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Primary Palette Necklace

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Primary Palette Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Beautiful strands of WireLace come together to complement the gorgeous Venetian glass pendant in this multi-strand treasure. As this necklace shows, WireLace can add all new texture and dimension to simple designs. See more of this beauty and other ideas for using WireLace in your looks in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

Step one:
Cut a length of gold-plated textured oval cable chain approximately 19 inches long. String the Venetian glass 24KT gold and turquoise aventurina swirl teardrop bead onto a 2-inch antique brass-plated 2mm 20 gauge ball end head pin and attach it to the center of the chain by creating a simple loop. For help making simple loops, please see our Simple Loop Handy Tip. Attach one end of the chain to the eye of the 2-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 20 gauge eye pin.

Step two:
Cut a length of WireLace 6mm copper ribbon approximately 25 inches long. Cut a length of WireLace 12mm tanzanite ribbon approximately 20 inches long. Cut a length of WireLace 12mm brass ribbon approximately 19 inches long. Tie the ends of all three lengths in a knot above the eye of the eye pin.

Step three:
Shape the strands of WireLace to your liking. You can stretch and curve the strands so that they appear more textured and "fluffier." Once you are done shaping the strands, brush them with a sealant like Mod Podge. This will help the strands retain their fluffier shape. Allow to dry.

Step four:
Attach the other end of the chain to an eye of another eye pin. Adjust the lengths of the WireLace if necessary and tie the open ends in a knot above this eye.

Step five:
Slide a 6mm antique brass-plated pewter raised flower end cap onto one of the eye pins, to cover the strands of WireLace. Add a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Tanzanite AB to the eye pin and make a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for more help making wrapped loops. Attach one half of the JBB gold-plated pewter flower toggle clasp to the wrapped loop using a 14K/20 gold-filled 6mm jump ring. See our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help opening and closing jump rings. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 11 3/4 Inches
Estimated Time: One Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Flat Nose Pliers (TOOL-107)
List of Components:
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, 1 Yd (STRNG-0225, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Brass, 1 Yd (STRNG-0247, qty 1)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, 1 Yd (STRNG-0258, qty 1)
Venetian Glass 24KT Gold and Turquoise Aventurina Swirl Teardrop Bead (BEAD-2442, qty 1)
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge (FIND-0476, qty 1)
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0052, qty 2)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Raised Flower End Cap (FIND-0862, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB (5328-TANAB4, qty 2)
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-0450, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.025 x .240 inches (0.6 x 6.0mm) (GF-OJR25-I, qty 2)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp (PG-TOG004, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Blush, 1 Yd (STRNG-0243)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Turquoise, 1 Yd (STRNG-0256)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Gold, 1 Yd (STRNG-0253)
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Stamped Flower End Cap (FIND-0865)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm Copper, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0225
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36$4.98$4.63
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Brass, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Brass, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0247
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$8.16$7.61$7.09
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0258
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$11.54$10.76$10.03
Qty>
Venetian Glass 24KT Gold and Turquoise Aventurina Swirl Teardrop Bead
Venetian Glass 24KT Gold and Turquoise Aventurina Swirl Teardrop Bead
Code: BEAD-2442
Length 33-34mm, Width 22-24.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Price: $23.56
Qty>
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-0476
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .644mm/20 gauge, Head 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Gold-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0052
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.38$2.20$2.03
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Raised Flower End Cap
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Raised Flower End Cap
Code: FIND-0862
Inside Diameter 5.5mm, Length 8.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.24$2.07$1.91
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite AB
Code: 5328-TANAB4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.12$0.13 $0.10
Qty>
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0450
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .8mm/20 gauge, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19 $0.13$0.17 $0.11$0.15 $0.10
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.025 x .240 inches (0.6 x 6.0mm)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.025 x .240 inches (0.6 x 6.0mm)
Code: GF-OJR25-I
Diameter 6mm, 22 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.35$0.31$0.28
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PG-TOG004
Loop 23x34mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.34$2.16$2.00
Qty>

Alternate Components

WireLace Ribbon 6mm, Blush, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 6mm, Blush, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0243
Length 1 yd, Width 6mm 
1-23-56+
$8.37$7.80$7.27
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Turquoise, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Turquoise, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0256
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$8.98$8.37$7.80
Qty>
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Gold, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Gold, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0253
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$8.98$8.37$7.80
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Stamped Flower End Cap
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Stamped Flower End Cap
Code: FIND-0865
Inside Diameter 5.5mm, Length 8.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.24$2.07$1.91
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $4.49
Price: $5.62
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Flat Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-107
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>



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