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Seven Feet of Splendor Necklace

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This is not your mother's strand of pearls! Over seven feet of bold freshwater nugget pearls, hand-crafted Bali beads and Swarovski crystals and pearls make up this stunning necklace. If you want to make a statement at your wedding or just on a night out, this is the necklace for you. Wrap it multiple times, knot it in front or wear it as a long drape down your back. You can even wrap it as a belt!

Step one: Cut approximately eight feet of Beadalon® .018 jewelry wire. It is essential that you use a Bead Stopper while you work on this project. There is too much weight, and the beads will want to come off the end of the strand.

Step two: Once you have one end securely in a Bead Stopper, begin stringing your pearls. We varied our freshwater pearls from three to ten and added our Swarovski pearls, crystals and Bali beads randomly throughout the strand. It may help you to lay out 12-16 inches at a time before stringing to make sure you get a look you love.

Step three: When you have the length you like, string a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube, followed by a round Bali bead with intricate design, another crimp tube, a 16mm light amethyst cosmic bead, another crimp tube, Bali bead and a final crimp. Secure the very end of this end of the wire in another Bead Stopper, leaving some working length. String the other end of the wire through this last series of beads and crimp tubes. When you have the wire going through all four crimp tubes in both directions, pull the wire snug, we recommend pushing the beads together by hand, and crimp all four crimp tubes. Cover each crimp with a sterling silver crimp tube cover.
Approximate size: 7 feet
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
White nugget freshwater pearl (P-WHT8, qty 4 strands)
Violet nugget freshwater pearl (P-VIO5, qty 1 strand)
Swarovski 12mm mauve pearl (5810-MAU12, qty 6)
Swarovski 12mm powder rose pearl (5810-PRO12, qty 3)
Swarovski 8mm powder rose pearl (5810-PRO8, qty 6)
Swarovski 16mm Swarovski light amethyst cosmic bead (5523-AMYLT16, qty 4)
Bali bead cap with swirling wire (BBC0025, qty 6)
Round Bali bead with intricate granulation (BBZ0029, qty 5)
Sterling silver Bali wheel bead (NBZ0039, qty, 5)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 4)
Beadalon® 49 .018 bright (B49-30F-018)
Bead Stopper (BEADSTPR)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

White Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-WHT8
16 inch strand, Length 8-11mm, Width 8-11mm 
Sale Price: $54.02
Price: $75.04
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
$0.76 $0.57$0.71 $0.53$0.67 $0.50
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO12
Length 12mm, Width 12mm 
$0.76 $0.57$0.71 $0.53$0.67 $0.50
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Powder Rose
Code: 5810-PRO8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15$0.20 $0.15
Bali Silver Bead Cap with Swirling Wire
Code: BBC0025
Diameter 8mm, Depth 4mm 
$3.32 $2.39$3.14 $2.26$2.96 $2.13
Bali Silver Round Bead with Intricate Granulation
Code: BBZ0029
Length 10.5mm, Width 10.5mm 
$8.72 $6.71$8.28 $6.37$7.86 $6.05
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 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beadalon 49 .018 30FT - Bright
Code: B49-30F-018
Diameter .018 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $13.77
Price: $15.65
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
$4.46 $3.65$4.22 $3.46$3.99 $3.27
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
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67

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