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Springtime Iridescence Necklace

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Springtime Iridescence Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Spring is a time of cherry blossoms, budding grass, sparkling drops of rain and warm sunlight. This multi-strand necklace captures all of these elements of spring with its soft colors, silver chain and glittering Swarovski components. Bring the sense of springtime renewal to your fashion all year round with the wonderful style of this gleaming beauty!

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 19 inches long. Create a small loop on one end of the wire using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. Learn how to use a crimp tube with this Handy Tip. For help adding a crimp cover, see our Crimp Cover Handy Tip. String the following bead pattern onto the wire.
  • Three Dakota Stones cherry quartz 8mm faceted roundel beads
  • One 5mm seamless sterling silver round bead
  • One Swarovski 8mm XILION bicone in Jonquil
  • One seamless sterling silver bead
Repeat this pattern 12 times and then string on three cherry quartz roundels. Create a small loop on the end of the jewelry wire using a crimp cover and crimp tube. Attach one end of the strand to half of the 24.5x10mm silver-plated 4 ring magnetic tube clasp using a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring. . For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Make sure to attach the strand to the loop closest to the head of the clasp. Attach the other end of the strand to the other half of the clasp using a jump ring, this time making sure to attach it to the ring farthest away from the clasp.

Step two:
Attach a Swarovski rhodium-plated foldover clasp to the end of a 19-inch length of Swarovski rhodium-plated cup chain with PP32 XIRIUS crystals. To do this, simply insert the raised prong of the foldover clasp into the bottom of the setting of the last crystal on the chain. You can then use pliers to fold the prongs on the end of the clasp around the link in the cup chain. Repeat this for the other end of the cup chain. Use a jump ring to attach one end of the chain to the next open ring on the clasp and repeat for the other side of the necklace.

Step three:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Attach one end of the wire to a jump ring using a crimp tube and a crimp cover. String the following pattern onto the wire:
  • One Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Padparadscha
  • One TierraCast rhodium-plated pewter small cube spacer EuroBead
  • One Swarovski 12mm coin pearl in Crystal Iridescent Green
  • One cube spacer
Repeat this pattern 18 times and then string on another Padparadscha faceted round. Attach the end of the jewelry wire to a jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover. Attach one end of the strand to the open loop below the cup chain strand and repeat for the other side of the necklace.

Step four:
Cut a length of the 12x9mm silver-plated oval chain approximately 23 inches long or 48 links. Attach one end to the remaining open ring on one half of the clasp using a jump ring and repeat for the other side of the necklace.
Approximate Size: Shortest Strand 17 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge (TOOL-600)
German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 8mm Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (R0478, qty 1)
5mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (2.2mm Hole) (SS-RND5, qty 26)
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Jonquil (5328-JON8, qty 13)
Swarovski 5860 12mm Coin Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green (5860-CIG12, qty 19)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha (5000-PAD6, qty 20)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Small Cube Spacer EuroBead (RB-5775, qty 38)
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP32 XILION Crystal by the Foot (27004-RCRY32PP, qty 2)
Swarovski 0208 Rhodium-Plated Foldover Clasp (0208B-R, qty 2)
12x9mm Silver-Plated Oval Chain (BTF-0163, qty 2)
24.5x10mm Silver-Plated 4 Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp (CLASP-0474, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 8)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 4)
Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 8mm Round Bead Strand (R0474)
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Lime (5328-LIME8)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green (5810-CIG10)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Indian Pink (5000-INP6)
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead (RB-5772)
12x9mm Antique Silver-Plated Oval Chain (BTF-0165)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 8mm Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R0478
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 5mm, Diameter 8mm 
1-23-56+
$10.04$9.36$8.73
Qty>
5mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (2.2mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND5
Length 5mm, Hole 2.2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.58$0.53$0.48
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Jonquil
Code: 5328-JON8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Swarovski 5860 12mm Coin Crystal Pearl Iridescent Green
Code: 5860-CIG12
Diameter 12mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.17 $0.87$1.08 $0.81$0.99 $0.74
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Padparadscha
Code: 5000-PAD6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Small Cube Spacer EuroBead
Code: RB-5775
Length 4mm, Width 5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35$0.32$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP32 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Code: 27004-RCRY32PP
Link 4x4mm 
1-23-56+
$7.89 $5.91$7.34 $5.50$6.82 $5.11
Qty>
Swarovski 0208 Rhodium-Plated Foldover Clasp
Code: 0208B-R
Length 12mm, Width 5.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.46$0.42$0.38
Qty>
12x9mm Silver-Plated Oval Chain
Code: BTF-0163
Link 12mm x 9mm, Wire Gauge .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.50 $1.87$2.31 $1.73$2.14 $1.60
Qty>
14x10mm Silver-Plated 4 Ring Magnetic Tube Clasp
Code: CLASP-0474
Length 10mm, Width 24.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.77$2.56$2.37
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.54$0.49$0.45
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Cherry Quartz 8mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0474
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 8mm, Diameter 8-8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Lime
Code: 5328-LIME8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Iridescent Green
Code: 5810-CIG10
Diameter 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.44 $0.33$0.40 $0.30$0.37 $0.27
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Indian Pink
Code: 5000-INP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
TierraCast Rhodium-Plated Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead
Code: RB-5772
Length 4.5mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.56$0.51$0.47
Qty>
12x9mm Antique Silver-Plated Oval Chain
Code: BTF-0165
Link 12mm x 9mm, Wire Gauge .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.76 $2.07$2.55 $1.91$2.36 $1.77
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$11.19$10.43
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
Qty>
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Code: TOOL-600
Price: $55.99
Qty>
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Price: $20.49
Qty>



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