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Emerald Shimmer Necklace

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Emerald Shimmer Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Delicate in design and subtle in shimmer, this necklace can easily be worn day to evening. Play with color to personalize this necklace for yourself.

Step one: Cut 2 strands, approximately 30 inches, of Beadalon® 49 strand, silver plated .018 jewelry wire. You will begin this design in the center. On one strand of the wire, center a 10mm silver lined emerald lampwork bead, add a 6mm silver lined peridot lampwork bead to both sides and flatten a 2x2mm sterling silver twisted crimp tube on both ends of the design. For the twisted crimps, you will just flatten them with your chain or flat nose pliers, that way the design will still show.

Step two: Hold both wires in your hand, with the centers together. Slide both pieces of wire through one crimp tube and flatten it about one inch from the center beads. Repeat this on the other side, making sure that the undecorated wire is just slightly shorter than the one with the beads before flattening your second crimp. This will allow it to hang slightly higher on the finished piece.

Step three: Add a 5mm silver and emerald roundelle, followed by a 10mm silver lined peridot lampwork bead and another roundelle. Make sure to pass both wires through this section of the design. Flatten a twisted crimp tube on the other end of this pattern to hold in place.

Step four: On the bottom wire, flatten a crimp tube about and inch from the last segment and repeat the center design. Leave another inch and pass both wires through another crimp tube, again making sure the top wire is a bit shorter than the bottom, and flatten the crimp. Follow that with a 6mm silver lined emerald bead, crimp, 6mm silver lined peridot, crimp, emerald and crimp.

Step five: When the pattern is complete on both sides of the necklace, run the wires to the desired length and attach to the silver antique pewter heirloom clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube with a crimping tool. Cut the excess wire, and you are done!
Approximate size: 24 inches

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Beadalon® 49 .018 10-foot - silver-plated (B49SP-10F-018)
List of Components:
6mm silver lined peridot lampwork beads (LB-SLPER6, qty 8)
6mm silver lined emerald lampwork beads (LB-SLEM6, qty 4)
10mm silver lined peridot lampwork beads (LB-SLPER10, qty 2)
10mm silver lined emerald lampwork beads (LB-SLEM10, qty 3)
5mm silver and emerald roundelle (RDS-EM5, qty 4)
2x2mm sterling silver twisted crimp tube (SS-CRM6, qty 18)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Antique silver pewter heirloom two loop clasp set (SA-6073, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Price: $0.00
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Twisted Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM6
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.16$0.17 $0.15
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
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Heirloom 2-Loop Clasp Set
Code: SA-6073
Loop 15mm, Bar 24mm 
$2.49 $2.19$2.35 $2.06$2.22 $1.95

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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
Beadalon 49 .018 10-Foot - Silver-Plated
Code: B49SP-10F-018
Diameter .018 inches, Length 10 feet 
Sale Price: $12.39
Price: $13.93

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