Retired - Joyeux Noel Necklace

PROJECT N646
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Celebrate the season by wearing this elegant, holiday inspired necklace. The focal point is a graceful bird perched between holly branches. Instead of using a chain, a lively green silk ribbon was chosen to add an
Instructions
You will need to gather several additional supplies before beginning this project. First, find an inexpensive paint brush, we are going to be painting a layer of glue with it. Next, you will need to find a pretty decorative paper to accent the bird image from the collage sheet. We used a piece of red and white origami paper but you can use scrap-booking paper, heavy wrapping paper, or even just a red colored paper.
  1. Cut out your oval bird image from the collage sheet. Using your finger, spread an even, thin layer of glue onto the backside of the image. Glue onto the decorative paper you found, you want to glue it onto the front side of the paper, so that it is layered "image on image". Press down firmly to release any air bubbles and smooth out. We are doing this because the image is just slightly smaller then the glass cabochon. Let dry fully.
  2. Find your oval glass cabochon and paint a layer of Nunn Glue directly onto the flat back side of it. Make sure that it is an even layer, no big "blobs", and that you have painted all the way to the edge. Flip over and center on top of the bird image/paper you worked on in the previous step. Press firmly into place. Without moving the cabochon around, you can pick up the paper and cabochon and press from the backside of the image to spread out the glue and release any air bubbles. The glue will look white and foggy below the glass, this is what is expected. Let the piece fully dry for an hour and the glue will then become clear. Make sure to wash out your paintbrush at this point and set aside.
  3. Rough cut around your glass cabochon, leaving approximately 1/2 inch extra on all sides.
  4. Using your fingers, spread a layer of Nunn Glue onto the backside of the paper you have glued to the cabochon. Spread the glue all the way to the edge (this is why we just made a rough cut in the previous step). Flip over and press on top of the wrong side of some of the decorative paper you have. Press firmly to remove any bubbles or ripples. Let dry fully.
  5. Once your glass cabochon/image is fully dry, use your scissors to cut around the edge of the cabochon. Try to cut as close to the edge as possible, you want to only see the image under the glass and not see any paper along the edge.
  6. Take your paint brush and paint a layer of Nunn Sealant onto the paper on the backside of the paper/glass cabochon. Let dry fully.
  7. Find your silver plated mounting with bail and place an eraser head size amount of E6000 onto the flat glue-on surface of the mounting. Press into place on the backside of your glass cabochon/image. Make sure that you are placing it at the top of the oval and that the image is oriented properly in relation to where you are placing the bail. Let dry.
  8. The final step is to take your green silk ribbon and thread it through the bail. Bring the two ends together and tie a bow.
  9. Joyeoux Noel!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BGL-9037 - Clear Glass Cabochon Oval Beads Crystal Magnify 30mm X 40mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48097 -
    Project uses 1 strand. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    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.

  • XTL-9507 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Winter Holiday Christmas Theme For Scrapbook - Fits Nunn Designs
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients BGL-9037, XCR-48097, XTL-1031, XTL-1032, XTL-1054, XTL-9507,

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.
Clear Glass Cabochon Oval Beads Crystal Magnify 30mm X 40mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: BGL-9037
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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