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Varykino

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Varykino Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

Like the fictional icy Russian retreat it's named after, this necklace is full of grandeur and romance. The filigree focal makes a stunning statement and can be worn in a variety of ways thanks to the spring rings on the back that make it interchangeable. Wear the necklace as a long strand without the focal, add the filigree for more formal affairs or attach the focal to a pin back and wear it as a brooch!

Creating the Necklace

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 50 inches long. Add a bead stopper to one end and then string on the following pattern:
  • One sterling 6mm flared star bead cap, one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Light Grey and another 6mm bead cap. Give the bead caps a slight pinch if you have to, so they fit around the bead nicely.
  • One Swarovski 4mm Faceted Round in Crystal Moonlight
  • One sterling 8mm flared star bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm pearl in Light Grey and another 8mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski 8mm pearl in Lavender
  • One 8mm bead cap, one Swarovski 8mm faceted round in Tanzanite and another 8mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski 10mm faceted round in Crystal Moonlight
  • One 8mm bead cap, one 8mm Tanzanite round and another 8mm bead cap.
  • One 8mm Lavender pearl
  • One 8mm bead cap, one 8mm Light Grey pearl and another 8mm bead cap
  • One 4mm Crystal Moonlight round
  • One 6mm bead cap, one 6mm Light Grey pearl and another 6mm bead cap
  • One Swarovski 6mm pearl in Lavender
  • One 4mm Crystal Moonlight round
  • One Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Mauve
  • One 4mm Crystal Moonlight round
  • One 6mm Lavender pearl
Repeat this pattern ten times.

Step two:
Add a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to each end of your jewelry wire. Add a 6mm Lavender pearl to one end and then thread the other end of the jewelry wire through its stringing hole so it is coming out the opposite way from the other end. Use a bead reamer if you need to enlarge the stringing hole of the pearl. Take a look at our bead reamer Handy Tip for more information.

Step three:
Bring the ends of the jewelry wire back through the crimp tubes and crimp the necklace shut. See our Handy Tip for help with crimping. Cover each crimp with a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover. Our crimp cover Handy Tip has more information on how to use these.

Creating the Filigree and WireLace Focal

Step one:
Attach two 7mm sterling spring rings to the back of the Swarovski silver-plated fancy snowflake filigree on opposite sides using sterling silver 5.8mm open jump rings. See our Handy Tip video for help with opening and closing jump rings.

Step two:
Thread three feet of WireLace 12mm ribbon in tanzanite through both of the jump rings that are now attached to the back of the filigree. Position the filigree in the center of the length of WireLace.

Step three:
Create a loop with the left end of the WireLace and then create another loop on the right end of the WireLace. Tie these loops together in a bow. Create another loop on each end of the WireLace and tie these two loops together. The knots should be on top of one another. Create two more loops on the ends of the WireLace and tie those two loops together. Tighten the loops as you go to give your ribbon the desired length. You can also pull on one end of the WireLace to undo the knots. This means you can add beads to your bow! Trim the ends once you are done to your liking. You can then stretch out and shape the WireLace in a pleasing manner.

Step four:
You can now attach your focal to the necklace using the spring rings attached to the back of the filigree. Fold the necklace in half and attach a spring ring to each end of the necklace.
Approximate Size: 46 Inches
Estimated Time:One Hour
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Beadalon Bead Scoop (TOOL-0039)
Oval Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle - Flush (TOOL-606)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack (BEADSTPR)
Bead Reamer (TOOL-110)
List of Components:
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, 1 Yd (STRNG-0258, qty 1)
Swarovski 62027 Silver-Plated Fancy Snowflake Filigree Crystal (62027-CRYSP, qty 1)
Sterling 6mm Flared Star Bead Cap (STG-CAP6, qty 44)
Sterling 8mm Flared Star Bead cap (STG-CAP23, qty 88)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV6, qty 22)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV8, qty 22)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU3, qty 11)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY6, qty 22)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY8, qty 22)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Tanzanite (5000-TAN8, qty 22)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML4, qty 44)
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight (5000-CML10, qty 11)
7mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop) (SS-SPR7, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Silver, 1 Yd (STRNG-0254)
Swarovski 62004 Silver-Plated Sunflower Filigree Purple Passion (62004-01SP)
Sterling 6mm Flower Petal Outline Bead Cap (STG-CAP10)
Sterling 8mm Flower Petal Outline Bead cap (STG-CAP21)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU6)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Mauve (5810-MAU8)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Burgundy (5810-BURG3)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey (5810-GRY6)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Grey (5810-GRY8)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet (5000-PURV8)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Tanzanite (5000-TAN3)
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Tanzanite (5000-TAN8)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Tanzanite, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0258
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$11.67 $9.33$10.57 $8.45$9.47 $7.57
Qty>
Swarovski 62027 Silver-Plated Fancy Snowflake Filigree Crystal
Swarovski 62027 Silver-Plated Fancy Snowflake Filigree Crystal
Code: 62027-CRYSP
Length 34mm, Width 29.5mm, Depth 10.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.59 $9.27$10.49 $8.39$9.47 $7.57
Qty>
Sterling 6mm Flared Star Bead Cap
Sterling 6mm Flared Star Bead Cap
Code: STG-CAP6
Diameter 6mm, Depth 3mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.17 $0.93$1.05 $0.84$0.95 $0.76
Qty>
Sterling 8mm Flared Star Bead cap
Sterling 8mm Flared Star Bead cap
Code: STG-CAP23
Diameter 8mm, Depth 2.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.17 $0.93$1.05 $0.84$0.95 $0.76
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Lavender
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Lavender
Code: 5810-LAV6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Pearl Lavender
Swarovski 5810 8mm Pearl Lavender
Code: 5810-LAV8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Mauve
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Tanzanite
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Tanzanite
Code: 5000-TAN8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Swarovski 5000 10mm Faceted Round Crystal Moonlight
Code: 5000-CML10
Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.79 $0.63$0.74 $0.59$0.69 $0.55
Qty>
7mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop)
7mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop)
Code: SS-SPR7
7mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.89 $0.71$0.79 $0.63$0.69 $0.55
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16
Qty>

Alternate Components

WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Silver, One Yard (3 Feet)
WireLace Ribbon 12mm Pale Silver, One Yard (3 Feet)
Code: STRNG-0254
Length 1 yd, Width 12mm 
1-23-56+
$8.99 $7.19$8.09 $6.47$7.29 $5.83
Qty>
Swarovski 62004 Silver-Plated Sunflower Filigree Purple Passion
Swarovski 62004 Silver-Plated Sunflower Filigree Purple Passion
Code: 62004-01SP
Depth 5mm, Diameter 26.5-27mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.57 $3.65$4.12 $3.29$3.72 $2.97
Qty>
Sterling 6mm Flower Petal Outline Bead Cap
Sterling 6mm Flower Petal Outline Bead Cap
Code: STG-CAP10
Diameter 6mm, Depth 3.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.64 $1.31$1.46 $1.16$1.32 $1.05
Qty>
Sterling 8mm Flower Petal Outline Bead cap
Sterling 8mm Flower Petal Outline Bead cap
Code: STG-CAP21
Diameter 8mm, Depth 3mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.23 $0.98$1.11 $0.88$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Mauve
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Mauve
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Mauve
Code: 5810-MAU8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Burgundy
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Burgundy
Code: 5810-BURG3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Grey
Code: 5810-GRY6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Grey
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Grey
Code: 5810-GRY8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.16 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Swarovski 5000 8mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Code: 5000-PURV8
Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 16 gauge/1.29mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.55 $0.44$0.50 $0.40$0.45 $0.36
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Tanzanite
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Tanzanite
Code: 5000-TAN3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.21 $0.16$0.19 $0.15$0.17 $0.13
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beadalon Bead Scoop
Beadalon Bead Scoop
Code: TOOL-0039
Sale Price: $1.98
Price: $2.48
Qty>
Tronex Oval Flush Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Tronex Oval Flush Cutters Semi-Relief with Ergonomic Handle
Code: TOOL-606
Sale Price: $49.03
Price: $61.29
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.47
Price: $13.09
Qty>
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $21.43
Price: $26.79
Qty>
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
Code: BEADSTPR
1-56-1112+
$4.17 $3.33$3.77 $3.01$3.42 $2.73
Qty>
Bead Reamer
Bead Reamer
Code: TOOL-110
Sale Price: $13.99
Price: $17.49
Qty>



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