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Opportunity Necklace

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Opportunity Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace is a great piece of jewelry with an important message. The soft microfiber material emphasizes how delicate some opportunities can be, and the vibrant pink crystals exemplify how hope is in the hearts of so many searching for it. The pendant is part of another Learning Center idea, and is the perfect focal point for this design.

Step one:
To create the pendant for this necklace, follow the steps in the Learning Center idea for the Opportunity Pendant.

Step two:
Cut the silver-plated square links on a round cable chain into a 6-inch long strand using side cutters.

Step three:
Thread one Swarovski 5810 5mm pearl in Light Grey onto a 1 1/2-inch head pin. Attach it to a link on the silver link chain with a wrapped loop. For help making a wrapped loop, visit the Handy Tip located in the Learning Center. Repeat this step for the remaining pearls, the Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION bicones in Padparadscha and the Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION bicones in Crystal Silver Shade. Attach them to the chain in a random fashion, spacing them evenly across the length of the chain. Be sure to leave a space in the center of the chain for the pendant.

Step four:
Slip the antique brass-plated pewter vine pinch bail over the chain and pinch it onto the pendant.

Step five:
Cut the black ultra micro fiber suede into two 6-inch pieces. Take one strand and loop it through one end of the silver chain. Make sure to string it through the round cable, not a square link.
Attach a sterling silver crimp end with ring to each end of the micro fiber strand. Use adhesive if you like for added security. For help attaching the crimp end to the stringing material, see the Handy Tip from the Learning Center. Repeat with the second strand of suede on the other side of the necklace.

Step six:
Attach a sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) to each crimp end. Connect the two jump rings on either end together with a larger 0.75 x 5.85mm sterling silver open jump ring. For help with jump rings, be sure to visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step seven:
Attach the bar end of the sterling silver large vine toggle clasp to one of the larger open jump rings. Repeat on the other side with the loop portion of the clasp.
Approximate size: 17 inches
Estimated time: 1 hours
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)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
List of Components:
Silver-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain (SPCH40, qty 1)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot (MSUEDE01, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Large Vine Toggle Clasp (ISCL-0063, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail (PBA-BAIL012, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Crimp End with Ring - 2mm (SS-CREND03, qty 4)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Padparadscha (5328-PAD6, qty 14)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silver Shade (5328-CSS6, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY5, qty 11)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP4X, qty 41)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 4)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 5.85mm) (SS-OJR30-G, qty 2)
Pendant:
Silver-plated pewter raised pendant small square (S-PEND009, qty 1)
Pewter bird charm (PW-CH0279, qty 1)
Antique sterling silver branch with leaves link (SSA-LX001, qty 1)
Sterling silver key charm (CHARM362, qty 1)
Sterling silver small round tag charm (SS-TAG04, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Silver-Plated Square Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: SPCH40
Link 6.5mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 18, Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 22 
1-23-56+
$13.55 $11.78$12.63 $10.98$11.77 $10.23
Qty>
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE01
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.28 $0.25$0.26 $0.23$0.23 $0.20
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Large Vine Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0063
Loop 22.5x23.5mm, Bar 28mm 
1-12-34+
$17.48 $15.03$16.32 $14.03$15.25 $13.11
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail
Code: PBA-BAIL012
Height 14mm, Width 9mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.90 $1.36$1.75 $1.25$1.61 $1.15
Qty>
JBB 2mm Sterling Silver Crimp End Cap with Loop
Code: SS-CREND03
Length 11.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40 $1.92$2.22 $1.77$2.05 $1.63
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Padparadscha
Code: 5328-PAD6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Silver Shade
Code: 5328-CSS6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.30 $0.27$0.28 $0.25$0.25 $0.22
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-G
Diameter 5.8mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.31 $0.27$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Code: 5000-PAD6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48 $0.43$0.44 $0.39$0.40 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Crystal Silver Shade
Code: 5040-CSS6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.55 $0.42$0.50 $0.38$0.46 $0.35
Qty>
Silver-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain
Code: SPCH46
Link 5mm x 5mm, Gauge 18 
1-23-56+
$13.55 $11.78$12.63 $10.98$11.77 $10.23
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Vine Pinch Bail
Code: PSA-BAIL012
Height 14mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.90 $1.52$1.75 $1.40$1.61 $1.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Custom Cool Jewelry
Code: BOOK-159
Price: $22.95
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>
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
1oz 
Sale Price: $2.54
Price: $2.99
Qty>



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