Midtown Wintergreen Necklace

PROJECT N7054
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Advanced
Two Nunn Design open frame hoops create a customizable bezel for resin, encasing leaf stampings colored by Vintaj patina.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need some paper towels, clear packing tape, a lighter or small torch, a face mask and some disposable gloves to complete this project.
  1. To begin, please watch our video on how to use Vintaj patinas and glaze. Pour out a little bit of the green opal patina onto your work surface. Using a dry paintbrush, dab the patina onto 1 brass leaf stamping and quickly blot away the excess with a paper towel. Wait a few minutes for the patina to dry.
  2. Next, please watch our video on how to fill an open-back bezel with resin. Following the instructions in the video, cut a piece of clear packing tape and place it onto your work surface, sticky side up. Place your large gold open frame hoop onto the tape and press down hard all around the edges of the frame so it sticks in place and no resin will seep out. Then place the small open frame hoop onto the tape inside the larger hoop, about 1/4 inch from the top.
  3. Take the leaf stamping without patina and place it onto the tape inside the hoop bezel. Place the leaf stamping with patina on top of it, diagonally. See the photo for reference.
  4. Next, watch our video on how to use Ice Resin. Put on your disposable gloves and face mask. Based on the instructions in the video, measure your resin and stir with a popsicle stick until all striations are gone. When it is fully mixed, use the stick to drip the resin into the large hoop frame a few drops at a time, until the resin covers the leaf stampings and reaches the top of the hoop frame. You can use the popsicle stick to push the resin into the narrow passage between the small hoop and the top of the pendant. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such as a small torch.
  5. Allow the resin to cure in a dust-free area for three days. When the piece has cured, gently peel the packing tape off the back of the pendant.
  6. Take your 2 foot length of chain and hold the ends together so you find the midpoint. Feed the center of the chain through the small hoop of the pendant from front to back and pull the ends of the chain through the loop, creating a lark's head knot.
  7. Using pliers, open a jump ring. Slide it through the last link of chain on one side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  8. Open another jump ring. Slide it through the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  9. Enjoy your necklace!
If the back of the piece where the tape was stuck feels slightly sticky, you can use Goo Gone to rub the stickiness away.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-08369 - Nunn Design Open Frame, Hoop 49.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-08339 - Nunn Design Open Frame, Hoop 12mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-05101 - Nunn Design Stampings, 14.5x39.5mm Oak Leaf, 2 Pieces, Brass
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • TRC-10 - ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 2 packages.

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

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Autumn
Ingredients PND-08369, PND-08339, PND-05101, XTL-0405, TRC-10, CHA-99958, FCL-7525, FJR-5250,

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, Hoop 49.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: PND-08369
Nunn Design Open Frame, Hoop 12mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: PND-08339
Nunn Design Stampings, 14.5x39.5mm Oak Leaf, 2 Pieces, Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: PND-05101
Vintaj Patina, Opaque Permanent Ink For Metal, 0.5 Ounce, Green Opal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-0405
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$28.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FCL-7525
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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