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This gorgeous hand-painted porcelain pendant will make a big splash! The color combinations and unique components will make a wonderful gift, if you can stand to give it away!

Step one: String a light blue silk ribbon through a hand-painted porcelain pendant.

Step two: Cut a length of Beadalon® .018 jewelry wire to approximately 30 inches. String it through the pendant alongside the ribbon. Attach a Bead Stopper to one side of the wire close to the pendant to keep it from slipping through.

Step three: On the other side of the wire, string three 6mm Swarovski faceted round aqua crystals followed by a 4mm Swarovski faceted round light topaz crystal, five yellow aragonite chips, a carved wood bead, five more pieces of aragonite chips and a 4mm light topaz crystal. Repeat this pattern three times and finish with three aqua crystals, one light topaz, five aragonite chips, one light topaz, three aqua crystals, one light topaz and finally five aragonite chips. Crimp this end of the wire to a large open jump ring. Before crimping, make sure your wire did not slide through the pendant too far and you have ample wire on the other side to complete this pattern.

Step four: Remove the Bead Stopper and repeat the pattern on the other side of the design. Finish by crimping the wire to the other large jump ring and trim all excess wire. Attach each jump ring to one side of the toggle clasp.

Step five: In order to get the length of the ribbon just right, we recommend you slip the ribbon through the 4x4mm sterling silver crimp tube, through the jump ring and back through the tube, but do not crimp yet. When you have done this on both sides of the necklace, put the necklace on and fiddle with the length until you reach the length you desire. If you have a helper nearby, it is best to have them flatten the crimp with a chain nose pliers while you still have it on. It is the best way to guarantee that you have the right length. The ribbon holds fairly well in the un-flattened crimps, so if you are working on your own you can carefully slip the necklace off and flatten them yourself. Trim the excess ribbon and you are done! The silk ribbon used for this design has unfortunately been discontinued on our site, but we have tons of other colors to choose from! Please check out our Silk Ribbon Section for tons more colors to use.
Approximate size: 26 inches
Difficulty level: Beginner
Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead Stopper (BEADSTPR)
List of Components:
4mm Swarovski faceted round bead light topaz (5000-TOLT4, qty 20)
6mm Swarovski faceted round bead aqua (5000-AQUA6, qty 30)
Hand-painted porcelain and sterling pendant skipping stones (PB-PEN35, qty 1)
Surfer design wood bead (WD-LP10, qty 2)
Celestial design wood bead (WD-LP08, qty 2)
Harpsichord design wood bead (WD-LP07, qty 1)
Spiritual symbol design wood bead (WD-LP11, qty 1)
Yellow aragonite chip strand (R-YELARG-CHP, qty 1 strand)
42 inch light blue silk fairy ribbon (RBSILK-LTBLU, qty 1)
Large vine toggle clasp (ISCL-0063, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR40-F, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM12, qty 2)
Beadalon® 49 .018 30ft ½ bright (B49-30F-018)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Light Topaz
Code: 5000-TOLT4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Aquamarine
Code: 5000-AQUA6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
Handpainted Porcelain and Sterling Silver Pendant Skipping Stones
Code: PB-PEN35
Height 70mm, Width 42mm 
Surfer Design Wood Bead
Code: WD-LP10
Approx 16 x 15mm 
Celestial Design Wood Bead
Code: WD-LP08
Approx 16 x 15mm 
Harpsicord Design Wood Bead
Code: WD-LP07
Approx 16 x 15mm 
Yellow Aragonite Chip Strand
16 inch strand 
JBB Sterling Silver Large Vine Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0063
Loop 22.5x23.5mm, Bar 28mm 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-F
1.0 x 9.0mm 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM12
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beadalon® 49 .018 30FT - Bright
Code: B49-30F-018
Diameter .018 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $14.35
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack

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