Zebra Print Crystal Necklace

PROJECT N7030
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Swarovski crystal chatons in crystal and jet black create a striking pave zebra print in this necklace, which is sure to appeal to your wild side.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 20 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. First, watch our video on how to use Crystal Clay.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, put on the gloves that come with your Crystal Clay. Pinch off 1/4 of the white clay that comes in the packet and 1/4 of the binder, and mix together until blended. Your mixed ball of clay should measure about 5/8 of an inch in diameter.
  3. Place the clay into the bezel of your pendant and gently press it into place. Roll your finger across the surface of the clay to make sure it is spread evenly throughout the bezel, and to remove any fingerprints. You want the surface of the clay to be just slightly higher than the top edge of the bezel.
  4. Using the beeswax tip applicator that comes with the Crystal Clay, place the Swarovski crystal chatons into the clay according to the zebra pattern shown in the photo -- or however you like. We recommend placing the jet black chatons in the clay first, to create the stripes, and then filling in the remaining space with the clear crystal chatons. (Tip: You will want to get all of your crystal chatons placed in 1 hour or less, before the clay dries out too much to work with easily.)
  5. Let the clay cure for 14 to 16 hours, or overnight.
  6. Cut a 20 inch length of silver chain. Slide it through the bail at the top of your pendant.
  7. Open a jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on one side of the necklace, and the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  9. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWCH-11000 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 61 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCH-11015 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Jet UNF
    Project uses 91 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCH-51400 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Crystal F
    Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-51415 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Jet Unfoiled
    Project uses 45 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-5882 - Silver Plated Round Bezel Pendant 38mm - 1 1/2 Inch (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-251 - Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'White' 25 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9808 - Nunn Design Silver Plated Chain 3.6X4 Flat Cable By The Foot
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5160 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2513 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients SWCH-11000, SWCH-11015, SWCH-51400, SWCH-51415, PND-5882, TRC-251, CHA-9808, FJR-5160, FCL-2513,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 0.2g (50).
$2.85 / Package | SKU: SWCH-11000
Final Sale - Swarovski Crystal, #1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Jet UNF
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 0.2g (50).
$1.53 / Package | SKU: SWCH-11015
Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Crystal F
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 0.3g (40).
$2.65 / Package | SKU: SWCH-51400
Final Sale - Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Jet Unfoiled
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 0.3g (40).
$1.67 / Package | SKU: SWCH-51415
Silver Plated Round Bezel Pendant 38mm - 1 1/2 Inch (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: PND-5882
Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'White' 25 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$11.55 / Package | SKU: TRC-251
Nunn Design Silver Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: CHA-9808
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-5160
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12.5mm  (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.95 / Package | SKU: FCL-2513
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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