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Tortuga Necklace

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Tortuga, an island in the Caribbean, was the inspiration for this organic looking piece. We love the thought of swimming with the turtles in the tropical waters, and brought in the colors of the blooms to accent the piece.

Step one: Cut a 20-inch length of .019 medium soft flex jewelry wire. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp to the loop end of the sterling silver square vine toggle clasp. For help using Crimp Tubes please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: String a 5mm red square glazed porcelain bead and three 22mm ruby zoisite puffy coin beads; repeat two more times. String a porcelain bead, the rectangle turtle with tube pendant and another porcelain bead. Reverse the instructions to finish the necklace and crimp to the bar end of the toggle clasp.
Approximate size: 18 inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
22mm ruby zoisite puffy coins (R-RZ-COIN22, qty. 1)
5mm square glazed porcelain bead - red (CRD-BD037, qty. 8)
Rectangle turtle w/ tube (CRD-PEN25, qty. 1)
Sterling square vine toggle (ISCL-0108, qty. 1)
Sterling silver 2 x 2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty. 2)
Soft flex jewelry wire .019 medium (SF-19-30CL, qty. 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

22mm Ruby Zoisite Puffy Coins
Code: R-RZ-COIN22
15 inch strand, Length 22mm 
Clay River Designs 7mm Square Glazed Stoneware Bead - Red
Code: CRD-BD037
Length 6-7mm, Width 7mm 
Clay River Designs Rectangle Turtle with Tube Pendant
Code: CRD-PEN25
Height 1 7/8 inches, Width 7/8 inches 
JBB Sterling Silver Square Vine Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0108
Loop 19.5mm, Bar 30.5mm 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Soft Flex .019 Medium 30FT Clear (Silver Satin)
Code: SF19-30CL
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $15.66
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43

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