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Sky High Necklace

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Sky High Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Swarovski sparkle combines with avian beauty in this dazzling necklace. The multi-strand center is the perfect backdrop for the dangling pendant and you'll love how the soft suede feels against the skin. If you love birds or the stunning beauty of Swarovski beads, you have to learn how to make this necklace!

Creating the Pendant


Step one:
String a TierraCast 5mm gold-plated pewter plain heishi spacer onto a 2-inch satin Hamilton gold-plated 20 gauge eye pin, followed by the blue bird on cream rectangle black onyx bead. Create a simple loop at the top of the eye pin. For help making simple loops, please see our Simple Loop Handy Tip.

Step two:
Attach another eye pin to the simple loop you just created. String a Swarovski 18mm briolette bead in Crystal Golden Shadow onto this eye pin. Attach the end of the eye pin to the TierraCast gold hammertone bail by creating a simple loop.

Step three:
Add a Swarovski 13mm cabochette pendant in Crystal Luminous Green to the end of the eye pin underneath the bird bead using a gold-filled 14K 6.1mm open jump ring. Attach two more cabochette pendants to this jump ring using two 6.1mm jump rings. Set aside your pendant for now.

Constructing the Necklace


Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately eight inches long. Add random patterns of the Swarovski 6mm Petrol round pearls, the Swarovski 3mm Copper round pearls, the Swarovski 6mm Provence Lavender-Chrysolite Blend XILION Bicones, the Swarovski 6mm Crystal Luminous Green faceted rounds, the Swarovski 8x6mm Crystal AB mini oval beads and the TierraCast spacers to the strand. In the middle of your pattern, make sure to string the jewelry wire through the bail of the pendant you created. Repeat this step to create four more beaded strands. Your pendant should rest in the middle of all four strands.

Step two:
Attach the ends of the jewelry strands to an eye pin by crimping it in place with a sterling silver 3x3mm crimp tube. Take a look at our Handy Tip for more information on how to crimp. String a JBB 9mm brass hammered end cap onto the eye pin so that it covers the crimp. Next, string a Petrol pearl onto the eye pin. Finish the eye pin by creating a wrapped loop. Our Wrapped Loop Handy Tip will provide you with more instruction on how to do this.

Step three:
Cut a length of the ultra micro fiber suede in black approximately 18 inches long. String it through the wrapped loop you made so that it lies in the center. Thread a Swarovski 9.5mm BeCharmed pavé barrel bead with gold-brushed baguette metallics on a shining gold base onto both ends of the suede, and push it down over the wrapped loop.

Step four:
Add a TierraCast gold-plated pewter distressed oval spacer bead to each end of the suede. Bring the ends of the suede over a 14K/20 9mm gold-filled open jump ring and loop them around back through the oval spacer bead. Using pliers, pinch the oval spacer beads closed around the suede. Add one half of the JBB gold-plated pewter flower toggle clasp to the 9mm jump ring. Check out our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video if you need help opening and closing jump rings. Repeat steps two through four for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size:23 Inches
Estimated Time:Two Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Chain Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-613)
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle (TOOL-612)
Oval Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle - Razor Flush (TOOL-607)
List of Components:
Blue Bird on Cream Rectangle Black Onyx Bead (BEAD-2476, qty 1)
Swarovski 6026 13mm Cabochette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6026-CLU13, qty 3)
Swarovski 5040 18mm Briolette Bead Crystal Golden Shadow (5040-CGS18, qty 1)
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .240 inches (0.9 x 6.1mm) (GF-OJR35-E, qty 3)
TierraCast Gold Hammertone Bail (G-5731, qty 1)
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (FIND-0450, qty 4)
TierraCast 5mm Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (G-0441, qty 18)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Petrol (5810-PET6, qty 23)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP3, qty 31)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Provence Lavender-Chrysolite Blend (5328-PCB6, qty 28)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green (5000-CLU6, qty 23)
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal AB (5051-CAB8, qty 14)
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM5, qty 2)
JBB 9mm Brass Hammered End Cap (BB-ENDCAP18, qty 2)
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot (MSUEDE01, qty 3)
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Distressed Oval Spacer Bead (G-5790, qty 4)
Swarovski 180801 9.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Barrel Bead with Gold-Brushed Baguette Metallics on Shining Gold Base (180801-GLDB9, qty 2)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp (PG-TOG004, qty 1)
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.040 x .350 inches (1.0 x 9.0mm) (GF-OJR40-B, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 6026 13mm Cabochette Pendant Light Silk (6026-LSK13)
Swarovski 5040 18mm Briolette Bead Crystal Astral Pink (5040-API18)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA6)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Bronze (5810-BRZ3)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal-Montana Blend (5328-CMO6)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Bead Light Silk (5000-LSK6)
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal Golden Shadow (5051-CGS8)
Swarovski 180801 9.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Barrel Bead with Copper-Brushed Baguette Metallics on Copper Base (180801-COPB9)
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp (PBA-TOG003)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Blue Bird on Cream Rectangle Black Onyx Bead
Code: BEAD-2476
Length 41mm, Width 30.5mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
Price: $59.37
Qty>
Swarovski 6026 13mm Cabochette Pendant Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 6026-CLU13
Height 13mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.28$2.11$1.95
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 18mm Briolette Bead Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5040-CGS18
Length 11.5-12mm, Diameter 18mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.37$3.13$2.91
Qty>
Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .240 inches (0.9 x 6.1mm)
Code: GF-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.60$0.55$0.51
Qty>
TierraCast Gold Hammertone Bail
Code: G-5731
Height 18mm, Width 6mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.63$1.50$1.39
Qty>
2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0450
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .8mm/20 gauge, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
TierraCast 5mm Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0441
Length 2mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Gauge 16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.18$0.17$0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Petrol
Code: 5810-PET6
L 6mm, DIA 6mm, HS .644m/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Provence Lavender-Chrysolite Blend
Code: 5328-PCB6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 5000-CLU6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.50$0.45$0.41
Qty>
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5051-CAB8
Length 8mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.73$0.67$0.61
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM5
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
JBB 9mm Brass Hammered End Cap
Code: BB-ENDCAP18
Length 11mm, Width 11.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.18$2.95$2.73
Qty>
Ultra Micro Fiber Suede Black by the Foot
Code: MSUEDE01
Length 1 foot, Width 3mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.28 $0.23$0.26 $0.22$0.23 $0.19
Qty>
TierraCast Gold-Plated Pewter Distressed Oval Spacer Bead
Code: G-5790
Length 2mm, Width 8mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.74$0.67$0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 180801 9.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Barrel Bead with Gold-Brushed Baguette Metallics on Shining Gold Base
Code: 180801-GLDB9
Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PG-TOG004
Loop 23x34mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36$2.18$2.02
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled Open Jump Ring 0.040 x .350 inches (1.0 x 9.0mm)
Code: GF-OJR40-B
Diameter 9mm, 18 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.10$1.01$0.93
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 6026 13mm Cabochette Pendant Light Silk
Code: 6026-LSK13
Height 13mm 
Sale Price: $1.56
Price: $2.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 18mm Briolette Bead Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 5040-API18
Length 11.5mm, Diameter 18mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.37$3.13$2.91
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Lapis
Code: 5810-DLA6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Crystal Pearl Bronze
Code: 5810-BRZ3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal-Montana Blend
Code: 5328-CMO6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Bead Light Silk
Code: 5000-LSK6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5051 8x6mm Mini Oval Bead Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5051-CGS8
Length 8mm, Width 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.73$0.67$0.61
Qty>
Swarovski 180801 9.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Barrel Bead with Copper-Brushed Baguette Metallics on Copper Base
Code: 180801-COPB9
Diameter 9.5mm, Hole Size 4.5mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: PBA-TOG003
Loop 23mmx18mm, Bar 34mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36$2.18$2.02
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 $10.20$11.19 $9.51$10.43 $8.86
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Tronex Chain-Nose Pliers Smooth Jaws with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-613
Price: $51.83
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-612
Price: $51.83
Qty>
Tronex Oval Razor Flush Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-607
Price: $68.47
Qty>



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