Retired - Leopard Print Crystal Necklace

PROJECT N7038
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
If you've got a soft spot for fierce prints, this pave leopard print necklace is the accessory for you. Swarovski crystal chatons in glittering golden hues complete the look.
Instructions
These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. First, watch our video on how to use Crystal Clay.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, put on the gloves that come with your Crystal Clay. Pinch off 1/4 of the gold clay that comes in the packet and 1/4 of the binder, and mix together until blended.
  3. Place the clay into the bezel of your pendant and gently press it into place. Roll your finger across the surface of the clay to make sure it is spread evenly throughout the bezel, and to remove any fingerprints.
  4. Using the beeswax tip applicator that comes with the Crystal Clay, place the Swarovski crystal chatons into the clay according to the leopard pattern shown in the photo -- or however you like. (Tip: You will want to get all of your crystal chatons placed in 1 hour or less, before the clay dries out too much to work with easily.)
  5. Let the clay cure for 14 to 16 hours, or overnight.
  6. Cut an 18 inch length of gold chain.
  7. Open a jump ring. Slide on the loop of your leopard print pendant, and also slide it through a link of chain at the center of your length of chain. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on one side of the necklace, and the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  9. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  10. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWCH-11008 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Golden Shadow
    Project uses 89 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCH-51408 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Golden Shadow F
    Project uses 29 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-11071 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Topaz
    Project uses 49 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-11015 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Jet UNF
    Project uses 73 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWCH-51415 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp14, 40 Pieces, Jet Unfoiled
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6552 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Pewter Bezel Large Round Framed Pendant 1 1/4
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-238 - Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Gold' 25 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0116 - Gold Plated Bulk Chain, Oval Long and Short Links 4.5-8mm, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7525 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients SWCH-11008, SWCH-51408, SWCH-11071, SWCH-11015, SWCH-51415, PND-6552, TRC-238, CHA-0116, FJR-5250, FCL-7525,

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.
Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Gold' 25 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-238
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Nunn Design Lobster Clasps, Curve 15mm, 2 Pieces, 24K Antiqued Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-7525
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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