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Winter Sunset Necklace

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Winter Sunset Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Like the end of a cool, winter day, this necklace reflects the beauty of a setting sun behind snow-filled clouds and a violet sky. Its sparkling touches of eye-catching wonder paired with the multi-textured focal makes this simple piece perfect for wear for a festive party.

Step one:
Cut a 20-inch long piece of jewelry wire using a nipper tool. Attach one end to the bar portion of the sterling silver petal design circle toggle using one sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tool if you need help with crimp tubes.

Step two: String the following beads onto the jewelry wire:
  • one Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Violet
  • one Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Crystal Copper
  • one Violet round
  • one TierraCast® 7mm silver-plated pewter plain heishi spacer
  • one Swarovski 8mm chessboard bead in Crystal AB
  • one spacer
Step three:
Repeat this pattern five more times, and then string the first three beads of the pattern. String the Unicorne Beads purple swirl with bubbles boro glass bicone bead and another spacer. Repeat the patter from Step two on the other side of the boro glass bead.

Step four:
Attach the loop portion of the clasp to the open end using a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 18 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner


Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Unicorne Beads Purple Swirl with Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead (BEAD-0412, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper (5000-COP3, qty 14)
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB (5005-CAB8, qty 12)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Violet (5000-VIOLT8, qty 28)
TierraCast® 7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (S-0443, qty 26)
Sterling Silver Petal Design Circle Toggle (CLASP-0104, qty 1)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Unicorne Beads Small Purple Swirl and Silver Bubbles Dichroic Boro Glass Large Hole Bead (BEAD-0440)
Unicorne Beads Blue and Green with Gold and Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead (BEAD-0413)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite (5000-IND8)
TierraCast® Rhodium 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer (RB-0436)
Sterling Silver Twisted Fancy Oval Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG79)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Unicorne Beads Purple Swirl with Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead
Unicorne Beads Purple Swirl with Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead
Code: BEAD-0412
Length 28-28.5mm, Diameter 17mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-12-34+
$11.99 $8.99$11.40 $8.55$10.80 $8.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Crystal Copper
Code: 5000-COP3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.17$0.16$0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB
Swarovski 5005 8mm Chessboard Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5005-CAB8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37 $1.16$1.23 $1.04$1.11 $0.94
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Violet
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Violet
Code: 5000-VIOLT8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70 $0.61$0.64 $0.56$0.58 $0.51
Qty>
TierraCast 7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
TierraCast 7mm Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0443
Length 2mm, Diameter 7mm, Hole Gauge 16 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15$0.19 $0.14
Qty>
Sterling Silver Petal Design Circle Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver Petal Design Circle Toggle Clasp
Code: CLASP-0104
Loop Length 25mm, Bar Length 31mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-23-56+
$11.99 $10.43$9.97 $8.67$8.97 $7.80
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 $0.10$0.14 $0.09$0.13 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

Unicorne Beads Small Purple Swirl and Silver Bubbles Dichroic Boro Glass Large Hole Bead
Unicorne Beads Small Purple Swirl and Silver Bubbles Dichroic Boro Glass Large Hole Bead
Code: BEAD-0440
Length 16mm, Diameter 20mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-12-34+
$11.99 $8.99$11.40 $8.55$10.80 $8.10
Qty>
Unicorne Beads Blue and Green with Gold and Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead
Unicorne Beads Blue and Green with Gold and Bubbles Boro Glass Bicone Bead
Code: BEAD-0413
Length 28mm, Diameter 17mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-12-34+
$11.99 $8.99$11.40 $8.55$10.80 $8.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70 $0.63$0.64 $0.57$0.58 $0.52
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Rhodium 7mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: RB-0436
Length 2.5mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26 $0.19$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15
Qty>
Sterling Silver Twisted Fancy Oval Toggle Clasp
Sterling Silver Twisted Fancy Oval Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG79
Loop 19mm x 11mm, Bar 26mm 
1-23-56+
$9.09 $7.99$8.29 $7.29$7.49 $6.59
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.59
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.10
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 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $8.99$10.99 $8.24$9.99 $7.49
Qty>



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