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Stardust Memories Necklace

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Stardust Memories Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

When it comes to your wedding day, you want to make a statement with your jewelry without worrying about detracting from your dress. This necklace accomplishes both of those goals with its swirls and sparkles in a neutral color palette. For a complementary bracelet design, see the Diamond Dance design.

Step One: Cut a 23-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to the bar end of the silver-plated pewter outline heart toggle clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Two: On the wire, string a 6mm faceted round in crystal moonlight and a 9mm round pearl in white. Repeat five times. Add a faceted round. Continue by stringing an 8x12mm silver swirled roundel bead, a 6mm round pearl in white, an 8mm stardust 3xs cut bead and a 6mm pearl. Repeat four times. Add a swirled silver roundel. Reverse the pattern to complete the strand.

Step Three: Crimp the wire to the heart end of the clasp using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.
Approximate size: 19 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
8x12mm silver swirled roundel beads (LB-413, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 9mm round pearl white (5810-WHITE9, qty 12)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 6mm round pearl white (5810-WHITE6, qty 20)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round crystal moonlight (5000-CML6, qty 14)
8mm stardust 3xs cut bead (SS-RND8-3SSC, qty 10)
Silver-plated pewter outline heart toggle clasp (PS-TOG012, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
JBB Silver-Plated Pewter Outline Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: PS-TOG012
Loop 26x16mm, Bar 27mm 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Jet
Code: 5000-JET6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5328-CML6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
JBB Sterling Silver Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0009
Loop 15mm, Bar 29mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.59
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.76
Price: $8.63
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.90
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99

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