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Harvest Sunshine Necklace

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Harvest Sunshine Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Fashioned from sparkling crystals and knit gold-plated chain, this lariat necklace beautifully catches the light. Use it to dress up a simple blouse or to complement a sleek black dress. It's easy enough for a beginner to create in approximately 30 minutes.

Step one:
Cut a 30-inch piece of 3mm gold-plated copper knit over gold-plated brass bead chain. String the 12x8mm Naoto square glass bead with grommets and the 8x14mm smoked topaz crystal with silver grommet roundel onto the chain.

Step two:
Roll one end of the SilverSilk knit chain to make it easier to work with and apply a small amount of glue to its tip. Insert the end of the SilverSilk into a gold-plated pewter fancy crimp end. Use nylon jaw pliers to gently crimp the ends around the SilverSilk. For help finishing SilverSilk knit chain, see our Handy Tip. Repeat for the other end of the chain.

Step three:
Attach the loop piece of the gold-filled large twist toggle with ball end to one of the crimp ends using a gold-filled 14K open jump ring. Set the chain aside.

Step three:
String a Swarovski 5mm XILION bicone in Olivine onto a gold-filled 1.5-inch head pin. Finish with a wrapped loop. Repeat for the two remaining Olivine bicones and for the two Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Smoke Topaz.

Step four:
String the dangles that you just created onto a jump ring in an alternating pattern. Use that jump ring to connect the bar piece of the toggle clasp to the remaining crimp end. Thread the bar piece through the loop and let it dangle several inches to complete the look.

The beads on this necklace can be arranged various ways. For one look, slide the two large-hole beads along the chain until they rest against the loop piece of the toggle clasp. Rest them on the bar for another look.
Approximate size: 30 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
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)
List of Components:
3mm Gold Plated-Copper Knit over Gold Plated-Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0004, qty 3)
Gold-Filled Large Twist Toggle with Ball End (ISCL-0093, qty 1)
12x8mm Naoto Square Glass Bead with Grommets (MRG-010, qty 1)
Gold-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End (PG-CREND002, qty 2)
8x14mm Smoked Topaz Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole) (SS-BRL16, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Olivine (5328-OL5, qty 3)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz (5328-TOSMK4, qty 2)
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin (GF-HP150-025, qty 5)
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.85mm) (GF-OJR30-G, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
3mm Silver Plated-Copper Knit over Silver Plated-Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0001)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp (SA-6170)
Red Amber 8x14mm Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole) (BEAD-0149)
Turquoise 7x14mm Mosaic Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole) (BEAD-0145)
The Beader's Companion (BOOK-21)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0004
Diameter 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.34$3.89$3.54
Qty>
Gold-Filled Large Twist Toggle Clasp with Ball End
Gold-Filled Large Twist Toggle Clasp with Ball End
Code: ISCL-0093
Loop 21x17mm, Bar 33mm 
1-23-56+
$18.99$16.99$14.99
Qty>
12x8mm Naoto Square Glass Bead with Grommets
12x8mm Naoto Square Glass Bead with Grommets
Code: MRG-010
Length 8mm, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.47$9.47
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PG-CREND002
Length 10mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.69$0.64$0.59
Qty>
8x14mm Smoked Topaz Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel  (4.5mm Hole)
8x14mm Smoked Topaz Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-BRL16
Length 7-8mm, Width 13-15mm 
1-23-56+
$9.49$8.59$7.79
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Olivine
Code: 5328-OL5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20$0.18$0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMK4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin
Code: GF-HP150-025
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.68$0.60$0.54
Qty>
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code: GF-OJR30-G
Diameter 5.85mm, 20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.45$0.40$0.36
Qty>

Alternate Components

SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Silver Plated-Brass Bead Chain
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Silver Plated-Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0001
Diameter 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.34$3.89$3.54
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp 25x19.5mm
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp 25x19.5mm
Code: SA-6170
Loop Length 25mm, Loop Width 19.5mm, Opening Length 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.03$2.73$2.43
Qty>
Red Amber 8x14mm Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole)
Red Amber 8x14mm Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole)
Code: BEAD-0149
Length 7.5-8mm, Width 13.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.07$9.07
Qty>
Turquoise 7x14mm Mosaic Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole)
Turquoise 7x14mm Mosaic Roundel Bead (4.7mm Hole)
Code: BEAD-0145
Length 8.8-9mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
1-23-56+
$16.99$14.99$13.99
Qty>
The Beader's Companion
The Beader's Companion
Code: BOOK-21
Price: $19.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $16.99
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Price: $2.99
Qty>



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