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Sweet Fun Necklace

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Sweet Fun Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Grab the kids and let them explore their creative side with this Sweet Fun necklace! This kid portion of the Mommy and Me project using Shrinky Dinks® goes with our other necklace, Savanna. Read the instructions for the other necklace here.

Our Shrinky Dinks pieces were drawn and cut out by Artbeads Owners Devin and Cynthia's daughter Jessica, but your child can choose whatever shapes they want to design. Jessica colored her designs using permanent markers. Be sure to follow the manufacturerÂ’s instructions for shrinking the plastic correctly.

Shrinky Dinks is a registered trademark of Hasbro.

Step one:
Attach each finished piece to its own sterling silver open jump ring. The size of jump rings you use will be determined by the size of each piece. Connect the jump rings along the sterling silver 1-to-1 twisted figure 8 chain, evenly spacing them across the length. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need helpwith jump rings.

Step two:
Connect each portion of the sterling silver heart cut-out toggle clasp to its own 0.75x5.35mm open jump ring and attach one portion to each end of the chain.
Approximate size: 17 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver 1-to-1 Twisted Figure 8 Chain (925CH76, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Heart Cut-Out Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG70, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.89 x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR35-H, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.35mm) (SS-OJR30-F, qty 6)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver Chain - 1318 Light Cable Chain (925CH32)
Antique Silver-Plated Curb Chain (SPACH09)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain (BTF-0121)
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0052)
Antique Gold Honey Bee Toggle Clasp (GA-TOG04)
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Toggle Clasp (GF-TOG02)
Sterling Silver 12mm Twisted Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG14)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 1-to-1 Twisted Figure 8 Chain
Sterling Silver 1-to-1 Twisted Figure 8 Chain
Code: 925CH76
Link 6x4mm, 5.5x3mm, 20 gauge 
1-23-56+
$21.99$19.99$17.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Heart Cut-Out Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver Heart Cut-Out Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG70
Loop 17mm x 15mm, Bar 25-25.5mm 
1-23-56+
$8.29$7.49$6.79
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .35 (0.89 x 9.0mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .35 (0.89 x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-H
0.89 x 9.0mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.64$0.58$0.52
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-F
Diameter 5.3mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Chain - 1318 Light Cable Chain
Sterling Silver Chain - 1318 Light Cable Chain
Code: 925CH32
Link 1.5x2mm, 28 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.14$3.74$3.39
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Curb Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Curb Chain
Code: SPACH09
Link 4mm x 3mm, Gauge 23 
1-1415-2930+
$1.73$1.58$1.43
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Crimped Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0121
Link 4mm x 2.5mm, Wire Gauge .455mm/25 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.76$1.60$1.43
Qty>
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0052
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-910-1920+
$2.38$2.14$1.94
Qty>
Antique Gold Honey Bee Toggle Clasp
Antique Gold Honey Bee Toggle Clasp
Code: GA-TOG04
Loop 24x16mm, Bar 31.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.38$3.00$2.70
Qty>
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Toggle Clasp
14/20 Gold-Filled Medium Toggle Clasp
Code: GF-TOG02
Loop 12mm, Bar 19mm 
1-23-56+
$19.99$17.99$15.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver 12mm Twisted Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver 12mm Twisted Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG14
Loop 12mm, Bar 18mm 
1-23-56+
$7.99$7.19$6.49
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>



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