Retired - Beautiful Day Necklace

PROJECT N137
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
This necklace is so named because of its gorgeous color scheme; light and bright and as cheerful as a beautiful Spring day.
Instructions
To begin with, you must find a decorative paper or picture with the appropriate color scheme to use behind your cabochon on your pendant. We used origami paper with a pretty aqua and lime green motif on it. Check out your local art supply or scrapbooking store for resources. When you find your perfect paper, place it on top of the pendant and run your thumbnail around the inside edge. This will be your cutting guide. Carefully cut your paper to fit the oval pendant. It is always best to err on the side of it being too large, as you can always trim it down. Some papers darken significantly during the gluing process. To prevent this from happening, we suggest first gluing down a piece of plain white paper.Change to: Using an inexpensive paintbrush, paint a thin layer of Nunn Glue on the back of your paper and place it in the center of your pendant, smoothing out any air bubbles or blobs of glue with your fingers. If you are gluing down a piece of plain white paper first, let that glue dry fully before gluing down your decorative paper.Once the paper is glued to the pendant, and has time to dry, paint a thin layer of Nunn Sealant over the surface of the paper to seal it. Allow to dry fully and repeat with 2 more coats, letting fully dry between coats. Using a toothpick or a piece of wire, apply a small amount of E6000 to the back of your cabochon, and press it into the center of the pendant. Allow this to dry. (It will set in about six minutes, but takes roughly twenty-four hours to fully cure)Once the cabochon is securely glued into place, Fill the area between the cabochon and the edge of the pendant with Gel Du Soleil, and place the pendant into the UV lamp. If you are not using the UV lamp, place the pendant in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight. Curing time for the UV lamp is about fifteen minutes, and a few hours for natural sunlight.Cut thirty two pieces of wire at about three inches long each. You will be creating thirty two wrapped wire loop segments, sixteen on either side of your pendant. To link the wrapped loops together, you must slide an unfinished loop into the loop of a finished loop, and continue with the wrapping after you have done so.Create twelve wrapped wire loop segments with a Swarovski pearl, ten with a Czech glass bead, and ten with a serpentine jade bead.Link them together, alternating the three types of bead.Link the final bead of each side of the necklace to the loop on your pendant.To the opposite end of each side of the necklace, add an oval jump ring.To one of the oval jump rings, add a round closed jump ring. To the other oval jump ring, add your lobster clasp. The finished length of this necklace is eighteen inches long.Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.All designs © Beadaholique Inc.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-5762 - Antiqued Silver Plated 18x25mm Oval Bezel Pendant Beaded Edge (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-4521 - Lucite Oval Cabochons 3D Coral Rose Cluster 18mm x 13mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4014 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPSE-04 - Olive Jade Serpentine Gem Round Beads 4mm/15 Inch Strand
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5400 - TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4005 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2507 - Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    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.

  • XTL-1017 - Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1510 - Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss 9 watt UV Resin Curing Light
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-5762, BCP-4521, SWP-4014, SPSE-04, FJR-5400, FJR-4005, FCL-2507, WCR-2230, XTL-1031, XTL-1054, XTL-1017, XTL-1032,

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.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Coral
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: SWP-4014
TierraCast Silver Plated Brass Oval Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.55 / Package | SKU: FJR-5400
Jump Rings, Closed 5mm Diameter 20 Gauge, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-4005
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: FCL-2507
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.45 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$16.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Gel Du Soleil UV Epoxy Dimensional Gloss for Crafts & Jewelry 0.3 Fl. Oz.
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 3 Fl. oz.
$14.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-1017
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Lisa Pavelka Magic Gloss 9 watt UV Resin Curing Light
$38.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1510

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