Retired - Belle Epoque Necklace

PROJECT N727
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This stunning statement piece necklace is reflective of the Belle Epoque and Victorian styles. The combination of antique brass, gunmetal, and rhinestone cup chains, and the way they swag gracefully, is truly elegant.
Instructions
You will also need a paint brush for this project.
  1. Begin this project by painting the following elements with your onyx color Vintaj patina paint: the two Vintaj natural brass square dapt filigree squares, the Vintaj brass nouveau swirls toggle bar, and the Vintaj garden trellis filigree stamping. Let all of these dry and apply a second coat if the first one does not provide enough coverage.
  2. Place a head pin through the hole in your toggle bar and then create a wrapped wire loop on the backside of the bar. Trim off any excess wire. Put aside for now.
  3. We are going to be making the focal pendant for this project first. Start by placing some E6000 glue on the backside of your painted garden trellis filigree, flip over, and press into place in the center of the Vintaj brass clover petal filigree. Now put some glue along the backside of your Vintaj circle filigree ring and center into place onto of your painted garden trellis filigree. Next, put a generous amount of glue on the backside a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 16mm crystal rival and press into place in the center of your filigree ring. Let all of the above dry.
  4. Cut a length of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS gun metal rhinestone cup chain size 24PP in black diamond that is 20 links long. Run a thin line of E6000 glue on top of the painted garden trellis filigree, right up next to the filigree ring. Into this glue line, lay your cut pice of cup chain and press into place. See picture. Let dry.
  5. Onto a head pin, place 1 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 6mm round mini bead in black diamond. Create a simple wire loop after the bead. Create a total of 5 of these and hang them from the bottom half of the clover filigree as seen in the photo. Tip: you can open their simple wire loops just like jump rings, attach them, and then close their loops back up.
  6. Cut a length of rhinestone cup chain that is 23 links long and attach a cup chain end to each side. Cut a 4.5" length of Vintaj flat cable chain. Cut a 5.5" length of gunmetal textured cable chain. Attach the end chain links of all 3 chains to a single jump ring (with the Vintaj chain in the middle) and then also attach this jump ring to the top filigree hole in your clover filigree. Attach a jump ring to the end chain of the rhinestone chain and attach this to one of the corners of a painted Vintaj dapt filigree square. Attach a jump ring to the end chain link of the Vintaj chain and attach this to an adjacent corner of the Vintaj dapt filigree square. Finally, attach a jump ring to the end chain link of the gunmetal cable chain and attach this to an adjacent corner (of the last chain attached) of the Vintaj dapt filigree square. See photo for any clarification.
  7. Cut a 3.5" length of Vintaj flat cable chain. Cut a 3.5" length of gunmetal textured cable chain. Attach the end chain links of both chains to a single jump ring. Attach this jump ring to the wrapped wire loop attached to your toggle bar. On the other end of the Vintaj chain, attach a jump ring and attach this to the same corner on the the rhinestone cup chain is attached on your dapt filigree square. On the other end of the gunmetal textured chain, attach a jump ring and attach this to the last remaining corner of the dapt filigree square (the corner that has no other chains currently attached).
  8. Repeat the two last steps on the other side of your necklace to complete this project. The only difference is that you will be connecting your last couple chains to the ring part of your clasp not the toggle bar.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCR-8009 - Gun Metal Plated Foldover 24PP Cup Chain Crimp On Ends For Cup Chain (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2025 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Gun Metal Plated Rhinestone Cup Chain 24PP Black Diamond - BY FT
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-7140 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 4mm x 3.5mm Flat Cable Links - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9652 - Gunmetal Steel Textured Cable Chain 2.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5340 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5521 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-7502 - Swarovski Crystal, 5052 Round Mini Beads 6mm, 4 Pieces, Black Diamond
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-9400 - Swarovski Crystal, 1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 16mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal SF
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4654 - Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Creative Bar Toggle 26mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7147 - Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Toggle Ring Charm 19mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7028 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XTL-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7006 - Vintaj Natural Brass Garden Trellis Filigree Stamping 38mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7003 - Vintaj Natural Brass Clover Petal Filigree Stamping 59mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7106 - Vintaj Natural Brass Circle Filigree Ring Pendant Link 23mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients FCR-8009, CHA-2025, CHA-7140, CHA-9652, FJR-5340, FHP-5521, SWBB-7502, SWC-9400, FCL-4654, PND-7147, PND-7028, XTL-1054, XTL-9078, PND-7006, PND-7003, PND-7106,

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.
Gun Metal Plated Foldover 24PP Cup Chain Crimp On Ends For Cup Chain (20 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FCR-8009
Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Cup Chain, 24PP, Gun Metal Plated/Crystal, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$6.37 / Package | SKU: CHA-2025
Vintaj Natural Brass Flat Cable Chain, 4mm x 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-7140
Gun Metal Plated Textured Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: CHA-9652
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4mm Open 21 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5340
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 1 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-5521
Swarovski Crystal, #1122 Rivoli Fancy Stones 16mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Foiled
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: SWC-9400
Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Creative Bar Toggle 26mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.88 / Package | SKU: FCL-4654
Vintaj Natural Brass Square Dapt Filigree Stampings 20mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: PND-7028
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
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
Vintaj Natural Brass Garden Trellis Filigree Stamping 38mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: PND-7006
Vintaj Natural Brass Clover Petal Filigree Stamping 59mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: PND-7003

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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