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Mirkwood Flower Necklace

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Mirkwood Flower Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Inspired by a mythical forest, this necklace design displays an enchanting blend of rich mahogany and golden hues offset by sparkling green crystals. An occasional sheen of iridescence adds a sense of whimsy to this necklace which possesses the elegance for formal occasions but will also look lovely with casual attire.

Step one:
Attach a gold-plated open jump ring to the back of the top petal on a Kabela Design frosted gold flower chandelier pendant using 5 minute two part epoxy so that half of the jump ring hangs over the edge and allow to it dry. Glue six 6mm Swarovski 6mm roundelles in Khaki AB over the holes on the pendant using epoxy.

Step two:
Cut a 22-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Attach the loop of the gold-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle to the wire using a 14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube, for help using crimp tools refer to the handy tips section of the learning center. Next, thread a TierraCast® antique gold jasmine beadcap so that it points away from the clasp.

Step three:
Thread one 6mm Swarovski faceted roundelle in Khaki AB, one 6mm Swarovski round Copper pearl, one 6mm Swarovski round Maroon pearl and one Copper pearl. Repeat this pattern three times. Thread one roundelle followed by one 5mm gold-filled round matte bead. Repeat the first pattern three more times. Next, thread one roundelle, one beadcap, one 10mm round Gold pearl bead and one beadcap. Repeat the first pattern twice and then add one more roundelle.

Step four:
Attach a brass with etched center line pinch bail to the pendant and thread the pendant onto the necklace. This marks the center point of the design, to complete the necklace simple mirror the beads you have already strung. Finish by attaching the bar of the toggle clasp with a crimp tube.
Approximate size: 20 ¼ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
5-minute two-part epoxy, 28ml dual cartridges (EPOXY-5)
List of Components:
Kabela Design frosted gold flower chandelier pendant (BFWG-PEND002, qty 1)
Gold-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle (PG-TOG014, qty 1)
10mm gold round pearl bead (3.2mm hole) (LHB-066, qty 2)
Brass with etched center line pinch bail (BB-BAIL18, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique gold jasmine beadcap (GA-5515, qty 6)
5mm gold-filled round matte bead (GF-RND5-M, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl copper (5810-COP6, qty 36)
Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl maroon (5810-MAR6, qty 18)
Swarovski 5040 6mm faceted roundelle khaki ab (5040-KHAAB6, qty 30)
14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)
Gold-plated open jump ring 6mm (JR-G06, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PG-TOG014
Loop 26.5x21m, Bar 29mm 
$3.35 $2.68$3.16 $2.52$2.98 $2.38
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Jasmine Bead Cap
Code: GA-5515
Diameter 7mm, Depth 5mm 
$0.99 $0.84$0.93 $0.79$0.87 $0.73
14K/20 Gold-Filled 5mm Round Matte Bead
Code: GF-RND5-M
Length 5mm 
$0.88 $0.75$0.83 $0.71$0.78 $0.67
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14
Beadalon Gold-Plated Open Jump Ring 6mm
Code: JR-G06
Diameter 6mm 
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03

Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Scalloped Bead Cap
Code: GA-5589
Diameter 11mm, Depth 5mm 
$1.27 $0.81$1.19 $0.76$1.12 $0.71
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Ivy Bead cap
Code: GA-5516
Diameter 7mm, Depth 4mm 
$0.99 $0.84$0.93 $0.79$0.87 $0.73
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
$0.14 $0.10$0.13 $0.09$0.12 $0.09

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 30ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
Sale Price: $5.80
Price: $6.99

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