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Sterling Simplicity

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Some of you may have seen this before - but it seemed timely to re-add it to the site. A chain, a clasp, a bead - it doesn't get much simpler than this!

          
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Course, some of you may recognize it as being inspired by jewellery at a well-known jewellery store!


For this, I had to forsake my favourite split rings for attaching the clasps. By the time I had them open enough to slide over the chain, they were not going to close properly again. A single jumpring (amazing how things slid out of the gap!) did not seem secure enough, so I went with double jumprings. Seems to work well with the massiveness of the chain.

A headpin with a shiny ball end completes the look of the silver heart, a 3 mm round above it also adds a finished look. A complex wrap to attach it to the chain at the ring side of the toggle (don't put it on the bar side - it interferes with fastening the clasp) Bingo! You're done. You can assemble this while your significant other showers, and wear it to dinner. (Trust me - I've done this!)












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96002799 Headpins - 3 in Ball - SterlingPrice: $ 1.35
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Qty: 1 s11743 Hill Tribe Silver - 20 mm Cynthia's Hearts - Sterling

(These are a little larger than the original - but those are now not available.)

Price: $ 9.05
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Qty: 1 s11745 Sterling - Toggle Clasp - Large Triangles Star - Sterling Manager Special 50% off!

(The original toggle sold out in a heartbeat - try this one instead! It's on sale!)

Price: $ 34.95
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Qty: 2 96002412 Sterling Beads - 3 mm Seamless Round - Bright Sterling (100)Price: $ 19.89
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bs066-06 Sterling Chain - 7 x 9 mm Cable Chain - The Chain of the Beast - Sterling (inch)

(6-7 inches - depending on size of your wrist. With a large clasp, you may only need 6 inches.)

Price: $ 12.99
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Qty: 6 bs005 Sterling Jumprings - 5 mm Open Jumprings - Sterling (2.5 grams)Price: $ 7.48
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