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Opulence Necklace

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Opulence Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

This necklace is truly opulent! Strung with fine freshwater pearls and a gorgeous initial pendant that was originally handcrafted in metal clay by a local artist, then cast in bronze and hand-polished for a truly vintage and elegant look. Don't let the price tag scare you; there are more than enough pearls in here for a stunning bracelet or two complete necklaces! Just add a pendant and a few crystals and you are in business!

Step one: Set two Swarovski 8mm light Colorado topaz crystals, the Swarovski 12mm light Colorado topaz crystal, all of the Swarovski 3mm light Colorado topaz and one 5-5.5mm white potato pearl aside. These will be used to finish the necklace.

Step two: Cut three twenty-five inch strands of ZambaPro™ 49 .014 jewelry wire. Set two of them aside. Place a bead stopper on one end of the jewelry wire. Mix and match from the remaining Swarovski 6mm light Colorado topaz, Swarovski 8mm light Colorado topaz, the bronze head drilled pearls, the caramel large nugget pearls, the light gold rice pearls, the 6-6.5mm white potato pearls, the white head drilled pearls, the white rice pearls, the 5-5.5mm white potato pearls and the white large nugget pearls to a length of nine inches. Add the bronze antique style letter pendant and then another nine inches of beads. Adjust the bead stopper so that the pendant and beads are centered on the strand of jewelry wire and place a bead stopper on the other end as well.

Step three: Add one of the remaining pieces of jewelry wire to one of the bead stoppers on the necklace. String nine inches of beads, run the wire through the bronze pendant and then add nine more inches of beads. Clamp with the bead stopper. Repeat for the third strand.

Step four: On one end of the necklace, remove the bead stopper and gather all three strands of jewelry wire. Add an 8mm light Colorado topaz crystal and a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. Crimp. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Trim two of the three wires. Add a 5-5.5mm white potato pearl, a crimp tube, the 12mm faceted round light Colorado topaz and a 3mm faceted round light Colorado topaz. Run the wire back through the 12mm topaz and the crimp tube. Crimp and trim the excess wire.

Step five: Remove the bead stopper from the on the other side of the necklace. Gather the three jewelry wires and add an 8mm light Colorado topaz and a crimp tube. On one of the wires add seventeen 3mm light Colorado topaz and thread it back through the crimp tube. Cinching it to form a loop. Crimp and trim the excess wire.
Approximate size: 18 inches
Estimated time: Under 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Bead stopper - 6-piece pack (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro™ 49 .014 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-014)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 12mm faceted round light Colorado topaz (5000-LCT12, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 3mm faceted round light Colorado topaz (5000-LCT3, qty 18)
Swarovski 5000 6mm faceted round lt Colorado topaz (5000-LCT6, qty 7)
Swarovski 5000 8mm faceted round lt Colorado topaz (5000-LCT8, qty 8)
Bronze antique style letter pendant - K (BRNZ-PEND11, qty 1)
5.5-6mm bronze head drilled pearl (P-BRZ6, qty 1)
Caramel large nugget pearls (P-CAR2, qty 1)
5 - 5.5mm light gold rice pearl (P-GOLT1, qty 1)
6 - 6.5mm white potato pearl (P-WHT1, qty 1)
6 - 6.5mm white head drilled pearl (P-WHT3, qty 1)
6 - 6.5mm white rice pearl (P-WHT4, qty 1)
5-5.5mm white potato pearl (P-WHT7, qty 1)
White large nugget pearls (P-WHT8, qty 1)
14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube (GF-CRM2, qty 3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

5000 12mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5000-lct12
Diameter 12mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.08$0.96$0.86
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5000-LCT3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5000-LCT6
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 5000 8mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5000-LCT8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.69 $0.62$0.64 $0.57$0.59 $0.53
Qty>
Bronze Antique Style Letter Pendant - K
Code: BRNZ-PEND11
Height 36-40mm, Width 28-30mm 
1-23-45+
$44.99$40.99$36.99
Qty>
5.5-6mm Bronze Head-Drilled Pearl Strand
Code: P-BRZ6
16 inch strand, 5.5-6mm beads 
Sale Price: $9.93
Price: $15.28
Qty>
Caramel Large Nugget Pearls
Code: P-CAR2
15.5 inch strand, Length 6-8mm, Width 9-11mm 
Price: $37.47
Qty>
5 - 5.5mm Light Gold Rice Pearl Strand
Code: P-GOLT1
16 inch strand, 5-5.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $10.75
Price: $13.12
Qty>
6mm White Potato Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT1
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $20.45
Price: $23.51
Qty>
6mm White Head Drilled Freshwater Pearl
Code: P-WHT3
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $18.42
Price: $21.18
Qty>
6mm White Rice Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-WHT4
16 inch strand, 6-6.5mm beads 
Sale Price: $22.01
Price: $25.30
Qty>
5-5.5mm White Potato Pearl
Code: P-WHT7
16 inch strand, 5-5.5mm beads 
1-23-56+
$13.19$11.89$10.69
Qty>
White Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-WHT8
16 inch strand, Length 8-11mm, Width 8-11mm 
Sale Price: $58.41
Price: $67.14
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-34-78+
$4.32 $3.67$4.01 $3.40$3.72 $3.16
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.99
Price: $8.04
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.68
Price: $13.43
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-014
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$14.17 $12.75$13.20 $11.88$12.31 $11.07
Qty>



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