Featured Project - August 2009
We design creative projects with Vintaj natural brass!
Accentuate the raised-relief design in the wings of this beautiful Baroque Butterfly, with a touch of Maas Metal Polishing Crème. Simply “wipe on and wipe off.” Combine a warm glow of carnelian, citrine and bold-colored faceted Czech glass beads alongside the rich brilliant luster of your highlighted focal!
The possibilities are endless!
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC10- 7mm Filigree Bead Cap
BC20- 7.5mm Ornate Bead Cap
BC80- 6mm Blossom Bead Cap
BC160- 8mm Foliage Bead Cap
CH30- 6.5 x 9.5mm Etched Cable Chain
CL85- 20x 7mm Standard Hook
EM0110- 55mm Baroque Butterfly
EP1- 1" Eye Pin
F20- 20 x 20mm Dapt Filigree
HP1- 1" Head Pin
HPF15- 1.5" Pearl Head Pin
JR30- 5.25mm Jump Ring
JR40- 7.25mm Jump Ring
JR55- 10mm 16 gauge Jump Ring
Tools & Supplies:
Rosary Pliers (round nose pliers)
Chain nose pliers (flat nose pliers)
TSCR10- Maas Metal Polishing Crème
CGS20- 11mm Czech jonquille faceted glass stone
4mm fire opal Swarovski Crystal bicone
5mm, 7.5mm, & 10mm fuchsia and orange faceted Czech glass beads
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Polish your pendant
A. To accentuate the raised-relief design of your pendant apply a small amount of Maas Metal Polishing Crème to a cloth. Simply “wipe on and wipe off”. * Vintaj Natural Brass findings wear gracefully through time and with the elements making them hardy, durable, and beautiful, becoming timeless keepsakes. They don't need to be maintained, however, to obtain a rich brilliant luster we recommend Maas.
Step 2: Create your bead links & dangles.
A. String a variety of your bead caps with faceted glass beads, carnelian and citrine onto 1” eye pins. Form a simple loop. You will need a total of 6 bead links.
B. String blossom bead and 5mm glass bead onto a 1” head pin. Form a simple loop.
C. String crystal onto a 1.5” pearl head pin. Form a wrapped loop.
D. Set the faceted glass stone into the square dapt filigree. Wrap two opposite sides around stone. Secure by using chain nose pliers to crimp down edges.
Step 3: Assemble necklace.
A. Using 7.25mm jump rings connect your bead links in the following order; 7.5mm glass bead, carnelian, filigree wrapped stone, 7.5mm glass bead, 10” of chain, 7.5mm glass bead, standard hook , 10mm jump ring (with 5.5mm glass bead and crystal drops), citrine, 10mm glass bead.
B. Using 5.25mm jump rings connect each end of your necklace straps to the antenna of your butterfly pendant.
Your necklace is complete, Enjoy!
* Indian Summer is also featured in Summer/Fall 2009 Vintaj advertising campaigns!
Techniques: Wrapping, Linking,
Materials: Pearls/Crystals, Art glass/Faceted glass, Gemstones,