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Green Grapes

by: Rochelle Kilmer

Sweet, sweet grapes being turned into delicious wine! Would you like a glass, because I sure would!

So again, this necklace started as a yellow-green colour puddle. I had the glass coins and the olive jade hanging out on my desk for a bit before Erin said they reminded her of green grapes. From there the inspiration was born! I saw bunches of dangles and the little grape charms we carry were the perfect accent piece.

First I started by making all the little dangles used in both the necklace and the earrings. On a headpin, I placed a scallop bead cap,4mm round olive jade, and another bead cap. Then I made a wrapped loop to finish them off. I did this for the whole strand of olive jade stone.

*(Note: with the stone/pearl sale the last couple weeks all the olive jade was purchased, so there are a couple of alternatives I would use in the material list)  

Then for the strand of puff coins, I turned them into links.I used 22g Brass wire. I made a wrapped loop on one end, strung on a puff coin and made another wrapped loop. I did this for all 15 coins.

Putting the necklace together:

I attached all 15 coin links together using 3mm jumprings. Find the centre coin. Open a 3mm jumpring, and place 3 olive jade dangles, and before closing attach it to one of the jumpring to the left of the centre coin.On the right side, attach 3 dangles the same way.

Working your way out, on each jumpring attaching the links,attach either a single dangle or 3 dangles. I alternated, so I attached 3dangles and the next one just one dangle and then the next 3 dangles, etc.

On the last coin link I used a 4mm jumpring and attached itto one end of the brass chain.  Irepeated the same for the other ends. I found the centre of the chain and cutit. On the chain links I attached a lobster claw, an antique gold grape charm,and one of the olive jade dangles I made. The lobster claw can clip into thelinks on the chain so you can adjust your length preference. 

Necklace done!

Earrings:

I used a pack of chain extenders as my base for the dangles.I cut off the teardrop dangle off the bottom and attached an antique gold grape charm instead, using a jumpring. Working upwards, I attached 1 or 2 olive jade dangles on each link of the extender using 3mm jumprings. Then I attached my earring finding to the top link. I repeated the same process for the other earring.

Voila your earrings are done!

          
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74701011-11 Artistic Wire - 22 gauge Round Wire - Brass (Tarnish Resistant) (Spool)Price: $ 5.58
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Qty: 1 tc20-0625-26 Chain - 5 x 8 mm Cable Chain - Antique Gold (foot)

(used 7 3/4 inches)

Price: $ 3.74
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Qty: 1 s49764 Czech Glass - 10 mm Puff Coin - Chardonnay (Strand 15)Price: $ 4.74
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74201090 Findings - Chain Extender - Goldtone (Pair)Price: $ 1.06
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Qty: 1 23440010 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Hamilton GoldPrice: $ 0.60
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Qty: 1 23610904 Findings - Earring - Fishhooks - Simple - Goldtone (Pair)Price: $ 0.30
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22801012 Findings - Jumprings - 3 mm Open Round - Goldplated (5 grams)Price: $ 1.05
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22801012-01 Findings - Jumprings - 4 mm Open Round - Goldplated (10 grams)Price: $ 1.95
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27099000-10 Firepolish - 4 mm Faceted Round - Pearl Pastel Khaki (strand 45)

(alternative for Olive Jade stone)

Price: $ 4.07
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27804207-13 Glass - 4 mm Druks - Olive Green AB (strand)

(alternative for Olive Jade stone)

Price: $ 3.48
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22601072 Headpins - 2 in / 22 ga Flat Head - Goldplated (100)Price: $ 4.80
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tb6r0996 Japanese Seedbeads - 6/0 Toho Seedbeads - Bronze Lined Peridot Rainbow

(alternative for Olive Jade stone)

Price: $ 3.86
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23810392 Metal Bead Cap - 5 mm Simple Scallop - Gold plated (100)Price: $ 2.73
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Qty: 3 tc94-2188-26 Metal Charm - Grape Bunch - Antiqued GoldPrice: $ 1.25
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Qty: 1 s53651 Stone Beads - 4 mm Round - Matte Olive Jade (strand)Price: $ 6.50
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