Retired - Grappa Necklace

PROJECT N232
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
This classy necklace boasts a pendant bursting with ripe, juicy 'grapes' hanging from a sleek kumihimo rope in purples and greens.
Instructions
  1. Follow the directions in this instructional video to create your kumihimo braid, and to attach the two end caps. Our braid is approximately twenty three inches long, but feel free to make your necklace as long or as short as you'd like.
  2. Once you have your braid complete, and the two end caps with loops glued into place, set aside to dry. While the end caps are drying, move onto making the pendant.
  3. To make the pendant, first make a series of grape dangles by threading various sized druks onto headpins, creating a simple loop on each, and trimming off excess wire. You will need to make nine of these using the 8mm druks, nine using the 6mm druks, and ten using the 4mm druks. Set these dangles aside as you create the center wire for your bunch of grapes.
  4. Cut a piece of 20 gauge brass wire at about five inches long and create a simple wire loop at one end. Thread a 4mm druk onto the wire.
  5. Open a 6mm round brass jump ring. Onto the jump ring, thread nine of the 4mm druk dangles. Close the jump ring again and thread the entire ring, dangles and all, on the 20 gauge wire.
  6. Onto the 20 gauge wire, thread eight of the 6mm druk dangles, a single 8mm druk (not a dangle) and nine of the 8mm druk dangles.
  7. Make a wrapped wire loop at the top of your "bunch of grapes" and trim off excess wire.
  8. Open a 6mm brass jump ring and thread it through the hole at the top of the lucite leaf. Close the jump ring again.
  9. Open a large 15mm brass jump ring. Thread it through the loop at the top of the bunch of grapes, and through the jump ring on the lucite leaf. Close the large jump ring again.
  10. Thread the entire kumihimo braid through the large jump ring.
  11. Use two additional 6mm jump rings to join each half of the toggle clasp to each end of the kumihimo braid.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-6000 - Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7860 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Purple Iris (25)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7660 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Purple Iris (50)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7460 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 4mm Purple Iris (100)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6301 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 29 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-40204 - Lucite Beads Grape Leaves Matte Grass Green 25mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4200 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3063 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 3mm Lilac Purple Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3035 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 2mm Evergreen Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5335 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Jump Rings 15mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5301 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7800 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6103 - Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
  • 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
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ingredients BMB-6000, BCP-7860, BCP-7660, BCP-7460, FHP-6301, BCP-40204, WCR-4200, XCR-3063, XCR-3035, FJR-5335, FJR-5301, FCL-7800, 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.
Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-6000
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Purple Iris (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: BCP-7860
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Purple Iris (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BCP-7660
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 4mm Purple Iris (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: BCP-7460
Lucite Beads Grape Leaves Matte Grass Green 25mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: BCP-40204
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-4200
Vintaj Natural Brass Open Jump Rings 15mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-5335
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5301
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-7800
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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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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