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Reptilian Necklace

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This necklace is perfect for the guy in your life. Whether you are making a gift for your son or a hip dad, they are sure to love these classic heishi shells with the funky etched lizard pendant. NOTE: This design makes a 16 in. necklace. Some men will need a larger size, if that is the case make sure you allow for more wire and beads.

Step one: Attach the 9mm sterling silver jump ring to the oval bone lizard pendant and set aside.

Step two: Cut an 18-inch length of ZambaPro™ 49 .014 jewelry wire. Use a 2mm antique brass-plated crimp bead to crimp to a 6mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring. For help using Crimp Beads please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Attach the jump ring to the 12x6.5mm gunmetal-plated trigger clasp.

Step three: String eight inches of black lip heishi shell beads, the lizard pendant and eight inches of shell beads. Use a crimp bead to crimp to a 6mm jump ring.
Approximate size: 16 inches
Estimated time: Under an hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Oval bone pendant - lizard (BN-PEND03, qty 1)
Shell heishi beads - black lip (SHLHSH13, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.0 x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 1)
2mm antique brass-plated crimp bead (BBA-CRM1, qty 2)
6mm gunmetal-plated open jump ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 2)
12x6.5mm gunmetal-plated trigger clasp (BGM-CL03, qty 1)
ZambaPro™ 49 .014 jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-014)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Heishi Shell Beads - Black Lip Strand
Code: SHLHSH13
16 inch strand 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-F
1.0 x 9.0mm 
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead
Code: BBA-CRM1
Length 1mm, Width 2mm 
6mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BGM-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Gunmetal-Plated 12x6.5mm Trigger Clasp
Code: BGM-CL03
Length 12mm, Width 6.5mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-014
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 

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