Retired - Gold Rush Necklace

PROJECT N158
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Gleaming gold nuggets are weightlessly suspended between lengths of black silk thread in this understated piece.
Instructions
  1. To begin with, you must unravel the silk cord, slightly dampen it, and hang it somewhere to dry overnight. We suggest hanging something heavy from the bottom so that all of the kinks will come out.
  2. Once the silk cord is dry, cut it into three pieces of equal length.
  3. To make the gold nugget segments, tie a simple knot in the silk chord, add three gold nugget beads, and make another simple knot as close to the beads as possible.
  4. Create these segments at random spots on all three pieces of silk cord. The more random the spacing, the better. It will create a nice geometric draping effect when all three cords are put together.
  5. Gather up all three cords and make sure they are all the same length. Trim them if the aren't.
  6. Dab a tiny amount of E6000 on one end of all three cords, and insert them into one of the crimp bead cord ends. Crimp the cord end using a pair of super fine chain nose pliers.
  7. Repeat this last step on the other end of the necklace. Set aside to dry for twenty-four hours.
  8. Using the 4mm gold filled jump rings add the loop part of the toggle clasp to one end of the necklace, and the bar part of the toggle clasp to the other end.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-9102 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Black
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3063 - Bali Style Rough 22K Gold Vermeil Nuggets 3mm (25 Beads)
    Project uses 45 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCR-03127 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-3010 - 14/20 Goldfilled 9mm Toggle Clasp Gold-Filled (1 Clasp)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03045 - 14K Gold Filled Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-9102, BMB-3063, FCR-03127, FCL-3010, FJR-03045, XTL-1054,

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.
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 16 Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-9102
14K Gold Filled Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.04 / Package | SKU: FJR-03045
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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