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Vintage Beauty Necklace

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Vintage Beauty Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

You'll feel like you've stepped out of your favorite classic 1950s film when you put on this necklace with its antique brass focal pieces. Its elegance and classic styling make it a great accessory to any vintage-inspired wedding gown.

Step One: Cut a 23-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to a 6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring with a 2x2mm gold-filled crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire.

Step Two: String a 6mm faceted round in crystal, a 6mm XILION bicone in crystal golden shadow, a 7mm round pearl in cream and a crystal golden shadow bicone on the wire. Repeat 19 times. Finish by stringing a faceted round on the wire and crimping the end to a jump ring with a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.

Step Three: Use a jump ring to attach a 1-inch section (approximately five links) of antique brass-plated cable chain to the antique brass elegance link. Attach the open end of the chain to an antique brass flower with center crystal link with a jump ring. Attach the other end of the link to the jump ring at one end of the crystal and pearl strand. Repeat this step on the other side to complete the necklace.
Approximate size: 25 inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Antique brass elegance link (BBA-LX06, qty 1)
Antique brass-plated cable chain (BBACH07, qty 1)
Antique brass flower with center crystal link (BBA-LX81, qty 2)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 6mm XILION bicone crystal golden shadow (5328-CGS6, qty 40)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round crystal beads (5000-CRYS6, qty 21)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 7mm round pearl cream (5810-CRM7, qty 20)
6mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR06, qty 6)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 2)

Alternate Components: These are fun alternatives to those listed above: CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 6mm XILION bicone burgundy (5328-BURG6) CRYSTALLIZED™ 5328 6mm XILION bicone smoke topaz (5328-TOSMK6) CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round crystal ab (5000-CRYSAB6) CRYSTALLIZED™ 5810 7mm round pearl white (5810-WHITE7) Antique brass floral link (BBA-LX28)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Elegance Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Elegance Link
Code: BBA-LX06
Length 44mm, Width 31.5mm 
1-34-78+
$7.79 $6.23$7.09 $5.67$6.39 $5.11
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BBACH07
Link 6x5mm, 22 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$1.76 $1.40$1.60 $1.28$1.43 $1.14
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link
Code: BBA-LX81
Length 23.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.29 $2.63$2.93 $2.34$2.63 $2.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Golden Shadow
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5328-CGS6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.22$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Code: 5000-CRYS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.31 $0.24$0.29 $0.23$0.27 $0.21
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl Cream
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl Cream
Code: 5810-CRM7
Length 7mm, Width 7mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
6mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.12$0.16 $0.11$0.14 $0.09
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Burgundy
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Burgundy
Code: 5328-BURG6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.21$0.24 $0.19$0.22 $0.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Smoke Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMK6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27 $0.21$0.24 $0.19$0.22 $0.17
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal AB
Code: 5000-CRYSAB6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.37 $0.29$0.33 $0.26$0.29 $0.23
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 7mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE7
Length 7mm, Width 7mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.18 $0.14$0.16 $0.12$0.14 $0.11
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Floral Link
Kabela Design Antique Brass Floral Link
Code: BBA-LX28
Length 22mm, Width 9mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.40 $1.92$2.16 $1.72$1.94 $1.55
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $11.19
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-45+
$11.99 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>



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