds its own special meaning to create one important message.

Step one:
Use a 0.75x4.05mm sterling silver open jump ring to connect to the TierraCast® antique silver-plated pewter Victorian key charm to one of the holes on the TierraCast® rhodium 1.25-inch bead bar link. For help with jump rings, watch the jump ring handy tip video in our Learning Center.

Step two:
String these components onto the bead bar in the following order: TierraCast® antique silver large-hole spacer, cast bead with crystals, aqua glass faceted roundel bead with silver grommet, sterling silver enamel Believe bead, large-hole spacer. Attach a 0.75x5.35mm sterling silver open jump ring to the other hole on the bead bar link.

Step three:
Cut 19.75 inches of the silver-plated medium rollo chain with side cutters. String the chain through the larger jump ring on the bar link from step one. Use a 0.90x4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring to connect the 14x7mm heart clasp to one end of the chain and another jump ring to connect a sterling silver heavy closed jump ring to the other end. Close with chain nose pliers.
Approximate size: 24 3/4 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
TierraCast® Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Victorian Key Charm (SA-2339, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 4.05mm) (SS-OJR30-C, qty 1)
TierraCast® Rhodium 1.25 Inch Bead Bar Link (RB-3107, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.35mm) (SS-OJR30-F, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (SPCH18, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x7mm) (SS-CJR-HG, qty 1)
14 x 7mm Heart Clasp (SS-CL08, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver 9mm Large Hole Spacer (SA-5690, qty 2)
8x10.0mm Cast Bead w/Crystals (4.5mm Hole) (STG-BD17, qty 1)
9x14mm Aqua Glass Faceted Roundel Bead with Silver Grommet (BEAD-0047, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 8mm Enamel Believe Bead (3.4mm Hole) (STG-LHB041, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Victorian Key Charm 36x15mm
Code: SA-2339
Length with Bail/Loop 36mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.95$1.80$1.66
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-C
Diameter 4mm, 21 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.21$0.19$0.18
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium 1.25-Inch Bead Bar Link
Code: RB-3107
Length 31mm, Width 2.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95$0.88$0.81
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-F
Diameter 5.3mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.26$0.24
Qty>
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain by the Foot
Code: SPCH18
Links 3.5x3.5mm, 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.75$2.54$2.35
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x7mm)
Code: SS-CJR-HG
Diameter 7mm, 18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.72$0.66$0.60
Qty>
14 x 7mm Heart Clasp
Code: SS-CL08
Length 14mm, Width 7mm 
1-34-78+
$5.24$4.87$4.53
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 9mm Large Hole Spacer
Code: SA-5690
Length 2mm, Width 9mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.87$0.80$0.73
Qty>
8x10.0mm Cast Bead withCrystals (4.5mm Hole)
Code: STG-BD17
Length 6mm, Width 10mm 
Sale Price: $12.49
Price: $17.85
Qty>
9x14mm Aqua Glass Faceted Roundel Bead with Silver Grommet
Code: BEAD-0047
Length 9mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.12$1.00$0.90
Qty>
Sterling Silver 8mm Enamel Believe Bead (3.4mm Hole)
Code: STG-LHB041
Length 6mm, Width 8mm 
1-23-56+
$12.34$11.50$10.72
Qty>

Alternate Components

8x12mm Sapphire Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-BRL21
Length 8mm, Width 10.5-12.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.99$8.38$7.81
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Key Charm
Code: SA-2270
Height 22mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.07$0.98$0.90
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Fleur-De-Lis Key Charm 33.5-34x13mm
Code: SA-2344
Length with Bail/Loop 33.5-34mm, Width 13mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.95$1.80$1.66
Qty>
Sterling Silver Gold Cobblestone Spacer Bead
Code: STG-LHB003
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
1-23-56+
$10.24$9.55$8.90
Qty>
8x10mm Cast Bead withCrystals (5.0mm Hole)
Code: STG-BD16
Length 8.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-23-45+
$17.15$16.02$14.96
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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