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Nesting Necklace

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Nesting Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This sweet tweet of a necklace features soft earth tones like olive green and brown, brought together by a lovely resin focal. Its casual feel is ideal for a relaxing get together or for accenting office attire.

Step one:
Cut one piece of ZambaPro jewelry wire to 24 inches long and cut 24 inches of both the SilverSilk 3mm violet-plated copper knit over gold-plated brass bead chain and SilverSilk 3mm gold-plated copper knit over silver-plated brass bead chain.

Step two:
Attach each end of the SilverSilk strands to a JBB sterling silver fancy cone pinch bail using E6000 glue and crimp down using nylon jaw pliers for a firm grip. Read our Handy Tip on how to use SilverSilk if you need help.

Step three:
Connect the pinch bails from both SilverSilk strands to a single sterling silver open jump ring, and repeat for the other side. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help opening and closing jump rings. Attach one of the jump rings to the bottom left loop of the JBB antique silver-plated brass flower with stems 2 ring link and the other jump ring to the right-side loop of the JBB antique silver-plated brass flowers with leaves curved link.

Step four:
Attach one end of the jewelry wire from Step one to a jump ring using a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center for how to work with crimp tubes if you need help. Connect this jump ring to the right-side loop of the flowers with leaves curved link. There should now be two jump rings connected to this loop.

Step five:
String the jewelry wire with 4mm jonquil and 4mm olivine druk beads in a random fashion. Add the TierraCast® brass oxide pewter paloma bead and the Swarovski 8mm Topaz Blend butterfly bead somewhere along the strand for an asymmetrical pattern. Finish the wire with a jump ring and crimp tube as before. Attach this jump ring to the upper left loop of the 2 ring link.

Step six:
Attach a jump ring to both sides of the Taina Hartman 18x25mm birds nest on olive background sterling/resin pendant, and connect them to either link to create the focal for the necklace.
Approximate size: 27 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flowers with Leaves Curved Link (FIND-0564, qty 1)
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower with Stems 2 Ring Link (FIND-0559, qty 1)
Taina Hartman 18x25mm Sterling/Resin Pendant - Bird Nest on Olive Background (PEND-0151, qty 1)
JBB Sterling Silver Fancy Cone Pinch Bail (ISBL-0004, qty 4)
SilverSilk 3mm Violet-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0009, qty 2)
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated-Copper Knit over Silver-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0005, qty 2)
Druk Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-JON4, qty 1)
Druk Bead 4mm Olivine (100pc Pack) (DRUKS-OLV4, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.30mm) (SS-OJR35-B, qty 6)
TierraCast® Brass Oxide Pewter Paloma Bead (BRO-5617, qty 1)
Swarovski 5754 8mm Butterfly Bead Topaz Blend (5754-TOB8, qty 1)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
JBB Antique Sterling Silver Y Shaped Vine with Leaves and 3 Loops Link (SSA-LX021)
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Right Link (FIND-0557)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop (PS-CREND007)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack) (FPS-JON4)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Olivine (100pc Pack) (FPS-OLV4)
SilverSilk 3mm Black-Plated Copper Knit over Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0013)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flowers with Leaves Curved Link
Code: FIND-0564
Length with Bail/Loop 36mm, Width 19mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-45-910+
$3.50 $2.51$3.24 $2.33$3.01 $2.16
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower with Stems 2 Ring Link
Code: FIND-0559
Length with Bail/Loop 34mm, Width 20-20.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.47 $1.60$2.28 $1.48$2.12 $1.37
Qty>
Taina Hartman 18x25mm Sterling/Resin Pendant - Bird Nest on Olive Background
Code: PEND-0151
Length with Bail/Loop 22mm, Width 26mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-12-34+
$20.87 $18.78$19.54 $17.58$18.29 $16.46
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Fancy Cone Pinch Bail
Code: ISBL-0004
Height 12.5mm, Width 5.0mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.70 $2.16$2.50 $2.00$2.31 $1.84
Qty>
SilverSilk 3mm Violet-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0009
Diameter 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.34$3.89$3.54
Qty>
SilverSilk 3mm Gold-Plated-Copper Knit over Silver-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0005
Diameter 3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.18 $3.42$3.88 $3.18$3.60 $2.95
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-JON4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.98$1.78$1.60
Qty>
Druk Bead 4mm Olivine (100pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-OLV4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.92$1.72$1.56
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Paloma Bird Bead
Code: BRO-5617
Length 8.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.67
Price: $0.96
Qty>
Swarovski 5754 8mm Butterfly Bead Topaz Blend
Code: 5754-TOB8
Length 7mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.63 $0.50$0.58 $0.46$0.53 $0.42
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Antique Sterling Silver Y Shaped Vine with Leaves and 3 Loops Link
Code: SSA-LX021
Length 25mm, Width 20mm 
1-45-910+
$3.44 $2.75$3.18 $2.54$2.95 $2.36
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flowers and Leaves Curved Right Link
Code: FIND-0557
Length with Bail/Loop 28mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.41 $1.56$2.23 $1.44$2.06 $1.33
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Ancient Design Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PS-CREND007
Length 11mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.90 $0.72$0.82 $0.65$0.76 $0.60
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-JON4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.34 $2.17$3.09 $2.00$2.87 $1.86
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Olivine (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-OLV4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.00 $1.95$2.78 $1.80$2.57 $1.67
Qty>
SilverSilk 3mm Black-Plated Copper Knit over Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0013
Diameter 3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.18 $3.42$3.88 $3.18$3.60 $2.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $15.06
Price: $17.32
Qty>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Sale Price: $2.54
Price: $2.99
Qty>
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 $10.80$11.19 $10.07$10.43 $9.38
Qty>



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