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Weekend Warrior

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Weekend Warrior Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This necklace design features Swarovski crystal column pendants, deep blood red garnets, fire-polished Czech glass and sapphire beads, all for that fiery huntress weekend. For a little balance, our sterling silver sweet flower clasp speaks to our soft side. Wear this necklace for those times when you need to get into that warrior spirit.

Step one: Cut one length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to approximately 23 inches. Crimp one end to a sterling silver open jump ring then attach the jump ring to one part of the sterling silver flower hook and eye clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. For detailed instructions on how to use a crimp tube, please see the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Begin by sliding one garnet roundelle, a dark multi-color roundelle, and another garnet roundelle. Follow with three sapphire beads, a garnet roundelle, a dark multi-color roundelle, a Picasso roundelle, another dark multi-color roundelle, and a garnet roundelle onto the wire. Repeat this pattern, from the sapphire beads down, two more times. Follow this with five sapphire beads, a dark multi-color roundelle, a garnet roundelle, and the first Swarovski column crystal pendant. Then, slide on a garnet, a dark multi roundelle, a garnet, and the middle column crystal. Now, add a garnet, a dark multi bead, a garnet and the final column.

Step three: Reverse the same pattern on the other side of the necklace, working toward the clasp. Crimp the end of the necklace to another jump ring and attach that to the final half of the silver clasp.
Approximate size: 19 inches
Estimated time: Less than one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
8mm sapphire rounds (R-SAP8, qty 1 strand)
4mm garnet glass roundel (GR-GAR4, qty 22)
9x6mm sea mix w/ full Picasso roundelles (CR-RL088, qty 6)
9x6mm Dark Multi-colored mix fire-polished Czech roundelles (CR-RL050, qty 18)
Swarovski 6460 20mm column pendant crystal satin (6460-CST20, qty 3)
Sterling Silver open jump ring (SS-OJR40-A, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Flower hook and eye clasp (ISCL-0021, qty 1)
Sterling 2x2 crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-A
0.040 x .230 inches (1.0 x 5.8mm) 
$0.53 $0.44$0.49 $0.40$0.46 $0.38
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

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.64
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.34
Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.78
Price: $7.67
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.60
Price: $12.99

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