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Royal Vanguard Necklace

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Royal Vanguard Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Create a royal look with this fancy necklace. Our designer had fun using components like SilverSilk and intricate beads from TierraCast®. The rich gold and purple colors come together in a unique design that will bring elegance to your looks for any occasion.

Step one:
Cut a one-foot piece of the 2mm plum satin cord. String one 1.0x5.8mm sterling silver open jump ring onto the cord. Slide it to the center of the cord. This will be used later.

Thread a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube onto one end of the cord followed by a 1.0x9.0mm sterling silver open jump ring. Fold approximately 1/2 inch of the ribbon over the jump ring, and thread it back through the crimp tube. Use chain nose pliers to crimp the crimp tube and trim any excess silk. Repeat on the other end of the cord.

Connect the jump rings on both ends to one 1.0x9.0mm jump ring, and attach this third jump ring to the loop portion of the Hill Tribe Silver textured round toggle clasp. For help using jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat this process for the second piece of ribbon, substituting the bar portion of the toggle clasp for the loop portion.

Step two:
Use side cutters to cut an 8 1/2-inch piece of the SilverSilk 3mm silver-plated copper knit over gold-plated brass bead chain. String the following beads onto the chain in this order: two TierraCast® black finish pewter small love knot spacers, one Swarovski 14mm BeCharmed briolette bead in Amethyst, two large love knot spacers, one Swarovski BeCharmed briolette bead in Light Topaz, two large love knot spacers, one Swarovski briolette bead in Amethyst and two small love knot spacers.

Step three:
Glue one JBB silver-plated pewter fancy crimp end to each end of the SilverSilk chain using E6000 glue and clamp the crimp ends using nylon jaw pliers. For help using crimp ends visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Attach the open jump rings on your cord to each crimp end.
Approximate size: 21 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
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:
Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Light Smoked Topaz (5940-LST14, qty 1)
Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Amethyst (5940-AMY14, qty 2)
Hill Tribe Silver Textured Round Toggle Clasp (HTS358, qty 1)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer (BKO-5770, qty 4)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer (BKO-5768, qty 4)
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End (PS-CREND002, qty 2)
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain (BTF-0003, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.0 x 5.8mm) (SS-OJR40-A, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1. x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 6)
2mm Plum Satin by the Foot (SF-PLM2, qty 2)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 4)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Light Smoked Topaz
Swarovski 5940 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5940-LST14
Length 9-9.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $9.89
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Swarovski 5948 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead with SE Logo Amethyst
Swarovski 5948 14mm BeCharmed Briolette Bead with SE Logo Amethyst
Code: 5948-AMY14
Length 9mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $9.89
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Hill Tribe Silver Textured Round Toggle Clasp
Hill Tribe Silver Textured Round Toggle Clasp
Code: HTS358
Loop 25x20mm, Bar 34mm 
1-23-56+
$17.99$15.99$14.99
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TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer
Code: BKO-5770
Length 3mm, Diameter 11.5mm, Hole Size 6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.07$0.95$0.87
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TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer
Code: BKO-5768
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 8.5mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.85$0.76$0.68
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PS-CREND002
Length 10mm, Width 4mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.69$0.64$0.59
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SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gold-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0003
Diameter 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.34$3.89$3.54
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-A
0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) 
1-2930-5960+
$0.52$0.48$0.41
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-F
1.0 x 9.0mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.79$0.70$0.64
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2mm Plum Satin by the Foot
2mm Plum Satin by the Foot
Code: SF-PLM2
Diameter 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
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4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.66$0.60$0.54
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Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Love Knot Spacer
Code: SA-5770
Length 3mm, Diameter 11.5mm, Hole Size 6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.07$0.95$0.87
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer
Code: SA-5768
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 9mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.85$0.76$0.68
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Swarovski 5928 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead with SE Logo Amethyst
Swarovski 5928 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead with SE Logo Amethyst
Code: 5928-AMY14
Length 9mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $9.89
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Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Light Smoked Topaz
Swarovski 5920 14mm BeCharmed Helix Bead Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5920-LST14
Length 9mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $9.89
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SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bead Chain
SilverSilk 3mm Silver-Plated Copper Knit over Gunmetal-Plated Brass Bead Chain
Code: BTF-0002
Diameter 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.34$3.89$3.54
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

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