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Marine Diver Necklace

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Marine Diver Necklace
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

May 23 is World Turtle Day, a special day meant to bring attention to and increase the knowledge of turtles and tortoises. You can help save the turtles by bringing awareness in your own way—including this fashionable necklace!

Step one:
Cut one piece of jewelry wire approximately 24 inches long. Attach one end of the wire to the bar portion of the TierraCast antique copper-plated large tapered clasp set using one 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center on how to use crimp tubes if you need help.

Step two:
Thread the Unicorne Beads ocean swirl dichroic boro glass sea turtle bead onto the sterling silver 20 gauge head pin. Finish with a simple loop technique and attach this loop to one sterling silver open jump ring. Set aside.

Step three:
String the following pattern onto the jewelry wire:
  • one TierraCast copper 4mm hex heishi spacer
  • one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Pacific Opal
  • one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Indicolite AB
  • one Pacific Opal bead

Repeat this three more times and then string this pattern twice:
  • one copper spacer
  • one aquamarine nugget freshwater pearl
  • one spacer
  • one Pacific Opal bead
  • one Indicolite AB bead
  • one Pacific Opal bead

Step four:
String the following pattern onto the wire three times:
  • one spacer
  • one pearl
  • one spacer
  • one Grace Lampwork yellow and blue dichroic boro glass mix roundel bead
  • one spacer
  • one pearl
  • one spacer
  • one Pacific Opal bead
  • one Indicolite AB bead
  • one Pacific Opal bead

Then, string this pattern: one spacer, one pearl, one spacer, one Pacific Opal bead, one Indicolite AB bead, one Pacific Opal bead, one spacer and then three pearls. Add the turtle bead onto the strand and then create a mirror image on the other side to complete the strand.

Step five:
Finish the piece by attaching the loop portion of the clasp using another crimp tube.
Approximate size: 24 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
TierraCast Antique Copper Large Tapered Clasp Set (CA-6067, qty 1)
Grace Lampwork Yellow and Blue Dichroic Boro Glass Mix Roundel Bead (7 pcs) Strand (BS-0077, qty 1)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal (5040-POP8, qty 40)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Indicolite AB (5040-INDAB8, qty 20)
Aquamarine Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0053, qty 1)
2-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP02, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 1)
Unicorne Beads Ocean Swirl Dichroic Boro Glass Sea Turtle Bead (BEAD-0464, qty 1)
TierraCast Copper 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer (CA-0411, qty 46)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Wave Toggle Clasp (PCA-TOG006)
Grace Lampwork Blue Spotted Dichroic Boro Glass Ocean Floor Mix Roundel Bead (7 pcs) Strand (BS-0061)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Sunflower (5040-SUF8)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead White Opal AB (5040-WOPAB8)
TierraCast Copper Kenyan Heishi Spacer (CA-0405)
Unicorne Beads Cobalt Blue and Silver Dichroic Boro Glass Puffy Fish Bead (BEAD-0459)
5.5-6mm Blue Coin Pearls Strand (P-BLU1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Copper Large Tapered Clasp Set
Code: CA-6067
Loop 16mm, Bar 25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.21$2.05
Qty>
Grace Lampwork Yellow and Blue Dichroic Boro Glass Mix Roundel Bead (7 pcs) Strand
Code: BS-0077
L 9-10mm, DIA 13-13.5mm, HS 2.05mm/12 gauge 
Price: $26.53
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Pacific Opal
Code: 5040-POP8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
5040 8mm Faceted Roundelle Indicolite AB
Code: 5040-INDAB8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18g 
1-1920-3940+
$0.84$0.76$0.68
Qty>
Aquamarine Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: BS-0053
Length 5-5.5mm, Width 6-7mm, Strand Length 16 Inch 
Sale Price: $8.52
Price: $11.37
Qty>
2-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP02
Length 2 inches, 20 Gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.74$0.68$0.62
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Unicorne Beads Ocean Swirl Dichroic Boro Glass Sea Turtle Bead
Code: BEAD-0464
Length 28mm, Width 24mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$8.37$7.78$7.24
Qty>
TierraCast Copper 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0411
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Wave Toggle Clasp
Code: PCA-TOG006
Loop 18.5mm x 16mm, Bar 24mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36$2.18$2.02
Qty>
Grace Lampwork Blue Spotted Dichroic Boro Glass Ocean Floor Mix Roundel Bead (7 pcs) Strand
Code: BS-0061
Length 8.5-9mm, Diameter 13-13.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
Sale Price: $18.57
Price: $26.53
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Sunflower
Code: 5040-SUF8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.78$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead White Opal AB
Code: 5040-WOPAB8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.82$0.76$0.69
Qty>
TierraCast Copper Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0405
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.12$0.10
Qty>
Unicorne Beads Cobalt Blue and Silver Dichroic Boro Glass Puffy Fish Bead
Code: BEAD-0459
Length 21mm, Width 24mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$8.37$7.78$7.24
Qty>
5.5-6mm Blue Coin Pearls Strand
Code: P-BLU1
16 inch strand, 5.5-6mm beads 
Price: $10.02
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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$11.19$10.43
Qty>



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