Retired - Fade to Purple Necklace

PROJECT N221
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Our necklace features the best of two worlds: a focal piece that has the gradated beauty of natural gemstone and the fine cut and rich sparkle of Swarovski Crystal. Instant classic!
Instructions
  1. Use your flush cutters to cut three pieces of 20 gauge Vintaj wire; one at three inches long, and two at one and a half inches long.
  2. Using your chain nose pliers, create a ninety degree bend in the center of the three inch long piece of wire, creating a soft "V" shape.
  3. Using close to the widest point of your round nose pliers, curl each end of the "V" down until it meets back up with the wire. (Tip: make a small mark on your round nose pliers with a fine point marker, so that you have consistent sized loops!)
  4. On each of the shorter lengths of wire, use your round nose pliers to curl one end one way, and the other end the opposite way, creating two closed "S" shapes.
  5. Place each piece of wire on a bench block, (XTL-0264) and hammer them flat using a one pound hammer. (XTL-0248) Close the loops back up if they have separated during the hammering.
  6. Cut six pieces of 24 gauge Vintaj wire at approximately five inches long each. Use these segments to tightly and neatly wire wrap the two smaller "S" shapes onto the larger "V" shape at six different points, as shown in the photographs. Trim off any excess wire when you are done.
  7. Cut another piece of the 24 gauge wire at one and a half feet long. Use this piece to wire wrap your amethyst blend Swarovski pendant. Before closing your loop at the top of the wire wrapping, slide your loop onto your wire wrapped centerpiece.
  8. Cut two pieces of your Vintaj chain at six inches long each.
  9. Open four 5mm Vintaj jump rings.
  10. Use two of the jump rings to attach one end of each piece of chain to each of the widest-point loops on the wire centerpiece. Close those two jump rings again.
  11. Use the remaining two jump rings to attach the clasp to either end of the chain. Close the jump rings again.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-5352 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4642 - Vintaj Natural Brass Tiny Hook And Eye Clasps 21mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-4131 - Swarovski Crystal, 6106 Pear Pendant 22mm, 1 Piece, Amethyst Blend
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-7110 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 3.5mm x 2mm Ornate 8 Links - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4347 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 20 Gauge 45 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4207 - BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Craft Wire 24 Gauge - 20 Yards
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-0264 - Eurotool Dual Utility Bench Block 3 x 3 Inches - Steel Anvil With Wood Base
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
Additional Information
Ingredients FJR-5352, FCL-4642, SWC-4131, CHA-7110, WCR-4347, WCR-4207,

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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 5.25mm Open 18 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.20 / Package | SKU: FJR-5352
Vintaj Natural Brass Tiny Hook And Eye Clasps 21mm (4 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-4642
Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 20 Gauge 45 Feet (1 Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-4347
BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Craft Wire 24 Gauge - 20 Yards
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4207
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248

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