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Open Road Necklace

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Open Road Necklace Instructions

Simple and bold, this versatile necklace is an excellent gift option for Father's Day or a birthday. It features a round, jet black crystal that resembles a wheel. The crystal and gunmetal chain are formal enough to allow this necklace to be worn to work, but it can also be paired with casual attire.

Step one:
Thread a TierraCast® silver 4mm hex heishi spacer, a Swarovski 12.5mm ring bead in Jet with a 4mm seamless sterling silver round bead in its center hole and a heishi spacer onto a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Finish the eye pin with a simple loop.

Step two:
Cut two pieces of gunmetal-plated split ring cable chain 8 1/2-inches long. Link the following components to each other in the order listed: a gunmetal-plated 12x6.5mm trigger clasp, a 4.5mm gunmetal-plated 21 gauge open jump ring, a 8 1/2-inch chain, the beaded eye pin, a 8 1/2-inch chain and a 6mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump ring.
Approximate size: 18 1/2 inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Gunmetal-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain (BGMCH36, qty 2)
Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp (BGM-CL03, qty 1)
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 1)
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR04-A, qty 1)
TierraCast® Silver 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer (RB-0411, qty 2)
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BGM-EP20-22, qty 1)
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole) (SS-RND4, qty 1)
Swarovski 5139 12.5mm Ring Bead Jet (5139-JET12, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Gunmetal-Plated Split Ring Cable Chain
Code: BGMCH36
Link 6mm x 4mm, Gauge 14 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $2.05$2.31 $1.89$2.14 $1.75
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp
Code: BGM-CL03
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.46 $0.37$0.42 $0.34$0.38 $0.31
Qty>
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
4.5mm Gunmetal-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast Silver 4mm Hex Heishi Spacer
Code: RB-0411
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.10$0.12 $0.09$0.11 $0.08
Qty>
2-inch Gunmetal-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BGM-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND4
Length 4mm, Hole 1.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.31$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5139 12.5mm Ring Bead Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5139-LST12
Depth 4mm, Diameter 12.5mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.27$3.87$3.47
Qty>
Swarovski 5139 12.5mm Ring Bead Olivine
Code: 5139-OLV12
Depth 4mm, Diameter 12.5mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.57 $2.05$2.38 $1.90$2.21 $1.76
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Peridot
Code: 5000-PER4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Palace Green Opal
Code: 5000-PGO4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.28$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.23
Qty>
Metallite® (Metallized Plastic) 6mm Antique Silver Granulated Spacer Bead
Code: M-BD0061
Length 4mm, Width 6mm 
Sale Price: $0.06
Price: $0.07
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain
Code: BGMCH33
Link 8mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 19, Link 4mm x 4mm, Gauge 13 
1-34-78+
$5.50 $4.40$5.11 $4.08$4.74 $3.79
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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