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Perfect Martini Necklace

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Perfect Martini Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Be the life of the party with this elegant necklace laced with colorful crystals and rich gold elements. Choose your own focal feather to feature in the center to make this piece one of a kind!

Step one:
Cut one piece of satin Hamilton gold-plated large circle link chain 15 inches long and cut twelve 1½ inch long pieces of gold-plated textured oval cable chain. Set aside. Apply a small amount of glue onto the quill of your desired feather and place it inside the satin Hamilton gold-plated crimp end. Use chain nose pliers to clamp down for a strong hold. If you need help learning how to use a crimp end, read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center. Set aside to let glue dry.

Step two:
Thread one Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Jet AB, one Swarovski 5mm XILION bicone in Blue Zircon and one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Smoke Topaz onto their own 1.5-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 23 gauge eye pin. Create a simple loop with each pin's open end. This will create links with a crystal in the middle of each. Connect one loop of the Jet AB link to one loop of the Blue Zircon link, and then connect the other loop of the Blue Zircon link to one loop of the Smoke Topaz link. Thread one Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Peridot onto one 1.5-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 23 gauge head pin and finish with a simple loop. Connect the open loop of the Smoke Topaz link to the loop with the Peridot crystal. You should now have a dangling chain with bicones in descending sizes. Repeat this eleven more times.

Step three:
Repeat Step two, without the Jet AB bicones, to create a dangling chain with only three bicones in descending order. Do this one more time.

Step four:
Attach one 5mm satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring to one end of each textured oval link chain from Step one. Attach a jump ring to the crimp end of your feather. For help with jump rings, watch our Handy Tip video.

Step five:
Attach the crimp end to the center circle link on the large circle link chain. Use a Chain St&amul; to hold the chain in place to make attaching easier. Attach the two 3-bicone dangling chains to the large circle links on either side of the feather. Then, attach six of the other bicone dangling chains to the next six large circle links on either side of the feather for a symmetrical look.

Step six:
Attach the textured oval links between each bicone dangle by connecting their jump rings to the small oval-shaped links of the large circle link chain. You should now have seven bicone dangles and six textured oval link chains on each side of the feather.

Step seven:
Connect one jump ring to the 12x6.5mm satin Hamilton gold-plated trigger and attach to one end of the large circle link chain.
Approximate size: 16 inches
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components:
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Circle Link Chain (BTF-0074, qty 2)
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0052, qty 2)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimp End (FIND-0443, qty 1)
12x6.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Trigger Clasp (CLASP-0179, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet AB (5328-JETAB6, qty 12)
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Blue Zircon (5328-BLZR5, qty 14)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz (5328-TOSMK4, qty 14)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Peridot (5328-PER3, qty 14)
5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring (FIND-0447, qty 14)
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-0451, qty 14)
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-0448, qty 40)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: BTF-0074
Diameter 9mm, Short Link 6mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.70 $3.76$4.36 $3.48$4.05 $3.24
Qty>
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0052
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.38 $1.90$2.20 $1.76$2.03 $1.62
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimp End
Code: FIND-0443
Inside Diameter 1mm, Length W/Bail/Loop 8mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.15$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13
Qty>
12x6.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: CLASP-0179
Length with Bail/Loop 12mm, Width 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.57 $0.46$0.52 $0.42$0.47 $0.38
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Jet AB
Code: 5328-JETAB6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Blue Zircon
Code: 5328-BLZR5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.16$0.17 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMK4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Peridot
Code: 5328-PER3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0447
Diameter 5mm, Opening Diameter 3mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: FIND-0451
Length 37mm, Wire Gauge .573mm/23 gauge, Head 2mm 
1-99100-199200+
$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04
Qty>
1.5-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 23 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0448
Length 37.5mm, Wire Gauge 23, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-7980-159160+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Topaz Blend
Code: 5328-TOB6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Code: 5328-OL5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.16$0.17 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Purple Velvet
Code: 5328-PURV3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: SPACH10
Link 9mm x 9mm, 5.5mm x 2.5mm, Gauge 18 
1-45-910+
$4.47 $3.79$4.15 $3.52$3.85 $3.27
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Sale Price: $2.54
Price: $2.99
Qty>
Chain Stä
Code: CHNSTAY
Sale Price: $11.30
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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