How to Make the Vintage Embroidery Jewelry Set by Vintaj

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Designer: Mackie Mullane
In this video tutorial for Beadaholique, Mackie Mullane, designer and educational instructor with Vintaj, teaches how to make the Vintage Embroidery Necklace and Bracelet Set. She shows how to DecoEtch blanks using the Vintaj Big Kick Machine and how to patina them so that the pattern really pops. Creative filigree wrapping and forming techniques are also taught. Instructions and ingredients for this project can be found on
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Hi I'm Mackie Mullane and I'm a designer with Vintaj and I'm here today with to show you some pewter techniques and some filigree wrapping techniques on our vintage embroidery necklace and bracelet I have these deco etched designs on the pewter blanks So to do that I'm going to place my blank on the folder where it's supposed to show. So I just place it right where the flower is. On the Vintaj BIGkick I have a solo platform, the solo shim and two clear plates. So you're going to place it in the center of those two clear plates and just roll it through once so once you take that out you have your deco etch So then go on your craft sheet or your wax paper, shake up your patina and we're just going to be placing that patina in all of the etched lines on your pewter piece so for that you'll need a dry brush once again and paper towels. Take your dry brush and paint it over the whole surface of your piece. You can actually work in sections for this one paint it over and wipe off and then all of that patina will stay in all of the etched lines. So continue that process and I like to just paint around where all those lines are and so you want to make sure that you're wiping off right as soon as you apply it because if you leave it dry too long the patinas are made to be permanent to the metals and it will stick and it'll be way too hard to get off. So go ahead and just wipe that off and then you have your deco etch pewter blank. So now to add the filigree wrap I always like to relief all of my pieces. It just adds a nice finish to all of your designs that you do. So relief that top layer and for this one I am using the light side of the relief block that's the lighter grit and polish with the light grey side. So now I'm placing my blank on the piece and I'm actually going to use a jump ring to kind of hold those two together while I wrap. So open your jump ring put it through and actually if that hole is not big enough go ahead and go in with your bead awl or your metal awl I should say and make that hole a little bigger so when I do that you can kind of see how my blank has moved a little bit go ahead and just straighten that out with your chain nose pliers flatten that out and we're going to attach the blank to the filigree and so what I'm going to do is place the unraised side towards the back so you get both nice sides so now I'm going to grab each end and I'm just folding the filigree over each side I like to kind of fold each side up and I like to go from the center and close and on the other side, center and close and then tighten with your whole chain nose pliers and then just make sure that your blank is nice and sturdy inside of your filigree. So then also you can see here on this bracelet that I've done I use the filigree that we used on the backside of our pendant and I just bent it and shaped it for the of the bracelet so there's lots of cool different things you can do with these pieces and that is just one of them. So then for your necklace go ahead and take your medium size jump ring put that through close it and you can use your hands or your pliers either way you feel comfortable and then I'm going in with these jump rings as well and this might need a bead awl as well so go ahead and go with your bead awl make your end of your chain bigger with your metal awl put your jump ring through and then you're going to attach that to your necklace and do the same on the other side here on the second side I am going in with the metal awl again make the hole bigger and I'm gonna go in with my jump ring slip that through and close and then I like to fold my necklace and kinda even it out on both ends and then I'll clip with the side cutters or you can just use the cutters that are on your pliers clip the chain once again going in with the awl you can kinda you can use your fingernails or you can use your hands generally how you feel. Do that to both sides attach a jump ring attach one end to the clasp and then for your other clasp end I like to use the medium-size jump ring close it up take a smaller jump ring open that, attach it to the larger jump ring and attach that to the chain you can use the clasp and you have your finished necklace So for the center of this bracelet we're gonna do the same thing we did before except we're going to be the punching holes on both sides or punching the one hole on the other side to match both ends. So use your metal awl make your hole larger straighten it now with your chain nose pliers put your jump ring through and then keep the nice side of the filigree backwards so you have both sides facing close that up and then for this one we're actually going to take our hole punch and line up your blank with your filigree and we're going to go right across from our hole and I'm actually gonna go from the backside and punch right through the blank go in with your other jump ring and pick up your chain nose pliers, close that up and then same thing that we did with the pendant earlier, curve both ends up and then tighten and then you have the centerpiece of your bracelet Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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