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Young At Heart Necklace

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Young At Heart Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Keep your love alive with homemade touches and coastal color themes! This single strand necklace envelops the spirit of young love, with rich coral and soft blue hues that rely on each other to create a passionate palette.

Step one:
Stamp the phrase "YOU & I" onto the Metal Complex German silver 34x25mm, 24 gauge heart-shaped blank using the Metal Complex 3mm upper case Posh alphabet metal stamps. Learn how to use metal stamps by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.

Step two:
Punch a hole on the top left corner of the heart blank with a hammer and sharp nail. Please be advised that the thickness of this blank will damage regular hole punch pliers.

Step three:
Cut approximately 20 inches of jewelry wire. Attach the loop portion of the sterling silver toggle to one end of the wire using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. Read how to use crimp tubes by reading our Handy Tip available in the Learning Center.
Step four: String the following bead pattern onto the wire:
  • one TierraCast 3mm silver-plated pewter heishi spacer
  • one Swarovski 5mm Coral round pearl
  • one spacer
  • one Swarovski 6mm Pacific Opal AB briolette bead
  • one 6mm mint pearl coat druk bead
  • one briolette bead
Repeat this pattern nine more times, then string one spacer, one Akoya 8mm white with crystal round bead and another spacer. Add the heart blank from Step two and then create a mirror image on the other side of the heart.
Approximate size: 19 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:

ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Bench Block with Wood Base (TOOL-0015)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10 Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
Metal Complex 3mm Upper Case 27 pc.
Posh Alphabet Metal Stamp Set (TOOL-0006)
List of Components:
Metal Complex German Silver 34x25mm Heart Shaped Blank, 24 gauge, No Hole (EMBMT-0077, qty 1)
Druk Bead 6mm Crystal Mint Pearl Coat (50pc Pack) (DRUKS-PL-MNT6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Coral (5810-COR5, qty 20)
TierraCast 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0439, qty 44)
Akoya White with Crystal 8mm Round Bead (2.5mm Hole) (LHB-056, qty 2)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Toggle (CLASP-0044, qty 1)
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal AB (5040-POPAB6, qty 40)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Metal Complex German Silver 34x25mm Heart Shaped Blank, 24 gauge, No Hole
Metal Complex German Silver 34x25mm Heart Shaped Blank, 24 gauge, No Hole
Code: EMBMT-0077
L 40mm, W 25.5mm, T .5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.37$1.26$1.16
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Druk Bead 6mm Crystal Mint Pearl Coat (50pc Pack)
Druk Bead 6mm Crystal Mint Pearl Coat (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-PL-MNT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20g 
1-910-1920+
$2.28$2.06$1.84
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Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Coral
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Coral
Code: 5810-COR5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
TierraCast 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 3mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0439
Length 2mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Gauge 18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.12$0.10
Qty>
Akoya White with Crystal 8mm Round Bead (2.5mm Hole)
Akoya White with Crystal 8mm Round Bead (2.5mm Hole)
Code: LHB-056
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-34-78+
$4.48$4.15$3.85
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$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0044
LPL 28mm, LPW 20mm, HS 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-23-56+
$14.04$13.08$12.19
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal AB
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal AB
Code: 5040-POPAB6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.52$0.48
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Metal Complex Brass 22x22mm Heart Shaped Blank, 24 gauge, No Hole
Metal Complex Brass 22x22mm Heart Shaped Blank, 24 gauge, No Hole
Code: EMBMT-0084
L 21mm, W 22mm, T .5mm 
Price: $0.53
Qty>
TierraCast 3mm Bright Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 3mm Bright Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0439
Length 2mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Gauge 18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14$0.13$0.11
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
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 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>
3x3 Inch Bench Block with Wood Base
3x3 Inch Bench Block with Wood Base
Code: TOOL-0015
Price: $17.99
Qty>
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code: TOOL-0011
Price: $4.68
Qty>
Metal Complex 3mm Upper Case 27 pc. Posh Alphabet Metal Stamp Set
Metal Complex 3mm Upper Case 27 pc. Posh Alphabet Metal Stamp Set
Code: TOOL-0006
1-23-56+
$33.47$30.47$27.47
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