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Personal Expression Necklaces

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Personal Expression Necklaces Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura, Teri McCamish, Cheri Carlson

Remember our ornaments from the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea? The great thing about sharing these ornaments with friends is that you all can turn them into jewelry after the holiday season. Our designers show you how it's done with these three necklaces!

Cheri's Necklace


Step one:
Take a look at the directions for the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea to learn how to create Cheri's Copper Flower Ornament. Add two 8mm antique copper-plated open jump rings to the open hole at the top of the pendant. Please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings.

Step two:
Cut a length of antique copper-plated medium rollo chain approximately 30 inches long. String on the pendant you create in the previous step. Set aside for now.

Step three:
Cut a length of the antique copper-plated 3+1 small round and oval link chain approximately 29 inches long. Add 27 Swarovski 4mm faceted round beads in Crystal Rose Gold strung onto 1.5-inch copper 24 gauge head pins randomly to the chain by creating wrapped loops. For more instruction on how to make wrapped loops, see our Handy Tip. Set aside for now.

Step four:
Cut another length of the small round and oval link chain approximately 27 1/2 inches long. String a Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Jet Hematite onto a head pin and create a wrapped loop. Repeat two times. String a 4mm Crystal Rose Gold round onto a head pin and create a wrapped loop. Add a Swarovski 10mm XILION mini pear pendant in Crystal Rose Gold 2x to a 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Add one of the Jet Hematite dangles to another 6mm jump ring and attach it to the previous jump ring. Add a Jet Hematite dangle, the Crystal Rose Gold dangle and another Jet Hematite dangle to another 6mm jump ring and attach it to the jump ring holding the lone Jet Hematite dangle. Close the remaining jump ring and string the completed dangle onto your chain.

Step five:
Attach the chain holding the pendant to an outside hole of the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter 3 hole end bar using a 4mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. Attach the chain decorated with Crystal Rose Gold dangles to the middle hole of the end bar using a 4mm jump ring. Attach the chain with the mini pear dangle to the remaining outside hole of the end bar using a 4mm jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side of the necklace.

Step six:
Attach a 12x6.5mm antique copper-plated trigger clasp to one of the end bars using a 6mm jump ring. Attach an 8mm antique copper 18 gauge closed jump ring to the other end bar using two 6mm jump rings linked together.

Cynthia's Necklace


Step one:
Read the directions for the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea to learn how to make Cynthia's Steampunk Clock ornament.

Step two:
Cut a length of antique copper-plated textured double oval link chain approximately 23 inches long. Use two oval links from any extra chain to attach the heart pendant to the center of the chain. The links open like jump rings do.

Step three:
String a TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter small cube spacer EuroBead onto a 2-inch antique copper-plated 20 gauge head pin, followed by a Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Platinum and another cube spacer. Repeat this step two more times. Attach these dangles to the chain in a cluster by creating wrapped loops at the top of the head pins. Our cluster of pearl dangles is about 1 1/2 inches away from the pendant.

Step four:
Make sure there is only one oval link at each end of your chain. Use these oval links to attach the TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter lock and key toggle clasp to the ends of the chain.

Teri's Necklace


Step one:
Create Teri's Wish for Love and Peace ornament from the Friends Make the Best Accessories idea to use as the pendant. Attach the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter royal pinch bail to the top of the pendant.

Step two:
Cut three lengths of 1.5mm black leather approximately 24 inches each. String your custom pendant onto all three of the strands, so that it rests in the center.

Step three:
Add sterling silver 3mm crimp covers to each strand of leather in a decorative matter. See our Handy Tip to learn how to attach the crimp covers. Add them to the leather on either side of the pendant, in a random pattern.

Step four:
Finish the ends of the leather by attaching the JBB silver-plated brass 3-strand 1.5mm multi-strand hook and eye clasp on either end of the necklace. Take a look at our Handy Tip for more information on working with crimp ends like this.
Approximate Size: 24 to 36 Inches
Estimated Time:One Hour or Less
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0043)
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool (TOOL-0070)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Cheri's Necklace:
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Grande Circle Link (PCA-LX018, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Copper-Plated Brass Dianthus Flower Embellishment (EMBMT-0168, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM7, qty 20)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM9, qty 15)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite (2058-HEM12, qty 28)
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold (2058-CRG5, qty 18)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold (2058-CRG7, qty 19)
Swarovski 6128 12mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x (6128-CRG2X12, qty 1)
Swarovski 6128 10mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x (6128-CRG2X10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Bead Crystal Rose Gold (5000-CRG4, qty 31)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Jet Hematite (5000-HEM4, qty 3)
Antique Copper-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain (BCACH19, qty 5)
Antique Copper-Plated Medium Rollo Chain (BCACH03, qty 3)
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3 Hole End Bar (CA-3168, qty 2)
4mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR04, qty 6)
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 9)
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR08, qty 2)
8mm Antique Copper 18 Gauge Closed Jump Ring (FIND-1059, qty 1)
1.5-Inch Copper 24 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-1026, qty 34)

Cynthia's Necklace:
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Ornate Heart Frame Pendant (PEND-0330, qty 1)
Assorted Watch Components (.5 oz Bag) (EMBMT-0162, qty 1)
Swarovski 1480 PP21 Chaton Matte Crystal Golden Shadow (1480-CGSMA21P, qty 5)
Swarovski 1028 PP9 XILION Chaton Crystal (1028-CRY9PP, qty 2)
Swarovski 1088 PP24 XIRIUS Chaton Crystal (1088-CRY24PP, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Small Cube Spacer EuroBead (CA-5775, qty 6)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Platinum (5810-PLP8, qty 3)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp (BTF-0103, qty 1)
2-Inch Antique Copper-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin (BCA-HP20-22, qty 3)

Teri's Necklace:
Nunn Design Sivler-Plated Pewter Grande Square Link (PS-LX019, qty 1)
Nunn Design Brass Dove Embellishment (EMBMT-0232, qty 1)
Nunn Design Brass Wishbone Embellishment (EMBMT-0354, qty 1)
Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal Silver Night (6428-CSN6, qty 19)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Chrom V Pearl (H2080-CCR10, qty 45)
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Chrom V Pearl (H2080-CCR16, qty 12)
1/20 14K Rose Gold-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring 20 Gauge (FIND-1514, qty 1)
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal (6010-CRY11, qty 1)
1.5mm Black Leather by the Foot (LF-BLK1, qty 6)
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Royal Pinch Bail (SA-5778, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 22)
JBB Silver-Plated Brass 3-Strand 1.5mm Multi-Strand Hook and Eye Clasp (CLASP-0424, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Grande Circle Link
Code: PCA-LX018
Length 43mm, Width 34mm 
1-34-78+
$6.77 $4.73$6.30 $4.41$5.86 $4.10
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Copper-Plated Brass Dianthus Flower Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0168
Diameter 30mm, Total Height 7mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.36 $4.28$4.98 $3.98$4.63 $3.70
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Jet Hematite
Code: 2058-HEM12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS5 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold
Code: 2058-CRG5
Diameter 1.7-1.9mm, Total Height .75mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Rose Gold
Code: 2058-CRG7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 6128 12mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x
Code: 6128-CRG2X12
Length 12mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.03 $0.82$0.95 $0.76$0.87 $0.69
Qty>
Swarovski 6128 10mm XILION Mini Pear Pendant Crystal Rose Gold 2x
Code: 6128-CRG2X10
Length 10mm, Width 7.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.76 $0.60$0.70 $0.56$0.64 $0.51
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Bead Crystal Rose Gold
Code: 5000-CRG4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34 $0.29$0.31 $0.26$0.28 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Jet Hematite
Code: 5000-HEM4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.30$0.32 $0.27$0.29 $0.24
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated 3+1 Small Round and Oval Link Chain
Code: BCACH19
Link 5mm x 2.5mm, 2.5mm x 2mm, Gauge 27 
1-78-1516+
$1.89 $1.51$1.74 $1.39$1.61 $1.28
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Medium Rollo Chain
Code: BCACH03
Link 3.5x3.5mm, 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.00 $2.40$2.78 $2.22$2.57 $2.05
Qty>
12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: BCA-CL03
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.51 $0.41$0.47 $0.38$0.43 $0.35
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter 3 Hole End Bar
Code: CA-3168
Length 8mm, Width 10.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95 $0.72$0.88 $0.66$0.80 $0.60
Qty>
4mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
8mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR08
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, 18 gauge 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
8mm Antique Copper 18 Gauge Closed Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1059
Diameter 8mm, Opening Diameter 6mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.33 $0.24$0.30 $0.22$0.27 $0.20
Qty>
1.5-Inch Copper 24 Gauge Head Pin
Code: FIND-1026
Length 37.5mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge, Head 1.5mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.38 $0.33$0.35 $0.30$0.32 $0.28
Qty>
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Ornate Heart Frame Pendant
Code: PEND-0330
Length With Bail/Loop 37mm, Width 39.5-40mm, Hole Size 2mm 
1-34-78+
$8.01 $5.60$7.45 $5.21$6.92 $4.84
Qty>
Assorted Watch Components (.5 oz. Bag)
Code: EMBMT-0162
Volume .5 oz/14.17 gr 
Sale Price: $13.26
Price: $14.74
Qty>
Swarovski 1480 PP21 Cabochon Chaton Matte Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 1480-CGSMA21PP
Diameter 2.7mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 1028 PP9 XILION Chaton Crystal
Code: 1028-CRY9PP
Diameter 1.5mm 
1-7980-159160+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
Swarovski 1088 PP24 XIRIUS Chaton Crystal (3mm)
Code: 1088-CRY24PP
Diameter 3mm, Total Height 1.83mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.07 $0.06$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Small Cube Spacer EuroBead
Code: CA-5775
Length 4mm, Width 5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.28$0.32 $0.25$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Platinum
Code: 5810-PLP8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.18$0.18 $0.16
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Lock and Key Toggle and Clasp
Code: CA-6170
Loop Length 25mm, Loop Width 19.5mm, Bar Length 31mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.96 $1.92$2.75 $1.78$2.54 $1.65
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Textured Double Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0103
Link 10mm x 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.42 $4.60$5.04 $4.28$4.69 $3.98
Qty>
2-inch Antique Copper-Plated 20 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BCA-HP20-22
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Grande Square Link
Code: PS-LX019
Length 43mm, Width 34mm 
Price: $7.19
Qty>
Nunn Design Brass Dove Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0232
Length 21mm, Width 16.5mm, Depth 2mm 
Price: $0.83
Qty>
Nunn Design Brass Wishbone Embellishment
Code: EMBMT-0354
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm, Depth 1mm 
Price: $0.37
Qty>
Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal Silver Night
Code: 6428-CSN6
Height 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25 $0.22$0.23 $0.20$0.21 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Chrom V Pearl
Code: H2080-CCR10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Crystal Chrom V Pearl
Code: H2080-CCR16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
14K/20 Rose Gold-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-1514
Diameter 6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.54 $0.45$0.50 $0.42$0.45 $0.38
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal
Code: 6010-CRY11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.68 $1.34$1.55 $1.24$1.43 $1.14
Qty>
1.5mm Black Round Leather by the Foot
Code: LF-BLK1
Diameter 1.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.71 $0.60$0.65 $0.55$0.59 $0.50
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Royal Pinch Bail
Code: SA-5778
Length 10mm, Width 5mm, Depth 7mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.95 $0.76$0.88 $0.70$0.80 $0.64
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.18
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Brass 3-Strand 1.5mm Multi-Strand Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0424
Length 31mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.5mm/15 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.46 $1.72$2.27 $1.58$2.11 $1.47
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Crystal Clay Black Epoxy Clay Kit
Code: SUP-0043
Volume 50 gr. 
1-12-34+
$15.49 $13.47$14.46 $12.58$13.51 $11.75
Qty>
Crystal Katana Rhinestone-Crystal Pick Up Tool
Code: TOOL-0070
Sale Price: $23.39
Price: $26.89
Qty>
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
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