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Paloma Necklace

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Paloma Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

This necklace is a full of vibrancy and energy, making it perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Created with a variety of beads from TierraCast™'s new Viva Mexicana line of products, this necklace is a celebration of the artistry of Mexico. If you want an accent to this necklace, or just something smaller, each individual dangle created in steps one through six of this design could be created into a pair of stunning earrings.

Step One: On a 1 1/2 inch head pin, string an antique silver 5mm talavera star bead cap, a 6mm orange CZ round bead, a talavera bead cap and a 5x4mm turquoise/red roundelle. Finish with a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Attach to an antique silver small beaded circle link using a 4.60mm sterling silver open jump. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Two: On a head pin, string a 4mm orange round, an antique silver star jasmine bead cap and a 5x4mm turquoise roundelle. Finish with a wrapped loop. On a 1 1/2-inch eye pin string a 5x4mm opaline yellow roundelle, an antique silver paloma bead and two 3x2mm orange/yellow mix roundelles. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to a 4.60mm jump ring. Connect the beaded head pin to the bottom loop of eye pin. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Three: On a head pin, string a 4mm orange CZ round bead, a 9x6mm turquoise and red swirl roundelle and a 5x4mm yellow roundelle. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to a circle link with a 4.60mm jump ring. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Four: String a talavera bead cap, a 6mm yellow CZ round bead and a talavera bead cap on a head pin. Attach to the antique silver flower link with a wrapped loop. Attach an eye pin to the other end of the link. On the eye pin string a 5mm roundel glazed porcelain bead in aqua fresco and a 4mm orange round. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to a 4.60mm jump ring. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Five: On a head pin, string an 8mm yellow CZ round bead, a jasmine bead cap, a 5mm roundel porcelain glazed bead in tangerine and a 3x2mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to a circle link with a 4.60mm jump ring. Repeat. Set aside.

Step Six: On a head pin, string an 8mm orange cz square cushion bead. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to the bottom hole of the antique silver paloma link using a 5.85mm sterling silver open jump ring. Attach the link to an eye pin with a 5.85mm jump ring. On the eye pin, string a turquoise and red swirl roundelle and a 6mm yellow round. Finish with a wrapped loop. Attach to a 4.60mm jump ring. Set aside.

Step Seven: Cut an approximately four-inch piece of silver-plated small oval link chain and an approximately four-inch piece of silver-plated medium rollo chain. Attach one end of each of the pieces of chain to a 6.10mm sterling silver open jump ring. Use this to connect to the antique silver-plated pewter four petal flower toggle clasp. Repeat.

Step Eight: Cut an approximately 10-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube to crimp the wire to the chain from step seven. When crimping, you'll be connecting the two pieces of chain together. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire.

Step Nine: On the wire string in this order: yellow roundelle, turquoise and red swirl roundelle, 3x3mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle, 6mm orange round, dangle from step one, 8mm yellow round, aqua fresco roundel, yellow roundelle, dangle from step two, turquoise and red swirl roundelle, orange/yellow mix roundelle, 3x3mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle, tangerine roundel, dangle from step three, 5x4mm turquoise/red roundelle, 8mm orange square, yellow roundelle, dangle from step four, 3x3mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle, turquoise and red swirl roundelle, orange/yellow mix roundelle, aqua fresco roundelle, dangle from step five, 8mm yellow round, tangerine roundel, yellow roundelle, dangle from step six, 5x4mm turquoise/red roundel, 8mm orange square, aqua fresco roundelle, dangle from step five, tangerine roundelle, turquoise and red swirl roundelle, yellow roundelle, dangle from step four, 5x4mm turquoise/red roundel, 8mm yellow round, tangerine roundel, dangle from step three, aqua fresco roundel, orange/yellow mix roundelle, 8mm orange square, dangle from step two, yellow roundelle, 3x3mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle, turquoise and red swirl roundelle, dangle from step one, 6mm yellow round, 5x4mm turquoise/red roundelle, 8mm orange square and a yellow roundelle. Finish the necklace by crimping the wire to the other lengths of chain using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.
Approximate size: 16 3/4 inches
Estimated time: 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
TierraCast antique silver paloma link (SA-3129, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver flower link (SA-3132, qty 2)
TierraCast antique silver paloma bead (SA-5617, qty 2)
TierraCast antique silver 5mm talavera star bead cap (SA-5752, qty 8)
Antique silver small beaded circle link (SA-5632, qty 6)
9x6mm turquoise and red swirl roundelle (CR-RL054, qty 8)
5x4mm opaline yellow roundelle strand (CR-RL131, qty 1)
3x2mm orange/yellow mix roundelle strand (CR-RL116, qty 1)
8mm orange cz square cushion (CZ-ORG-SQ8, qty 5)
6mm orange cz round bead (CZ-ORG6, qty 5)
4mm orange cz round bead (CZ-ORG4, qty 4)
8mm yellow cz round bead (CZ-YEL8, qty 5)
5mm roundel glazed porcelain bead-aqua fresco (CRD-BD004, qty 6)
5mm roundel glazed porcelain bead-tangerine (CRD-BD009, qty 6)
Antique silver star jasmine bead cap (SA-5587, qty 4)
Antique silver-plated pewter four petal flower toggle clasp (PSA-TOG018, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.00x6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75x4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 11)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75x5.85mm) (SS-OJR30-G, qty 2)
Silver-plated small oval link chain (SPCH36, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
3x2mm blue turquoise/red mix roundelle strand (CR-RL117, qty 1)
5x4mm turquoise/red roundelle strand (CR-RL190, qty 1)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2X, qty 11)
1 1/2-inch eye pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP23, qty 5)
6mm yellow cz round bead (CZ-YEL6, qty 4)
Silver-plated medium rollo chain (SPCH18, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Paloma Bird Link
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Paloma Bird Link
Code: SA-3129
Length 15mm, Width 13mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25$1.13$1.01
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Flower Link
TierraCast Antique Silver Flower Link
Code: SA-3132
Length 18.5mm, Width 12.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25$1.13$1.01
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Paloma Bird Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Paloma Bird Bead
Code: SA-5617
Length 8.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 5mm Talavera Star Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Silver 5mm Talavera Star Bead Cap
Code: SA-5752
Diameter 5mm, Depth 2.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.49$0.43$0.39
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Small Beaded Circle Link
TierraCast Antique Silver Small Beaded Circle Link
Code: SA-5632
Width 9mm 
Price: $0.84
Qty>
9x6mm Turquoise and Red Swirl Roundel Bead
9x6mm Turquoise and Red Swirl Roundel Bead
Code: CR-RL054
Length 6mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
5x4mm Opaline Yellow Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Opaline Yellow Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL131
4.5 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.22$2.90$2.62
Qty>
3x2mm Orange/Yellow Mix Roundel Bead Strand
3x2mm Orange/Yellow Mix Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL116
4.5 inch strand, Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
Sale Price: $2.93
Price: $4.19
Qty>
8mm Orange CZ Square Cushion
8mm Orange CZ Square Cushion
Code: CZ-ORG-SQ8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.92$0.82$0.74
Qty>
6mm Orange CZ Round Bead
6mm Orange CZ Round Bead
Code: CZ-ORG6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.82$0.72$0.66
Qty>
4mm Orange CZ Round Bead
4mm Orange CZ Round Bead
Code: CZ-ORG4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.52$0.48
Qty>
8mm Yellow CZ Round Bead
8mm Yellow CZ Round Bead
Code: CZ-YEL8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.50$1.34$1.20
Qty>
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Stoneware  Bead - Aqua Fresca
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Stoneware Bead - Aqua Fresca
Code: CRD-BD004
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Stoneware  Bead - Tangerine
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Stoneware Bead - Tangerine
Code: CRD-BD009
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Star Jasmine Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Silver Star Jasmine Bead Cap
Code: SA-5587
Diameter 12mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
Qty>
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Four Petal Flower Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Four Petal Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG018
Loop 23x13.5mm, Bar 23.25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.42$2.18$1.96
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.54$0.50$0.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-G
Diameter 5.8mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
Silver-Plated Small Oval Link Chain
Silver-Plated Small Oval Link Chain
Code: SPCH36
Link 9mm x 6mm, 5mm x 4mm, Gauge 22 
1-910-1920+
$1.76$1.60$1.43
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
3x2mm Blue Turquoise/Red Mix Roundel Bead Strand
3x2mm Blue Turquoise/Red Mix Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL117
4.5 inch strand, Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.19$3.79$3.39
Qty>
5x4mm Turquoise/Red Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Turquoise/Red Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL190
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.50$3.20$2.90
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.46$0.41$0.37
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP23
Length 1.5 inches, 22 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.50$0.43$0.39
Qty>
6mm Yellow CZ Round Bead
6mm Yellow CZ Round Bead
Code: CZ-YEL6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.82$0.72$0.66
Qty>
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain
Code: SPCH18
Links 3.5x3.5mm, 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.66$2.40$2.16
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99$10.99$9.99
Qty>



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