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Nature's Essence Necklace

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Nature's Essence Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The golden tones of this beautiful necklace are reminiscent of a glowing sunset. Combine that with the nature-inspired pieces of this necklace, and you've got an accessory perfect for Earth Day or any day that you want to feel a little more free spirited.

Step One: Cut two three-link pieces (three large ovals) of antique brass-plated textured oval link chain. Attach the two lengths of chain to the antique brass vined heart link using 6mm antique brass-plated open jump rings. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: Attach the antique brass swirls link to the chain on the right side of the vined heart link using an open jump ring. Then string in this order: two jump rings and an eye pin. Onto the eye pin thread a 5x4mm roundelle in wasabi/aqua with picasso, a 5mm Swarovski XILION bicone in crystal golden shadow and a roundelle, then finish with a simple loop. For help with simple loops, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Add another jump ring and the rest of the chain.

Step Three: Cut an approximately 9.5-inch piece of antique brass-plated leaf chain. Attach a 2-inch eye pin approximately half an inch from the end of the chain. String an antique brass beauty bead onto the eye pin and finish with a simple loop. Attach the eye pin to the three-link section of chain on the left side of the center link from step one.

Step Four: Trim the two ends of the necklace to the length you desire. Attach the antique vintage brass-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle to both ends using jump rings.

Step Five: String a bicone onto a 1.5-inch antique brass-plated head pin. Attach to a small link on the one-inch section of chain from step two by creating a wrapped loop. For help with Wrapped Loops, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat. String a roundelle on a head pin and attach to the same small link by creating a wrapped loop.

Step Six: Approximately 1.5-inches from the eye pin filled with roundelles, attach the antique brass small butterfly charm to the chain using two open jump rings.
Approximate size: 23 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Antique brass beauty bead (BBA-BD03, qty 1)
Antique brass-plated textured oval link chain (BBACH14, qty 1)
Antique brass-plated leaf chain (BBACH16, qty 1)
5x4mm wasabi/aqua w/ picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL174, qty 1)
Antique brass small butterfly charm (BBA-CH072, qty 1)
Antique brass swirls link (BBA-LX33, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter star-shaped flower toggle (PBA-TOG013, qty 1)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5328 5mm XILION bicone crystal golden shadow (5328-CGS5, qty 3)
2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 2)
1.5-inch antique brass-plated 23 gauge head pin (BBA-HP15-24, qty 3)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 10)
Antique brass vined heart link (BBA-LX11, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH14
Link 9mm x 5.5mm, Gauge 20 
Antique Brass-Plated Leaf Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH16
Leaf Size-Height 9mm, Width 3.5 
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PBA-TOG013
Loop 26.5x24.5mm, Bar 28.5mm 
Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5328-CGS5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1.5-inch Antique Brass-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BBA-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Price: $0.05
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Kabela Design Antique Brass Vined Heart Embellishment
Code: BBA-LX11
Length 30mm, Width 28mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.67
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $11.56

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