Retired - Arts and Crafts Revival Necklace

PROJECT N699
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This striking statement piece necklace features an Arts & Crafts style Clay River focal pendant that is accented by smaller porcelain beads, silk ribbon, cord, chains, and stylized leaf toggles. Very pretty and eye-catching! NOTE: The Antiqued Brass Flat Oval Cable Chain used in this project has been discontinued and a slightly different chain has replaced it. The overall look of the project will not change much, but the chain will be slightly different than that shown in the photo.
Instructions
You will also need some tape for this project as well as a binder clip or alligator clip of some sort to pinch your ribbons together. Tip: it is easier to attach the foldover crimps before you cut your ribbon and then just trim one side of your ribbon off after you have folded the crimp.
  1. Cut your 2 silk ribbons and your faux leather cord to 20 inch lengths each. On one end of each, attach a 3mm brass foldover crimp. Connect all three of these crimp ends together with an oval jump ring. Tape down the connected ends to your table and braid (just regular 3 strand braid). Keep braiding until you have 8 inches braided. Pinch the ends together with your fingers and carefully slip your Clay River pendant over the braid. At this point, secure the ends together so that your braid does not come undone - I prefer to use an alligator clip but a binder clip would work as well (you can also consider gently taping). Carefully attach a foldover crimp to each of the strands, trim any excess, and then connect the crimps together with an oval jump ring.
  2. Cut 15 inches of Soft Flex antique brass beading wire. Place a bead stopper 4 inches from one end. String onto your wire 1 brass crimp bead, 1 Clay River short tube cylinder bead in ruby, 1 Clay River rectangular chicklet bead in celtic green, another ruby bead, 1 Clay River coin bead in marbled blue, another ruby bead, 1 Clay River coin bead in celtic green, another ruby bead, another marbled blue coin bead, another ruby bead, another celtic green coin bead, a ruby bead, a marbled blue bead, a ruby bead, a celtic green chicklet bead, a ruby bead, and a final crimp bead.
  3. On the underside of the leaf part of the toggle clasp there is a little loop. Thread your beading wire through this loop, come back around and through the crimp bead again as well as several beads next to it. Crimp the bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Remove the bead stopper from the other end of your strand and repeat this step with your 2nd toggle clasp leaf portion.
  4. Place a glob of E6000 glue on the underside of one of your leaf toggles from the step above. Into this glue, place one end of your braided piece. Just place the foldover crimps and jump ring holding them together directly into the glue. You want the leaf to be pointing down, as if it is going on top of the braid. See photo and then let dry. After it is dry, repeat this step with your other toggle leaf on the other side of your braid.
  5. Lay out all three of your foot long pieces of chain and make sure they are the same length. You might need to snip off a link or two to make sure they line up.
  6. Open an oval jump ring and attach it to the end link on all three of your chains. Also link onto the jump ring one of your toggle bars. Close the jump ring.
  7. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your chains with your other toggle bar.
  8. To bring your necklace together, simply insert the toggle bars into the leaf parts of the toggle clasps.
  9. All done! Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWC-2048 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 13.5mm Indented Coin, 2 Pieces, Celctic Green
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2112 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2051 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 13.5mm Indented Coin, 2 Pieces, Marbeled Blue
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BWC-2096 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Pendant, 45mm Glazed Square W/ Bird In Tree, 1 Piece, Green
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7422 - Antiqued Brass Toggle Clasp Ivy Leaf 26mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 2 clasps. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-7000 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48054 -
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-43105 - Beadsmith Dark Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48096 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Blue Grey
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-5005 - Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
    Project uses 15 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9925 - Antiqued Brass Flat Oval Cable Chain 6mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9971 - Antiqued Brass Long Short Etched Textured Oval Chain 6mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1445 - Antiqued Brass Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Ribbon
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1900 - Antiqued Brass Micro Crimp Beads 1.2mm x 1.7mm (144 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5200 - Standard Size Beading Crimping Pliers (For 2x2mm & 2x1mm Crimp Beads)
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Boho, As Seen In
Ingredients BWC-2048, BWC-2112, BWC-2051, BWC-2096, FCL-7422, FJR-7000, XCR-48054, XCR-43105, XCR-48096, XCR-5005, CHA-9925, CHA-9971, FCR-1445, FCR-1900, XTL-1054,

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.
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.28 / Package | SKU: FJR-7000
Beadsmith Dark Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-43105
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Blue Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$7.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-48096
Soft Flex Metallics, 21 Strand Fine Beading Wire .014 Inch Thick, 30 Feet, Antique Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$15.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-5005
Antiqued Brass Long & Short Textured Chain 6mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-9971
Cord Ends, Foldover for Leather 3mm, 50 Pieces, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.62 / Package | SKU: FCR-1445
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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