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Amber Empress Necklace

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Amber Empress Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Rock this hot look in the crisp, cool months for festive celebrations! The amber hues hidden inside sparkling Swarovski crystals and the rich shine of copper pearls make this necklace a lovely addition to any outfit.

Step one:
Cut one piece of jewelry wire 16 inches long. Attach one sterling silver open jump ring to one Swarovski 8mm XILION pendant in Crystal Copper. Repeat seventeen times. Perform this same process for four Swarovski 6mm XILION pendants in Crystal Metallic Light Gold, and set all of the pendants aside. If you need help opening and closing jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video.

Step two:
Attach the Swarovski 21mm briolette pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow to the JBB dot design pinch bail. Simply open the back of the bail with pliers, insert the pendant and close. Use nylon jaw pliers to close the pinch bail if needed. Thread the completed pendant onto the jewelry wire so it is centered.

Step three:
String one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal Vitrail Medium on each side of the pendant. Attach the silver jump rings to the wire by clustering them randomly around the pinch bail, evenly distributing on both sides.

Step four:
String one 4mm XILION bicone and five Swarovski 6mm Bright Gold Pearls onto the jewelry wire to the left of the focal. Repeat this pattern four more times. End with one 4mm ZILION bicone.

Step five:
Attach one 6mm gold-plated jump ring to the end of the wire using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip if you need help with crimp tubes. Connect three more jump rings to the first one, forming a chain. Attach the last jump ring to the bar portion of the JBB gold-plated pewter leaves toggle.

Step six:
Repeat Steps four and five on the right side of the focal, ending with the loop portion of the toggle.
Approximate size: 17 ½ 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)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6010 21mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow (6010-CGS21, qty 1)
JBB Brass Dot Design Pinch Bail (BB-BAIL21, qty 1)
Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X (6428-2XCLG6, qty 4)
Swarovski 6428 8mm XILION Pendant Crystal Copper (6428-COP8, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold (5810-BGOLD6, qty 50)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Vitrail Medium (5328-VMED4, qty 14)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.65 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR25-G, qty 22)
Gold-Plated Jump Ring 6mm (JR-G06, qty 8)
Sterling 2x2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle (PG-TOG007, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6010 21mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 6010-CGS21
Height 21mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.05$6.56$6.10
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JBB Brass Dot Design Pinch Bail
Code: BB-BAIL21
Height 9.5mm, Width 3mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.98$0.90$0.83
Qty>
Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X
Code: 6428-2XCLG6
Height 6mm, Width 6mm 
Sale Price: $0.19
Price: $0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 6428 8mm XILION Pendant Crystal Copper
Code: 6428-COP8
Width 8mm, Total Height 8mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.42$0.38$0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Crystal Pearl Bright Gold
Code: 5810-BGOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Vitrail Medium
Code: 5328-VMED4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .180 inches (0.65 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-G
Diameter 4.6mm, 22 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
Gold-Plated Jump Ring 6mm
Code: JR-G06
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle Clasp
Code: PG-TOG007
Loop 22x19mm, Width 29mm 
1-45-910+
$3.21$2.97$2.75
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Denim Blue
Code: 6428-DEB6
Depth 3.5mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 6428 8mm XILION Pendant Denim Blue
Code: 6428-DEB8
Depth 4.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.40$0.37$0.34
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Black
Code: 5810-BLK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Denim Blue
Code: 5328-DEB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $17.32
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$11.19$10.43
Qty>



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