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Playtime Necklace

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Playtime Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This playful, colorful necklace goes with almost any outfit you can come up with! We love this as a year-round favorite.

Step one: Cut a length of Soft Flex jewelry wire to approximately 24 inches. Crimp one end of the wire to the loop end of the toggle using a 2x2mm crimp tube. For instructions on how to use a crimp tube, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: String your design using the tropical mix of Fire Designs hand blown furnace glass, hand painted and collaged porcelain beads and peacock glass beads as your focal beads. Between each large bead, string anywhere from three to five of the size 6/0 Toho beads in silver lined crystal and salmon lined rose. Our designer used primarily the crystal with just a splash of the rose here and there for color, but do what suits your eye. Another tip would be to lay out the design ahead of time to make sure you have the color balance that you want and have the focal beads in places that look good to you.

Step three: When you have strung the entire necklace, crimp the remainder of the wire to the other side of the toggle clasp. Trim the excess wire.
Approximate size: 21 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Soft Flex .014 fine 30ft clear (silver satin) (SF14-30CL)
List of Components:
Tropical fire designs hand blown furnace glass (FD-TROPICAL, qty 1 pack)
18mm porcelain disk blue on blue dots (PB-18DK03, qty 1)
18mm porcelain disk playtime (PB-18DK34, qty 1) Discontinued
11mm glass peacock bead round shiny red (GPK-RED11, qty 1)
10x8mm glass peacock bead oval shiny yellow (GPK-YEL10X8, qty 1)
Toho bead round 6/0 silver- lined crystal (TBRD6-21, qty 1 pack)
Toho bead round 6/0 salmon lined rose (TBRD6-2201, qty 1 pack)
Sterling silver round toggle clasp (SS-TOG03, qty 1) Note: Our 18mm porcelain disk playtime bead (PB-18DK34) has been discontinued. To see our wide selection of porcelain and ceramic beads click here.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Fire Designs Hand Blown Furnace Glass Beads Approx 1oz - TROPICAL
1 oz Approx 27 pieces 
$14.38 $12.05$13.65 $11.43$12.96 $10.86
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Crystal 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-21
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
$1.28 $1.09$1.20 $1.02$1.13 $0.96
Sterling Silver 16mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG03
Loop 16mm, Bar 26mm 
$6.94 $6.20$6.57 $5.87$6.23 $5.57

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Soft Flex .014 Fine 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF14-30CL
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.13
Price: $12.48

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