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Queen for the Day Necklace

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Queen for the Day Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

When you need a regal expression for your style, this necklace is the answer! Sparkling strands come together to create an unforgettable presentation of style. Glittering Swarovski components mingle with shining silver findings and rich purple gemstones. This necklace will truly have you feeling like royalty!

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 18 inches long. Attach one end of the wire to a sterling silver 6.10mm open jump ring using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes, please see our Crimp Tool Handy Tip. Cover the crimp with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. Learn how to use a crimp cover in this Handy Tip.

Step two:
Add the following pattern to the jewelry wire:
  • One Swarovski 8mm pearl in Lavender
  • One Dakota Stones purple crazy lace agate 8x10mm tumble nugget bead
Repeat this pattern approximately 20 times and finish the strand with a Lavender pearl. Attach the other end of the wire to a jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover.

Step three:
Attach a Swarovski rhodium-plated crimp end to an 18-inch length of Swarovski rhodium-plated cup chain with 1088 PP24 XIRIUS chatons in Crystal. Open the jump ring on one end of the pearl and nugget strand and attach the cup chain using the loop on the crimp end. For help opening and closing jump rings, see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Attach the jump ring to the first open loop on one half of the 3-strand plume design hook and eye clasp. Repeat this step on the other end of the cup chain and beaded strand.

Step four:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 21 inches long. Attach one end to a jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover. String the following pattern onto the wire:
  • One Swarovski 6mm mini rhombus bead in Crystal AB
  • One 4mm sterling silver matte/satin seamless round bead
  • One Swarovski 8mm faceted bicone in Tanzanite
  • One 4mm sterling silver bead
  • One Crystal AB mini rhombus bead
  • Three Dakota Stones purple crazy lace agate 8mm faceted roundel beads
Repeat this pattern approximately ten times and then finish the strand with a mini rhombus bead, a sterling silver bead, a bicone, another sterling silver bead and then a mini rhombus bead. Attach the end of the strand to a jump ring using a crimp tube and crimp cover.

Step five:
Open the jump ring on one end of this beaded strand and attach it to the center ring of the clasp. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.

Step six:
Cut a length of the silver-plated textured oval cable chain approximately 20 inches long. Attach one end of the chain to the final open ring on the clasp using a jump ring. Do the same for the other side of the necklace. Attach the Swarovski 24mm XIRIUS raindrop pendant in Crystal AB to the center of the chain using a jump ring. Your necklace is now complete.
Approximate Size: 11 Inches
Estimated Time: One 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)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Faceted Roundel Bead Strand (R0079, qty 1)
4mm Sterling Silver Seamless Round Bead (Matte/Satin) (SS-RND4-M, qty 24)
Swarovski 5054 6mm Mini Rhombus Bead Crystal AB (5054-CAB6, qty 24)
Swarovski 5328 8mm Faceted Bicone Tanzanite (5328-TAN8, qty 12)
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand (R0087, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV8, qty 22)
Silver-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0054, qty 2)
Swarovski 6022 24mm XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant (6022-CAB24, qty 1)
Swarovski 27104 Rhodium-Plated Bezel Chain with 1088 PP24 XIRIUS Crystal (27104-RCRY24PP, qty 2)
Swarovski 00582 Rhodium-Plated Crimp End (00582-R, qty 2)
3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0059, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 7)
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 Purple Crazy Lace Agate 6mm Roundel Bead Strand (R0078)
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole) (SS-RND4)
Swarovski 5054 6mm Mini Rhombus Bead Crystal (5054-CRY6)
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Round Bead Strand (R0076)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU8)
Silver-Plated Cable Chain (SPCH24)
Swarovski 6022 24mm XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant Crystal (6022-CRY24)
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Bezel Chain with 1028 PP24 XIRIUS Crystal (27004-RCRY24PP)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Faceted Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R0079
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 5mm, Diameter 8-8.5mm 
1-23-56+
$13.99$13.04$12.15
Qty>
4mm Sterling Silver Seamless Round Bead (Matte/Satin)
Code: SS-RND4-M
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.55 $0.41$0.51 $0.38$0.47 $0.35
Qty>
Swarovski 5054 6mm Mini Rhombus Bead Crystal AB
Code: 5054-CAB6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.63$0.58$0.53
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 8mm Faceted Bicone Tanzanite
Code: 5328-TAN8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.51$0.46$0.42
Qty>
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8x10mm Tumble Nugget Bead Strand
Code: R0087
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 9-10.5mm, Diameter 8-10.5mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Pearl Lavender
Code: 5810-LAV8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Silver-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0054
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-910-1920+
$1.82$1.68$1.55
Qty>
Swarovski 6022 24mm XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant Crystal AB
Code: 6022-CAB24
Total Height 24mm 
1-34-78+
$6.90$6.41$5.97
Qty>
Swarovski 27104 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1088 PP24 XIRIUS Crystal by the Foot
Code: 27104-RCRY24PP
Link 3.25x3.25mm 
1-23-56+
$6.60$6.14$5.71
Qty>
Swarovski 00582 Rhodium-Plated Foldover Crimp End
Code: 00582-R
Length 8mm, Width 4.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.28$0.25$0.23
Qty>
3-Strand Plume Design Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0059
Total Length 30mm, Width 14.5mm 
1-12-34+
$24.12$22.58$21.13
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 $0.40$0.49 $0.36$0.45 $0.33
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10$0.13 $0.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.25 $0.18$0.22 $0.16$0.20 $0.15
Qty>

Alternate Components

Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 6mm Roundel Bead Strand
Code: R0078
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 4mm, Diameter 7mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
Qty>
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND4
Length 4mm, Hole 1.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.35 $0.26$0.32 $0.24$0.29 $0.21
Qty>
Swarovski 5054 6mm Mini Rhombus Bead Crystal
Code: 5054-CRY6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.49$0.45$0.41
Qty>
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Round Bead Strand
Code: R0076
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 8-8.5mm, Diameter 8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$8.23$7.66$7.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
Silver-Plated Cable Chain
Code: SPCH24
Link 6x5mm, 22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.56$1.43$1.32
Qty>
Swarovski 6022 24mm XIRIUS Raindrop Pendant Crystal
Code: 6022-CRY24
Total Height 24mm 
1-34-78+
$6.13$5.70$5.30
Qty>
Swarovski 27004 Rhodium-Plated Cup Chain with 1028 PP24 XILION Crystal by the Foot
Code: 27004-RCRY24PP
Link 3.25x3.25mm 
1-23-56+
$7.31$6.79$6.32
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>
German Ergonomic Side cutters
Code: TOOL-507
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $31.91
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>



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