Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Cupchain, Jeweler's Bronze Sheet and Sterling Silver Charms
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Rose Wingenbach, read her jewelry artist success story here
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- Charm, sterling silver, 9mm open snowflake (7 charms)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 5.5mm round, 18 gauge (100 jumprings)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 6x4mm oval, 18 gauge (7 jumprings)
- Jumpring, silver-plated brass, 8x6mm oval, 16 gauge (2 jumprings)
- Earwire, gold-plated brass, 17mm flat fishhook with 3mm coil and open loop, 22 gauge (2 earwires)
- Clasp, TierraCast, 5-strand toggle, gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 24x19mm D-ring (1 clasp)
- Cupchain, Chinese glass rhinestone and silver-finished brass, clear, 2mm round
- Chain, silver-plated steel, 8mm double cable
- Sheet, jeweler's bronze, half-hard with mirror finish, 6x6-inch square, 24 gauge
- Adhesive, Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy, 2-part
- Punch, EUROTOOL, tempered steel, 5 inches with 3mm tip
- Saw blade, steel, sizes 1/0 to 6/0, 5 inches
- Ball peen hammer, steel and wood, 16mm flat head / 16mm ball head, 10-1/2 inches long, 4 ounces
- Tool, WigJig Centaur, plastic and steel, clear, 4 x 4 x 5/16 inches with (10) 1.5mm wide pegs
- Glue gun pad, silicone, clear, 8x8-inch square with non-stick heat resistant surface
- Safety glasses, polycarbonate and nylon, clear and black, anti-fog and scratch-resistant
- Disc cutter, steel and wood, 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 3/4 inch base for cutting 6x4mm-18x16mm ovals
- Jooltool Sharpening and Polishing System, plastic and steel, red and black, 110/240 volt, 12x9x7 inches
- Abrasive disc, 3M Scotch-Bright EXL Unitized, plastic, brown, fine to coarse grit, 3-inch replacement abrasive disc for Jooltool
- Rotary tool, steel, grinding and polishing set with case
- Drill bit, high speed steel and plastic, 1-1/4 to 3 inches with 1-4mm twisted bit
- Bench pin, wood / steel / plastic, black, 7-1/2 x 2-inch rectangle with V-slot and C-clamp
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- One 13-inch length of silver-plated 8mm double cable chain
- One 12-inch, one 9-inch and five 21-cup lengths of silver-finished 2mm cupchain
Draw a template out on paper to allow for proper placement of the cutouts. The crescent shape measures 6x2.5 inches. Starting 1 inch from the outside edge cut a 4-inch long by 1/2 inch deep curve in the top of the crescent. Draw a 16mm circle in the center of the crescent 1/4 inch from the top edge. Place a 16mm circle 1 inch to the right and to the left of the center circle 1/4 inch from the top edge. Place two 16mm circles along the bottom edge of the crescent centered between the three circles on the top edge.
Repeat to cut out the remaining four circle cutouts.
Repeat to punch five holes along the 1-inch straight edge on the left side of the crescent and five holes along the 1-inch straight edge on the right side of the crescent.
Repeat to punch one hole above each of the 16mm circles punched out on the crescent focal piece.
Repeat to attach the 12-inch length of chain along the bottom edge of the crescent, and a 21-cup length of chain around the edge of each of the five circle cutouts.
Repeat to attach the second D-ring clasp and the second section of chainmaille to the right top edge of the crescent.
Repeat to attach the last link on the 13-inch length of silver-plated 8mm double cable chain to the loop on the bar portion of the toggle clasp.
Repeat to drill one 1mm hole 1/8 inch the bottom edge.
Repeat to drill two 1mm holes on the second 16mm disc.
Repeat to attach an 8-cup length of cupchain along the left front edge of the disc, and two 8-cup lengths of cupchain around the left and right edge of the back of the disc.
Repeat to attach four 8-cup lengths of cupchain on the front and back of the second 15.9mm brass disc.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Opening a Jumpring'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
- ''Glues'' how-to video and instructions
- ''How to Create a European 4-in-1 Chainmaille Pattern'' illustrated instructions
- ''Disc Cutter, How-To'' illustrated instructions
- ''Inserting a Saw Blade into a Jeweler's Saw Frame'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
- ''Sawing Metal'' how-to video and instructions
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