Amphibia Necklace

PROJECT N8076
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A tranquil, aquatic scene is created in this necklace using 2-part epoxy resin with Vintaj Patina, charms, and gold accents.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need toothpicks, a face mask, some 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 working with patina and resin. These instructions will make a 17 inch necklace. To adjust the size, choose your desired length of chain. Note: for a longer necklace, you may need to purchase more chain.
  1. Begin to assemble your pendant by using flush cutters to cut off the loops on each of your frog and leaf charms. You can file away any rough edges with the Vintaj metal file.
  2. Please watch this video on how to paint charms and bezels with Vintaj Patina for use with resin. Based on the technique shown in the video, paint the inside of your bezel with two coats of Green Opal patina. Also paint your frog charm with Moss patina. Let dry for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Apply a dab of E6000 glue to the underside of your gold leaf charm and set it into the bezel (see photo for reference). Then set your frog charm in this same manner. Let the glue dry for at least one hour.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Use Nunn Design Resin. Put on your disposable gloves and face mask. Based on the instructions in the video, measure your resin and stir gently with a craft stick until all striations are gone. Once fully mixed, use the stick to drip the resin into the bezel a few drops at a time, until the resin forms a low dome over the top of the bezel. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such a small torch. Allow the resin to cure in a well-ventilated and dust-free area for three days.
  5. To make your pendant into a necklace: Use flush cutters to cut 20.5 inches of cable chain, and slide on the loop of your pendant. Open a 5mm jump ring and attach the loop of your lobster clasp onto one end of your chain. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring and slide it onto the opposite end of your chain. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-5026 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Leaping Frog Charm 20mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2200 - Vintaj Vogue Decorative Charms, Teensie Nouveau Leaf 13x12mm, 2 Pieces, Raw Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-08008 - Nunn Design Bezel Pendant, 21.5mm Round, 1 Piece, Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9067 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Moss Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-0405 - Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce, Green Opal
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-50 - Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Enamel Resin 16 oz
    Project uses 1 kit. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2601 - 22K Gold Plated Cable Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
    Project uses 20.5 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4720 - 22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0880 - Paint Brush for ICED Enamels, Patinas & Paper Sealant, 1 Brush
  • 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 Vintage Look, Spring
Ingredients PND-5026, PND-2200, PND-08008, XTL-9067, XTL-0405, XTL-1054, TRC-50, CHA-2601, FJR-5250, FCL-4720,

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.
TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Leaping Frog Charm 20mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: PND-5026
Vintaj Vogue Decorative Charms, Teensie Nouveau Leaf 13x12mm, 2 Pieces, Raw Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: PND-2200
Nunn Design Bezel Pendant, 21.5mm Round, 1 Piece, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: PND-08008
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Moss Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-9067
Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce, Green Opal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-0405
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Easy Cast Clear Casting Epoxy Enamel Resin 16 oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 16 oz..
$22.39 / Package | SKU: TRC-50
22K Gold Plated Cable Chain, 2.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-2601
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: FCL-4720
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Paint Brush for ICED Enamels, Patinas & Paper Sealant, 1 Brush
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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