Au Naturale Necklace

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PROJECT N8078
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Mini bouquets of pressed organics are suspended in resin and framed by rectangular open back bezels in this necklace featuring Nunn Design elements.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need pressed organics, toothpicks, a face mask, disposable gloves, and a heat source such as a lighter or small torch to complete this project. Be sure to cover your work surface when using resin. These instructions will make a 27.5 inch necklace. To adjust the size, choose your desired length of cord.
  1. If you are new to 2-part epoxy resin, please watch the video: How to Use Nunn Design Resin.
  2. Please watch the video: How to Incorporate Organic Matter into 2-Part Resin by Becky Nunn. Set up your bezels on thick tape as shown in the video.
  3. Put on your face mask and disposable gloves. Based on the technique shown in the video in step 1, mix the resin in a mixing cup and stir gently with a craft stick until all striations are gone.
  4. Based on the technique shown in the video in step 2, prepare your organics and position them in each of your rectangular bezels. Then carefully fill each bezel with the desired amount of resin. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such a small torch. Let the resin harden and cure for three days in a dust-free and well-ventilated area before proceeding.
  5. To assemble your pendant: Use pliers to open a 6.5mm gold etched jump ring, and attach your lotus charm to the silver hoop. Close the jump ring. Note: Be sure to hang each of your charms so that they are facing forward, working from left to right.
  6. Open an 8.5mm silver twist jump ring, and attach your silver rectangle bezel to the silver loop. Close the jump ring.
  7. Connect five 6.5mm gold etched jump rings and attach the elongated diamond flat tag onto the silver hoop.
  8. Attach your gold rectangle bezel onto the silver hoop in the same manner as you did in step 6, this time using two jump rings.
  9. Next, use cutters to cut 27.5 inches of faux leather suede cord. Fold your cord at the center and tie it onto the silver hoop using a lark's head knot (see photo for reference).
  10. Use the fold over crimping plier to attach a 3mm foldover cord end onto one side of your cord. Repeat this step on the opposite side of your necklace.
  11. Finally, open a 5mm jump ring, and attach the loop of your lobster clasp onto one cord end. Open another jump ring, and attach it onto the other cord end. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-3415 - Nunn Design Open Frame, Large Organic Hoop, 21mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3305 - Nunn Design Itsy Charm, Lotus Flower 9mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-142 - Nunn Design Flat Tag Pendant, Elongated Diamond 41mm 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-00631 - Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Rectangle 12.5x31mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-00637 - Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Rectangle 9.5x25mm, 1 Piece, Bright Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2069 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2066 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Twist 8.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1446 - Silver Plated Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Ribbon (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7522 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-43102 - Beadsmith Medium Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 27 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-14 - Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
    Project uses 1 kit. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-100 - Micro Grip Pliers, Side Cutters, 4.5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-101 - Micro Grip Pliers, Long Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-103 - Micro Grip Pliers, Bent Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer, Boho
Ingredients PND-3415, PND-3305, PNT-142, PND-00631, PND-00637, FJR-2069, FJR-2066, FJR-5150, FCR-1446, FCL-7522, XCR-43102, TRC-14,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Nunn Design Open Frame, Large Organic Hoop, 21mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: PND-3415
Nunn Design Itsy Charm, Lotus Flower 9mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: PND-3305
Nunn Design Flat Tag Pendant, Elongated Diamond 41mm 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.71 / Package | SKU: PNT-142
Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Rectangle 12.5x31mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: PND-00631
Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Rectangle 9.5x25mm, 1 Piece, Bright Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: PND-00637
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: FJR-2069
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Twist 8.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: FJR-2066
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.67 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Ribbon (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: FCR-1446
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.61 / Package | SKU: FCL-7522
Beadsmith Medium Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.37 / Package | SKU: XCR-43102
Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$26.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-14
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Micro Grip Pliers, Side Cutters, 4.5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Micro Grip Pliers, Long Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Micro Grip Pliers, Bent Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece

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