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Sapphire Dawn Necklace

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Sapphire Dawn Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

You're sure to adore this eye-catching necklace with cool blue and silver hues. Sapphire Dawn is a reflection of the beauty and gracefulness of birds and the role nature plays in our lives.

Step one:
Choose an image to use in your Nunn Design silver-plated pewter mini square link. We used a small picture of a flying bird to tie in with the theme. Cut the image to fit inside the frame of the link, and use the Nunn Design glue to hold the picture in place. Let the glue dry. Apply the Nunn Design sealant to the image and let dry for approximately 20 minutes.

Step two:
Using the pour spout on the Nunn Design Gel du Soleil glaze, carefully dispense the glaze until it is filled level with the frame. Pop any air bubbles that have surfaced with a needle. Place the link under a UV lamp to cure for approximately 20 minutes. Set aside.

Step three:
Attach one 0.90 x 4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring to the TierraCast® antique silver hummingbird charm. Link two more jump rings (.90x4.60mm) in a chain fashion to the first, and attach the hummingbird charm to the Nunn Design silver-plated pewter twig link. Set aside.

Step four:
Thread a sterling silver 1-inch eye pin through a mini porcelain puffed rectangle bead and finish with a simple loop. Repeat. For help with making a simple loop, see the How to Make a Simple Loop instructions in the handy tips section of the learning center.

Step five:
Link together in the following order; the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter right-facing leaf link, 4.60mm jump ring, puffed bead link from step four, mini square link from step two, puffed bead link, 4.60mm jump ring and the pewter twig link with hummingbird charm from step three.

Step six:
Cut a piece of ZambaPro&trade jewelry wire approximately 91/2 inches long using the nipper tool. Use a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube to secure the jewelry wire to the loop on the pewter right-facing leaf link. Thread the following pattern onto the jewelry wire: TierraCast® rhodium kenyan heishi spacer, puffed rectangle bead, silver rose bead, blue and beige round bead, rose, puffed bead, spacer, TierraCast® brass oxide pewter hummingbird bead, two spacers, puffed bead, rose, round bead, rose, puffed bead, spacer, puffed bead, spacer, puffed bead, spacer. Use a crimp tube to secure the strand to a 5.8mm jump ring.

Step seven:
Use nippers to cut a piece of ZambaPro&trade jewelry wire approximately 8 inches long. Use a sterling 2x2mm crimp tube to secure the jewelry wire to the loop on the twig link. Thread the following pattern onto the jewelry wire: spacer, puffed bead, rose, round bead, rose, puffed bead, spacer and the TierraCast® antique silver dragonfly wings. Add a spacer and a puffed bead. Repeat four times, and add a spacer. Use a crimp tube to secure the strand to a 5.8mm jump ring.

Step eight:
Link 11 5.8mm jump rings together to form a chain. Connect one end of this chain to one piece of the antique silver-plated star-shaped flower toggle clasp and the other end to one of the necklace ends. Repeat for the other side of the necklace. Adjust the number of jump rings to adjust the length of your necklace if desired.
Approximate size: 20 1/2 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz (GLAZE002)
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Nunn Design Glue 2oz (GLUE-007)
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
List of Components:
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Link (PS-LX018, qty 1)
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Twig Link (PS-LX012, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Right-Facing Leaf Link (PSA-LX016, qty 1)
TierraCast® Brass Oxide Pewter Hummingbird Bead (BRO-5518, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Dragonfly Wings (SA-5588, qty 1)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Rose Bead (SA-5611, qty 6)
TierraCast® Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm (SA-2120, qty 1)
Mini Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Bead - Marbelous Blue (BEAD-0013, qty 15)
Blue and Beige Lampwork Round Bead (7 pcs) (LMP-0130, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle (PSA-TOG014, qty 1)
TierraCast® Rhodium Kenyan Heishi Spacer (RB-0405, qty 15)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.0 x 5.8mm) (SS-OJR40-A, qty 24)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 5)
Sterling 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP01, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Link
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Mini Square Link
Code: PS-LX018
Length 21.5mm, Width 15mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.18$1.96$1.76
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Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Twig Link
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Twig Link
Code: PS-LX012
Length 33mm, Width 11mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.18$1.96$1.76
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Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Right-Facing Leaf Link
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Right-Facing Leaf Link
Code: PSA-LX016
Length 33mm, Width 11mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40$2.16$1.94
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TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hummingbird Bead
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hummingbird Bead
Code: BRO-5518
Length 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.17$1.07$0.95
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TierraCast Antique Silver Dragonfly Wings
TierraCast Antique Silver Dragonfly Wings
Code: SA-5588
Length 6mm, Width 20mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.07$0.95$0.87
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TierraCast Antique Silver Rose Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver Rose Bead
Code: SA-5611
Length 9mm, Width 7mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95$0.85$0.76
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TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm
Code: SA-2120
Height 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.17$1.07$0.95
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Clay River Designs Mini Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Bead - Marbelous Blue
Clay River Designs Mini Porcelain Puffed Rectangle Bead - Marbelous Blue
Code: BEAD-0013
Length 11-12mm, Width 9mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27$1.15$1.03
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Blue and Beige Lampwork Round Bead (7 pcs)
Blue and Beige Lampwork Round Bead (7 pcs)
Code: LMP-0130
Length 13mm, Width 15mm 
Price: $35.88
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JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Star-Shaped Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG014
Loop 27x22mm, Bar 29mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.50$2.26$2.04
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TierraCast Rhodium Kenyan Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Rhodium Kenyan Heishi Spacer
Code: RB-0405
Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-A
0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) 
1-2930-5960+
$0.52$0.48$0.41
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
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Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
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1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1-inch Eye Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP01
Length 1 inch, 20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.48$0.43$0.39
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Alternate Components

Mediterranean Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Mediterranean Lentil Beads (7pcs)
Code: LMP-0149
Length 14mm, Width 15.5-16.5mm 
Price: $35.88
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Ivory, Blue and Beige Pattern Mix Discs (7pcs) Strand
Ivory, Blue and Beige Pattern Mix Discs (7pcs) Strand
Code: LMP-0030
Length 12-13mm, Width 15-15.5mm 
Price: $35.88
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz
Nunn Design Gel du Soleil 5/16oz
Code: GLAZE002
0.3 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$9.89$8.99$8.09
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Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Code: SEALANT01
2 oz bottle 
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$9.49$8.49$7.69
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
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Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
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ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
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$11.99$10.99$9.99
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Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Code: GLUE-007
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.47$9.47
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UV Lamp
UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Price: $34.99
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