Retired - Dreams in Flight Necklace

PROJECT N665
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
This Steampunk statement necklace is sure to draw attention whenever it is worn. Multiple layers of gears, cogs, rhinestones, stampings, and more make this necklace a treat for the eyes and a muse for the imagination.
Instructions
Note: A lot of this project will involve looking at the photo for the placement of the items on the necklace or you can just free-form your own design. The beauty of a mixed media piece like this is that there is not right or wrong way to make it. Have fun with this design and let your imagination flow!
  1. Start this project by creating the resin pieces first, since they will need time to cure. First, out of your "Paris Postmarks" collage sheet, cut out the two blue-toned carousels, cutting around their curves so that they will fit into the round Art Mechanique hobnail bezel connector (see photo). Once you have cut them to size, glue them into your bezel using Nunn Glue. Next cut out the image that looks like the backside of a Paris post card and glue it over the carousels. Now find the image which has blue sky and the Eiffel tower on the side and cut it to fit into the rectangular Art Mechanique bezel (cut it so you cut off most of the trees and show more blue sky). Glue in place. Once all your images have fully dried, paint 3 layers of Nunn Sealant over them - letting each layer dry thoroughly before applying the next.
  2. Take your Vintaj Steampunk clock hands and spread some Nunn Glue on the backside. Flip over and center on top of your collage papers in the round hobnail bezel. Open up your Lisa Pavelka Micro Elements cogs and gears and select a random assortment to place into your round bezel setting. Using a toothpick or small piece of wire as an applicator, place small dabs of glue wherever you want to place a gear or cog, then use your tweezers to lay the gear or cog into the glue. Let all this fully dry.
  3. Mix up 1oz of Ice Resin. Fill your rectangular bezel half way full with resin. Fill your round hobnail bezel all the way full with resin (do not let it spill over, if you can dome it slightly, great, if not, flat is ok). Let the round bezel cure for 3 days and the rectangular one for 24 hours. Out of your Decorative Words transfer sheet, cut out the one that says "dream", and apply this transfer to your hardened resin in your rectangular bezel. Mix up another batch of Ice Resin and pour it over the word dream and to the top of your rectangular bezel. Let cure for 3 days.
  4. Use your Vintaj Relief Block to gently sand and buff all of your Vintaj elements, exposing some of the shiny brass below.
  5. It will be easiest to assemble this necklace if we work from the bottom up, starting with the Steampunk Art Deco button. In the center of this button, place a dab of E6000 glue. Into that glue, place a Vintaj decorative pinwheel washer. In the center of that washer, place another dab of E6000 and place into it a Swarovski Crystal chaton. Let dry.
  6. Using your flush cutters, carefully cut the two connector loops off of one of your Vintaj Flying West Sparrow connector links. Repeat this with one of your Vintaj Flying East Sparrows. Referring to the photo for placement, place E6000 glue onto the backsides of your two sparrows and place them directly on top of the resin in the round hobnail bezel. Let dry.
  7. Take your two Vintaj blossoming duet flower links and bend them (using your hands) to curve over the sides of the rectangular "dream" bezel. See photo. Place a dab of E6000 glue into each of their holes, and into this glue, place Swarovski Crystal chatons. Let the chatons dry. Spread E6000 on the backside of the curved blossoming duet flowers and press them into place over the rectangular bezel sides. Let dry.
  8. Your etched cable chain actually consists of a series of open links which can be used like jump rings. Separate two of these links and use them like jump rings to connect the three elements you just made (the Steampunk art deco button, the round bezel, and the rectangular bezel). See photo.
  9. Cut a 3 inch piece of baby blue silk fabric. Tie it to the backside of the "jump ring" connecting your two bezels. Trim off all but 1/2" on either side.
  10. Our focal is now complete! The main body of this necklace is basically free-formed, adding a chaton here, a Lisa Pavelka gear there, and arranging things as they are pleasing to the eye. Several main elements you might want to keep where they are because they help with the structure of the necklace include the two Vintaj flying bird connectors linking the chain to all the "do-dads" on the front part of the necklace, the Vintaj open gear wheel stamping is a nice way of connecting your two necklace sides and the focal, and the riveting of the larger Vintaj gears and filigree is a secure way of keeping them in place. For the riveting, I made sure to add a little pinwheel washer to the side that I flattened the rivet head on, even if this meant that the washer would be on the backside of the necklace - it just made it easier to rivet. The added little gears and Vintaj decorative beaded flower washers are all able to just be glued in place using E6000.
  11. A couple techniques you will need to know include How to Use Rivets in Jewelry and How to Make Wire Loops Correctly. To make the segments which use the black druk beads, just place onto an eye pin: 1 Miyuki 10/0 bead in matte metallic green pink, 1 antique brass cone flower bead cap, an 8mm Czech glass druk bead in black, another bead cap, and another Miyuki bead. Create a simple wire loop directly after the last bead and snip off excess with flush cutters. These little segments make great connector pieces. Also feel free to use links from your etched cable chain as jump rings in addition to your black pewter jump rings. Gluing on embellishments is fine as long as the base structural pieces are either riveted or connected with links or jump rings. Have fun with this stage of the design.
  12. To complete the necklace, cut two segments of your etched cable chain, 3 inches long each. Cut 2 segments of baby blue silk ribbon, 6 inches long each. Onto the end link of one chain segment, tie the end of a ribbon piece and place a small dab of E6000 into the fold if need be to hold the ribbon in place. Take the long end of the ribbon and thread it in and out of every 3rd or 4th chain link. When you get to the other end of your chain, tie your ribbon around that end link. Again place a dab of glue if need be and snip off any excess ribbon from both ends. Repeat this step with your other length of cut chain and cut ribbon.
  13. To connect your chains to the body of your necklace, open a black jump ring and connect it to the end loop on one of the sparrows tails and the end chain link of one of your chain/ribbon segments. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side your necklace with your other chain segment.
  14. From the amount of chain you have left, open and remove 2 chain links. Use these like jump rings to attach each half your black finish pewter clock toggle clasp to the chain ends.
  15. You did it! Have fun wearing this statement piece!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-7890 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Jet Black (25)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6469 - Antiqued Brass Cone Flower Bead Caps 6mm x 3.5mm (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-7130 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 9.5mm x 6.2mm Etched Cable Chain - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0380 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Matte Metallic Green/Pink DBM0380 8 GR
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7148 - TierraCast Black Finish Lead-Free Pewter Clock Toggle Clasp 29mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4625 - Vintaj Natural Brass Flying East Sparrow Bird Connector Beads 19mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4626 - Vintaj Natural Brass Flying West Sparrow Bird Connector Beads 19mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4674 - Vintaj Natural Brass 1/4 Inch Nail Head Rivets (20 Pieces)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6281 - Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6000 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-0113 - Antiqued Brass Steampunk Art Deco Button 22.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5859 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5861 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Open Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5863 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5870 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7016 - Vintaj Natural Brass Violet Petal Filigree Stamping 35mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7229 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Steampunk Spoked Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7230 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7240 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Blossoming Duet Flower Links (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7265 - Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Pinwheel Washer Flowers 7.5mm (10)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7270 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Steampunk Clock Hands 20x16mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7271 - Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Beaded Flower Washer 16mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7615 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-9007 - Lisa Pavelka Micro Elements - Steampunk Collection Watch Gears And Cogs -0.5 oz
    Project uses 25 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-52400 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Crystal F
    Project uses 14 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.

  • XCR-48093 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Baby Blue - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 15 inches. 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-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9502 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Paris Postmarks For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9515 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Decorative Words For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
  • XTL-0258 - Mini Rubber And Steel Bench Block For Metal Working And Wire Hardening
  • XTL-2150 - Jeweler's Ball Pein Hammer - 2 1/2 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients BCP-7890, BMB-6469, CHA-7130, DBM-0380, FCL-7148, FCO-4625, FCO-4626, FCO-4674, FHP-6281, FJR-6000, PND-0113, PND-5859, PND-5861, PND-5863, PND-5870, PND-7016, PND-7229, PND-7230, PND-7240, PND-7265, PND-7270, PND-7271, PND-7615, PND-9007, SWCH-52400, TRC-12, XCR-48093, XTL-1031, XTL-1032, XTL-1054, XTL-9502, XTL-9515,

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.
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Jet Black (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.45 / Package | SKU: BCP-7890
Antiqued Brass Cone Flower Bead Caps 6mm x 3.5mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-6469
Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Cable Chain, 9.5mm x 6.2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.03 / Package | SKU: CHA-7130
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Matte Metallic Green/Pink DBM0380
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: DBM-0380
Vintaj Natural Brass Flying East Sparrow Bird Connector Beads 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FCO-4625
Vintaj Natural Brass Flying West Sparrow Bird Connector Beads 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FCO-4626
Vintaj Natural Brass, 1/4 Inch Nail Head Rivets for Leather, 20 Pieces
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FCO-4674
Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-6281
TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Oval Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-6000
Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$0.90 / Package | SKU: PND-5859
Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.26 / Package | SKU: PND-5870
Vintaj Natural Brass Decorative Pinwheel Washer Flowers 7.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: PND-7265
Lisa Pavelka Micro Elements - Steampunk Collection Watch Gears And Cogs -0.5 oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Package.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: PND-9007
Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons pp24, 36 Pieces, Crystal F
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 36 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: SWCH-52400
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
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Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5511
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Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-0300
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Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-0258
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Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-2150
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Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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