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Tweet Necklace

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Tweet Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

We made this necklace as a birthday gift for one of our favorite staff designers! Cheri loves natural tones and dangly things, so this seemed the perfect blend. This little bird pendant by Taina Hartman simply called out Cheri's name. The asymmetry reflects her solid yet whimsical nature, and the bright, earthy colors her sunny disposition. We hope she loves it! Happy Birthday Cheri! To view the matching bracelet, please click here.

Step one: Cut an 8¼-inch piece each of ultra micro fiber Suede by the foot in tan and blue. Slide six Catalina round glazed porcelain beads on the tan piece of fiber and six gold round glazed porcelain beads on the blue fiber. Place a dab of E6000 glue inside one of the sterling silver crimp ends and insert one end each of the blue and tan fibers and crimp using your nylon jaw pliers. Repeat to finish the other ends of the fiber. Allow to dry.

Step two: Cut two one-inch pieces of silver-plated medium rollo chain. Attach a 4.05mm sterling silver open jump ring to both ends of each of the chain pieces. Connect a chain piece to each of the loops on the sterling silver and resin blue bird pendant.

Step three: On the 18 sterling silver 1-inch head pins, use a mix of the following beads to create 18 dangles for the chain. The 6mm Swarovski jonquil and sapphire Margaritas, 6mm Swarovski light Colorado topaz rounds, 5mm Swarovski olivine rounds, 4mm Swarovski sapphire AB rounds, yellow aragonite chips, opaque matte khaki delicas, pewter antique silver small Turkish heishi spacers, pewter antique silver lily beadcaps and pewter silver antique 5mm tiffany beadcaps. Finish them with simple loops and attach them to the two chain sections. For help with simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

Step four: Cut an 11½ inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp the wire to the sterling silver 8mm medium closed jump ring. Trim the excess wire. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Use the three Czech glass ocean blue with Picasso grooved rectangles, the two Czech glass hexagon 15x8mm crystal with Picasso, the two 6mm Czech glass blue silk Picasso bricks, 5x3.5mm crystal Picasso luster roundelles, 6mm Swarovski faceted sand opal rounds, 8mm Swarovski faceted sand opal roundelles and a mix of the remaining beads in a random fashion to a length of 8½ inches. Use a crimp tube to crimp to the jump ring on one of the chain sections.

Step five: Use the jump ring on the remaining chain section to connect to one end of the fiber strand. Attach the 7.35mm open jump ring to the other end and attach the sterling silver stepping stones S clasp.
Approximate size: 21 inches
Estimated time: Under 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Nylon jaw pliers (TOOL-105)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
List of Components:
Sterling silver/resin 18x25mm pendant - blue bird on yellow (SS-PEND097, qty 1)
3700 Swarovski 6mm margarita bead jonquil (3700-JON6, qty 5)
3700 Swarovski 6mm margarita bead sapphire (3700-SAP6, qty 9)
5000 Swarovski 6mm faceted round lt Colorado topaz (5000-LCT6, qty 6)
5000 Swarovski 5mm faceted round olivine (5000-OL5, qty 6)
5000 Swarovski 4mm faceted round sapphire AB (5000-SAPAB4, qty 6)
5000 Swarovski 6mm faceted round sand opal (5000-SOP6, qty 1)
5040 Swarovski 8mm faceted roundelle sand opal (5040-SOP8, qty 3)
6mm Czech glass blue silk Picasso brick (CR-BK035, qty 2)
5mm Round glazed porcelain bead ?????" gold (CRD-BD018, qty 6)
5mm round glazed porcelain bead ?????" Catalina (CRD-BD023, qty 6)
Czech glass ocean blue w/ Picasso grooved rectangle (CR-GW023, qty 3)
5x3.5mm crystal Picasso luster roundelle strand (CR-RL155, qty 1)
Czech glass hexagon 15x8mm crystal w/ Picasso (CR-US008, qty 2)
16 inch yellow aragonite chip strand (R-YELARG-CHP, qty 1)
8g opaque matte khaki delicas (DB0390, qty 1)
Sterling silver stepping stones S clasp (ISCL-0133, qty 1)
Ultra micro fiber Suede by the Foot ?????" tan (MSUEDE08, qty 1)
Ultra micro fiber Suede by the Foot - slate blue (MSUEDE13, qty 1)
Pewter antique silver small Turkish heishi spacer (SA-0425, qty 7)
Pewter antique silver lily beadcap (SA-5504, qty 4)
Pewter silver antique 5mm tiffany beadcap (SA-5578, qty 5)
Silver-plated medium rollo chain (SPCH18, qty 1)
Sterling silver crimp end with fancy crown - 4mm (SS-CREND10, qty 2)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
1-inch head pin 20 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP01, qty 18)
Sterling silver medium closed jump ring (0.76x8mm) (SS-CJR-MG, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75 x 4.05mm) (SS-OJR30-C, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 7.35mm) (SS-OJR35-G, qty 1)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019, qty 1)
E6000 glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 3700 6mm Margarita Bead Sapphire
Code: 3700-SAP6
Diameter 6mm, Total Height 2mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Colorado Topaz
Code: 5000-LCT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sand Opal
Code: 5000-SOP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
6mm Czech Glass Bead Blue Silk Picasso Brick
Code: CR-BK035
Length 5.5mm, Width 6mm 
Clay River Designs 5mm Roundel Glazed Porcelain Bead - Gold
Code: CRD-BD018
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
5x4mm Crystal Picasso Luster Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL155
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Opaque Matte Khaki Delica Seed Beads
Code: DB0390
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
$4.77 $3.33$4.45 $3.11$4.14 $2.89
TierraCast Silver Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer
Code: SA-0425
Diameter 5mm 
TierraCast Antique Silver Lily Bead Cap
Code: SA-5504
Diameter 8mm, Depth 4mm 
TierraCast Antique Silver 5mm Tiffany Bead Cap
Code: SA-5578
Diameter 5mm, Depth 3mm 
Silver-Plated Medium Rollo Chain by the Foot
Code: SPCH18
Links 3.5x3.5mm, 18 gauge 
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-inch Head Pin, 20 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP01
Length 1 inch, 20 Gauge 
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x8mm)
Diameter 8mm, 21 gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-C
Diameter 4mm, 21 gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .290 inches (0.90 x 7.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-G
Diameter 7.3mm, 19 gauge 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.57
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $18.00
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.57
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $11.26
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.49
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear
Code: E6000-01
Price: $2.99

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