Retired - April Showers Necklace

PROJECT N1054
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
A cute little umbrella and pretty alexandrite colored 'raindrops' make this necklace the perfect accessory for a stormy spring day.
Instructions
  1. Use the metal punching pliers to punch four holes near the bottom edge of the umbrella pendant blank. See the photos for placement reference.
  2. Place a 3mm alexandrite glass bead onto a head pin and create a simple wire loop. Repeat with 10 more beads and head pins. Then repeat with 2 more beads and eye pins.
  3. Hang each bead on an eye pin from a bead on a head pin. Hang these two drops from the outer holes that you have created on the umbrella pendant. Then hang a single bead on a head pin from each of the center holes that you have created on the umbrella pendant.
  4. Cut an 18" length of Vintaj Natural Brass cable chain. Use a jump ring to hang the umbrella pendant from the center link of your chain.
  5. Skip 3 links to each side of the pendant and hang a bead on a head pin. Skip 3 more links and hang another bead on a head pin. Skip 3 more links and hang a third bead on a head pin on each side.
  6. Attach a jump ring to one end of the chain. On the other end of the chain, attach a clasp hook with a jump ring and hang a bead on a head pin from this jump ring as well.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-10075 - Vintaj Natural Brass Umbrella Pendant Blank - 32x30mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3395 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Alexandrite (50)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-7140 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 4mm x 3.5mm Flat Cable Links - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FHP-5521 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5525 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4643 - Vintaj Natural Brass Standard Hook For Jewelry Clasps 20mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5347 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-0060 - Eurotool EuroPunch 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers For Sheet Metal
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients PND-10075, BCP-3395, CHA-7140, FHP-5521, FHP-5525, FCL-4643, FJR-5347,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Alexandrite (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: BCP-3395
Vintaj Natural Brass Flat Cable Chain, 4mm x 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-7140
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FHP-5521
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FHP-5525
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: FJR-5347
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

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