Retired - Dancing Dragonflies Pendant Necklace

PROJECT N658
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Create a wearable miniature piece of art with this pretty bezel pendant filled with resin, dragonflies, and the illusion of sparkling water.
Instructions
NOTE: For this project , you will also need a paint brush, applicator such as a toothpick, clean disposable mixing cup, and a stir stick such as a popsicle stick.
  1. To start this project, please watch the video: How to Use Ice Resin.
  2. On your Art Nouveau Collage Sheet, locate the image which looks like reeds. Cut this image out. Spread a layer of Nunn Glue onto the backside of the image. Set this down into your rectangular bezel setting and press into place to remove air bubbles. Let dry fully. Using your paint brush, paint 3 layers of Nunn Sealant over your image, letting each coat dry thoroughly between applications.
  3. Take an applicator such as a toothpick and spread a line of glue, 1/4" wide, along the base of the bezel (on the inside). Allow your glue to be somewhat thick. Into the glue, sprinkle some Miyuki Delica 10/0 seed beads in blue zircon. It is ok if some of their holes show, we are just trying to create the illusion of water. Next, place several small dabs of glue on top of the blue seed beads and into these dabs of glue, place 3 - 8 Swarovski crystal chatons facing upwards (however many you want to look "sparkly"). Press the chatons into the seed beads so that they do not stick up beyond the depth of the bezel. Also place a dab of glue into the the top right and left corners of the bezel. Into each of these glue dabs, place a Swarovski crystal chaton.
  4. Now, take your chain nose pliers and gently bend the wings on your two silver plated dragonfly stampings upward, just enough to give them some dimension. Run a line of glue on the underside of each stamping; then set them down into the bezel setting on top of the reeds, as if they were flying. Let everything dry COMPLETELY.
  5. Mix and pour a layer of resin into your bezel setting over all your collage work. Pour until you reach the top of your bezel edge. Remove any air bubbles with a torch and let cure for 3 days.
  6. Take your antique brass curb chain and thread it through the bail of your pendant.
  7. Onto one end of the chain, open and link a 5mm antique brass jump ring. Onto this jump ring also link the loop at the base of one half of your toggle clasp. Close the jump ring back up. Repeat this same step on the other side of your chain.
  8. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-98815 - Antiqued Brass Curb Chain 5mm x 6mm 20 Gauge Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • DBM-0608 - Miyuki Delica 10/0 Seed Beads Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608 8 Grams
    Project uses 24-28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4700 - Antiqued Brass Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5156 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5836 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Dragonfly Charms 13mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5915 - Antiqued Brass Color Rectangle Bezel Pendant 24mm X 48mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-52400 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Crystal F
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9469 - Beadsmith Collage Sheet 'Art Nouveau' 24mm Rectangles (1 Sheet)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-98815, DBM-0608, FCL-4700, FJR-5156, PND-5836, PND-5915, SWCH-52400, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032, XTL-9469,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Silver Lined Blue Zircon DBM0608
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: DBM-0608
Antiqued Brass Flower Toggle Clasps 14mm (4 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-4700
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: FJR-5156
Antiqued Brass Color Rectangle Bezel Pendant 24mm X 48mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: PND-5915
Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Crystal F
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 36 Pieces.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: SWCH-52400
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$19.25 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$12.74 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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