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Glistening Forest

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Glistening Forest Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Let this enchanting necklace transport you to an icy glen filled with snow. Each element, from the pristine white pearls to the sparkling and iridescent crystals, adds to the wintry wonder of this multi-strand masterpiece. Its frosty elegance is perfect for winter style and will add a cool touch to warmer looks. Learn how to make this necklace and bring glistening style to your looks.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Crimp the end shut around a 4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help with crimping, please see our Handy Tip. String on five Swarovski 9mm asymmetrical pearls in Cream so that they rest at the center of the strand. Then, string on a random pattern of approximately 61 Swarovski 5mm round pearls in White, nine Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Crystal Moonlight, four Swarovski 8x6mm mini oval beads in Crystal AB and four asymmetrical pearls. Crimp the other end of the jewelry wire around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step two:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Crimp the end shut around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube. String on a random pattern of approximately 64 5mm round White pearls, nine 4mm Crystal Moonlight faceted rounds, five Crystal AB mini oval beads and three asymmetrical pearls. Crimp the other end of the jewelry wire around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step three:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Crimp the end shut around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube. String on a random pattern of TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in opaque-lustered pearl white and 23 Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Provence Lavender. Crimp the other end of the jewelry wire around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step four:
Thread a Swarovski 9mm teardrop in Crystal AB onto a 2 1/2-inch 22 gauge sterling silver head pin. Create a wrapped loop at the top of the teardrop. See our Handy Tip for more information on how to make a wrapped loop. Don't trim the extra wire on the head pin, just keep wrapping over the top of the teardrop. Attach the wrapped loop to a 5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Repeat this step two more times, for a total of three dangles.

Step five:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Crimp the end shut around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube. String on opaque-lustered pearl white TOHOs and add the three dangles from the previous step over the seed beads, so they sit at the center of the strand. Crimp the other end of the jewelry wire around a 4.60mm jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step six:
Attach the end of each beaded strand you created in the previous steps to one 6.10mm sterling silver open jump ring. Attach that jump ring to one half of the JBB 3-strand wavy sterling clasp. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.

Step seven:
Cut a length of the antique silver-plated textured oval link chain approximately 20 inches long. Attach it to the center ring of the clasp using a 6.10mm jump ring. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.

Step eight:
Cut a length of the Swarovski 11.5mm silver-plated cuplink chain in Crystal approximately 20 inches long. Attach it to the last open ring of the clasp using a 6.10mm jump ring. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 19 Inches
Estimated Time:2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 meters)(ZP49-30F-019)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
German Ergonomic Flat Nose Pliers (TOOL-505)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Cream (5826-CRM9, qty 12)
Swarovski 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal AB (5051-CAB8, qty 9)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Provence Lavender (5000-PLV4, qty 23)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML4, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE5, qty 125)
Swarovski 5500 9mm Teardrop Crystal AB (5500-CRYSAB9X6, qty 3)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White (TBRD8-121, qty 2)
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal (90005-RCRY, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (SPACH15, qty 2)
JBB 3-Strand Wavy Sterling Clasp (ISCL-0051, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.40 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 6)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 (0.90 x 5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - -0.035 x .180 inches (0.09 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 8)
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP2Y, qty 3)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 8)
Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Creamrose (5826-CRMROLT9)
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini OVal Bead Crystal (5051-CRY8)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Violet (5000-VIOLT4)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal (5000-CRYS4)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Cream (5810-CRM5)
Swarovski 5500 9mm Teardrop Crystal (5500-CRYS9X6)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Ceylon Pearl (TBRD8-141)
3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0059)
JBB Sivler-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop (PS-CREND001)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Cream
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Cream
Code: 5826-CRM9
Length 9mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.83$0.74$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal AB
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5051-CAB8
Length 8mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64$0.62$0.58
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Provence Lavender
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Provence Lavender
Code: 5000-PLV4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal AB
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal AB
Code: 5500-CRYSAB9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Opaque-Lustered Pearl White
Code: TBRD8-121
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$1.19$1.09$0.99
Qty>
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Swarovski 90005 11.5mm Silver-Plated Cuplink Chain Crystal by the Foot
Code: 90005-RCRY
Link 11.5x7mm 
1-23-56+
$9.79$8.89$7.99
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain
Code: SPACH15
Link 9mm x 6mm, Gauge 20 
1-910-1920+
$2.52$2.26$2.04
Qty>
JBB 3-Strand Wavy Sterling Clasp
JBB 3-Strand Wavy Sterling Clasp
Code: ISCL-0051
Total Length 27mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-23-56+
$13.99$11.99$10.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.41$0.37$0.33
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+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2Y
Length 2 1/2-inches, 22 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.70$0.64$0.58
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>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Creamrose
Swarovski 5826 9mm Asymmetrical Pearls Light Creamrose
Code: 5826-CRMROLT9
Length 9mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.83$0.74$0.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal
Code: 5051-CRY8
Length 8mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.54$0.52$0.49
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Violet
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Violet
Code: 5000-VIOLT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal
Code: 5500-CRYS9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.64$0.58$0.52
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Ceylon Pearl
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Ceylon Pearl
Code: TBRD8-141
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1920-3940+
$1.19$1.09$0.99
Qty>
3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp
3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0059
Total Length 30mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-23-56+
$27.99$24.99$22.99
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: PS-CREND001
Length 9.5mm, Width 4.5mm, Inside Diameter 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.49$0.43$0.39
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 $8.99$10.99 $8.24$9.99 $7.49
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $26.99
Qty>
German Ergonomic Flat Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Flat Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-505
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $26.99
Qty>



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