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Make a Wish Necklace

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This necklace has tons of texture and unique techniques that will really draw the eye. It has, as its focal piece, a wish box. These little boxes open like a locket so you can keep your wishes inside!

Step one: Using one foot of chain, string the silk cord through every other link of the chain. It will naturally "pop" the unstrung links to the top and bottom of the silk, adding dimension. When you are done with this step, clamp the necklace tightly (and centered) in a Chain Sta.

Step two: Attach a large open jump ring to the top of the wish box and a smaller jump ring to the first. Find the center of the chain and add the wish box pendant to the center link.

Step three: String each of your beads on a head pin and finish with a simple loop that does not quite close all the way. For instructions on how to make a simple loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step four: Count out 16 links from the center and attach two 4mm bicone dangles along with one 4mm powder rose, all on the same link. Close the loops. Count eight more loops and repeat this step, and eight more to finish. This pattern is repeated on both sides of the necklace.

Step five: Slide a capped round bead on each end of the silk and tie a simple overhand knot.
Approximate size: Depends on the length of the bow, you will have about 34 inches untied finished length.
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
List of Components:
4mm Swarovski faceted bicone caribbean blue opal (5301-CBOP4, qty 10)
4mm Swarovski pearl powder rose (5810-PRO4, qty 8)
6mm sterling silver capped round beads (SS-RND6-CP, qty 2)
Wish box heart (ISWB-0004, qty 1)
090 long rollo chain (925CH20, qty 1 foot)
42-inch burgundy silk cord (SILK-BURG, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-H, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 1)
Sterling silver head pin (SS-HP21, qty 18)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5301 4mm Faceted Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal
Code: 5301-CBOP4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
6mm Sterling Silver Capped Round Bead
Code: SS-RND6-CP
Length 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.04$1.82$1.64
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Wish Box Heart With Magnetic Door
Code: ISWB-0004
Height 19mm, Width 20mm 
1-23-56+
$13.63$12.70$11.84
Qty>
090 Long Rollo Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH20
Link 3.5mm, 19 gauge 
1-23-56+
$16.83$15.68$14.62
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .270 inches (0.75 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-H
Diameter 6.8mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.37$0.34$0.31
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>
1-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP21
Length 1 inch, 22 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Stä
Code: CHNSTAY
Price: $12.99
Qty>



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