Single-Strand Necklace with Brass Beads Drops and Focals and Recycled Glass Beads
-- Designer --
Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Tammy Honaman, read her jewelry artist success story here
: : : Materials : : :
- Bead, antiqued gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 5x2mm dotted rondelle (2 beads)
- Bead, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm filigree round (1 bead)
- Bead, antiqued gold-plated brass, 8mm smooth round (1 bead)
- Bead, recycled glass, light to dark aqua, 10-13mm handmade round with hand-sanded etched surface (13 beads)
- Focal, colored brass, bright teal patina, 30mm double-sided top-drilled flat round (1 focal)
- Focal, brass, 32x32mm double-sided flat square blank with (2) 4x2mm holes (1 focal)
- Focal, brass, 34mm single-sided flat round with embossed snowflake design and 2mm hole (1 focal)
- Drop, antiqued brass-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 14x5mm teardrop (1 drop)
- Drop, antiqued brass, 17x16mm single-sided flat arch frame with rope edge, 14.5x12.5mm arch setting (1 drop)
- Drop, brass, 22x14mm double-sided flat rectangle blank with 1.3mm hole (1 drop)
- Drop, brass, 25mm double-sided flat round blank with 1.3mm hole (1 drop)
- Drop, brass, 28x25mm single-sided rectangle with 23x20mm non-calibrated cabochon setting (1 drop)
- Drop, colored brass, bright teal patina, 26x11mm double-sided marquise (1 drop)
- Link, antiqued brass-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 5x4mm round (9 links)
- Link, antiqued brass-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 7mm puffed round (1 link)
- Bead cap, antiqued brass-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 5mm lacy cone, fits 6mm bead (2 bead caps)
- Component, brass, 24mm single-sided fancy flat round (1 component)
- Brad, brass, 7x4mm flat head, 16 gauge (4 brads)
- Washer, brass, 7mm single-sided flat round flower with pressed petal design and 1.4mm hole (1 washer)
- Washer, brass, 9.5mm double-sided flat round blank with 1.5mm hole (1 washer)
- Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated, 6mm round, 18 gauge (20 jumprings)
- Jumpring, antiqued gold-plated brass, 6mm fancy round, 20 gauge (3 jumprings)
- Eyepin, antiqued brass-plated steel, 1-1/4 inch, 21 gauge (1 eyepin)
- Clasp, toggle, antiqued brass-plated ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 16mm round (1 clasp)
- Chain, antiqued brass-plated steel, 3x2mm flat cable link
- Chain, antiqued gold-plated brass, 5.5mm flat round with diamond cut-out
- Wire, Wrapit, jeweler's bronze, dead soft, round, 22 gauge
- Leather scraps, turquoise
- Crafting paper, multicolored, 8x8 inch double-sided square with ''Once Upon a Springtime'' design, 10 total patterns
- Polishing paper, green, 400 grit, 5x5 inch square
- Ball peen hammer
- Tool set, beading awl
- Tool, steel, 3-3/4x3/4 inch square bench block
- Embosser folder, QuicKutz, blue, 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch rectangle with swirl designs, A2 series
- Embosser folder, QuicKutz, blue, 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inch rectangle with snowflake designs, A2 series
- Pliers, hole-punch, EURO TOOL, 1.8mm punch
- Dapping punch set, steel
- Adhesive, Mod Podge Gloss-Lustré glue sealer
- Jeweler's grade resin, ICE Resin 2-part formula, crystal clear
- Non-stick art sheet, Teflon, white, 6x6 inch
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, flat-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
3/64 inch drill bit
Scrap piece of wood
|Using jumprings, connect the domed pendant to the center "point" of the bail.|
|Using jumprings, connect a link to two spots on one side of the bail.
Connect enough links to form a small section of chain.
|Using jumprings, connect the embossed link to each length of chain. The embossed link in this necklace hits just below the collarbone.|
|Using a jumpring connect an ICE Resin framed pendant to a hole in the embossed link.|
|Cut a length of cable chain. Cut the head off a headpin. Form a double-wrapped loop connector, capturing the loop on the toggle ring half of the clasp with one wrapped loop and the last link of chain with the other wrapped loop.|
Thread blue recycled beads onto the chain. Thread a filigree bead onto an eyepin. Form a wrapped loop on the other end of the eyepin to form a filigree component. Open the simple loop on the filigree component and add it to the length of chain.
Use a jumpring to connect the wrapped loop of the filigree component to the single hole on the embossed link.
|Repeat Step 3. Join the two links together with a jumpring then add more links to form a single length of chain.|
|Repeat Step 4 connecting the chain just made to the square link.
Using a jumpring, add a length of round link chain to the square link. As an embellishment--using a twisted jumpring, add a round link to the chain and the jumpring connecting the square pendant.
|Use a jumpring to connect the square frame ICE Resin pendant to the round link chain.|
|Use a jumpring to connect the other half of the toggle clasp to the round link chain.|
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Old World Domed Pendant'' illustrated instructions
- ''Embossed Patina Pendant'' illustrated instructions
- ''ICE Resin Frame Pendant'' illustrated instructions
- ''Creating a Folded Bail'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
- ''How to use the Epic Six QuicKutz® Embossing Tool'' illustrated instructions
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