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Tropical Vacation Necklace

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Tropical Vacation Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Are you going to have a wedding on the beach? Take that Caribbean cruise you have been dreaming about for years? Are you stuck in the city and need the feel of an ocean escape? This necklace is perfect for you! Made with natural shells, Hill Tribe silver and even a fish clasp, it invokes all of the feelings of summer sun anyone could ask for!

Step one: Cut a length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 to a length of 20 inches. Using 2x2mm crimp tubes, secure one end of the wire to one end of the clasp.

Step two: String four and a half inches of round luhuanus shell beads (approximately 25 beads) and then add four of the pink curled shell beads. You will note there are two holes in these beads. When adding them, you will want to string through only one hole of each. Alternate between the inside and outside hole on every other bead (see photo) to get the clustered, floral effect. After the first four curled shell beads, you will string a Hill Tribe silver clamshell pendant, followed by eight more curled shell beads. Add a Hill Tribe silver snail bell pendant, then six more shell beads, a large fish bead, three more curled shells and finish with four and a half inches of the round shell beads.

Step three: You will finish the necklace as you started it, by crimping the remaining wire to the other end of the clasp. Make sure to pull the strings very tight before crimping. That will push the curled beads together to emphasize the clustered look.

Step four: Buy your plane tickets to a tropical paradise so that you have somewhere to wear this wonderful piece!
Approximate size: 20 inches

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Hill Tribe silver large fish bead (HTS152, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver clamshell pendant (HTS023, qty 1)
Hill Tribe silver snail shell bell pendant (HTS024, qty 1)
Round Luhuanus shell beads (SHLRND01, qty 1 strand)
Pink curled shell bead (SHLPNK01, qty 1 pack) Discontinued
Sterling silver fish hook and eye clasp (ISCL-0045, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tubes (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Round Luhuanus Shell Bead Strand
Code: SHLRND01
16 inch strand 
$5.12 $4.14$4.85 $3.92$4.58 $3.70
B&B Benbassat Sterling Fish Hook and Eye Clasp
Code: ISCL-0045
Total Length 26.5mm 
$11.90 $8.68$11.30 $8.24$10.73 $7.83
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

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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