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Paisley Gecko Necklace

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Paisley Gecko Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The dark brown and bronze colors in this necklace are a wonderful complement to nature's beauty as summer fades to fall. If you prefer a softer design, feel free to use the alternative components we've listed below.

Step One: Use the antique vintage brass-plated pewter leaf pinch bail to create a layered pendant using the 40x30mm mother of pearl pendant in light olive swirling ivy and the 1.5x.05mm rectangle in green-gold lizard. Pinch the bail together. For help with bails visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: Cut a 24-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a 2x2mm 14k/20 crimp tube to crimp one end of the wire to one end of the antique vintage brass-plated pewter flower toggle clasp. Trim any excess wire. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Three: On the wire, thread a combination of head drilled keshi pearls in metallic olive and 6mm druk beads in olivine and amethyst crackle. In our design we used a druk bead only every inch or so, but you may use more if you choose. Once you complete half the necklace, string on the bail from step one and continue stringing pearls and druks until you reach the end of the wire. Crimp the end of the wire to the other half of the toggle clasp using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.
Approximate size: 21 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Druk bead 6mm olivine and amethyst crackle (50pc pack) (DRUKS-CR-OLA6, qty 1)
Mother of pearl rectangle pendant 40x30mm-light olive swirling ivy (SHL-LP131, qty 1)
1.5x0.5 rectangle green gold-lizard (DT-0035, qty 1)
Metallic olive head drilled keshi pearls (P-MOL01, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter flower toggle clasp (PBA-TOG017, qty 1)
Antique vintage brass-plated pewter leaf pinch bail (PBA-BAIL008, qty 1)
14k/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Druk Bead 6mm Olivine and Amethyst Crackle (50pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-CR-OLA6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
Price: $2.34
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Mother of Pearl Rectangle Pendant 40x30mm - Light Olive Swirling Ivy
Code: SHL-LP131
Height 40mm, Width 30mm 
1-23-56+
$16.00$15.20$14.40
Qty>
1.5x0.5 Rectangle Green Gold - Lizard
Code: DT-0035
Length 38mm, Width 13mm 
1-23-56+
$18.59$16.79$15.19
Qty>
Metallic Olive Head Drilled Keshi Pearls
Code: P-MOL01
16 inch strand, Length 7-9mm, Width 8-12mm 
Price: $42.97
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PBA-TOG017
Loop 20x15mm, Bar 23mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36$2.18$2.02
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Leaf Pinch Bail
Code: PBA-BAIL008
Height 24mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.89$0.81$0.73
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.16$0.15
Qty>

Alternate Components

JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Four Petal Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PBA-TOG018
Loop 23mm, Bar 23mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.41$2.23$2.07
Qty>
6-8mm Butterscotch Keshi Freshwater Pearl Strand
Code: P-BUTTER6
15.5 inch strand, Length 10-11mm, Width 7-8mm 
Sale Price: $15.84
Price: $21.13
Qty>
38x12.5mm Long Rectangle Clear High-Fire Grapevine
Code: DT-0019
Height 38mm, Width 12.5mm 
Sale Price: $13.23
Price: $18.91
Qty>
Lillypilly MOP Shell Rectangle Pendant 40x30mm - Vines
Code: SHL-LP112
Height 40mm, Width 30mm 
1-12-34+
$13.50$12.61$11.78
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>



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