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 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)