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Gilda Necklace

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Gilda Necklace
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Greet the day with golden shine and soft feminine color with this elegant multi-stranded necklace. Its clean display will leave your fashion looking as fresh as dew drops on petals.

Step one:
Cut the satin hamilton gold-plated small oval link chain into one 12-inch long strand and one 11-inch long strand. Cut the satin hamilton gold-plated textured oval cable chain into two 12-inch long strands. Cut one piece of jewelry wire 13 inches long and one piece 18 inches long.

Step two:
Attach one end of the 13-inch jewelry wire strand to one 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring using one 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tube if you need help. Cover the crimp tube with one 3mm gold-filled crimp cover. Learn how to use a crimp cover by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.

Step three:
String the wire with three 6mm white rice freshwater pearls and one Czech glass wide leaf in tan pearl. Repeat this pattern eight more times and then add three more rice pearls. Attach the wire end to one end of the 12-inch small oval link chain using a second crimp tube and crimp cover. Connect the other end of the chain to one 5.5mm gold-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring if you need help.

Step four:
Connect the brass-plated jump ring from step two to the pointed end of the Kabela Design antique brass trellis charm. Attach a second brass-plated jump ring to the other end of the charm, and then connect it to the 11-inch long small oval link chain. Attach the other end of the chain to one gold-plated jump ring.

Step five:
Connect the Kabela Design antique brass bird's nest charm to the bottom ring of the Kabela Design antique brass soaring bird link using one antique brass jump ring. Attach another brass jump ring to the remaining rings on the bird link. Connect each jump ring to one end of each textured oval cable chain. Attach the other end of each chain to one gold-plated jump ring.

Step six:
Attach one end of the 18-inch wire strand to one gold-plated jump ring using a crimp tube. String the wire with one TierraCast gold antique small Turkish heishi bead spacer and then three golden cream head-drilled pearls. Repeat this pattern 36 more times and then string one more spacer. Connect the open end to a gold-plated jump ring with another crimp tube.

Step seven:
Connect one gold-plated jump ring from each strand to the bar portion of the brass-plated brass petal design circle toggle clasp in ascending order, with the head-drilled pearl strand on top. Connect the other three jump rings to the loop portion of the clasp.
Approximate size: inside: 18 ½ inches outside: 39 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® 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:
6mm White Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand (P-WHT4, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Soaring Bird Link (BBA-LX19, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Bird's Nest Charm (BBA-CH058, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Trellis Charm (BBA-CH076, qty 1)
Czech Glass Bead Wide Leaf Tan Pearl (CR-LF140, qty 9)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0051, qty 2)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Small Oval Link Chain (BTF-0068, qty 2)
Brass-Plated Brass Petal Design Circle Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0106, qty 1)
4.5 - 5mm Golden Cream Head Drilled Pearl Strand (P-GCRM1, qty 1)
TierraCast Gold Antique Small Turkish Heishi Bead Spacer (GA-0425, qty 38)
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 5)
5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (GP-OJR06-A, qty 6)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 4)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
5.5-6mm Warm Tones Mix Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand (P-WMIX4)
5.5-6mm Light Gold Head Drilled Pearl Strand (P-GOLT5)
Gold-Plated Brass Tulip Toggle Clasp (GP-TOG04)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain (BTF-0086)
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain (BTF-0067)
TierraCast Gold 5mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (G-0435)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Exotic Leaf Charm (BBA-CH064)
Czech Glass Bead Wide Leaf Crystal/Copper (CR-LF131)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

6mm White Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT4
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Price: $25.30
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Soaring Bird Link
Code: BBA-LX19
Length 41mm, Width 21mm 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.87
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Bird's Nest Charm
Code: BBA-CH058
Height 17mm, Width 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35$2.17$2.01
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Trellis Charm
Code: BBA-CH076
Height 33mm, Width 25mm 
1-45-910+
$3.37$3.13$2.90
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Wide Leaf Tan Pearl
Code: CR-LF140
Height 13mm, Width 12mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.62$0.57$0.52
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0051
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.63$2.43$2.24
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0068
Long Link 9mm x 6mm, Short Link 5mm x 4mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.31$2.14
Qty>
Brass-Plated Brass Petal Design Circle Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0106
Loop Length 25-25.5mm, Bar Length 31mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
Sale Price: $3.38
Price: $4.83
Qty>
4.5 - 5mm Golden Cream Head Drilled Pearl Strand
Code: P-GCRM1
16 inch strand, 4.5-5mm beads 
Price: $21.71
Qty>
TierraCast Gold Antique Small Turkish Heishi Bead Spacer
Code: GA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
Qty>
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
5.5mm Gold-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: GP-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.28
Qty>

Alternate Components

5.5-6mm Warm Tones Mix Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WMIX4
16 inch strand, Length 7-8mm, Width 5.5-6mm 
Price: $15.99
Qty>
5.5-6mm Light Gold Head Drilled Pearl Strand
Code: P-GOLT5
16 inch strand, 5.5-6mm beads 
Price: $26.01
Qty>
Gold-Plated Brass Tulip Toggle Clasp
Code: GP-TOG04
Loop 24mm x 22mm, Bar 29.5-30mm 
1-23-56+
$8.34$7.78$7.25
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0086
Link 6mm x 4mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.94$2.72$2.52
Qty>
Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Big, Medium, and Small Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0067
Long Link 11mm x 10mm, Short Link 6mm x 5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
1-45-910+
$4.19$3.88$3.60
Qty>
TierraCast Gold 5mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0435
Length 2mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Exotic Leaf Charm
Code: BBA-CH064
Height 19mm, Width 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35$2.17$2.01
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Wide Leaf Crystal/Copper
Code: CR-LF131
Height 13mm, Width 12mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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 $10.20$11.19 $9.51$10.43 $8.86
Qty>



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