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Drops of Wine Necklace

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Drops of Wine Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Drops of Wine is a wonderful expression of power and represents this fall's trend of contrast. With its layered Swarovski crystals and natural pearls paired with delicate hand-dyed silk, all in rich shades of purple, this necklace is ideal for making a statement in both casual and elegant situations.

Step one:
Cut the gunmetal-plated round links on round cable chain into one 9-inch long piece using side cutters.

Step two:
Thread the following beads onto a 24-gauge 2-inch head pin:

  • One Miyuki 11/0 galvanized light yellow delica bead

  • One purple rice freshwater pearl bead

  • Three Miyuki beads


Repeat this four more times, and attach each pearl to the center of your cable chain by finishing with a wrapped loop. Make sure they hang together in a line across the center of the chain.

Step three:
Attach each Swarovski 15mm teardrop pendant in Amethyst to a 5.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring and attach each one to the center of your chain in a random fashion so they surround your pearls. For help with jump rings, visit our Handy Tips video.

Step four:
Cut the blue/plum blend hand-dyed silk into two equal 16-inch long pieces. You may adjust your size to fit your desired length. Glue one end of each string to a JBB gunmetal-plated pewter ancient design crimp end and clamp down with nylon jaw pliers. For help using crimp ends, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step five:
Attach one open jump ring to each crimp end and connect your crimp ends to each end of your link chain.
Approximate size: 39 inches(adjustable)
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components:
Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BGMCH37, qty 1)
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End (PGM-CREND007, qty 2)
Swarovski 6000 15mm Teardrop Pendant Amethyst (6000-AMY15, qty 21)
Hand-Dyed Silk Blue/Plum Blend (RBSILK-BLPLM, qty 1)
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06-A, qty 23)
Purple Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0055, qty 1)
2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP42, qty 5)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Yellow Delicas (DB0412, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Antique Brass-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain (BBACH26)
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End (PBA-CREND007)
Swarovski 6000 15mm Teardrop Pendant Siam (6000-SIA15)
Swarovski 5821 11mm Pear-Shaped Pearl Antique Brass (5821-ABP11)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Lt Bronze (DB0022L)
Hand-Dyed Silk Brown/Moss Green (RBSILK-BRNGR)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BGMCH37
Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 18 
1-23-56+
$13.55$12.63$11.77
Qty>
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PGM-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.90$0.82$0.76
Qty>
Swarovski 6000 15mm Teardrop Pendant Amethyst
Code: 6000-AMY15
Height 15mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.16$1.07$0.99
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Blue/Plum Blend
Code: RBSILK-BLPLM
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.47$8.19 $6.96$7.63 $6.48
Qty>
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Purple Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0055
Length 9.5-11.5mm, Width 8.5-9.5mm, Strand Length 15.5 Inch 
1-23-56+
$35.39$31.79$28.79
Qty>
2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP42
Length 2 inches, 24 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.39$0.35$0.32
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Yellow Delicas
Code: DB0412
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$7.15$6.65$6.19
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Brass-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH26
Link 6.5mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 18, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$14.39$13.41$12.50
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End with Loop
Code: PBA-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.90$0.82$0.76
Qty>
Swarovski 6000 15mm Teardrop Pendant Siam
Code: 6000-SIA15
Height 15mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.16$1.07$0.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5821 11x8mm Pear-Shaped Crystal Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5821-ABP11
Length 11mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$0.95$0.88$0.81
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Lt Bronze
Code: DB0022L
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$6.10$5.67$5.27
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Brown/Moss Green
Code: RBSILK-BRNGR
Minimum 32 inches 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.47$8.19 $6.96$7.63 $6.48
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $17.32
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Price: $2.99
Qty>



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