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Berry Festival Necklace

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Berry Festival Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This juicy jewelry design will put you in mind of endless summer fields filled with ripe berries drooping off the vine and ready to be plucked. Rich berry purple colors combine with verdant greens and timeless brass to create a multi-strand necklace filled with elegance and fun. It's the perfect celebration of nature's bounty!

Step one:
Cut the antique brass-plated textured oval cable chain approximately 21 inches long. Find the center link of this chain length and attach the Kabela Design antique brass German teardrop hoop filigree pendant to the center link using a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. For help using jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video.

Step two:
Add a cluster of one Swarovski 11x5.5mm briolette pendant in Amethyst Blend, one Swarovski 11mm briolette pendant in Provence Lavender and another briolette pendant in Amethyst Blend to a large oval link in the chain three links to the left of the filigree pendant. Use a 5.5mm jump ring to attach each briolette pendant. Count six links over from the briolette pendants and add another cluster in the same pattern to that link. Repeat this step on the right side of the filigree pendant.

Step three:
Attach the end of the chain to one half of the antique brass-plated brass pointy leaves hook and eye clasp using a 5.5mm jump ring. Repeat this step for the other end of the chain and the other half of the clasp.

Step four:
Cut three lengths of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long each. You will add the TOHO bead mix in blackberry patch to each strand in a random order. Interspersed between these beads, add patterns of one Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Fern Green followed by a TierraCast copper antique small Turkish heishi spacer and another 4mm Fern Green round.

Step five:
Insert one end of all three strands into a JBB 1.4mm antique vintage brass-plated pewter fancy crimp end with loop and crimp shut around the ends. See our Handy Tip for help with using crimp ends. Attach the loop of the crimp end to one half of the clasp. Repeat this step for the other end of the three strands of jewelry wire.
Approximate size: 20 inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500)
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge (TOOL-600)
German Side Cutter (TOOL-503)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN4, qty 94)
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Provence Lavender (6010-PLV11, qty 4)
Swarovski 6010 11x5.5mm Briolette Pendant Amethyst Blend (6010-AMB11, qty 8)
TOHO Bead Mix Blackberry Patch 8g Bag (TBMX-3508, qty 2)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0048, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Brass German Teardrop Hoop Filgree Pendant (PEND-0037, qty 1)
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (CA-0425, qty 47)
Antique Brass-Plated Brass Pointy Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp (CLASP-0091, qty 1)
JBB 1.4mm Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End with Loop (PBA-CREND002, qty 2)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 15)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag (TBMX-3227)
Swarovski 6010 17mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Copper (6010-COP17)
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Astral Pink (6010-API11)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Olivine (5000-OL4 )
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 4mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (BRO-0408 )
Kabela Design Antique Brass Large Round German Phoenix Filigree Pendant (PEND0036)
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain (BBACH07)
JBB Antique Brass with Small Flowers and Curls Toggle Clasp (BBA-TOG09)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.29$0.30 $0.27$0.27 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Provence Lavender
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Provence Lavender
Code: 6010-PLV11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.73$1.60$1.48
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11x5.5mm Briolette Pendant Amethyst Blend
Swarovski 6010 11x5.5mm Briolette Pendant Amethyst Blend
Code: 6010-AMB11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5-6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.73$1.60$1.48
Qty>
TOHO Bead Mix Blackberry Patch 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Mix Blackberry Patch 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3508
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-910-1920+
$1.10 $0.88$1.01 $0.80$0.93 $0.74
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0048
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.38$2.20$2.03
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass German Teardrop Hoop Filgree Pendant
Kabela Design Antique Brass German Teardrop Hoop Filgree Pendant
Code: PEND-0037
Total Height 36.5mm, Width 29.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$14.75$13.75$12.81
Qty>
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: CA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.22 $0.18$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.15
Qty>
JBB 1.4mm Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End with Loop
JBB 1.4mm Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Fancy Crimp End with Loop
Code: PBA-CREND002
Length 7mm, Width 3mm, Inside Diameter 1mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Brass Pointy Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp
Antique Brass-Plated Brass Pointy Leaves Hook & Eye Clasp
Code: CLASP-0091
Length 53.5mm, Width 16mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$8.09$7.54$7.03
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Mix Earth Tone 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3227
1-78-1516+
$1.81 $1.55$1.67 $1.43$1.54 $1.32
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 17mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Copper
Swarovski 6010 17mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Copper
Code: 6010-COP17
Height 17mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.17$3.87$3.59
Qty>
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Astral Pink
Swarovski 6010 11mm Briolette Pendant Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 6010-API11
Length 11mm, Width 5.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$1.75$1.61$1.49
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Olivine
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33 $0.28$0.30 $0.25$0.27 $0.23
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 4mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 4mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: BRO-0408
Length 1.5mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Large Round German Phoenix Filigree Pendant
Kabela Design Antique Brass Large Round German Phoenix Filigree Pendant
Code: PEND-0036
Total Height 45mm, Width 41mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-23-56+
$15.32$14.28$13.31
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BBACH07
Link 6x5mm, 22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.76$1.62$1.50
Qty>
JBB Antique Brass with Small Flowers and Curls Toggle Clasp
JBB Antique Brass with Small Flowers and Curls Toggle Clasp
Code: BBA-TOG09
Loop 32.5x22mm, Bar 26mm 
1-34-78+
$4.65$4.32$4.00
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Chain Nose Pliers
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Price: $20.49
Qty>
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Code: TOOL-600
Price: $55.99
Qty>
German Side Cutter
German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Price: $25.88
Qty>
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 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>



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