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Copper Couture Necklace

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Copper Couture Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Gathering inspiration from this winter's fascination with 1940s elegance, this multi-stranded necklace features warm copper tones with sparkling touches of Swarovski and an asymmetrical pattern. Wear it to your next cocktail party with a simple black top to make an eye-catching statement.

Step one: Cut a 21-inch long piece and a 30-inch long piece of jewelry wire and set aside.

Step two:
Create the filigree embellishment by connecting each link together with a 4.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump rings. Watch our Handy Tip video in the Learning Center to learn how to open and close jump rings.

We will label each link A, B, C and D and call them out as such for the remainder of the instructions:
  • A = Kabela Design antique brass 2 layer filigree flower with center crystal link
  • B = Kabela Design antique brass 2 layer flower with center crystal flower link
  • C = Kabela Design antique brass 6 crystal flowers filigree link
  • D = Kabela Design antique brass 2 layer flower with center crystal link
Connect opposing points of A and C together with one jump ring. Attach two jump rings to the lower right petal of A and connect them to one side of B. Attach two jump rings to the next closest petal of B and connect them to the top right petal of C. Attach one jump ring to the top left petal of C and connect it to one petal on D. Attach two jump rings to the next two upper petals of D and connect them to the bottom left petal of A.

Step three:
Take the 30-inch piece of jewelry wire and thread it through the center hole of a sterling silver Magic Multipurpose Finding. String the following beads onto the wire: three Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Smoked Topaz AB, five Swarovski 6mm round pearls in Copper, seven Swarovski 10mm round pearls in Copper, five 6mm Copper round pearls and three faceted rounds.

Step four:
Thread the wire through a second Magic Finding, through a side hole. Then, bring the wire back through the second Magic Finding, through the hole closest to the one you just used (not the center hole) and pull down tight to lay it flat against the finding. Allow a bit of space between the beads and the finding to prevent the beads from breaking.

Step five:
String the second strand of beads in this order:
  • three Smoked Topaz AB rounds
  • six 6mm Copper round pearls
  • eight 10mm Copper round pearls
  • six 6mm Copper round pearls
  • three Smoked Topaz AB rounds
String the wire back through the first Magic Finding, through one side hole, then back through the hole closest to the one you just used. Make sure to leave two opposing holes free for later.

Step six:
String a third strand of beads in the same pattern method as the first two, but this time use four Smoked Topaz AB rounds, six 6mm Copper round pearls and nine 10mm Copper round pearls. Thread the wire through the center hole of the second Magic Finding.

Step seven:
Thread one gold-filled omega insert onto the far right point of the 6 crystal flowers link and then insert into two opposing holes of the first Magic Finding. Crimp both Magic Findings using the Magic Finding tool. Read our Handy Tip if you need more help using the Magic Finding.

Step eight:
String the following beads onto the open jewelry wire that is to the right of the second Magic Finding in this order:
  • three Smoked Topaz AB rounds
  • five 6mm Copper round pearls
  • one Smoked Topaz AB round
  • one Swarovski 6mm XILION bicone in Garnet
  • one Smoked Topaz AB round
  • one 6mm Copper round pearl
Step nine:
Attach the wire to one 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip to learn how to use crimp tubes. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm gold-filled crimp cover.

Step ten:
Take the 21-inch piece of jewelry wire and attach one end to a 6mm jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover. Connect the jump ring to the far left edge of the 2 layer filigree flower with center crystal link.

Step eleven:
Thread the following beads onto the jewelry wire in this order:
  • one 6mm Copper round pearl
  • one Smoked Topaz AB round, one Garnet bicone, one Smoked Topaz AB round and five 6mm Copper round pearls
  • repeat nine times
  • one Smoked Topaz AB round, one Garnet bicone, one Smoked Topaz AB
  • one 6mm Copper round pearl
Attach the jewelry wire to one 6mm jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover.

Step twelve:
Connect the "hook" portion of the Kabela Design antique brass triangular floral filigree hook and eye clasp to one open jump ring at the end of the design and the "eye" portion of the clasp to the other open jump ring.
Approximate size: 33 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Magic Finding Pliers (TOOL-0001)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP10, qty 24)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP6, qty 92)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz AB (5000-TOSMKAB4, qty 49)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Garnet (5328-GT6, qty 12)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Triangular Floral Filigree Hook and Eye Clasp (BBA-CL15, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass 6 Crystal Flowers Filigree Link (BBA-LX83, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Link (BBA-LX74, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Filigree Flower with Center Crystal Link (BBA-LX76, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Flower Link (BBA-LX77, qty 1)
Gold-Filled Omega Insert (FIND-0666, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding (FIND-0663, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 3)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 3)
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover (GF-CCOV01, qty 3)
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 8)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz AB (5000-LCTAB4)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Peach (5810-PEACH10)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Denim Blue (5328-DEB6)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link (BBA-LX75)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Crystal Flower Link (BBA-LX73)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Crystal Flower 3-Ring Link (BBA-LX80)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Copper
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29$0.33 $0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.11$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz AB
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz AB
Code: 5000-TOSMKAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.21$0.19
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Garnet
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Garnet
Code: 5328-GT6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.21$0.24 $0.19$0.22 $0.17
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Triangular Floral Filigree Hook and Eye Clasp
Kabela Design Antique Brass Triangular Floral Filigree Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: BBA-CL15
Total Length 66mm, Width 21.5mm 
1-23-56+
$15.49$13.89$12.69
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass 6 Crystal Flowers Filigree Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass 6 Crystal Flowers Filigree Link
Code: BBA-LX83
Length 26.5mm, Width 25mm 
1-23-56+
$9.99 $7.99$9.09 $7.27$8.19 $6.55
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Link
Code: BBA-LX74
Diameter 17.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.87 $3.89$4.42 $3.53$3.97 $3.17
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Filigree Flower with Center Crystal Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Filigree Flower with Center Crystal Link
Code: BBA-LX76
Length 23mm, Width 23mm 
1-34-78+
$5.89 $4.71$5.29 $4.23$4.79 $3.83
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Flower Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass 2 Layer Flower with Center Crystal Flower Link
Code: BBA-LX77
Diameter 16.5mm 
1-34-78+
$5.89 $4.71$5.29 $4.23$4.79 $3.83
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Omega Insert
14K/20 Gold-Filled Omega Insert
Code: FIND-0666
Length 8.5mm, Wire Gauge 22, Opening Diameter 3.5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.62 $0.49$0.54 $0.43$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding
Sterling Silver Magic Multi-Purpose Finding
Code: FIND-0663
Length 3mm, Diameter 3.5mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$1.11 $0.88$0.99 $0.79$0.89 $0.71
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.12$0.16 $0.11$0.14 $0.09
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Cover
Code: GF-CCOV01
3mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23$0.26 $0.20
Qty>
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz AB
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz AB
Code: 5000-LCTAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.35 $0.28$0.31 $0.24$0.28 $0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Peach
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29$0.33 $0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Denim Blue
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Denim Blue
Code: 5328-DEB6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.21$0.24 $0.19$0.22 $0.17
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link
Code: BBA-LX75
Diameter 17.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.84 $3.07$3.49 $2.79$3.14 $2.51
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Crystal Flower Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Crystal Flower Link
Code: BBA-LX73
Length 17mm, Width 10mm 
1-34-78+
$5.89 $4.71$5.29 $4.23$4.79 $3.83
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Crystal Flower 3-Ring Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Crystal Flower 3-Ring Link
Code: BBA-LX80
Length 14mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.87 $3.89$4.42 $3.53$3.97 $3.17
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.19
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Magic Finding Pliers
Magic Finding Pliers
Code: TOOL-0001
Sale Price: $27.19
Price: $33.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
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 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>



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