Retired - My Wooden Heart Necklace

PROJECT N184
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
This adorably woodsy necklace's centerpiece is an antiqued copper faux bois heart pendant, which is flanked on either side by twig-shaped connectors and pretty round wood beads.
Instructions
  1. Using a pair of flush cutters cut a length of beading wire sixteen inches long. Secure one end of the wire with a Bead Stopper.
  2. Onto the beading wire, thread the following:
  3. a 6/0 copper Czech seed bead
  4. a wood bead
  5. a seed bead
  6. a wood bead
  7. seed bead
  8. wood bead
  9. a copper woodland spacer bead
  10. Repeat this stringing pattern, minus the very first seed bead, ten more times. The final time, omit the woodland spacer and use a seed bead instead.
  11. Add a crimp tube to the end of the strand, but do not crimp it yet. Thread the end of the strand through a closed copper jump ring and back through the crimp tube and several of the beads. Pull snug, and crimp the tube. Trim excess wire from this end of the strand.
  12. Remove the bead stopper from the other end of the strand, and add a crimp tube. Do not crimp it yet. Thread this end of the strand through another closed jump ring, back through the crimp tube and several of the beads. Pull snug, and crimp the tube. Trim off excess beading wire.
  13. Place a crimp bead cover over each of the crimps, and gently squeeze closed. Set the strand aside while you work on the other part of the necklace.
  14. Cut six pieces of twenty gauge copper wire at two inches long each. Create a simple wire loop at the end of each piece, essentially turning them into eyepins.
  15. Onto each of these eyepins, thread a wood bead. Create another simple loop on the opposite end of each, and trim off excess wire.
  16. Open the loops on either side of each of the six links, the same way you would open a jump ring.
  17. Thread a loop on the end of one of the links through one of the closed jump rings at the end of the beaded strand. Thread the other loop on this same link through the loop at one end of the medium length twig connectors (FCL-7188).
  18. Thread a loop on one end of another link through the loop at the other end of this twig connector. Thread the loop on the other end of this link through one of the loops on the sideways twig connector (FCL-7184).
  19. Thread a loop on one end of another link through the loop at the other end of this sideways twig connector. Thread the loop on the other end of this link through one of the loops on the long twig connector (FCO-3457). Before you connect another link onto the other end of the long twig connector, thread the twig through the bail on the wooden copper heart.
  20. Complete the other half of this part of the necklace as a mirror image of the first. Close all of the loops, except for the very last loop.
  21. To the very last loop, add the circular half of the toggle clasp. Now close the loop.
  22. Connect the twig toggle bar to the closed jump ring on the other end of the strand using an open oval jump ring. Close the jump ring after you have done so.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FJR-4083 - Bright Copper Closed Jump Rings Heavy 5mm 18 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2034 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Bare Copper
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3580 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3945 - Bright Copper Open Jump Rings Oval 4x5mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3457 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Twig Connector Bar 57mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1010 - Bright Copper Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1531 - Genuine Copper Crimp Beads 2 x 2mm (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3892 - TierraCast Fine Copper Plated Pewter Woodland Spacer Beads 6mm (10)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-6162 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Light Copper Supra Metallic (1 Ounce)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7188 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7507 - Nunn Design Antiqued. Copper Plated Branch Toggle Clasp Bar 25mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7511 - Nunn Design Copper Plated Pewter Round Toggle Clasp Ring 18.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7184 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-69883 - Beadalon Wire Satin Copper 19 Strand .018 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Valentine's Day
Ingredients FJR-4083, WCR-2034, PND-3580, FJR-3945, FCO-3457, FCR-1010, FCR-1531, BMB-3892, BCS-6162, FCL-7188, FCL-7507, FCL-7511, FCL-7184, XCR-69883,

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.
Closed Jump Rings, Round 5mm 18 Gauge, 1000 Piece Bulk Pack, Bright Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1,000 Pieces.
$29.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-4083
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Bare Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.37 / Package | SKU: WCR-2034
Bright Copper Open Jump Rings Oval 4x5mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.74 / Package | SKU: FJR-3945
Bright Copper Crimp Bead Covers 4mm (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FCR-1010
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