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Nature's Alchemy Necklace

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Nature's Alchemy Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Create this stunning necklace and give your mother something that she can carry with her for years to come. She'll love the fact that you made it yourself! This design features a contemporary crystal pendant with an ivy motif. The pendant, combined with the round cable chain, creates a look that is both feminine and bold.

Step one: Cut a 16-inch piece of antique silver-plated round links on round cable chain.
Use a 6mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring to join the two ends of the chain together. Find the center of the chain and add two round links from the center of the chain to the jump ring. Close the jump ring. When laid flat, your chain should resemble a figure eight. Bring the two circles of the figure eight together so that they form one circle of doubled chain.

Step two: Attach the 38mm Swarovski 6091 flat baroque pendant with Crystal ivy motif to the circle of chain using the antique silver-plated pewter vine pinch bail.

Step three: Cut a 10-inch piece of black ultra micro fiber suede. String the suede through the circle of chain, bringing the ends of the suede together. Now, string a 14x10mm tsunami glass bead with grommets over both ends of the suede so that the bead rests against the chain. Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to one end of the suede using a 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube. (We flattened the crimp tube using pliers.) Do the same thing to the other end of the suede.

Step four: Link the jump rings at the ends of the suede together using a third jump ring. Add four more jump rings, creating a short chain. Attach the chain to one piece of the antique silver-plated pewter leaves toggle using another jump ring.

Step five:Repeat steps three and four to complete the other side of the necklace. You can adjust the suede pieces and chain as needed to achieve the look in the photograph.
Approximate size: 15 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6091 38mm Flat Baroque Pendant Crystal Ivy Motif (6091-CRYT03A38, qty 1)
14x10mm Tsunami Glass Bead with Grommets (MRG-030, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail (PSA-BAIL012, qty 1)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot (MSUEDE01, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle (PSA-TOG007, qty 1)
6mm Gunmetal-Plated Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (SPACH25, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 16)
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube (SS-CRM12, qty 4)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6091 38mm Flat Baroque Pendant Crystal Ivy Motif
Swarovski 6091 38mm Flat Baroque Pendant Crystal Ivy Motif
Code: 6091-CRYT03A38
Height 37.5mm, Width 26mm 
1-23-56+
$9.39$8.49$7.69
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14x10mm Tsunami Glass Bead with Grommets
14x10mm Tsunami Glass Bead with Grommets
Code: MRG-030
Length 10-11mm, Width 14mm 
1-23-56+
$8.69$7.79$7.09
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Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail
Code: PSA-BAIL012
Height 14mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.86$1.68$1.51
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Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE01
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.29$0.26$0.23
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG007
Loop 22x19mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.26$2.04
Qty>
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.66$0.60$0.54
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain
Antique Silver-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: SPACH25
Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 18 
1-23-56+
$14.99$13.99$11.67
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.43$0.39$0.35
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6090 22mm Baroque Pendant Jet
Swarovski 6090 22mm Baroque Pendant Jet
Code: 6090-JET22
Height 22mm, Width 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.93$2.68$2.38
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: BGMCH31
Link 6.5mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 18, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$13.99$12.99$11.07
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Gunmetal-Plated Leaf Chain
Gunmetal-Plated Leaf Chain
Code: BGMCH23
Leaf Size-Height 9mm, Width 3.5 
1-23-56+
$14.99$13.99$11.79
Qty>
8x14mm Citrine Amber with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole)
8x14mm Citrine Amber with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole)
Code: LHB-091
Length 7.5-8.5mm, Width 13.5-14.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.07$9.07
Qty>
Mixed Media Jewelry Techniques
Mixed Media Jewelry Techniques
Code: BOOK-176
Price: $12.99
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
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