Retired - Bingham Necklace

PROJECT N8043
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Zola Elements acetate pendants are paired with copper accents in this fitted Y necklace using rolo chain and Nunn Design textured jump rings. The BeadSmith 2-hole metal punch tool is used to create additional holes in the acetate, allowing for unique design possibilities.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18.5 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust your lengths of chain on either side respectively. If you are new to hole punching, you may want to begin by watching the video How to Use the BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch. You will need a marking pen to complete this project.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Punch Holes in Acetate Using the BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch Tool. Using what you have learned in the video, widen the pre-existing hole of your 20mm acetate coin pendant using the 2mm hole size on the tool.
  2. Next, punch two more 2mm holes in your coin pendant in a triangular formation across from the pre-existing hole you widened in step 1. Your holes should be approximately 1/2 inch apart, and 1/16th inch in from the edge of your pendant.
  3. Use flush cutters to cut two 8.5 inch lengths of chain and one 1 inch length of chain. Set aside.
  4. To assemble your necklace: Use pliers to open a 4mm Nunn Design jump ring and slide on the end link of one of your 8.5 inch chains. Also slide on one hole of your coin pendant. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach your other 8.5 inch chain to an adjacent hole of your coin pendant.
  5. Now open a Nunn Design jump ring and slide on the end link of the 1 inch chain. Also slide on the hole of the triangle pendant. Close the jump ring.
  6. Open another Nunn Design jump ring and slide on the opposite end link of the 1 inch chain you just attached. Also slide on the third hole of your coin pendant. Close the jump ring.
  7. To attach your clasp: Open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the end link of one 8.5 inch chain. Also slide on the loop of your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. Finally, open one more 4mm jump ring and slide on the remaining end link of your other 8.5 inch chain. Close the jump ring. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-108 - Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Mermaid Triangle 16x20mm, 2 Pieces, Multi-Colored
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-082 - Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Mermaid Coin 20mm, 2 Pieces, Multi-Colored
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9966 - Antiqued Copper Plated Round Rolo Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-1124 - Lobster Clasp, Curved 10x6mm, 20 Pieces, Ant Copper
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3086 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2068 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0284 - BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch, Makes 1.5 and 2mm Holes
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer
Ingredients PNT-108, PNT-082, CHA-9966, FCL-1124, FJR-3086, FJR-2068,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Mermaid Triangle 16x20mm, 2 Pieces, Multi-Colored
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: PNT-108
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: PNT-082
Antiqued Copper Plated Rolo Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: CHA-9966
Final Sale - Lobster Clasp, Curved 10x6mm, 20 Pieces, Ant Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-1124
Final Sale - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$0.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-3086
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Two-Hole Metal Punch, Makes 1.5 and 2mm Holes
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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