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Pipa Pools Necklace

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Pipa Pools Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Inspired by our spring/summer 2011 fashion trend, this necklace is fun and colorful with a carefree tropical vibe.

Step one:
First, create the dangles. Attach one 0.90 x 6.10mm open jump ring to each of the following components: a 17mm sterling silver resin jellyfish pendant, a 16mm Swarovski starfish pendant in Peridot and a sterling silver seashell charm. Attach a 0.90x4.60mm open jump ring to a sterling silver sand dollar pendant. Set these dangles aside.

Step two:
Next, attach a 0.90 x 4.60mm open jump ring to the loop of a silver-plated pewter star toggle. Cut an 18-inch piece of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire and attach one end to the jump ring using a crimp tube. For help using crimp tools refer to the handy tips section of the learning center.

Step three:
Thread the following blend of beads in a random pattern until you've reached 6.5 inches in length: 4mm Swarovski bicones in Citrine, 4mm fire-polished beads in metallic pink, 11/0 Miyuki silver-lined delicas in semi-matte aqua and 5x4mm light lavender roundels.

Step four:
Thread a TierraCast® antique silver turtle bead followed by the metallic pink bead. Over the next 2.5-inches, thread a random pattern of roundels, bicones and delicas, and evenly space the dangles among them. Thread a metallic pink bead followed by a TierraCast® antique silver small shell bead. Check to see that the shell bead aligns with the turtle bead; you may need to add or remove a couple beads to make them even.

Step five:
Finish the last 6.5-inches of the necklace using the same beads as in step three. Attach the end of the necklace to a 0.90 x 4.60mm open jump ring using a crimp tube and attach the bar of the clasp to the jump ring.
Approximate size: 18 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
TierraCast® Antique Silver Small Shell Bead (SA-5682, qty 1)
Sterling/Resin 17mm Pendant - Blue with Jellyfish (SS-PEND107, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Sand Dollar Pendant (CHARM681, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Seashell Charm (CHARM798, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Citrine (5328-CIT4, qty 30)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Metallic Pink (100pc Pack) (FPS-PNK4, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Semi-Matte Aqua Delicas (DB0627, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 3)
5x4mm Light Lavender Roundel Bead Strand (CR-RL128, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Pewter Star Toggle (PS-TOG008, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Turtle Bead (SA-5538, qty 1)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Swarovski 6721 16mm Starfish Pendant Peridot (6721-PER16, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver Small Shell Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver Small Shell Bead
Code: SA-5682
Length 9mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95 $0.76$0.85 $0.68$0.77 $0.61
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Taina Hartman Sterling/Resin 17mm Pendant - Blue with Jellyfish
Taina Hartman Sterling/Resin 17mm Pendant - Blue with Jellyfish
Code: SS-PEND107
Height 20mm, Width 17mm 
1-23-56+
$20.29 $16.23$18.29 $14.63$16.49 $13.19
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Sterling Silver Sand Dollar Pendant
Sterling Silver Sand Dollar Pendant
Code: CHARM681
Height 23mm, Width 21mm 
1-23-56+
$10.69 $8.55$9.57 $7.65$8.67 $6.93
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Sterling Silver Seashell Charm
Sterling Silver Seashell Charm
Code: CHARM798
Height 15mm, Width 17.5mm 
1-45-910+
$5.22 $4.17$4.72 $3.77$4.27 $3.41
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Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Citrine
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Citrine
Code: 5328-CIT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Metallic Pink (100pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Metallic Pink (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-PNK4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.84$3.49$3.14
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Semi-Matte Aqua Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Semi-Matte Aqua Delicas
Code: DB0627
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$4.79 $3.83$4.39 $3.51$3.99 $3.19
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.31 $0.24$0.28 $0.22$0.25 $0.20
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.42 $0.33$0.38 $0.30$0.34 $0.27
Qty>
5x4mm Light Lavender Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Light Lavender Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL128
6 inch strand, Length 3mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.29 $4.23$4.79 $3.83$4.29 $3.43
Qty>
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Star Toggle Clasp
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Star Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG008
Loop 23x20mm, Bar 30mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.34 $1.87$2.10 $1.68$1.90 $1.52
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Turtle Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver Turtle Bead
Code: SA-5538
Length 15mm, Width 12mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.17 $0.93$1.07 $0.85$0.95 $0.76
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 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 6721 16mm Starfish Pendant Peridot
Swarovski 6721 16mm Starfish Pendant Peridot
Code: 6721-PER16
Height 16mm, Width 17mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.18 $1.74$1.96 $1.56$1.76 $1.40
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Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Sea Horse Charm
Sterling Silver Sea Horse Charm
Code: CHARM233
Height 18mm, Width 7mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.77 $3.81$4.32 $3.45$3.92 $3.13
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Sterling Silver Starfish Charm
Sterling Silver Starfish Charm
Code: CHARM236
Height 19mm, Width 17mm 
1-34-78+
$5.49 $4.39$4.99 $3.99$4.49 $3.59
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Hill Tribe Silver Puffed Fish Bead
Hill Tribe Silver Puffed Fish Bead
Code: HTS007
Approx. Length 18.5mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-34-78+
$9.39 $7.51$8.39 $6.71$7.59 $6.07
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5x4mm Fuchsia/AB Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Fuchsia/AB Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL149
4.5 inch strand, Length 4mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.49 $3.59$4.09 $3.27$3.69 $2.95
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Jonquil (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-JON4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.39 $2.71$3.09 $2.47$2.79 $2.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Provence Lavender
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Provence Lavender
Code: 5328-PLV4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.47
Price: $13.09
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>



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