Retired - Love Bird Necklace

PROJECT N602
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Surrounded by a gold heart, a sweet little bird watches over her nest of eggs. A fern leaf toggle clasp is nice finishing touch and the muted tones allow this necklace to be worn with just about anything.
Instructions
  1. To begin, take your heart paper punch and punch out a piece of plain white paper with it. On the back of this paper, smear a layer of Nunn Glue. Flip over and press into place in the base of your Patera heart bezel pendant. Smooth out with your fingers and let dry. Coat with 2 layers of Nunn Sealant, letting each coat fully dry before painting on the next layer.
  2. Mix up a small amount of resin. Fill your Patera heart bezel pendant 1/2 way full. Let cure for 24 hours.
  3. Locate on your transfer sheet the image in the shape of a heart with a bird watching over her nest. Take your heart punch and carefully line it up with the image. Punch out. Follow the steps in the "How to use transfer images" video to transfer your image right on top of the first layer of resin you poured the day before. Smooth out with your fingers.
  4. Paint a layer of sealant over your transfer image. Let dry.
  5. Mix up another small amount of resin and pour into your collage pendant all the way up to the top (be careful not to overfill). Check for air bubbles after several minutes and remove any with a heat source such as a micro torch. Keep checking back every few minutes and remove any bubbles necessary. Let cure for a full 3 days.
  6. Open a 4mm jump ring and link it to the last chain link on one side of your 2 feet of chain and the loop at the base of the round toggle clasp ring. Close the jump ring.
  7. Open another 4mm jump ring and link it to the last chain link on the other side of your chain length and the loop at the base of the fern leaf toggle clasp bar. Close the jump ring.
  8. Fold your chain in half so that you can find the middle link. Into this link, open and link a 6mm jump ring and before closing it, link it through the loop at the top of your heart bezel pendant. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-6532 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9511 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Butterflies & Birds For Scrapbook -Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9969 - Matte Gold Plated Round Rolo Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7510 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold 24kt Plated Round Toggle Clasp Ring 18.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7214 - Nunn Design Antiqued 24kt Gold Plated Fern Leaf Toggle Clasp Bar 20mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3100 - Matte 16K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-7721 -
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients PND-6532, XTL-9511, CHA-9969, FCL-7510, FCL-7214, FJR-3100, FJR-3914, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

Purchase Components

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Matte Gold Plated Rolo Chain 3mm by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: CHA-9969
Matte 16K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-3100
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$14.17 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$10.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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