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Square Dance Necklace

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Square Dance Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This multi-dimensional necklace reflects the fashion world's obsession with galactic imagery but with a tribal twist. Add hot metallic flair to your spring palette with this stylish, sophisticated design.

Step one:
Cut one piece of jewelry wire approximately 3 inches long. String the following pattern onto the wire:
  • five TOHO™ 1.5mm bead cubes in matte iris gray
  • four 15x16mm Jet black dagger Czech beads
  • five more TOHO's
Step two:
Thread both wire ends through a single sterling 2x2mm crimp tube so they lay parallel. Crimp the tube to hold the ends in place and trim any excess wire. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tool if you need help.

Step three:
Glue each Swarovski 20mm cosmic square ring fancy stone in Jet and Crystal CAL V to its own antique silver-plated pewter hammered square link with center cut out using 5-minute two-part epoxy and allow to dry.

Step four:
Attach one Crystal CAL V square to the TOHO™ ring using one sterling silver 1.00x9.00mm open jump ring. Attach a second jump ring to the square's other stringing hole and connect it to the Jet square. Connect the other end of the Jet square to the remaining Crystal CAL V square with another jump ring so you end up with a chain. Watch our Handy Tip Video on how to use jump rings if you need help.

Step five:
Attach the open end of the second Crystal CAL V square to the JBB antique brass sterling silver plain pinch bail. Simply open the bail with pliers, insert the square's stringing hole and close with nylon jaw pliers.

Step six:
Cut the 4mm brown braided leather to the length you like; we chose to use 21 inches. Slide the bail from the square focal onto the leather.

Step seven:
Attach one JBB 4mm sterling silver crimp end cap with loop to each end of the 4mm brown braided leather. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp end if you need help.

Step eight:
Attach one sterling silver 1.00x6.10mm open jump ring to each crimp end. Connect the bar portion of the antique silver-plated pewter three circle toggle clasp to one jump ring and the loop portion of the clasp to the other.
Approximate size: 22 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour (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)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components:
4mm Spooled Braided Leather Brown by the Foot (LFB-BRN4, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0014, qty 1)
JBB 4mm Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop (SS-CREND04, qty 2)
Large Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Hammered Square Link with Center Cut Out (FIND-0084, qty 3)
Swarovski 4437 20mm Cosmic Square Ring Fancy Stone Jet (4437-JET20, qty 1)
Swarovski 4437 20mm Cosmic Square Ring Fancy Stone Crystal CAL V (4437-CLV20, qty 2)
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Plain Pinch Bail (SSA-BAIL22, qty 1)
15 x 6mm Jet Black Dagger Czech Bead (CR-DG019, qty 4)
TOHO™ Bead Cube 1.5mm Matte Iris Gray (TBCB1-613, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1. x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

4mm Spooled Braided Leather Brown by the Foot
Code: LFB-BRN4
Diameter 4mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.12 $1.69$1.96 $1.56$1.81 $1.44
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0014
Loop Length 21mm, Bar Length 25mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.85 $3.08$3.58 $2.86$3.32 $2.65
Qty>
JBB 4mm Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SS-CREND04
Length 11mm 
1-45-910+
$3.75 $3.00$3.48 $2.78$3.23 $2.58
Qty>
Large Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Hammered Square Link with Center Cut Out
Code: FIND-0084
Length 23.5mm, Width 23.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.75 $1.40$1.62 $1.29$1.49 $1.19
Qty>
Swarovski 4437 20mm Cosmic Square Ring Fancy Stone Jet
Code: 4437-JET20
Length 19mm, Width 19mm, Total Height 5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.19 $7.35$8.55 $6.84$7.95 $6.36
Qty>
Swarovski 4437 20mm Cosmic Square Ring Fancy Stone Crystal CAL V
Code: 4437-CLV20
Length 19mm, Width 19mm, Total Height 5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.20 $7.36$8.57 $6.85$7.99 $6.39
Qty>
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Plain Pinch Bail
Code: SSA-BAIL22
Height 12mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.33 $2.66$3.09 $2.47$2.86 $2.28
Qty>
15 x 6mm Jet Black Dagger Czech Bead
Code: CR-DG019
Approx. Height 15mm, Width 6mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10$0.12 $0.09
Qty>
TOHO Bead Cube 1.5mm Matte Iris Gray
Code: TBCB1-613
Length 1.5mm, 8g bag 
1-56-1112+
$3.10$2.78$2.50
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-F
1.0 x 9.0mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.77 $0.61$0.71 $0.56$0.65 $0.52
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.54 $0.43$0.49 $0.39$0.45 $0.36
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>

Alternate Components

4mm Spooled Braided Leather Black by the Foot
Code: LFB-BLK4
Diameter 4mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.12 $1.69$1.96 $1.56$1.81 $1.44
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Square Swirl Design Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0128
Loop Length 26.5-27mm, Bar Length 28.5-29mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-34-78+
$4.91 $3.92$4.56 $3.64$4.24 $3.39
Qty>
JBB 4mm Sterling Silver Fancy Crown Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SS-CREND10
Length 14mm 
1-34-78+
$5.45 $4.36$5.07 $4.05$4.71 $3.76
Qty>
Large Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Hammered Square Link with Center Cut Out
Code: FIND-0085
Length 23-23.5mm, Width 23-23.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $1.72
Qty>
Swarovski 4439 20mm Square Ring Crystal Bermuda Blue
Code: 4439-CBB20
Length 20mm, Width 20mm, Opening Length 10mm 
1-23-56+
$7.43 $5.94$6.92 $5.53$6.45 $5.16
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Royal Pinch Bail
Code: SA-5778
Length 10mm, Width 5mm, Depth 7mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95 $0.76$0.88 $0.70$0.80 $0.64
Qty>
15x6mm Red Tiger Eye Glass Dagger Bead
Code: CR-DG060
Approx. Height 15mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.24$0.21$0.19
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.71
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.74
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.43
Price: $8.04
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $5.62
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 $9.60$11.19 $8.95$10.43 $8.34
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $13.85
Price: $17.32
Qty>



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