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Savanna Necklace

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Savanna Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Get the kids together for this fun Mommy and Me project! Shrinky Dinks® let kids and parents alike express their creativity and make cute keepsakes. This Mommy necklace is paired with the Sweet Fun necklace, which you can read the instructions for here.

We used a frosted Shrinky Dinks square piece and stamped a decorative pattern on it using a Nunn Design StazOn ink pad in jet black. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for shrinking the plastic correctly.

Shrinky Dinks is a registered trademark of Hasbro.

Step one:
Glue the TierraCast antique silver swallow charm to the smooth side of the finished square, near the top, using 5-minute two-part epoxy. Allow to dry. This will serve as your bail.

Step two:
Thread the TierraCast black finish pewter paloma bead onto the 1-inch sterling silver 22 gauge head pin. Finish it with a wrapped loop technique and attach it to one 0.90x4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring. Connect this jump ring to a second jump ring to form a chain and attach it to the "eye" portion of the sterling silver rounded leaves hook and eye clasp. Watch our Handy Tip video on working with jump rings if you need help. Attach this portion of the clasp to one end of the 24-inch long 5mm antique silver-plated textured circular cable chain.

Step three:
Attach the TierraCast antique silver hummingbird charm to one open jump ring. Connect this jump ring to the inner loop of the JBB antique silver-plated brass flower with looped vines 1 ring pendant. Attach a new jump ring to the top loop of the pendant and connect it to the chain approximately 2 inches from the end where you added the clasp in Step two.

Step four:
Attach the swallow charm from Step one to one open jump ring and connect it to the chain approximately 3 inches away from the pendant in the previous step.

Step five:
Thread the Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Crystal Silver Night, the C-Koop Beads medium 5 petal white enameled copper flower bead and the acrylic large black star flower bead onto the 3-inch sterling silver 22 gauge head pin. Finish it with a simple loop and attach it to the chain approximately 3 ½ inches away from the charm in the previous step.

Step six:
Attach one open jump ring to the "hook" portion of the hook and eye clasp and connect it to the open end of the chain.

This necklace is meant to be worn so that the swallow charm you created hangs as the pendant. The hook and eye clasp serves as a decorative design element as well as a closure.
Approximate size: 26 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Nunn Design StazOn ink pad-jet black (INK-03)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm (SA-2120, qty 1)
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower with Looped Vines 1 Ring Pendant (PEND-0162, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Rounded Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp (CLASP-0086, qty 1)
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Paloma Bead (BKO-5617, qty 1)
Acrylic Large Black Star Flower Bead (BEAD-0347, qty 1)
C-Koop Beads Medium 5 Petal White Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0846, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Night (5000-CSN4, qty 1)
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain (BTF-0148, qty 2)
TierraCast Antique Silver Swallow Charm (SA-2300, qty 1)
1-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP21, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 7)
3-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP23, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm
Code: SA-2120
Height 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $1.00$1.06 $0.92$0.97 $0.84
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JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower with Looped Vines 1 Ring Pendant
Code: PEND-0162
Length with Bail/Loop 33mm, Width 23mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.39 $2.81$3.14 $2.60$2.91 $2.41
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Sterling Silver Rounded Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0086
Length 44mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-12-34+
$21.08 $18.33$19.69 $17.13$18.39 $15.99
Qty>
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Paloma Bird Bead
Code: BKO-5617
Length 8.5mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.96 $0.76$0.88 $0.70$0.81 $0.64
Qty>
Acrylic Large Black Star Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0347
Length 6mm, Diameter 27mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.46 $0.36$0.42 $0.33$0.38 $0.30
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Medium 5 Petal White Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0846
Length 15mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.75 $5.17$5.35 $4.81$4.97 $4.47
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Silver Night
Code: 5000-CSN4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.30$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.25
Qty>
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0148
Diameter 5mm, Wire Gauge 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.85 $2.33$2.64 $2.16$2.45 $2.00
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Swallow Bird Charm
Code: SA-2300
Heiht 17mm, Width 16mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $0.98$1.06 $0.91$0.98 $0.84
Qty>
1-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP21
Length 1 inch, 22 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
3-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP23
Length 3 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.82 $0.73$0.75 $0.67$0.69 $0.62
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Small Hummingbird Charm
Code: CHARM697
19x18mm 
1-34-78+
$7.89 $7.10$7.34 $6.60$6.82 $6.13
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower with Vines 1 Ring Teardrop Pendant
Code: PEND-0160
Length with Bail/Loop 39mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
Price: $3.19
Qty>
Sterling Silver Pointy Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0089
Length 51mm, Width 15.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-12-34+
$17.64 $15.34$16.48 $14.33$15.39 $13.38
Qty>
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Hummingbird Bead
Code: BKO-5518
Length 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $0.93$1.06 $0.85$0.97 $0.78
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Lime Green Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0843
Length 12mm, Width 12.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $3.94
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated 5+1 Rollo and Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: SPACH20
Link 8.5mm x 3mm, 3mm x 3mm, Gauge 15 
1-45-910+
$5.10 $4.02$4.74 $3.74$4.39 $3.46
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Common Wood Nymph Butterfly Charm
Code: CHARM-0080
Length 15mm, Width 19.5mm, Opening Length 3mm 
Price: $1.25
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nunn Design StāzOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
Code: INK-03
Dimension 4 Inch x 2.5 Inch 
1-23-56+
$10.56 $9.50$9.84 $8.85$9.17 $8.25
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $5.05
Price: $5.62
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.66
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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