Retired - Flying Saucer Necklace

PROJECT N7003
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
A ring of CzechMates crescent beads, punctuated by gleaming Swarovski Crystal chatons, gives this Crystal Clay orb an otherworldly charm.
Instructions
  1. First, watch our video on how to use Crystal Clay.
  2. Put on the gloves that come with the Crystal Clay. Pinch one hazelnut-sized amount each of the gray clay and the binder and mix together until blended. Form it into the shape of a slightly flattened ball.
  3. String one silver plated spacer bead onto a headpin. Then gently slide the headpin through the center of the flattened side of the Crystal Clay, piercing it in the middle. String another spacer bead onto the headpin. Make sure the spacer beads on both sides of the Crystal Clay are pressed against the clay snugly.
  4. Press the curved inner edges of your crescent beads into the Crystal Clay, creating an evenly spaced ring along the perimeter of the ball.
  5. Using the beeswax tip applicator that comes with the Crystal Clay, place three Swarovski Crystal chatons in a straight line between each of the crescent beads. Gently press them in so they are securely captured by the clay.
  6. Place 12 more crystal chatons in a circle around the top of the bead.
  7. Let your clay bead cure for 14 to 16 hours, or overnight.
  8. On the long wire end of your headpin, make a simple wire loop with your round nose pliers. Clip off the extra wire with flush cutters.
  9. Thread your chain through the wire loop you just made.
  10. Open a jump ring and attach one end of your chain to the loop of your clasp.
  11. Open another jump ring and attach it to the other end of your chain. Close the clasp, and you're all finished!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • TRC-248 - Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Silver' 25 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-33554 - CzechMates Glass, 2-Hole Crescent Beads 10x4.5mm, 10 Grams, Matte Brown Iris
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-11018 - Swarovski Crystal, 1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Black Diamond
    Project uses 45 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3920 - TierraCast Bright Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5325 - Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches/21 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2400 - Silver Plated 2mm x 2.4mm Cable Chain - By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-01051 - Sterling Silver Spring Ring Round Clasps Closed Ring 5mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients TRC-248, BCP-33554, SWCH-11018, BMB-3920, FHP-5325, CHA-2400, FCL-01051, FJR-3911,

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.
Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Silver' 25 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: TRC-248
Swarovski Crystal, #1028 Xilion Round Stone Chatons pp10, 50 Pieces, Black Diamond
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 0.2g (50).
$2.79 / Package | SKU: SWCH-11018
TierraCast Bright Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter Disk Heishi Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: BMB-3920
Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches/21 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-5325
Silver Plated Cable Chain, 1.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-2400
Sterling Silver Spring Ring Round Clasps Closed Ring 5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-01051
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
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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

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