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Cherry Drop Necklace

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Cherry Drop Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This season is all about mixing texture and materials. This leather and chain necklace is a fun example of how to mix different styles to create beautiful jewelry!

Step one: Cut two lengths of 1.5mm poppy leather to approximately 4 inches. Attach 1.5mm fine silver-plated endcaps to each end of the by dipping the leather into the tube of E-6000 and putting a dot of glue on the end of the leather. Open the endcap slightly and carefully place it over the end of the leather. Do this with caution so that it doesn't slip on the leather. Apply pressure to the cap using chain nose pliers to close the cap and hold for a minute or so until the glue holds. You will want to let the glue dry overnight before wearing the piece.

Step two: Cut a length of chain to approximately 4 inches (27 links). Fold it in half to find the center and attach a flat teardrop ruby pendant to the center of the chain using an open jump ring (SS-OJR30-I). String a tourmaline Swarovski faceted bicone onto a head pin and with a simple loop, drape it in front of the pendant by attaching it to the jump ring. Continue to attach crystals (tourmaline, erinite and Siam) to the chain with simple loops. Do this randomly, add two or three to each link of chain. Our designer went out five links on both sides, but you can add as many or few as is pleasing to your eye.

Step three: Cut a length of round link chain to approximately 1½ inches. Attach the 10mm trigger clasp to the chain. On the other end of the chain use a jump ring (SS-OJR30-F) to attach the chain to a finished segment of leather. On the other end of the leather attach your embellished chain using another open jump ring, and then attach the other piece of leather to the other end of the embellished chain.

Step four: Cut another length of chain to approximately 3 inches and attach it to the remaining end of the leather with a jump ring. This will be used as an adjustable extender chain to finish your necklace. Vary this necklace to make it your own - use different colors, add multiple chains. Give it your signature and flair.
Approximate size: 15-18 inches (with extender)

Tools Used:
Ergonomic side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-128)
Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127)
Ergonomic chain nose pliers (TOOL-125)
E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01)
List of Components:
1.5mm poppy leather (LF-POP1, qty 1 ft)
Flat teardrop pendant ruby (TDP-RU, qty 1)
060 round link chain (925CH42, qty 1 ft)
5mm faceted Swarovski bicone tourmaline (5301-TURM5, qty 9)
4mm faceted Swarovski bicone erinite (5328-ERIN4, qty 6)
4mm faceted Swarovski bicone Siam (5328-SIA4, qty 5)
1.5mm round endcap fine silver-plated sterling (SP-ENDCAP15, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-F, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-I, qty 1)
Sterling silver 1-inch headpin 22 gauge (SS-HP21, qty 20)
Sterling silver 10mm round trigger clasp (SS-CL27, qty 1)
E-6000 glue

Purchase Idea Kit Components

1.5mm Poppy Round Leather by the Foot
Code: LF-POP1
Diameter 1.5mm 
Flat Teardrop Pendant Ruby
Code: TDP-RU
Height 30mm, Width 18mm 
Handmade 060 Sterling Silver Round Link Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH42
Link 5.5x5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Erinite
Code: 5328-ERIN4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Siam
Code: 5328-SIA4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Fine Silver-Plated Sterling Silver 1.5mm Round End Cap with Loop
Width 1.5mm 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-F
Diameter 5.3mm, 21 gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .350 (0.76 x 9.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-I
0.76 x 9.0mm 
1-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP21
Length 1 inch, 22 Gauge 
10mm Sterling Silver Round Trigger Clasp
Code: SS-CL27
Length 10mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Price: $7.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Price: $7.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Price: $7.99
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
Price: $4.69

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