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Lapis Layers Necklace

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Lapis Layers Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace cascades layers of blue and green waves and twinkles with bright silver and crystal additions, reminiscent of a cool desert night.

Step one:
Cut the 925/10 silver-filled oval fancy chain into one strand approximately 19 inches long and set aside.

Step two:
Cut one strand of jewelry wire approximately 7 inches long, 8 inches long and 9.5 inches long. Thread the end of each jewelry wire through one sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube, approximately 1.5 inches down from the ends. Crimp the wires together. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tool if you need help. Cut two of the three short wire ends up close to the crimp, and then thread one white silver-plated brass Viking knitting end cap with circle cut outs onto the strand and over the crimp tube.

Step three:
Add one Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Lapis, one 3mm bright sterling silver roundel bead and one Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Dark Lapis onto the short wire strand.

Step four:
Attach the beaded strand from Step three to one end of the fancy oval chain using a new crimp tube. Cover the crimp tube with one sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. Learn how to use a crimp cover by reading our Handy Tip.

Step five:
String the following onto the 7-inch wire strand:
  • one Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Lapis
  • one Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Jade
  • one Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal AB

Then, string the following pattern five times:
  • one 5mm Jade pearl
  • one 4mm Lapis pearl
  • one 5mm Jade pearl
  • one 4mm Lapis pearl
  • one 5mm Jade pearl
  • one Crystal AB faceted round
Add one more 5mm Jade pearl and one more 4mm Lapis pearl to finish the strand.

Step six:
String one 3mm Dark Lapis pearl onto the 8-inch wire strand. Then, string the following pattern:
  • one 5mm Jade pearl
  • one Swarovski transparent mini roundelle with Crystals
  • one Dakota Stones lapis lazuli 10x14mm oval bead
  • one mini rondelle
Repeat seven times and then add one more 5mm Jade and 3mm Dark Lapis pearl.

Step seven:
String the following pattern onto the 9.5-inch wire:
  • one bright sterling silver roundel
  • one Dakota Stones 6mm blue apatite roundel bead
  • one bright sterling silver roundel
  • one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Dark Lapis

Repeat seven times. Attach the sterling silver drop charm with Swarovski crystals to one sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 4.60mm). Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring. Add the charm to the wire and then create a mirror image on the other side of the charm to finish the strand.

Step eight: Repeat steps two through four to complete the necklace.
Approximate size: 30 inches
Estimated time: one hour
Difficulty level: beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125 )
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100 )
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush (TOOL-128 )
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Drop Charm with Swarovski Crystals (CHARM-0390, qty 1)
925/10 Silver-Filled Oval Fancy Chain - By the Foot (BTF-0190, qty 2)
White Silver-Plated Brass Viking Knitting End cap with Circle Cut Outs (FIND-0205, qty 2)
3mm Bright Sterling Silver Roundel Bead (STG-RNDL3, qty 32)
Dakota Stones Lapis Lazuli 10x14mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0190, qty 1)
Dakota Stones Blue Apatite 6mm Roundel 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0195, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB (5000-CRYSAB6, qty 6)
Swarovski 4720 PP14 Transparent Mini Plastic Rondelle with Crystals (4720-SCRY14, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Jade (5810-JAD5, qty 26)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP4, qty 12)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA6, qty 16)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA3, qty 4)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP5, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver Heart Charm with Swarovski Crystals (CHARM-0448)
Sterling Silver 080 Oval Chain (925CH155)
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap (FIND-0668)
3mm Stardust (Laser Cut) Sterling Silver Roundel Bead (STG-RNDL3-SD)
Dakota Stones Onyx 12mm Coin 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0143)
Dakota Stones Onyx 6mm Roundel 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0142)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads (5000-CRYS6)
Swarovski 4720 PP18 Black Mini Plastic Rondelle with Jet Crystals (4720-BJET18)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Grey (5810-GRYDK4)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE5)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey (5810-GRY6)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Grey (5810-GRY3)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Black (5810-BLK5)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 4720 PP14 Transparent Mini Plastic Rondelle with Crystals
Swarovski 4720 PP14 Transparent Mini Plastic Rondelle with Crystals
Code: 4720-SCRY14
Length 3mm, Diameter 5.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.54$0.48
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.37 $0.33$0.33 $0.29$0.29 $0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Code: 5810-DLA4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Code: 5810-DLA5
Length 5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis
Code: 5810-DLA6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Jade
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Jade
Code: 5810-JAD5
Length 5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Lapis
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Lapis
Code: 5810-LAP4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled Oval Fancy Chain - By the Foot
925/10 Silver-Filled Oval Fancy Chain - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0190
Long Link 14.5mm x 9mm, Short Link 3.5mm, Wire Gauge 20 
1-23-56+
$10.09$9.19$8.29
Qty>
Lassero Sterling Silver Drop Charm with Swarovski Crystals
Lassero Sterling Silver Drop Charm with Swarovski Crystals
Code: CHARM-0390
Length With Bail/Loop 23.5mm, Width 12mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
Price: $18.69
Qty>
White Silver-Plated Brass Viking Knitting End cap with Circle Cut Outs
White Silver-Plated Brass Viking Knitting End cap with Circle Cut Outs
Code: FIND-0205
Length 8.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.42$2.18$1.96
Qty>
Dakota Stones Lapis Lazuli 10x14mm Oval Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Lapis Lazuli 10x14mm Oval Bead Strand
Code: R0190
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 14mm, Width 10-10.5mm 
1-23-56+
$17.39$15.69$14.09
Qty>
Dakota Stones Blue Apatite 6mm Roundel Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Blue Apatite 6mm Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R0195
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 3.5-4mm, Diameter 6mm 
1-23-56+
$20.19$18.19$16.39
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.23$0.21
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
3mm Bright Sterling Silver Roundel Bead
3mm Bright Sterling Silver Roundel Bead
Code: STG-RNDL3
Diameter 3mm, Length 1.6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>

Alternate Components

Lassero Sterling Silver Heart Charm with Swarovski Crystals
Lassero Sterling Silver Heart Charm with Swarovski Crystals
Code: CHARM-0448
Length 17mm, Width 15.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm 
Price: $18.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver 080 Oval Chain
Sterling Silver 080 Oval Chain
Code: 925CH155
Link 12.5mm x 4.5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$8.89$8.09$7.29
Qty>
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap
White Silver-Plated Brass Heart Cut Out End Cap
Code: FIND-0668
Length 7.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.12$1.90$1.72
Qty>
3mm Stardust (Laser Cut) Sterling Silver Roundel Bead
3mm Stardust (Laser Cut) Sterling Silver Roundel Bead
Code: STG-RNDL3-SD
3.0mm - 1.5mm Hole 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28$0.26$0.23
Qty>
Dakota Stones Onyx 12mm Coin Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Onyx 12mm Coin Bead Strand
Code: R0143
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 12mm, Diameter 12-21.5mm 
1-23-56+
$9.27$8.27$7.47
Qty>
Dakota Stones Onyx 6mm Roundel Bead Strand
Dakota Stones Onyx 6mm Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R0142
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 6.5-7mm 
1-34-78+
$8.25$7.45$6.65
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Code: 5000-CRYS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.31 $0.27$0.29 $0.26$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 4720 PP18 Black Mini Plastic Rondelle with Jet Crystals
Swarovski 4720 PP18 Black Mini Plastic Rondelle with Jet Crystals
Code: 4720-BJET18
Length 3mm, Diameter 6.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.74$0.68$0.60
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey
Code: 5810-GRY6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.10$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Grey
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Grey
Code: 5810-GRY4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Black
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Black
Code: 5810-BLK5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Price: $7.59
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.09
Qty>
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Price: $8.19
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99$10.99$9.99
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