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Sun Kissed Necklace

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Sun Kissed Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This burst of warm color will brighten up any outfit! Use simple techniques to make this fun, sparkly necklace.

Step one: Attach a sterling silver open oval jump ring to each end of a sterling silver flower toggle clasp.

Step two: Cut a length of ZambaPro™ 49 .024 jewelry wire to approximately 30 inches. Crimp one end of the wire to one of the jump rings using 2x2mm crimp tubes. For instructions on how to crimp, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover the crimp tube with a sterling silver crimp cover.

Step three: String a 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone in padparadscha followed by a 4mm Swarovski faceted bicone in sun, another 6mm padparadscha, a 6.7mm shiny saucer bead, a 12mm pearlized glass baroque bead in dark rose and another saucer bead. Repeat this pattern 17 more times and finish with a padparadscha, sun, padparadscha segment. Crimp the remaining wire to the other jump ring and trim any excess wire.

Step four: Using 3x3mm crimp tubes, attach the silk cord to one of the oval jump rings. Attach each one separately and simply flatten the tubes then trim the excess silk. We then crimped the pumpkin cord at about 25 inches and the tangerine cord at 20.5 inches. Save the extra cord for a bracelet or other projects.
Approximate size: 28 inches (longest strand)
Difficulty level: Beginner
Estimated time: Less than one hour

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .024 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-024)
List of Components:
12mm pearlized glass baroque bead dark rose (GB-DKROS12, qty 18)
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Padparadscha (5328-PAD6, qty 38)
4mm Swarovski faceted bicone sun (5301-SUN4, qty 19)
6.7mm sterling silver shiny saucer bead (SS-SAU6, qty 36)
42 Inch silk pumpkin cord (SILK-PUM, qty 1) Discontinued
42 Inch silk tangerine cord (SILK-TANG, qty 1) Discontinued
30mm ornate sterling flower toggle clasp (ISCL-0046, qty 1)
2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
3x3mm sterling silver crimp tube (SS-CRM5, qty 4)
Sterling silver oval open jump ring (SS-OJR-OV5, qty 2)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)

Note: Our 42 Inch silk pumpkin cord and our 42 Inch silk tangerine cord (SILK-PUM and SILK-TANG) has been discontinued. To see our wide selection of stringing materials click here.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

6.7mm Sterling Silver Shiny Saucer Bead
Code: SS-SAU6
Length 4.5mm, Width 6.5mm, 1.5mm hole 
$1.54 $1.23$1.45 $1.16$1.36 $1.08
JBB Sterling Silver 30mm Ornate Flower Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0046
Loop 20x21.5mm, Bar 29mm 
$18.73 $14.04$17.82 $13.36$16.95 $12.71
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM5
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
$0.38 $0.29$0.35 $0.26$0.33 $0.25
Sterling Silver Oval Open Jump Ring 4.9 x 7.6mm, 19 gauge
Code: SS-OJR-OV5
Length 7.6mm, Width 4.9mm, 19 gauge 
$0.55 $0.41$0.51 $0.38$0.48 $0.36
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .024 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-024
Diameter .024 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $8.79
Price: $9.99

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