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Thailand Wildflower Necklace

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Thailand Wildflower Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Wildflowers are an exquisite part of nature. Seemingly delicate, these beauties are vulnerable to the elements, yet they are strong enough not only to withstand, but to thrive. This necklace captures that balance between the delicate and durable nature of a wildflower by using pastel colors and complementing them with strong elements for a truly powerful combination.

Step One: Cut a 17-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.

Step Two: On the wire, string a 5x4mm orange picasso roundelle, sixteen 7x5mm transparent amethyst rondelles, an orange picasso roundelle, a stamped flower disc bead, an orange picasso roundelle, an amethyst rondelle, an orange picasso roundelle, a black and gold/red striped disc bead, a flower-stamped disc, a black striped disc, an orange picasso roundelle, an amethyst rondelle, an orange picasso roundelle and a black striped disc. String on a delicate flower stamped disc, then mirror the previous pattern to complete the other half of the necklace. Crimp the wire to a 4.60 jump ring using a crimp tube.

Step Three: Create a link of two 6.10mm sterling silver open jump rings. Attach to the jump rings already at each end of the wire. Attach the antique silver-plated pewter leaves toggle at both ends. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 16 ½ inches
Estimated time: 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Delicate flower stamped disc (HTS476, qty 1)
Black and gold/red stripes disc beads (7 pcs) (LMP-0142, qty 1)
5x4mm orange picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL182, qty 1)
7X5mm transparent amethyst rondelle (CR-RL109, qty 36)
Stamped flower disc bead (HTS131, qty 4)
Antique silver-plated pewter leaves toggle (PSA-TOG007, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 4)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Pink and yellow swirl disc beads (7 pcs) (LMP-0145)
7X5mm transparent champagne rondelle (CR-RL107)
Antique silver-plated pewter flower toggle (PSA-TOG004)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

7 x 5mm Transparent Amethyst Roundel Bead
Code: CR-RL109
Approx. Length 5mm, Width 7mm 
Sale Price: $0.11
Price: $0.16
Hill Tribe Silver Stamped Flower Disc Bead
Code: HTS131
Approx. Length 11mm, Width 11mm 
Sale Price: $4.13
Price: $5.49
JBB Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Leaves Toggle Clasp
Code: PSA-TOG007
Loop 22x19mm, Bar 29mm 
$2.74 $1.99$2.59 $1.88$2.44 $1.77
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 $0.23$0.31 $0.22$0.28 $0.20
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
$0.44 $0.31$0.41 $0.29$0.38 $0.27
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10

Alternate Components

7 x 5mm Transparent Champagne Roundel Bead
Code: CR-RL107
Approx. Length 5mm, Width 7mm 
$0.16 $0.13$0.15 $0.12$0.14 $0.11

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.42
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.30
Price: $8.63
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.59
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.58
Price: $12.99

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