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Day at the Beach Necklace

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This necklace mixes texture and color to create a fun, summery necklace that will instantly transport you to the sand and surf!

Step one: Cut a length of Soft Flex jewelry wire to approximately 18 inches. Attach one end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Attach the jump ring to the loop end of a silver antique pewter sunburst clasp. For detailed instructions on how to use a crimp tube, click HERE or visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: String approximately four and a half inches or about 22 sliced shell beads with, followed by 1 ½ inches of conus heishi beads. Add a flower design cowrie shell bead, an inch and a quarter of heishi beads, another cowrie shell, an inch and a quarter of heishi beads, the final cowrie shell, and 1 ½ inches of heishi shells. Finish with another 22 pieces of sliced shell beads.

Step three: Attach the remaining end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring and attach that jump ring to the bar end of the toggle clasp, and trim excess wire.
Approximate size: 17½ inches

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Flower design cowrie shell (SHLBD01, qty 3)
Shell heishi beads - conus (SHLHSH06, qty 1)
White sliced shell (SHLUS01, qty 1)
Antique silver pewter sunburst clasp (SA-6021, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR50-E, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Soft Flex jewelry wire (SF19-30CL)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Flower Design Cowrie Shell
Code: SHLBD01
Length 25.8-29mm, Width 35mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
Shell Heishi Beads - Conus
Code: SHLHSH06
16 inch strand 
Price: $5.19
TierraCast Antique Silver Sunburst Clasp Set
Code: SA-6021
Loop 18mm, Bar 10mm 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.050 x .280 inches (1.27 x 7.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR50-E
0.050 x .280 inches (1.27 x 7.0mm) 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF19-30CL
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $15.66
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43

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