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Spring Rain Necklace

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This beautiful three-strand necklace is a wonderful design for spring and summer. It has tons of visual impact and a wonderful mix of materials. We recommend using a Chain Stä; to make the chain work a bit easier.

Step one: Using a 3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube, crimp the silk cord to the center loop on the back of the toggle clasp. Flatten with a chain nose pliers. String the other end through the center loop on the other side of the clasp and pull it until it is about 19 inches long, then flatten the crimp and trim the ends of the cord.

Step two: Cut a length of Beadalon® to approximately 20 inches. Crimp one end to an outside loop of the toggle clasp using a 2x2mm crimp tube. String a 5mm sterling silver seamless round bead followed by 3 peridot faceted roundels, a 6mm Swarovski faceted round light topaz bead and 3 more roundels. Repeat this pattern 13 more times and finish with another silver round bead. You should have about 17 inches strung. Crimp the end of the wire to the other side of the toggle. Make sure to pull tight so that the crimp is hidden in the silver bead when you are done.

Step three: Cut a length of chain to 20 inches and attach it to the remaining loops of the toggle using sterling silver open jump rings. Find the center three links of the chain and attach an open jump ring to each link. On each of those jump rings add two spiral links. Bring them together at the bottom and gather them all onto one (larger) jump ring. On the same jump ring, add a 21mm sterling silver hammered ring and close the jump ring. String a 12mm Swarovski graphic aqua bead onto a head pin and using a simple loop, also attach that to the jump ring. It should hang in the center of the hammered ring.

Step four: On both sides of the center links, count up five links on the chain and add another hammered ring. In these you will attach Swarovski 12mm graphic beads in crystal AB using the simple loop method. At the bottom of these two rings you will dangle a hammered silver round charm using an open jump ring.

Step five: Count up seven more links on either side and attach the final two hammered rings. Inside of the last rings you will dangle aqua graphic beads.
Approximate size: 20 inches
Estimated time: Under 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner to intermediate
List of Components:
Peridot faceted roundels (R-PER-RDL4, qty 1 strand)
6mm Swarovski faceted round light topaz (5000-TOLT6, qty 14)
12mm Swarovski graphic aqua (5520-AQU12, qty 3)
12mm Swarovski graphic crystal AB (5520-CAB12, qty 2)
5mm sterling silver seamless round bead (SS-RND5, qty 15)
21mm hammered silver ring (SS-RING01, qty 5)
Sterling silver 12.2mm hammered round Charm (ISCH-0016, qty 2)
Sterling silver spiral link (SS-LX03, qty 5)
42-inch light blue silk string (SILK-LTBLU, qty 1)
Round link chain (925CH42, qty 2 ft)
3 strand sterling silver round bas relief clasp set (ISCL-0077, qty 1)
22 gauge sterling silver head pin (SS-HP2X, qty 5)
Sterling silver jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 11)
Sterling silver jump ring (SS-OJR35-D, qty 1)
3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM5, qty 2)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Beadalon® 49 .018 (B49-30F-018)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Peridot Faceted Roundels Strand
Code: R-PER-RDL4
14-15 inch strand, Length 2-3.5mm, Width 4-4.5mm 
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Topaz
Code: 5000-TOLT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
Swarovski 5520 12mm Graphic Aquamarine
Code: 5520-AQU12
Length 12mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Swarovski 5520 12mm Graphic Crystal AB
Code: 5520-CAB12
Length 12mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
5mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (2.2mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND5
Length 5mm, Hole 2.2mm 
21mm Hammered Sterling Silver Ring
Code: SS-RING01
Sterling Silver 12.2mm Hammered Round Charm
Code: ISCH-0016
Sterling Silver 18mm Spiral Link
Code: SS-LX03
Handmade 060 Round Link Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH42
Link 5.5x5.5mm, 21 gauge 
3-Strand Sterling Round Bas Relief Clasp Set
Code: ISCL-0077
Loop 26.5mm, Bar 32mm 
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM5
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beadalon® 49 .018 30FT - Bright
Code: B49-30F-018
Diameter .018 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $14.35

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