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Snapdragon Necklace

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Snapdragon Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The bright colors of spring flowers are represented in this eclectic necklace, making it the perfect choice for accenting a stark white gown. For a complementing bracelet see the instructions for the Snapdragon bracelet.

Step One: String two 20-inch strands of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire with beads from the 8g Toho raspberry bead mix bag. Crimp the ends of each wire to a sterling silver open jump ring using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover each crimp tube with a sterling silver crimp cover. Attach each jump ring to the respective ends of the silver-plated pewter leaf shaped toggle.

Step Two: String four Toho beads on a head pin. Attach the head pin to a 2-inch sterling silver eye pin using a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the eye pin string two Toho beads, a wasabi nugget and three Toho beads. Attach to the center of the necklace using a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Three: On one 2 1/2-inch sterling silver head pin string a 4mm antique silver-plated pewter teke spacer, a wasabi pearl nugget and a teke spacer. Repeat three times. Set aside.

Step Four: On a head pin, string a spacer and three Toho beads. Attach to an eye pin using a simple loop. On the eye pin, string a Toho bead, a spacer, a wasabi nugget, a spacer and a Toho bead.

Step Five: On a head pin, string two Toho beads, a spacer and another Toho bead. Attach to an eye pin using a simple loop. On the eye pin string a Toho bead, a wasabi nugget and a Toho bead.

Step Six: One inch from either side of the center dangle attach two of the dangles you created in step three with a wrapped loop. Using a wrapped loop, attach the dangle you created in step four to the necklace one inch from the farthest left dangle. One inch from the farthest right dangle attach the dangle you created in step five to the necklace using a simple loop. Finish the necklace by adding the final two dangles you created in step three, one inch from either side of the outermost dangles.
Approximate size: 18 inches
Estimated time: 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
ZambaPro™ pro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019, qty 1)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
9-11mm wasabi pearl nugget (P-WAS1, qty 1)
Toho bead mix raspberry 8g bag (TBMX-3217, qty 2)
Silver-plated pewter leaf shaped toggle (PS-TOG006, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75x4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 4)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 4)
Silver antique plated pewter 4mm teke spacer (SA-0414, qty 12)
2½-inch head pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2Y, qty 7)
2-inch eye pin 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-EP22, qty 3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Wasabi Freshwater Pearl Nugget Strand
Wasabi Freshwater Pearl Nugget Strand
Code: P-WAS1
16 inch strand 
1-23-56+
$37.79 $30.23$34.29 $27.43$30.79 $24.63
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TOHO Bead Mix Raspberry 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Mix Raspberry 8g Bag
Code: TBMX-3217
1-1415-2930+
$1.17 $0.93$1.05 $0.84$0.95 $0.76
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JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Leaf Shaped Toggle Clasp
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Leaf Shaped Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG006
Loop 22x15mm, Bar 24.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.92 $1.53$1.74 $1.39$1.56 $1.24
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16
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Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
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Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16
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TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Teke Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Teke Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0414
Length 2mm, Diameter 4mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
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2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
2 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2Y
Length 2 1/2-inches, 22 Gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.64 $0.51$0.59 $0.47$0.54 $0.43
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2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-EP22
Length 2 inches, 22 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.56 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.46 $0.36
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
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Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.47
Price: $13.09
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Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
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