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SoHo Necklace

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SoHo Necklace Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

The layers in this trendy necklace are all on the same level, much like the multicultural neighborhood in Lower Manhattan that's home to various artists and boutiques. Wear this as one long strand or twist the patterns together to create new layers. No matter how you show it off, be sure to match its wild color display with a hot outfit!

Step one:
Cut the 5.5mm satin hamilton gold-plated large snake chain in half by removing two of the center links. Simply pry them open as you would a jump ring. Rotate the last link on each new open end to keep the pattern consistent. Set aside.

Step two:
Cut one 12-inch strand of jewelry wire. Attach one wire end to the end of one gold chain strand using a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. To do this, thread the wire through the crimp tube, then through the last link in the chain and then bring it back through the crimp tube. Read our Handy Tip on how to use a crimp tube if you need help. Cover the crimp tube with one 14K/20 gold-filled 2.5mm crimp cover.

Step three:
String the jewelry wire with the following pattern:
  • one Miyuki 11/0 metallic dark nickel silver bead
  • one Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Dark Grey
  • one 11/0 metallic dark nickel silver bead
Repeat this pattern twelve times. Add one Swarovski 14mm round large hole pearl in Dark Grey, and then create a mirror image on the other side to complete the strand.

Step four:
Attach the open end of the jewelry wire to the second chain strand with a new crimp tube and crimp cover.

Step five:
Repeat step two. String the wire with the following pattern:
  • one Miyuki 11/0 duracoat galvanized zest green delica bead
  • one Swarovski 8mm round pearl in Neon Yellow
  • one 11/0 galvanized zest green delica bead
Repeat this pattern twelve times. Add one Swarovski 14mm round large hole pearl in Neon Yellow and then create a mirror image on the other side to complete the strand.

Step six:
Repeat step four.
Approximate size: 45 inches
Estimated time: half hour
Difficulty level: beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow (5810-NYE8, qty 26)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Grey (5810-GRYDK8, qty 26)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Neon Yellow (5811-NYE14, qty 1)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Dark Grey (5811-DGR14, qty 1)
5.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Snake Chain (BTF-0162, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2.5mm Crimp Cover (FIND-0022, qty 4)
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Zest Green Delicas 8g Bag (DB1835, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Dark Nickel Silver (DB0021, qty 1)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019, qty 1)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
5.5mm Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain (BTF-0157)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Pink Coral (5810-PCO8)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY8)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Grey (5811-LGR14)
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Pink Coral (5811-PCO14)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Neon Yellow
Code: 5810-NYE8
Length 8mm Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Neon Yellow
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Neon Yellow
Code: 5811-NYE14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Grey
Code: 5810-GRYDK8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Dark Grey
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Dark Grey
Code: 5811-DGR14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>
5.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Snake Chain
5.5mm Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated Large Snake Chain
Code: BTF-0162
Link 8mm x 5.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-34-78+
$8.39 $6.71$7.59 $6.07$6.79 $5.43
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2.5mm Crimp Cover
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2.5mm Crimp Cover
Code: FIND-0022
Length 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Zest Green Delicas 8g Bag
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Zest Green Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1835
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.39 $6.71$7.59 $6.07$6.89 $5.51
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Dark Nickel Silver
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Dark Nickel Silver
Code: DB0021
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$5.99 $4.79$5.49 $4.39$4.99 $3.99
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.12$0.16 $0.11$0.14 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

5.5mm Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain
5.5mm Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain
Code: BTF-0157
Link 8mm x 5.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.89 $5.51$6.09 $4.87$5.49 $4.39
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+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Grey
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Light Grey
Code: 5811-LGR14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Pink Coral
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Pink Coral
Code: 5810-PCO8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22 $0.17$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Pink Coral
Swarovski 5811 14mm Round Pearl Large Hole Pink Coral
Code: 5811-PCO14
Length 14mm, Diameter 14mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.27 $1.01$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.19
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>



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