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Three Strand Pretty Purple Necklace

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Three Strand Pretty Purple Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This gorgeous necklace is part of a set. For instructions on how to make the matching bracelet, click Purple Passion Bracelet. Most of our designs tell you to start at one end of the clasp and work through to the other. For this design, the crimping done a bit differently, so it is best to begin in the middle of the design.

Step one: Cut three pieces of ZambaPro™ 49 .014 jewelry wire in 20, 25, and 28-inch lengths. On the 25-inch piece of wire you will string only the Delica beads. This is the simplest, so you may want to do it first. The fastest way to string Delicas is to pour them into a pile on your non-slip work surface, hold the wire a few inches from the end with one hand and with the other, push the beads toward the tip of the wire. They will slide on quickly and easily. Continue until you have about 2 inches of wire remaining on each end. Use a small piece of masking tape folded over the exposed wire to keep the beads from falling off the ends. Set this strand aside.

Step two: On the shortest strand, string a 6mm Swarovski faceted bicone in purple velvet in the middle of the strand. Surround that in sterling silver spacers, then working equally on both sides, add 13 Delica beads, a spacer, 6mm tanzanite bicone, spacer, 13 Delicas, spacer, purple velvet bicone, spacer, 13 Delicas, spacer, tanzanite bicone, spacer and finish with approximately 4.5-inches of Delicas on both sides. Again, make sure to leave a couple of inches on either end of the wire. Use the tape method to keep the beads in place while you work on the final strand.

Step three: On the longest strand, start in the middle with an 8mm mystic black Swarovski pearl and work out from the center. You will add approximately 15 Delicas between pearls and alternate from mystic black to dark purple pearls. Your center bead is black and in total you will have 2 more black and 3 dark purple pearls on each side. After stringing the last purple pearl on each side, add approximately 4 inches of Delicas. Tape one end, the other will be ready to attach to a clasp!

Step four: Remove the tape from one end of all strands. Gather the ends together in your fingers and slide them through a 2x2mm crimp tube. Using a crimp tool, crimp all the wires together. Trim one wire carefully to be flush with the crimp, and string the remaining two through a second crimp tube. Pass those wires through a sterling silver open jump ring, back through the tube, crimp, and trim away the excess wire. Attach the jump ring to one side of a sterling silver double hoop clasp.

Step five: Cover both crimp tubes with sterling silver crimp tube covers. Repeat the finishing process on the other side of the clasp.

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Bead Stopper (BEADSTPR)
ZambaPro™ 49 .014 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-014)
List of Components:
8g opaque pearl purple Delica beads (DB0250, 1 pkg)
8mm dark purple Swarovski round pearl (5810-DPUR8, qty 6)
8mm mystic black Swarovski round pearl (5810-MBLACK8, qty 5)
6mm tanzanite Swarovski faceted bicone (5328-TAN6, qty 4)
6mm purple velvet Swarovski faceted bicone (5328-PURV6, qty 3)
Sterling silver faceted rectangle spacer (BSP0002, qty 14)
Sterling silver 12mm double hoop clasp (SS-TOG09, qty 1)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 4)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump rings (for necklace, SS-OJR30-F, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Pearl Purple Delicas
Code: DB0250
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$3.92 $3.29$3.70 $3.10$3.50 $2.94
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code: 5810-MBLACK8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
$0.23 $0.17$0.21 $0.15$0.20 $0.15
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Tanzanite
Code: 5328-TAN6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Bali Silver Rectangular Faceted Spacer
Code: BSP0002
Length 3mm, Width 2.5mm 
$0.75 $0.51$0.70 $0.47$0.65 $0.44
Sterling Silver 12mm Double Hoop Clasp
Code: SS-TOG09
Hoops 12mm 
$11.99 $9.11$11.38 $8.64$10.81 $8.21
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
$0.26 $0.22$0.24 $0.20$0.22 $0.18
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-F
Diameter 5.3mm, 21 gauge 
$0.30 $0.26$0.28 $0.24$0.26 $0.22

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
$4.46 $3.65$4.22 $3.46$3.99 $3.27
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .014 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-014
Diameter .014 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $13.04
Price: $14.99

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