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Evergreen Necklace

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Evergreen Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Turn a woodland fantasy into reality with this nature-inspired design. Natural materials fused with warm metal create perfect balance and will highlight earth-toned outfits.

Step one:
Cut three strands of jewelry wire approximately 19 inches long. Cut two strands of wire approximately 6 inches long. Cut the antique brass-plated textured oval cable chain into two equal strands approximately 10 ½ inches long. Set them all aside.

Step two:
Attach one end of each 18-inch strand to one 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring using 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tubes. For help on using crimp tubes read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.

Step three: String each 18-inch wire with the following beads in a random fashion:
  • Miyuki 11/0 galvanized Dk. aqua delicas
  • Miyuki 11/0 metallic AB matte dark green/teal delica seed beads
  • TOHO™ 15/0 matte soft brown bead rounds
  • mint green nugget freshwater pearls
Secure each strand end with a Bead Stopper then finish each end with another crimp tube. Connect them all to a single second jump ring.

Step four:
Attach the end of one 6-inch wire to one jump ring using a crimp tube. String the following pattern three times on the wire:
  • one TierraCast copper antique small Turkish heishi spacer
  • one mint green nugget pearl
  • one matte dark green/teal delica
  • one pearl
  • one delica
  • one pearl
Finish the strand with one more spacer and then attach it to another jump ring using a crimp tube. Repeat Step four for the other 6-inch wire.

Step five:
Attach one jump ring to each end of the chain strands. Learn how to open and close jump rings by watching our Handy Tip Video.

Step six:
Connect one end from both the 3-strand jump ring and the chain jump ring to the bee portion of the Kabela Design antique brass flower and bee hook and eye clasp and the other ends of each to the flower portion of the clasp.

Step seven:
Attach the remaining chain ends to their own TierraCast brass oxide pewter 6 petal flower link. Connect each link to one end of the 6-inch wire strands.

Step eight:
Attach the remaining ends to jump rings and then, to the JBB antique brass-plated pewter swallowtail butterfly charm.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Mint Green Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0043, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 15/0 Matte Soft Brown (TBRD15-702, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas (DB0415, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic AB Matte Dark Green/Teal Delica Seed Beads (DB0327, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 6 Petal Flower Link (BRO-3145, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower and Bee Hook and Eye Clasp (BBA-CL17, qty 1)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Swallowtail Butterfly Charm (CHARM-0087, qty 1)
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (CA-0425, qty 8)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0048, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 10)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 10)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
5.5 - 6.0mm Olive Coin Pearls Strand (P-OL6)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas (DB0413)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Cobalt Blue Delicas (DB0047)
JBB Antique Brass Flower Link (BBA-LX65)
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0015)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Butterfly Charm (BBA-CH072)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Mint Green Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand
Mint Green Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0043
Length 4-4.5mm, Width 4.5-5mm, Strand Length 16 Inch 
1-56-1112+
$7.87$7.12$6.37
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Matte Soft Brown
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Matte Soft Brown
Code: TBRD15-702
Size 15/0, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$4.19 $3.35$3.89 $3.11$3.59 $2.87
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas
Code: DB0415
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$6.99 $5.59$6.49 $5.19$5.99 $4.79
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic AB Matte Dark Green/Teal Delica Seed Beads
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic AB Matte Dark Green/Teal Delica Seed Beads
Code: DB0327
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$6.99 $5.59$6.49 $5.19$5.99 $4.79
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 6 Petal Flower Link
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 6 Petal Flower Link
Code: BRO-3145
Diameter 13mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
Price: $1.17
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower and Bee Hook and Eye Clasp
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower and Bee Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: BBA-CL17
Total Length 34mm, Width 18.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $11.99$13.99 $11.19$11.79 $9.43
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Swallowtail Butterfly Charm
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Swallowtail Butterfly Charm
Code: CHARM-0087
Length w/Bail/Loop 20mm, Width 22mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
Price: $1.31
Qty>
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0048
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-910-1920+
$2.38 $1.90$2.14 $1.71$1.94 $1.55
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 $0.12$0.16 $0.11$0.14 $0.09
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>

Alternate Components

5.5 - 6.0mm Olive Coin Pearls Strand
5.5 - 6.0mm Olive Coin Pearls Strand
Code: P-OL6
16 inch strand, 5.5-6mm beads 
1-34-78+
$10.19 $8.15$9.19 $7.35$8.29 $6.63
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas
Code: DB0413
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$6.99 $5.59$6.49 $5.19$5.99 $4.79
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Cobalt Blue Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Cobalt Blue Delicas
Code: DB0047
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.09 $3.27$3.79 $3.03$3.49 $2.79
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass Flower Link
JBB Antique Brass Flower Link
Code: BBA-LX65
Length 18.5mm, Width 11mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.39 $1.11$1.27 $1.01$1.13 $0.90
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0015
Loop Length 21mm, Bar Length 25mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.09 $3.27$3.69 $2.95$3.34 $2.67
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Butterfly Charm
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Butterfly Charm
Code: BBA-CH072
Height 15mm, Width 18.5mm 
Sale Price: $1.68
Price: $2.40
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.19
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.32 $3.45$3.92 $3.13$3.52 $2.81
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 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>



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