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Rain Chain Watch Band

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Rain Chain Watch Band Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Reminiscent of the rain chains that adorn all the best homes, the blue of water and beaded chain make the most adorable watch band you will ever wear!

Step one: Use chain nose pliers to remove the spring bars on one side of the silvertone round rope watch face. Slide on a silver Kenyan heishi spacer, two 4mm Ceylon pastel blue cube Toho beads and another spacer. Put the bar back onto the watch.

Step two: Cut a 2½ inch piece of silver-plated rounded square link chain. You will want to cut the chain so that each end begins and ends with the tiny ring. Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to both ends of the chain and connect one end to the spring bar in-between the spacer and the Toho. Leave the other end free for now. Cut another piece of chain and repeat for the opposite side of the spring bar.

Step three: Cut a 7-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire and wrap it around the spring bar in-between the two Tohos. On both strands string three round frosted silver-lined dark aqua Toho beads, a pewter antique silver faceted spacer, a deep aqua glass bamboo bead, spacer, three Tohos, spacer, bamboo bead, spacer three Tohos and a cube Toho. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp to the center ring on one end of the bar clasp. Cover the crimp tube with a sterling silver crimp cover. For help using crimp tubes and crimp covers please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step four: Use the jump rings on the ends of the chain sections to connect the chain to the outside loops of the bar clasp.

Step five: Repeat the steps for the other side of the watch.
Approximate size: 7 inches
Estimated time: One hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
16x7mm glass bamboo bead - deep aqua (GBOO-DAQ16, qty 4)
Silver Kenyan heishi spacer (S-0405, qty 4)
Silver Antique 5mm Faceted Bead Spacer (SA-0423, qty 8)
Silver-plated rounded square link chain (SPCH14, qty 1)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 8)
Sterling silver 3-ring tube clasp (SS-TCL03, qty 1)
Toho bead cube 4mm Ceylon pastel blue (TBCB4-143, qty 1)
Toho bead round 8/0 frosted silver-lined dark aqua (TBRD8-23BF, qty 1)
Silvertone with spring bar round rope watch face (WATCH-117S, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

16 x 7mm Glass Bamboo Bead - Deep Aqua
Code: GBOO-DAQ16
Length 16-18mm, Width 7-9mm 
$2.58 $2.06$2.44 $1.95$2.30 $1.84
TierraCast Silver-Plated Pewter Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: S-0405
Length 1mm, Width 4mm 
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter 5mm Faceted Bead Spacer
Code: SA-0423
Length 3mm, Diameter 5mm 
$0.24 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.21 $0.18
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
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 Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
Sterling Silver 3-Ring Tube Clasp
Code: SS-TCL03
Sale Price: $10.10
Price: $12.18
TOHO Bead Cube 4mm Ceylon Aqua 8g Bag
Code: TBCB4-143
Length 4mm, 8g bag 
Price: $1.66
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Dark Aqua
Code: TBRD8-23BF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$1.40 $1.07$1.31 $1.00$1.23 $0.94
Silver-Tone with Spring Bar Round Rope Watch Face
Code: WATCH-117S
Length 32mm, Width 26mm 
Price: $7.66

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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