Retired - Hopeful Heart Necklace

PROJECT N516
Designer: Kathy Mannix
Skill Level: Intermediate
Old fashioned style heart necklace made with a Swarovski crystal heart and Vintaj brass.
Instructions
Bend the brass diamond trellis filigree stamping (PND-7015) in half using the small part of the bail making pliers (XTL-0031).Align the tips of the filigree bail with the hole of the Swarovski heart (SWBB-3753). You will see 2 small holes on the tips of the filigree piece. When you align the filigree, you should be able to see through the large hole of the Swarovski heart.Cut a piece of 24 gauge wire (WCR-4224) 6 inches in length. Fold the wire in half. Thread one of the sides of the wire through one of the filigree holes, the swarovski heart, and through the adjacent filigree hole on the other side. Thread the other side of the wire through the other hole of the filigree, the Swarovski heart, back through the other side of the adjacent filigree hole. Now twist the wires together, just like a twist tie on a loaf of bread. This will tighten the bail closed over the heart. Cut off excess wire, leaving about an 1/8th of an inch of the twisted wire. Tuck the twisted wire through one of the sides of the filigree hole using your chain nose pliers. Place one of the bead caps (BMB-4696) on top of the 4x4 steel block (XTL-6092). Flatten the bead cap (BMB-4696) with a rubber mallet (XTL-0247). Place a small dap of glue (XTL-1053) on the flattened bead cap. Place the bead cap on top of the filigree bail covering the piece of wire. Glue a Swarovski rhinestone (SWF-10904) on top of the bead cap to cover the small hole. Repeat this entire step for the back of the filigree (see photo).Open one of the twisted jump rings (FJR-5395). Link through the one side of the top of the filigree bail. Close jump ring. Repeat these steps with the other twisted jump ring (see photo).Open a plain medium jump ring (FJR-5372). Link through the two twisted jump rings on the bail. Close jump ring.Open the plain large jump ring (FJR-5331). Link through the plain medium jump ring on the assembled piece. Close jump ring.Thread the chain through the plain large jump ring from the assembled piece. Open a plain medium jump ring. Thread through one of the end links of the chain and they clasp (FCL-4656). Close jump ring.Open another plain medium jump ring. Thread through the other end link of the chain. Close jump ring. You're finished!Please refer to photo for more detailed information about this project.
Keywords: bp-vintajWHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWBB-3753 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7015 - Vintaj Natural Brass Diamond Trellis Filigree Stamping 64x21mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4696 - Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FJR-5372 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 7.25mm Open 16 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5331 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 10mm Open 16 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-7135 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 4mm x 5mm Petite Etched Cable Chain - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • WCR-4348 - Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4656 - Vintaj Natural Brass Standard Hook For Jewelry Clasps 24mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-0031 - Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Medium 3mm & 5mm Size
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0247 - Eurotool Hammer Rubber Mallet For Metal Smithing - 8 Ounces
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients SWBB-3753, PND-7015, BMB-4696, FJR-5395, FJR-5372, FJR-5331, CHA-7135, WCR-4348, FCL-4656, 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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Diamond Trellis Filigree Stamping 64x21mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: PND-7015
Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-4696
Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Jump Rings 9.5mm Heavy 14 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.99 / 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.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-5372
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 10mm Open 16 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5331
Vintaj Natural Brass Petite Etched Cable Chain, 4x5mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-7135
Vintaj Brass Bronze Colored Copper Wire 24 Gauge 90 Feet (1 Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-4348
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:

Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Medium 3mm & 5mm Size
Eurotool Hammer Rubber Mallet For Metal Smithing - 8 Ounces

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