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Sweet Popsicle Necklace

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Sweet Popsicle Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

As brightly colored and refreshing as a popsicle on a summer day, this necklace is sure to delight the young woman in your life. It was created during a Mommy & Me jewelry designing day where we experimented with the fun and easy-to-use transfer sheets. The best part of this design is its ability to be recreated in a myriad of colors and themes.

These transfer sheets were so much fun that we couldn't create just one design. Be sure to check out the other exciting designs we created using the transfer sheets, such as Sugar and Spice bracelet, Flower Child necklace, Garden in Bloom necklace, Urban Poppy bracelet,Anemone necklace, Iris necklace and Chintz and Chain bracelet.

Step One: Cut out the word of your choosing from the decorative words transfer sheet. Place the word in water for approximately 15 seconds, then follow the instructions on the packaging to transfer the word onto your antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link. Dab off any excess water. Coat the tag in a thin layer of sealant to keep the word in place. Let dry.

Step Two: Use the StazOn ink pad in jet black and any small stamp you like to add detail to the tag. We chose a watermelon stamp that we purchased at our local craft store. Press down firmly on the tag with the stamp, and make sure to not rock it in order to create a clean image. Let dry.

Step Three: Cut a nine-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to a 4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Depending on the age of the child, you may need to help them with the jump rings and crimp tubes. Our kids find it easier to flatten the crimp tubes rather than use the bead crimping tool.

Step Four: On the wire, string an approximately three-inch section of 8/0 TOHO hex beads in purple lined aqua. Then string a 5mm gold nugget heishi spacer, an antique gold grapes charm attached with a 4.60mm jump ring and a spacer. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Continue with a one-inch section of purple lined aqua beads. Add a 1 1/2-inch section of 8/0 TOHO hex beads in transparent peridot and a 1 1/2-inch section of 8/0 TOHO round beads in rainbow light Siam ruby. Attach an antique brass pineapple charm to a 4.60mm jump ring and string it on the wire, allowing it to move freely over the seed beads. Crimp the end of the wire to one end of the silver-plated pewter large circle tag link using a crimp tube.

Step Five: Repeat steps three and four to create the other half of the necklace.

Step Six: Attach the 13.1mm oval trigger clasp to one end of the necklace using a 5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring. Attach an approximately 2 1/2-inch piece of handmade 060 round link chain to the other end of the necklace to create an extender.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
UV Lamp (LAMP01)
Transfer sheet-decorative words (TS-001)
StazOn ink pad-jet black (INK-03)
Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
List of Components:
Antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link (PSA-LX059, qty 1)
Antique brass pineapple charm (BBA-CH033, qty 2)
Antique gold grapes charm (GA-2188, qty 2)
TOHO bead hex 8/0 transparent peridot (TBHX8-7, qty 1)
TOHO bead round 8/0 trans-rainbow lt Siam ruby (TBRD8-165, qty 1)
TOHO bead hex 8/0 purple lined aqua (TBHX8-252, qty 1)
Gold 5mm nugget heishi spacer (G-0435, qty 4)
13.1mm oval trigger clasp-925 silver (SS-CL16, qty 1)
Handmade 060 round link chain (925CH42, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2 x 2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 6)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Circle Tag Link
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Circle Tag Link
Code: PSA-LX059
Diameter 31mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.92 $3.69$4.42 $3.31$4.02 $3.01
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Antique Brass Pineapple Charm
Antique Brass Pineapple Charm
Code: BBA-CH033
Height 18mm, Width 9.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.58 $0.43$0.52 $0.39$0.45 $0.33
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TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Transparent Peridot
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Transparent Peridot
Code: TBHX8-7
Size 8/0, 8 gram bag 
Price: $0.99
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Lt Siam Ruby
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Lt Siam Ruby
Code: TBRD8-165
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $0.96$1.19 $0.89$1.09 $0.81
Qty>
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Purple Lined Aqua
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Purple Lined Aqua
Code: TBHX8-252
Size 8/0, 8 gram bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $0.82$1.19 $0.76$1.09 $0.69
Qty>
TierraCast Gold 5mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Gold 5mm Nugget Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0435
Length 2mm, Width 4.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.20$0.22 $0.18$0.20 $0.16
Qty>
13.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
13.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
Code: SS-CL16
Length 13.1mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.04 $3.63$3.64 $3.27$3.29 $2.96
Qty>
Handmade 060 Round Link Chain
Handmade 060 Round Link Chain
Code: 925CH42
Link 5.5x5.5mm, 21 gauge 
1-23-56+
$13.99 $12.59$11.99 $10.79$10.79 $9.71
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 $0.10$0.14 $0.09$0.13 $0.09
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.41 $0.36$0.37 $0.33$0.33 $0.29
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Brass Grapes Charm
Antique Brass Grapes Charm
Code: BBA-CH035
Height 14.5mm, Width 11.5mm 
Price: $0.54
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TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Cranberry Gold Luster
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Cranberry Gold Luster
Code: TBHX8-332
Size 8/0, 8 gram bag 
1-910-1920+
$2.29 $1.85$2.09 $1.69$1.89 $1.53
Qty>
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Higher-Metallic Emerald Green AB
TOHO Bead Hex 8/0 Higher-Metallic Emerald Green AB
Code: TBHX8-451
Size 8/0, 8 gram bag 
1-910-1920+
$2.09$1.89$1.69
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Raku Blue/Purple Iris
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Matte Raku Blue/Purple Iris
Code: TBRD8-615
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.79 $1.44$1.64 $1.32$1.49 $1.20
Qty>
Sterling Silver 3.25mm Spacer Disc
Sterling Silver 3.25mm Spacer Disc
Code: SS-DISC
Length 1mm, Width 3.25mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.26$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
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Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.38
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.89
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.59
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.10
Price: $7.89
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 $8.99$10.99 $8.24$9.99 $7.49
Qty>
UV Lamp
UV Lamp
Code: LAMP01
Sale Price: $31.49
Price: $34.99
Qty>
Nunn Design Transfer Sheet - Decorative Words (1/2 sheet 2 pack)
Nunn Design Transfer Sheet - Decorative Words (1/2 sheet 2 pack)
Code: TS-001
4 Inch x 5 Inch Sheets 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $6.59$7.99 $5.99$7.19 $5.39
Qty>
Nunn Design StāzOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
Nunn Design StāzOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
Code: INK-03
Dimension 4 Inch x 2.5 Inch 
1-23-56+
$11.99 $8.99$10.19 $7.64$9.19 $6.89
Qty>
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Code: SEALANT01
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$9.49 $7.11$8.49 $6.36$7.69 $5.76
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