Spring Has Sprung Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
We have all seen charm bracelets, but how about a charm necklace to usher in springtime? This bright and playful piece can be made as short or long as you like!
Step one: Cut a length of satin to a length of your choosing. We made ours 25-inches long. Tuck one end of the satin into a sterling silver crimp end. Push it in with a needle nose pliers (or pencil) so that it fills the channel of the crimp end. Close the crimp gently with nylon jaw pliers.
Step two: Prepare your dangles by adding a large sterling silver open jump ring to your hummingbird charm. Add two jump rings to the dragonfly and the porcelain leaves. Each of the butterflies get five jump rings and the sunflower is connected to three clover leaf links with the smaller jump rings.
Step three: String a 7mm silver beaded spacer followed by a bird charm, another spacer, a butterfly charm, spacer, leaf pendant, spacer, sunflower, spacer, leaf pendant, spacer, butterfly charm, spacer, dragonfly charm and a final spacer.
Step four: Crimp the other end of your satin cord. Attach the clasp to the crimp ends using small open jump rings.
Step five: Usher in spring in style!
Approximate size: 25 inches Estimated time: Less than one hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Nylon jaw pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components: Silver antique pewter cloverleaf link (SA-3009, qty 3) Silver antique pewter hummingbird charm (SA-2120, qty 1) Silver antique pewter dragonfly charm (SA-2208, qty 1) Silver antique pewter spiral butterfly charm (SA-2162, qty 1) Rhodium plated pewter retro butterfly charm (RB-2152, qty 1) Gold antique pewter sunflower charm (GA-2034, qty 1) Silver antique pewter beaded spacer (SA-5547, qty 8) Small porcelain oak leaf olive green (CRD-ETC018, qty 2) Flower hook and eye clasp (ISCL-0021, qty 1) Sterling silver crimp end with ring - 2mm (SS-CREND03, qty 2) 2mm mint satin by the foot (SF-MNT2, qty 2 ft) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-H, qty 18) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR25-G, qty 3) Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2) used on the clasp