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Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal and Pewter Charms

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A Charming Christmas Necklace

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Get inspired by Swarovski design team's limitless imagination. Magical project ideas bring a new dimension to simple techniques.

Christmas Tree Charm

STEP 1
Slip onto one headpin: one Swarovski bead art. 5601 4mm Siam, one sew-on stone art. 3700 14mm fern green, one sew-on stone art. 3700 12mm fern green, one sew-on stone art. 3700 10mm fern green, one sew-on stone art. 3700 8mm fern green, one sew-on stone art. 3700 6mm fern green, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal metallic light gold 2X.
STEP 2
Wire wrap and set aside.

Snowman Charm

STEP 1
Slip onto one headpin: one bead art. 5000 10mm crystal, one bead art. 5000 8mm crystal, one Swarovski rondelle emerald, one bead art. 5000 6mm crystal, one sew-on stone art. 3128 8mm jet, and one 5601 4mm jet.
STEP 2
Wire wrap and set aside.

Toy Soldier Charm

STEP 1
Slip on (2) Swarovski beads art. 5601 4mm jet and (2) beads art. 5328 4mm white alabaster onto (1) 18" piece of wire.
STEP 2
Keeping Swarovski beads in center of wire, take one end of wire and weave back through the two beads in white alabaster keeping tension on the wire (Note: wire tails should exit beads in opposite directions).
STEP 3
Add (2) Swarovski beads art. 5328 4mm white alabaster onto one wire tail. Take the opposite wire tail and weave back through the two Swarovski crystal just added (Note: wire tails should exit in opposite directions). Repeat this step once.
STEP 4
Add (1) Swarovski bead art. 5328 dark red coral, (1) bead art. 5328 metallic light gold 2x and (1) bead art. 5328 dark red coral onto one side of the wire. Take the opposite wire and weave back through the Swarovski crystal just added (Note: wire tails should exit beads in opposite directions). Repeat 2 more times using (3) beads art. 5328 4mm dark red coral for each row.
STEP 5
Using wire on right side, make a loop 4mm in diameter. Repeat on left side (Note: the loops should sit at right angles to the body). The loops are used as a socket for the arms.
STEP 6
Slip onto each wire tail (1) Swarovski bead art. 5328 dark red coral (Note: do not pull on the wire, the loop shape must be maintained).
STEP 7
Keeping both wires together slide on (1) Swarovski bead art. 5000 8mm crystal, (1) 5.5mm rondelle and (1) Swarovski bead art. 5500 9x6mm jet (Note: keeping the point side facing the rondelle).
STEP 8
Keeping both wires together, create a wire wrapped loop.
STEP 9
Create the arms using (1) balled headpin, load on (1) Swarovski bead art. 5328 dark red coral, (1) rondelle 5mm Montana and slide the headpin through the 4mm loop, coming off the shoulder, made in Step 5 (Note: the open end of the headpin should be pointing away from the head of the soldier). Add (3) Swarovski beads art. 5328 dark red coral and (1) bead art. 5328 White Alabaster. Keeping the beads tucked next to each other, cut off the remaining wire 5-6mm from the last bead. Turn a loop and flatten if desired. Repeat for the other arm.
STEP 10
Slip (1) Swarovski bead art. 5328 dark red coral onto an add-a-bead ear wire and turn a loop. Open loop and attach to the wrapped loop on the toy soldier.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 1-10 to make matching pair.

Candy Cane Charms

STEP 1
String onto one headpin: one bead art. 5328 3mm crystal, one bead art. 5328 4mm dark red coral, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal, one jumpring, one bead art. 5328 4mm dark red coral, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal, one bead art. 5328 4mm dark red coral, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal, one silver bow bead finding (upside down), one bead art. 5328 dark red coral, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal, one bead art. 5328 4mm dark red coral, one bead art. 5328 4mm crystal, one bead art. 5328 4mm dark red coral, and one bead art. 5238 3mm crystal.
STEP 2
Turn a small loop at end of headpin.
STEP 3
Hold beaded headpin so the loop is at bottom. Bend headpin to form a "hook". The headpin should start to bend at the second Swarovski bead art. 5328 4mm crystal after the bow.

Artemis Angel Charm

STEP 1
String onto one headpin: one bead art. 5040 6mm crystal, one bead art. 5540 12mm crystal, one silver wing bead finding, one bead art. 5000 6mm crystal, and one Swarovski rondelle 4mm crystal.
STEP 2
Turn a small loop at end of headpin.

To Assemble Necklace

STEP 1
Cut six 1.5" pieces of 20 gauge wire. Cut six 1" pieces of small cable chain. Note: each piece should have the same link count.
STEP 2
Using cut wire create a simple loop, slide on one bead art. 5714 and create a second simple loop. Repeat times five and set aside.
STEP 3
Open one 4mm jumpring and attach one piece of cable chain and one TierraCast charm; close jumpring. Open one loop of star component and attach to opposite end of chain. Repeat for remaining 5 charms. Set aside.
STEP 4
Attach an oval jumpring to each crystal charm. Set aside.
STEP 5
Lay out curb chain and attach all metal and crystal charm components at desired intervals. (Note: remember to hold chain in same position so that each charm will hang on the same side of the chain. Hint: For ease of charm attachment begin in center of chain for attaching.)
STEP 6
Cut suede lace into two even pieces for your finished desired length of necklace. Attach a cord end to each of the four ends of the suede lace.
STEP 7
Attach one 4mm round jumpring to one cord end and one end of curb chain. Repeat for opposite side.
STEP 8
Attach a 4mm round jumpring to the remaining ends of the suede lace. Before closing jumprings attach one half of the wreath toggle set to each side. Close jumprings.

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