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Summer Love Necklace

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Summer Love Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace combines the glimmer of Swarovski with summer's hottest trends of length and sterling silver chain.

Step one: Cut a length of chain to 23 inches. Use the medium sized jump ring (SS-OJR35-C) to attach the chain to the clasp. Attach the larger jump ring (SS-OJR35-F) to the other end of the chain to serve as the other side of your clasp.

Step two: Cut another length of chain to approximately ½?é?ª inch. Attach it to the center of the chain using the smallest jump ring (SS-OJR25-A).

Step three: With 22 gauge sterling silver wire, make a wire bail for the Swarovski pendant. If you are uncertain of how to make a wire bail go to the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center and click on How to make a bail for a flat pendant. Attach the bail to the bottom link of the dangling length of chain.

Step four: String two 22 gauge head pins with an 8mm Swarovski aqua faceted bicone followed by a 6mm silver and crystal roundelle and another bicone. Attach the head pins to the chain six links out on either side of the center pendant using a simple loop. For instructions on how to make a simple loop, click HERE or visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step five: Prepare four more head pins with one 8mm aqua bicone on each. Using the simple loop method, attach two to each side of the chain, working out from the existing dangles at six link intervals. Feel free to experiment with the color of your crystals to make this necklace suit your style.
Approximate size: 24 inch chain, 2 inch dangle

Tools Used:
Ergonomic side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-128)
Ergonomic round nose pliers (TOOL-127)
Ergonomic chain nose pliers (TOOL-125)
Sterling wire round 22 gauge half hard-approx 1oz (30.4ft) (SSWR22HH1)
List of Components:
Faceted Swarovski heart pendant crystal AB (6228-CRYSAB18, qty 1)
8mm faceted Swarovski bicone aquamarine (5328-AQUA8, qty 8)
6mm silver and crystal roundelle (RDS-CRYS6, qty 2)
Sterling silver oval balloon clasp (SS-CL35, qty 1)
Sterling silver long rolo chain (925CH16, qty 2ft)
1 ½ inch sterling silver head pin 22 gauge (SS-HP2X, qty 6)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-C, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-F, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR25-A, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 6228 18mm XILION Heart Pendant Crystal AB
Code: 6228-CRYSAB18
Height 18mm, Width 17.5mm 
$2.91 $2.18$2.75 $2.06$2.59 $1.94
Swarovski 5328 8mm XILION Bicone Aquamarine
Code: 5328-AQUA8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
$0.53 $0.39$0.50 $0.37$0.46 $0.34
Beadelle 6mm Silver-Plated Crystal Roundel Bead
Length 3mm, Width 6mm 
Sale Price: $0.18
Price: $0.46
Sterling Silver 9 x 18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Code: SS-CL35
Length 18mm, Width 9mm 
$7.90 $6.79$7.50 $6.44$7.12 $6.12
070 Sterling Silver Long Rolo Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH16
Link 2.5mm, 21 gauge 
$10.83 $8.98$10.28 $8.53$9.76 $8.10
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
$0.39 $0.30$0.34 $0.26$0.29 $0.22
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
$0.33 $0.29$0.31 $0.27$0.28 $0.24
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .270 inches (0.90 x 6.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-F
Diameter 6.8mm, 19 gauge 
$0.50 $0.37$0.47 $0.34$0.43 $0.31
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .110 inches (0.65 x 2.80mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-A
Diameter 2.8mm, 22 gauge 
$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.08

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.11
Price: $7.99
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Sale Price: $6.87
Price: $7.99
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-125
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.03
Price: $7.99
Sterling Silver Wire Round 22 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (30ft)
Code: SSWR22HH1
22 Gauge, 30 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $37.79
Price: $41.99

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