Retired - Bats In the Belfry Necklace

PROJECT N123
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
It may be Halloween appropriate, but true vampires would love to wear this lovely nocturnal inspired piece any time of the year. Features a perfectly detailed little vampire bat and blood-red accents.
Instructions
  1. Begin by threading one cathedral bead onto each of the four eyepins. Create a simple loop on each eyepin, and trim off excess wire.
  2. Now thread one cathedral bead onto each of the four headpins. Create a simple loop on each headpin, and trim off excess wire. Set all eight cathedral beads aside for the time being.
  3. Open four sterling silver jump rings.
  4. Insert two of them through a single hole on the corner of the square filigree connector.
  5. Thread one of two jump rings through the hole at one end of one of the diamond filigree connector. Close that jump ring.
  6. Thread the other jump ring through the hole at one end of another diamond filigree connector.
  7. Close that jump ring.
  8. Thread another jump ring through two of the other corner holes in the square filigree connector.
  9. Thread one of these jump rings through the nearest hole on one of the already connected diamond filigree connector. Close that jump ring.
  10. Thread the other jump ring though the nearest hole on the other already connected diamond filigree connector. Close that jump ring.
  11. Connect the two remaining diamond filigree connectors to either side of the joined filigree connectors using one of the cathedral bead eyepin segments between each. This will be the "bib" of your necklace.
  12. Add another cathedral bead eyepin segment to either side of your joined filigree connector bib.
  13. Cut two pieces of the large link sterling silver chain at five and a quarter inches (eight links) long.
  14. Connect one end of each piece of chain to the cathedral bead segment on either side of the bib.
  15. Onto an eyepin thread your bat sandwiched between two bead aligners. Create a simple loop at the other end and trim off excess wire.
  16. Attach one of the loops on the bat pendant to the hole at the point of the filigree bib. You can hang the bat right side up or upside down. We decided to hang our little guy upside down for a touch of authenticity!
  17. Cut four pieces of the small link silver chain the following lengths:
  18. 1 @ 2" long
  19. 1 @ 2 1/4" long
  20. 1 @ 2 1/2" long
  21. 1 @ 3" long.
  22. Open the loops on the four cathedral beads on headpins and connect them to the end link of each piece of chain. Close the loops again.
  23. Using a jump ring, attach the two inch long piece of chain to one end of the large link chain.
  24. To the other piece of large link chain attach the lobster clasp.
  25. Using a jump ring, attach the remaining three pieces of chain to the loop at the bottom of your bat.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-9133 - Green Girl Studios Focal Bead, 19mm Bat, 1 Piece, Pewter
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-6720 - Czech Cathedral Glass Beads 6mm Ruby Red/Silver Ends (25)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3737 - TierraCast Fine Silver Plated Pewter Bead Aligners 5mm (4 Beads)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-7007 - Antiqued Silver Plated Ornate Filigree Diamond Connector Links 21mm (4)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-7004 - Antiqued Silver Plated Dapt Filigree Square Connector Links 16mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-02315 - Sterling Silver Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-03420 - Sterling Silver Open Eye Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inches (10)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03046 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-3016 -
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1808 - Sterling Silver Cable Chain 2.75mm Textured Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWF-40986 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS9 2.5mm, 72 Pieces, Light Siam
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-02213 - Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 11.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients BMB-9133, BCP-6720, BMB-3737, FCO-7007, FCO-7004, FHP-02315, FHP-03420, FJR-03046, CHA-3016, CHA-1808, SWF-40986, FCL-02213, 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 Fine Silver Plated Pewter Bead Aligners 5mm (4 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.25 / Package | SKU: BMB-3737
Antiqued Silver Plated Ornate Filigree Diamond Connector Links 21mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FCO-7007
Antiqued Silver Plated Dapt Filigree Square Connector Links 16mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.35 / Package | SKU: FCO-7004
Sterling Silver Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-02315
Sterling Silver Open Eye Pins 24 Gauge 2 Inches (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.24 / Package | SKU: FHP-03420
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.44 / Package | SKU: FJR-03046
Sterling Silver Textured Cable Chain, 2.75mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$8.59 / Package | SKU: CHA-1808
Sterling Silver Straight Lobster Clasps 11.5mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.64 / Package | SKU: FCL-02213
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

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