Retired - Honey Honey Honey Necklace

PROJECT N2122
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This necklace has a unique focal made to look like captured honey from a honeycomb. Create this look by combining several mixed media techniques and some basic beading techniques as well.
Instructions
The mold for this resin project was created by using an impression of one of our other designs, the Ms. Bee Bracelet (Project codes: B2157, B2160). However you can use this same technique using another impression of your choice.
  1. Begin by creating a mold for the resin pendant. Please watch our video: How to Create Sculpted Resin Pieces by Becky Nunn. From what you learned in the video, mix equal parts A and B of the silicone mold. You want a ball about the size of a peach pit. It should be larger enough to place the bezel into the mold.
  2. Place it on to your work surface. Carefully press the Ms. Bee Bracelet, or your impression of choice, into the silicone. Carefully remove the bracelet and then place the bezel into area you want to appear in the bezel. Make sure that the sides are secure so that when your pour the resin it will not spill out. Leave the bezel in place. Allow to dry fully before moving on. I suggest at least a minimum of one hour but you will experience a nice release if you allow it to cure overnight.
  3. Now you are ready to pour the resin into your bezel. Please watch our video: How to Use Nunn Design Resin. From what you learned in the video, mix your resin. You will also add a very tiny drop of amber coloring to achieve the honey like color. Add the color very slowly and build it with tiny drops of color. When you are ready, carefully drip the resin into the bezel. Normally you would use a heat source to rid the resin of the bubbles, however in this case I kept them in as a design element. Allow the resin to cure for 1 to 3 days.
  4. While your resin is drying you can prepare the remaining portion of the necklace.
  5. Take one head pin and string on one black bead, make a simple wire loop. Trim and excess wire. Repeat for five more black beads and six of the california gold rush beads.
  6. Open one jump ring and attach it to one end of your length of chain. Attach the chain to the large opening of the hexagon pendant, close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side of the chain.
  7. Take one gold rush bead with a simple wire loop and open the loop, same as you would a jump ring and attach it to the first link, closest to the jump ring attached to the hexagon link. Close the loop.
  8. Moving up the chain, attach one black dangle to the next link in the chain. Repeat this pattern moving up the chain for the next four beads so that you will have six dangles on this side. Then repeat on the other side of the necklace (see photo for reference).
  9. Once your resin is dry, remove it from the mold. Take one more jump ring and open it, attach the loop of the hexagon pendant to the the arrowhead pendant.
Note: This necklace does not have a clasp. If you would like to add one, I suggest a lobster clasp or spring clasp.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6305 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins 1 Inch Long/21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3590 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-14137 - Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 4mm, 40 Pieces, Jet California Gold Rush
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-08263 - Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Square 12.5x18mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9806 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain By The Foot
    Project uses 2 Feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-08425 - Nunn Design Open Pendant, Grande Arrowhead 18.5x39mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-88 - CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Transparent Amber Pigment Dye 1 Oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-14 - Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-60 - Easy Mold Silicone Molding Putty for Casting and Jewelry Making 1/2 Pound
    Project uses 1 piece. 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
Theme Spring, Boho
Ingredients FJR-5220, FHP-6305, BCP-3590, BCP-14137, PND-08263, CHA-9806, PND-08425, TRC-88, TRC-14, TRC-60,

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.
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: FJR-5220
22K Gold Plated Head Pins 1 Inch Long/21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.14 / Package | SKU: FHP-6305
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 5mm Round Jet Black (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.46 / Package | SKU: BCP-3590
Czech Fire Polished Glass, Faceted Round Beads 4mm, 40 Pieces, Jet California Gold Rush
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 40 Pieces.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: BCP-14137
Nunn Design Open Frame Pendant, Square 14.5x18mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: PND-08263
Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain, 4mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: CHA-9806
CASTIN CRAFT Casting Epoxy Resin Transparent Amber Pigment Dye 1 Oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$8.17 / Package | SKU: TRC-88
Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$32.84 / Package | SKU: TRC-14
Easy Mold Silicone Molding Putty for Casting and Jewelry Making 1/2 Pound
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1/2 lb..
$15.26 / Package | SKU: TRC-60
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.81 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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