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National Pride Necklace

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National Pride Necklace
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Show honor to those who serve to protect your freedom with this simple necklace. Embellish it with your own personal message for Memorial Day, Veteran's Day or as a gift for your own hero.

Step one:
Use the 1/8 inch alphabet metal stamp set to imprint each sterling silver rounded edge rectangle pendant tag with the patriotic phrase. We chose to stamp the phrase "HOME OF THE FREE" on one of the pendant tags and the phrase "BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE" on the other pendant tag or choose your own encouraging words to use. Read our Handy Tip on how to stamp metal if you need help. Fill in the letters with permanent marker to help them stand out.

Step two:
Attach each tag to its own sterling silver open jump ring and string them onto the sterling silver 2.5mm ball chain. Watch our Handy Tip video on how to use jump rings if you need help.

Step three:
Finish the necklace by attaching the sterling bead chain connector to the ends of the chain.
Approximate size: 24 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks (BLOCK02)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10 Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
1/8 Inch Alphabet Metal Stamp Set (MSTAMP25)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag (PEND-0063, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2.5mm Ball Chain (925CH73, qty 2)
Sterling Bead Chain Connector (SS-CHEND01, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver 2mm Ball Chain (925CH72)
Copper Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag (PEND-0065)
Silver-Plated Double Ball Link Chain (BTF-0123)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.41 $0.36$0.37 $0.33$0.33 $0.29
Qty>
Sterling Silver Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag
Sterling Silver Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag
Code: PEND-0063
Length 31mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $12.74$13.99 $11.89$11.59 $9.85
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2.5mm Ball Chain
Sterling Silver 2.5mm Ball Chain
Code: 925CH73
2.5mm 
1-23-56+
$21.99 $19.79$19.99 $17.99$17.99 $16.19
Qty>
Sterling Ball Chain Connector
Sterling Ball Chain Connector
Code: SS-CHEND01
Length 9.5mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.83 $0.70$0.74 $0.62$0.66 $0.56
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver 2mm Ball Chain
Sterling Silver 2mm Ball Chain
Code: 925CH72
2mm 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $13.49$12.99 $11.69$11.59 $10.43
Qty>
Copper Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag
Copper Rounded Edge Rectangle Pendant Tag
Code: PEND-0065
Length 31mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.36 $2.00$2.12 $1.80$1.92 $1.63
Qty>
Silver-Plated Double Ball Link Chain
Silver-Plated Double Ball Link Chain
Code: BTF-0123
Link 9mm x 2.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.59mm/10 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.92 $3.88$4.42 $3.49$4.02 $3.17
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
Code: BLOCK02
Diameter 4 inches 
Sale Price: $35.09
Price: $38.99
Qty>
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code: TOOL-0011
Sale Price: $4.22
Price: $4.97
Qty>
1/8 Inch Alphabet Metal Stamp Set
1/8 Inch Alphabet Metal Stamp Set
Code: MSTAMP25
Sale Price: $14.39
Price: $15.99
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