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Purple Passion Necklace

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Purple Passion Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The rich colors in this necklace are as eye-catching as the design. If you are passionate about purple, this is the necklace for you! Our designer created an entire jewelry set in this color scheme. To see the matching earrings, click on Purple Passion Earrings.

Step one: Create the hanging wire for the heart pendant by cutting a length of approximately six inches of 20 gauge, half-hard, sterling silver wire. With your round nose pliers make a tiny loop at one end of the wire. Hold that loop flat between the tips of your chain-nose pliers and wrap the wire three times around the original loop creating a spiral. Bend the wire so that it has a 90 degree bend in it. Add the mega heart to your wire bottom-down. At the top of the wire create another simple loop. Your pendant is ready for the necklace.

Step two: Cut four lengths of ZambaPro™ 49 .012 jewelry wire to approximately 28 inches. Put all four wires together and string the pendant on the center of the wire.

Step three: Going out from the center, you will duplicate the pattern on both sides of the necklace. For simplicity's sake we will describe the pattern going up one side. Begin with an 8mm mystic black Swarovski pearl. Thread all four wires through the pearl, follow that with a 6mm tanzanite Swarovski bicone crystals, and then another mystic black pearl. Cinch the wires tight to the pearl by adding a rectangular faceted spacer beads. You are now going to start adding the Delica beads.

Step four: The simplest way to add the beads is to pour all of your Delicas into a small pile on your work surface (we recommend using a bead mat or other non-slip surface). Hold the four wires no more than two inches from their ends and push the beads toward the wires. They will find their way onto the ends of the wire effortlessly! Check your count after a few pushes. You want to have 20 beads on each wire.

Step five: Add a silver spacer and push a bit to make sure all of the Delicas line up. You also want to add enough tension to make them bow out a bit, adding dimension to the piece.

Step six: Add a deep purple 8mm Swarovski pearl, followed by a 6mm purple velvet bicone, another pearl and another spacer. Add 20 more Delicas, a spacer, and then repeat the patterns from the center until you have four total pearl segments on each side.

Step seven: After adding 20 more Delicas to each strand put on a spacer, a tanzanite crystal and a spacer, then add 50 Delicas to each side. Your necklace is almost complete! Put all four wires through another silver spacer, a purple velvet bicone, then a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Carefully separate the wires so that there are two on either side of the crimp tube and finish with a crimp tool. Cut two of the wires flush to the tube, leave two wires on each side of the necklace.

Step eight: String the remaining two wires on each side through another purple velvet bicone followed by a 1.8mm round crimp bead. Pull the wires through their respective ends of the clasp and back through the crimp bead. Pull taught, leaving enough room for the clasp to move freely.
Approximate size: 24 inches

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Sterling silver 20 gauge half-hard wire (SSWR20HH1)
ZambaPro™ 49 .012 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-012)
List of Components:
Paula Radke rainbow stripe mega heart pendant (102MSB, qty 1) Discontinued
8mm mystic black Swarovski round pearl (5810-MBLACK8, qty 8)
8mm dark purple Swarovski round pearl (5810-DPUR8, qty 8)
6mm tanzanite Swarovski faceted bicone (5328-TAN6, qty 8)
6mm purple velvet Swarovski faceted bicone (5328-PURV6, qty 6)
8g opaque pearl purple Delicas (DB0250, 1 pk)
Sterling Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG05, qty 1)
Sterling silver rectangular faceted spacer bead (BSP0002, qty 20)
2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
1.8mm round crimp bead (SS-CRM4, qty 2) Note: Our Paula Radke rainbow stripe mega heart pendant (102MSB) has been discontinued. Click here to check out our wide selection of pendants.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code: 5810-MBLACK8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.23 $0.20$0.21 $0.18$0.20 $0.17
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite
Code: 5328-TAN6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.24 $0.21
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Purple Delicas
Code: DB0250
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$3.92 $3.43$3.70 $3.24$3.50 $3.07
Sterling Silver 14mm Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG05
Loop 14mm, Bar 21mm 
$10.42 $8.93$9.90 $8.49$9.39 $8.05
Bali Silver Rectangular Faceted Spacer
Code: BSP0002
Length 3mm, Width 2.5mm 
$0.75 $0.62$0.70 $0.58$0.65 $0.54
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver Crimp Bead, 1.8mm Round
Code: SS-CRM4
Length 1.8mm 
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08$0.09 $0.07

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
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.07
Price: $7.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .012 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-012
Diameter .012 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $16.94
Price: $18.99
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.58
Price: $41.99

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