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Year of the Tiger Bracelet

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Year of the Tiger Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Like those born in the Year of the Tiger, this bracelet is bold, fiery and seeks attention. These characteristics make this the perfect bracelet to wear when you ring in the Chinese New Year on February 15, 2010.

Step One: String a 6mm Swarovski XILION pendant crystal in light metallic gold with a double AB finish on a 4.60mm sterling silver open jump ring to create a crystal dangle. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat 14 times. Set aside.

Step Two: Create dangles with the sterling silver tiger charm, the sterling silver Chinese symbol - health charm, the sterling silver Chinese symbol - happiness charm, and the sterling silver Chinese symbol - strength charm by attaching them to 6.10mm sterling silver open jump rings. Set aside.

Step Three: Cut a 9-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end to the bar end of the 16mm sterling silver spiral toggle clasp using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. Trim any excess wire. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the wire, string in this order: 6mm Swarovski faceted round in crystal, 6mm Swarovski faceted round in light siam, three crystal dangles, light siam, crystal, light siam, tiger charm, light siam, crystal, light siam, three crystal dangles, light siam, crystal, light siam, happiness charm, light siam, crystal, light siam, three crystal dangles, light siam, crystal, light siam, health charm, light siam, crystal, light siam, three dangles, light siam, crystal, light siam, strength charm, light siam, crystal, light siam, three crystal dangles, light siam and crystal. Finish by crimping the end of the wire to the other end of the toggle using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.
Approximate size: 7½ inches
Estimated time:Under 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
Sterling silver tiger charm (CHARM87, qty 1)
Sterling silver Chinese symbol - health (CHARM316, qty 1)
Sterling silver Chinese symbol - happiness (CHARM308, qty 1)
Sterling silver Chinese symbol - strength (CHARM318, qty 1)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6428 6mm Xilion pendant crystal metallic light gold 2x (6428-2XCLG6, qty 15)
16mm sterling silver spiral toggle clasp (ISCL-0048, qty 1)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 6mm faceted round crystal (5000-CRYS6, qty 10)
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5000 6mm faceted round light Siam (5000-SIALT6, qty 18)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.65x4.60mm) (SS-OJR25-G, qty 15)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Tiger Charm
Code: CHARM87
Height 11mm, Width 17mm 
1-23-56+
$10.38 $7.78$9.67 $7.25$9.01 $6.75
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Sterling Silver Chinese Symbol - Health
Code: CHARM316
Height 22.5mm, Width 18.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.50 $8.62$10.72 $8.04$9.99 $7.49
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Sterling Silver Chinese Symbol - Happiness
Code: CHARM308
Height 22.5mm, Width 17mm 
1-23-56+
$11.20 $8.40$10.44 $7.83$9.73 $7.29
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Sterling Silver Chinese Symbol - Strength
Code: CHARM318
Height 19mm, Width 16mm 
1-23-56+
$10.71 $8.03$9.98 $7.48$9.30 $6.97
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Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X
Code: 6428-2XCLG6
Height 6mm, Width 6mm 
Sale Price: $0.19
Price: $0.28
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JBB Sterling Silver 16mm Spiral Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0048
Loop 15.5mm, Bar 25mm 
1-23-56+
$9.25 $6.93$8.62 $6.46$8.03 $6.02
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Crystal Beads
Code: 5000-CRYS6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34$0.31$0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Light Siam
Code: 5000-SIALT6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.42 $0.31$0.39 $0.29$0.35 $0.26
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .180 inches (0.65 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-G
Diameter 4.6mm, 22 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.14$0.17 $0.12$0.15 $0.11
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10$0.13 $0.09
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.43
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Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.04
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ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
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