Featured Project - July 2009
We design creative projects with Vintaj natural brass!
Faded memories awaken with sparkling beads and filigree accents! Collage your favorite memory into a bezel and surround it with your favorite charms and drops for a picture perfect design. The possibilities are endless!
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC60- 7mm Flower Petal Bead Cap
C2H70 - 6 x 28mm 2-hole Deco Window
CL45- 24x 11mm Hook
CH20- 5.5 x 8mm Fine Oval Chain
DP160- 25 x 26mm Filigree Star Drop – Wrap
DP195- 13 x 14mm Etched Star Charm
DP264- Rustic Round Charm – DREAM
EP1- 1" Eye Pin
F20- 20 x 20mm Dapt Filigree
HP1- 1" Head Pin
HPFP15- 1.5" Pearl Head Pin
JR20- 4.75mm Jump Ring
JR40- 7.25mm Jump Ring
JR60- 15mm Jump Ring
P370- Rectangle Bezel - 28 x 25mm
Tools & Supplies:
Rosary Pliers (round nose pliers)
Chain nose pliers (flat nose pliers)
Screw down hole punch - www.beaducation.com
Crafter’s Pick – The Ultimate Glue
Ranger – Inkssentials Matte Accent - www.rangerink.com
Family photo or vintage paper
6 x 9mm Red Czech glass rondelles
11mm Czech Siam Ruby faceted glass stone
6mm Satin Aqua Swarovski Crystal bicone
Dusty blue Czech glass teardrop
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Create your pendant
A. Apply your vintage photo or paper to the rectangle bezel: Measure and cut a ¾ x 7/8” section of your image. Use the glue to adhere the image, face up, to the inside of the bezel. Let dry.
B. Apply a layer of matte accents to the image. (read bottle for instructions) Let dry over night.
C. Use a fine sharpie to mark the placement of the additional hole at the bottom of the image. Line up the screw down hole-punch with the mark and tighten the hand down and twist it open to drill hole. Set aside.
Step 2: Create your bead links & dangles.
A. String the following beads onto a 1” eye pin; flower bead cap, glass rondelle, flower bead cap. Trim pin if necessary and create a simple loop. Repeat 9 times, ending up with a total of 10 links.
B. String crystal onto a 1” head pin, create a simple loop.
C. String glass teardrop onto a 1.5” pearl head pin, cut the head off of pin, center bead on wire and create a wrapped loop.
D. Set the faceted glass stone into the dapt square filigree. Wrap three sides around stone. Secure by using chain nose pliers to crimp down edges.
Step 3: Assemble necklace.
A. Use three links of fine oval chain and 4.75mm jump rings to cluster your beaded dangles and charms.
B. Connect the following using 4.75mm jump rings; glass bead link, deco window connectors (layer two back to back), glass bead link. Repeat pattern once by separating the section with a 7.25mm jump ring. End the second section with a 7.25mm jump ring, glass bead link, fine oval chain and a large hook clasp.
C. Connect your pendant using a 15mm jump ring; attach 7.25mm jump ring through the loop of the bezel. Attach 4.75mm jump rings to the glass bead links on necklace strands. Connect the two by stringing a 15mm jump ring through the rings on the glass bead links your bezel pendant. Close to secure.
Your necklace is complete, Enjoy!
Techniques: Linking, Clustering,
Materials: Pearls/Crystals, Art glass/Faceted glass,