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Biarritz Necklace

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Biarritz Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Layer on the style with this beautiful necklace idea as seen in Beadstyle's November 2012 issue! Full of texture and shine, you will love this necklace's metallic silver tones and dramatic black accents. The shiny metal materials mixed with the delicate silk ribbons make for a bold style statement people won't soon forget. Learn how to make this necklace in ten easy steps.

Step one:
Cut the 3 foot hand-dyed silk in ash grey with metallic silver edges and the 3 foot hand-dyed silk in jet black with metallic silver edges approximately 9 inches each.

Step two:
Attach a 5.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring to each ribbons' ends using the 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tubes. For more information on how to use a crimp tube, check out our Handy Tip on how to properly place a crimp tube.

Step three:
Connect the two jump rings you attached to the ribbons with one jump ring. For more information on how to attach jump rings, see our Handy Tip video. Attach either the bar or loop component of the antique silver-plated pewter round floral design toggle clasp to that jump ring.

Step four:
After twisting the ribbons together, it's time to close off the other end of the ribbons with an end cap. Using another 4x4mm crimp tube, crimp both of the ribbons together with the 2-inch gunmetal plated 20 gauge eye pin, making sure the top of the eye pin is in the crimp tube. Now that the ribbon ends are crimped to the eye pin, push all of this into the 6mm antique silver-plated pewter filigree end cap so that the end of the eye pin is sticking out of the stringing hole of the end cap.

Step five:
Create a wrapped loop with the end of the eye pin. For more information on how to do this, see our Handy Tip instructions. Repeat steps one through five to make the other half of the top part of this necklace.

Step six:
Now it's time to start adding multiple strands. Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Attach a jump ring to the end of the jewelry wire using a 2x2 mm crimp tube. String on a pattern of the Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Light Grey, a sterling silver 3.25mm spacer disc, a Swarovski 9mm asymmetrical pearl in Dark Grey and another spacer disc. Repeat this pattern ten times and end it with another round pearl. Next, string on an alternating pattern of the Swarovski 28mm wave in jet and the Cande Pavé 8mm silver-plated black diamond crystal round bead. Make a mirror image of the first pattern of round and asymmetrical pearls on the other side of this pattern. Attach a jump ring with a 2x2mm crimp tube. Attach the jump rings to the two wrapped loops you made in step five.

Step seven:
Cut the silver-plated oval link chain so that it is 21 links in length, or approximately 15 inches. Attach to the wrapped loops using jump rings. It is important to make sure each new strand is attached to the wrapped loop by working your way up. The jump rings you add will be attached above the last jump ring you added to the wrapped loop.

Step eight:
Cut the antique silver-plated circle and oval link chain so that it is 13 links in length or approximately 13 inches. Attach to each wrapped loop using jump rings.

Step nine:
Cut the 5mm gunmetal-plated textured circular cable chain so that it is approximately 11 inches in length. Attach to each wrapped loop using jump rings.

Step ten:
For the last strand, cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 9 inches long. Attach a jump ring to one end using a 2x2mm crimp tube. String on one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Crystal AB followed by a Swarovski 9mm briolette pendant in Jet. Repeat this about 26 times to create an alternating pattern and finish the strand with a Crystal AB faceted round. Attach a jump ring to the other end using a 2x2mm crimp tube. Attach these jump rings to each of the wrapped loops. Your beautiful Biarritz necklace is now complete!
Approximate size: 23 inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Jet (5525-JET28, qty 5)
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Ash Grey w/ Metallic Silver Edges (RBSILK-AGR-SVR, qty 1)
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Jet Black w/ Metallic Silver Edges (RBSILK-BLK-SVR, qty 1)
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Dark Grey (5826-GRYDK9, qty 20)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY5, qty 22)
Sterling Silver 3.25mm Spacer Disc (SS-DISC, qty 40)
Swarovski 6007 9mm Briolette Pendant Jet (6007-JET9, qty 26)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB4, qty 27)
5mm Gunmetal-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain (BTF-0150, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Oval Link Chain (BTF-0122, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Circle and Oval Link Chain (BTF-0015, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0131, qty 1)
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06-A, qty 16)
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Filigree End Cap (FIND-0897, qty 2)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 6)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BGM-EP20-22, qty 2)
Cande Pavé 8mm Silver-Plated Black Diamond Crystal Round Bead (BEAD-0936, qty 4)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Denim Blue (5525-DEB28)
Hand-Dyed Silk Pastels and Grey with Blue Edges (STRNG-0052)
Hand-Dyed Silk Midnight Blue and Light Blue with Copper Metallic Edges (STRNG-0044)
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Grey (5826-LTGRY9)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Petrol (5810-PET5)
Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Crystal (6007-CRYS7)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Denim Blue (5000-DEB4)
Gunmetal-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BGMCH26)
070 Diamond Cut Rollo Chain (925CH60)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Jet
Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Jet
Code: 5525-JET28
Length 9mm, Width 28mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$5.02 $4.01$4.52 $3.61$4.07 $3.25
Qty>
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Ash Grey with Metallic Silver Edges
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Ash Grey with Metallic Silver Edges
Code: RBSILK-AGR-SVR
Length 3 feet 
1-23-56+
$9.77 $7.81$8.87 $7.09$8.07 $6.45
Qty>
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Jet Black with Metallic Silver Edges
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Jet Black with Metallic Silver Edges
Code: RBSILK-BLK-SVR
Length 3 feet 
1-23-56+
$9.77 $7.81$8.87 $7.09$8.07 $6.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Dark Grey
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Dark Grey
Code: 5826-GRYDK9
Length 9mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.46 $0.36$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3.25mm Spacer Disc
Sterling Silver 3.25mm Spacer Disc
Code: SS-DISC
Length 1mm, Width 3.25mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.23$0.27 $0.21$0.25 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 6007 9mm Briolette Pendant Jet
Swarovski 6007 9mm Briolette Pendant Jet
Code: 6007-JET9
Height 9mm, Width 5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.97 $0.77$0.89 $0.71$0.79 $0.63
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15
Qty>
5mm Gunmetal-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain
5mm Gunmetal-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0150
Diameter 5mm, Wire Gauge 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.38 $1.90$2.14 $1.71$1.94 $1.55
Qty>
Silver-Plated Oval Link Chain
Silver-Plated Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0122
Long Link 13.5x5mm, Short Link 5x1.3mm, Wire Gauge 16 
1-56-1112+
$3.59$3.24$2.94
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Circle and Oval Link Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Circle and Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0015
Long Link 22mm x 12mm, Short Link 15mm, Wire Gauge 17 
1-56-1112+
$3.84 $3.07$3.49 $2.79$3.14 $2.51
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Floral Design Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0131
Loop Length 29.5-30mm, Bar Length 30mm, Hole Size 1.3mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.27 $4.21$4.72 $3.77$4.27 $3.41
Qty>
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Filigree End Cap
6mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Filigree End Cap
Code: FIND-0897
Inside Diameter 5.5mm, Length 8.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.28 $1.82$2.06 $1.64$1.86 $1.48
Qty>
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.66 $0.52$0.60 $0.48$0.54 $0.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
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>
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BGM-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Qty>
Cande™ Pavé 8mm Silver-Plated Black Diamond Crystal Round Bead
Cande™ Pavé 8mm Silver-Plated Black Diamond Crystal Round Bead
Code: BEAD-0936
Length 8mm, Diameter 8.5-9mm, Hole Size 1.63mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.98$1.89$1.77
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Denim Blue
Swarovski 5525 28mm Wave Denim Blue
Code: 5525-DEB28
Length 9mm, Width 28mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
Sale Price: $3.51
Price: $5.02
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Pastels and Grey with Blue Edges
Hand-Dyed Silk Pastels and Grey with Blue Edges
Code: STRNG-0052
Length 32 Inch 
1-23-56+
$9.09 $7.27$8.19 $6.55$7.39 $5.91
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Midnight Blue and Light Blue with Copper Metallic Edges
Hand-Dyed Silk Midnight Blue and Light Blue with Copper Metallic Edges
Code: STRNG-0044
Length 32 Inch 
1-23-56+
$9.77 $7.81$8.87 $7.09$8.07 $6.45
Qty>
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Grey
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Grey
Code: 5826-LTGRY9
Length 9mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.46 $0.36$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Petrol
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Petrol
Code: 5810-PET5
Length 5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Crystal
Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Crystal
Code: 6007-CRYS7
Height 7mm, Width 4mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70 $0.56$0.64 $0.51$0.58 $0.46
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Denim Blue
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Denim Blue
Code: 5000-DEB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Gunmetal-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Code: BGMCH26
Link 5mm x 2.5mm, 2.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 23 
1-1415-2930+
$1.64 $1.31$1.47 $1.17$1.33 $1.06
Qty>
070 Diamond Cut Rollo Chain
070 Diamond Cut Rollo Chain
Code: 925CH60
Link 2x1.5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.69 $7.75$8.79 $7.03$7.89 $6.31
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
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>
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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