Tiga Lagoon Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This fabulous multi-strand necklace tells the story of designer Cynthia's native land — New Caledonia. From the blue gemstone featured at the center to the hints of gold, silver and sea green, this necklace is filled with style elements inspired by the wonders of a sunny island.
Creating the Pendant
Step one: String the sterling silver 3mm seamless round small hole bead onto the sterling silver 3-inch 22 gauge head pin. String on one bead from the Dakota Stones blue crazy lace agate 30x40mm oval 8-inch bead strand. Finish the head pin with a wrapped loop. See our Handy Tip for more information on how to create a wrapped loop.
Step two: Attach the TierraCast brass oxide pewter starfish charm to the wrapped loop using a 6.10mm sterling silver open jump ring. You can check out our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for more information on how to open and close jump rings. Use another 6.10mm jump ring to connect the wrapped loop to the TierraCast gold hammertone bail. Set the pendant aside for now.
Creating the necklace
Step one: Cut the hand-dyed silk sky blue/green with metallic gold edges ribbon and the hand-dyed silk turquoise with metallic silver edges ribbon approximately 25 inches long each. Thread the pendant you created onto the ribbon. Finish both ends of each ribbon with a JBB 3.5mm antique sterling silver fancy crimp end cap with loop. For help using a crimp end, please see our Handy Tip.
Step two: Attach a 6.10mm jump ring to the loops of the end caps on each end of the ribbons. This will be your longest strand of the necklace. Set aside for now.
Step three: Cut the silver-plated double ball link chain approximately 21 inches. Attach the Swarovski 28mm starfish pendant in Crystal Luminous Green to the center of the chain using the 9mm sterling silver open jump ring. Attach the JBB gold-plated pewter small goldfish charm two links to the left of the starfish pendant using a 6.10mm jump ring. Attach the TierraCast antique gold small spindle shell charm two links to the right of the starfish pendant using a 6.10mm jump ring. This will be the medium-length strand of the necklace. Set aside for now.
Step four: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 19 inches. Attach one end to a 6.10mm jump ring and crimp shut using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. See our Crimp Tube Handy Tip Video for help on how to use crimp tubes.
Step five: String this pattern onto the jewelry wire:
One TierraCast gold antique small Turkish heishi bead spacer
One Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Fern Green
Another gold heishi spacer
One Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Crystal Luminous Green
One Swarovski 6mm mini round bead in Crystal Rose Gold
Another Crystal Luminous Green faceted round
Repeat this pattern 17 more times and finish with a gold heishi spacer, a Fern Green faceted round and another gold heishi spacer. Crimp the end shut around a 6.10mm jump ring using a crimp tube. This will be the shortest strand of the necklace.
Step six: Attach the jump ring on one end of the jewelry wire to the shortest loop on the hook of the sterling silver fish hook and eye clasp set. Attach a 4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring to the end of your medium-length strand and attach it to the jump ring on the jewelry wire. Repeat this step for the other side of the strands and attach them to the loop on the left side of the fish part of the clasp.
Step seven: Attach the longest strand to the longest loop on the hook part of the clasp. Repeat this step for the other side of the strand on the fish part of the clasp. Your necklace is now complete.
Tools and Supplies Used:
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507)
German Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-506)
ZambaPro® Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
List of Components:
Swarovski 6721 28mm Starfish Pendant Crystal Luminous Green (6721-CLU28, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Luminous Green (5000-CLU6, qty 36)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN4, qty 19)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Rose Gold (5052-CRG6, qty 18)
Dakota Stones Blue Crazy Lace Agate 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0011, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Starfish Charm (BRO-2232, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Gold Small Spindle Shell Charm (GA-2234, qty 1)
JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Small Goldfish Charm (CHARM-0100, qty 1)
TierraCast Gold Antique Small Turkish Heishi Bead Spacer (GA-0425, qty 38)
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Small Hole Bead (SSR887, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Double Ball Link Chain (BTF-0123, qty 2)
Hand-Dyed Silk Sky Blue/Green w/ Metallic Gold Edges (RBSILK-LBGR-PNK, qty 1)
Hand-Dyed Silk Turquoise w/ Metallic Silver Edges (RBSILK-TQ-SVR, qty 1)
JBB 3.5mm Antique Sterling Silver Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop (SSA-ENDCAP13, qty 4)
TierraCast Gold Hammertone Bail (G-5731, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Fish Hook and Eye Clasp (ISCL-0055, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
3-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP23, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring 0.04 x .35 (1. x 9.0mm) (SS-OJR40-F, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 8)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 6723 28mm Seashell Pendant Crystal AB (6723-CRYSAB28)
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Aquamarine AB (5000-AQUAAB6)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sand Opal (5000-SOP4)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Golden Shadow (5052-CGS6)
Dakota Stones Purple Crazy Lace Agate 30x40mm Oval 8-Inch Bead Strand (R0084)
Sterling Silver Starfish Charm (CHARM236)
Sterling Silver Sea Horse Charm (CHARM233)
Sterling Silver Sea Turtle Charm (CHARM680)
Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer (INDSY35A)
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Small Hole Bead (SSR887)
Gunmetal-Plated Double Ball Link Chain (BTF-0117)
Hand-Dyed Silk Turquoise and Lime Green Blend with Purple Metallic Edges (STRNG-0047)
Hand-Dyed Silk Blue/Green with Lime Edges (RBSILK-BLGN-LM)
JBB Gunmetal-Plated Pewter Large Crimp End Cap with Loop (PGM-CREND003)
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Classic Bail (BKO-5730)
TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set (BKO-6067)