Retired - All We Need Is Love Necklace

PROJECT N507
Designer: Kathy Mannix
Skill Level: Advanced
Simply beautiful, Amore says it all!
Instructions
  1. Start with the stamping blank disc (PND-5852) by placing it on your steel bench block (XTL-6092) with the hole at the top. Center the black filigree heart (PND-00104) on top of the blank. Slide the heart down until the bottom tip is touching the bottom of the blank (see photo).
  2. Mark a line on the blank across the very top of the heart with a permanent marker. Now mark a small "X" at the center of the line with the same permanent marker. This will help you with letter placement. Take the heart off and set aside for now.
  3. Pick up the lowercase letter "o" from your letter stamp set (XTL-0717). You will always start at the very center and work your way to the left and to the right. Set the letter "o" stamp on top of the "x" you made with the permanent marker. Make sure stamp is straight, perpendicular to the steel bench block and perpendicular to the metal surface to be stamped. Press the stamp lightly onto the metal. Strike the stamp with your hammer. Make sure the hammer head comes down straight, parallel to the bench block, striking the stamp dead center. Strike the letter about 2-3 times without moving it. Repeat these steps with all of the letter stamps until you spell out "Amore". Use your permanent black marker to fill in the letters you just stamped. Immediately wipe off excess marker with a paper towel or cloth. This will also wipe off the line you made earlier.
  4. Pick up the black filigree heart again and dab a very small amount of glue onto the back (XTL-1050) using a toothpick. Place the heart onto the blank, making sure to center it below the stamped lettes "Amore". (Remember where you placed it before). You will have about 5 minutes to work with the heart before the glue starts to dry. For a maximum strength bond, allow 24-72 hours for complete curing.
  5. Now you are ready to put the antiqued silver plated filigree (FCO-5024) piece on top of the heart. Use your chain nose pliers to bend over the sides of the filigree at a 90 degree angle, about 1/8th of an inch. Slide the filigree over the heart and the stamping blank, making sure you have it centered and aligned horizontally. Use your chain nose pliers to press down the sides so the filigree stays in place (see photo) You can also use your hammer to tap down the side pieces on the back for extra reinforcement.
  6. Link on an open jump ring (FJR-3957) to the top center hole of the stamping blank. Cut the chain to your preferred length (I used 18 inches). Link an open jump ring to one end of the chain and then close. Now use the other open jump ring to link onto the lobster clasp and to the other end of the chain. Close the jump ring. Your pendant is finished and ready to wear.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-5024 - Antiqued Silver Plated Scrollwork Connector Links 39mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5852 - Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Round Pendants 34mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9665 - Antiqued Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 3.5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-00104 - Black Color Coated Brass Filigree Stamping By Ezel - Scroll Heart Pendant 26mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03964 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03957 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 5x7mm 19 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2513 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0717 - 27 Pc Uppercase Lucida Calligraphy Alphabet Letter Punch Set For Stamping Metal In Wood Box 3mm
  • XTL-1050 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (3.7 Oz)
Additional Information
Ingredients FCO-5024, PND-5852, CHA-9665, PND-00104, FJR-03964, FJR-03957, FCL-2513,

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.
Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Round Pendants 34mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: PND-5852
Antiqued Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: CHA-9665
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$8.25 / Package | SKU: FJR-03964
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings Oval 5x7mm 19 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-03957
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12.5mm  (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.95 / Package | SKU: FCL-2513
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Tools and Other Supplies:

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive  (3.7 Oz)
$13.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-1050

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