Retired - Full Steam Ahead Necklace

PROJECT N174
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
An engineered marvel of wheels, gears, clock parts, wooden and brass elements, new design and old- fashioned components, this statement piece is the ultimate example of Steampunk Style.
Instructions
  1. The following instructions are basic guidelines on how to connect the various elements used to create this necklace. Really, this piece is all about exploring on your own how you would like to layer and join all of these amazing components to make your own unique steampunk masterpiece. Begin by cutting two pieces of chain at seven inches long each. Set these aside.
  2. Begin laying out all of your pieces in a somewhat triangular bib shape. Be sure to layer wood on metal, metal on wood, contrasting colors, contrasting metals, etc...
  3. Create a substructure with the filigree stampings and the Vintaj "fastenables". You can join most of the substructure using jump rings, and you can connect the cogs to one another and to the substructure by using headpins. Always thread a daisy spacer on the headpin first, so that it won't go right through the hole. After threading the chosen gears onto the headpin, and threading that headpin through the substructure, thread another daisy spacer on the back. Cut your headpin to about a half an inch long and, using round nose pliers, curl the end downward creating a spiral until it touches the back of the gears. Flatten the spiral with your chain nosed pliers. You may also use the pieces you have cut off of the headpins as a joining piece. Just create the spiral first, turning it into a headpin, and then follow the previous instructions.
  4. Once the "bib" part of your necklace is complete, connect a piece of chain to either end of it using the fancy jump rings.
  5. Add another plain brass jump ring to one end of the chain, a plain jump ring and a lobster clasp to the other end of the chain.
  6. If you'd like, you may use the extra bit of chain to create draping along the bottom of the bib.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-7140 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 4mm x 3.5mm Flat Cable Links - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5522 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
    Project uses 9 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5395 - Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Jump Rings 9.5mm Heavy 14 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5372 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 7.25mm Open 16 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 7 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7021 -
    Project uses 2 piece. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-4621 - Vintaj Natural Brass Nouveau Swirls Connector Link Beads 19mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3239 - TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 3mm (x 50)
    Project uses 25 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7264 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Steampunk Intersection Link 32mm (2)
    Project uses 2 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-5853 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
    Project uses 2 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5854 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

  • PND-5860 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5856 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Open Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5865 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5857 - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (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 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5862 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Open Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
    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-5858 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7363 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7262 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Steampunk Clock Face Pendant Bead Component 3/4 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7303 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7322 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7292 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Steampunk Spiral Gear Pendant Component 3/4 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7352 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Steampunk 5 Point Star Gear Pendant Component 3/4 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7341 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Steampunk 5 Point Star Gear Pendant Component 1 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7353 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients CHA-7140, FHP-5522, FJR-5395, FJR-5372, PND-7021, FCO-4621, BMB-3239, PND-7264, PND-5861, PND-5853, PND-5854, PND-5870, PND-5860, PND-5856, PND-5865, PND-5857, PND-5863, PND-5862, PND-5859, PND-5858, BWD-7363, BWD-7262, BWD-7303, BWD-7322, BWD-7292, BWD-7352, BWD-7341, BWD-7353,

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 Flat Cable Chain, 4mm x 3.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-7140
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: FHP-5522
Vintaj Jump Rings, Open 9.5mm Diameter 14 Gauge with Etched Surface, 10 Pieces, Natural Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5395
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 7.25mm Open 16 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.95 / Package | SKU: FJR-5372
TierraCast Rhodium Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 3mm (x 50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: BMB-3239
Final Sale - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Steampunk Intersection Link 32mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.01 / Package | SKU: PND-7264
Final Sale - Antiqued Silver Plated Stamping Steampunk Star Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$0.88 / Package | SKU: PND-5865
Final Sale - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Open Gear Cog Wheel Medium 19mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$0.68 / Package | SKU: PND-5862
Final Sale - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$0.68 / Package | SKU: PND-5858
Final Sale - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Steampunk Clock Face Pendant Bead Component 3/4 Inch
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.75 / Package | SKU: BWD-7262
Final Sale - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Steampunk 5 Point Star Gear Pendant Component 3/4 Inch
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.35 / Package | SKU: BWD-7352
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