Retired - Parisian Romance Necklace

PROJECT N1046
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Soft sparkle and a vintage feel make this necklace feel very romantic. It's the perfect accessory for a feminine look. NOTE: The heart pendant that was used in this project has been discontinued and a slightly different pendant has replaced it. The overall look of the necklace will not change, but the finish of the pendant will be slightly different from the picture.
Instructions
You will also need a paint brush and some transparent tape to complete this project. Finished size: 18 inches with a 4.5 inch drop
  1. Begin by selecting the 1.5" oval postcard image from the Paris Postmarks collage sheet. Rough cut your image from the page and then carefully cut around the outside of the image.
  2. Center your image over the antique silver plated collage bezel oval toggle pendant. Making sure that it's centered, press down gently but firmly where the round opening in the middle is. You should be making an impression on the paper where the opening is. Carefully cut out this shape (you may wish to use an exacto knife for this step).
  3. Once the shape is cut to fit properly in your bezel, apply a thin layer of Nunn Design glue to the back of the image and press it into place in the bezel. Allow to dry.
  4. Paint three or four coats of Nunn Design sealant onto your image, getting all the way to the edges and allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before the next.
  5. Cut a piece of silver plated crystal rhinestone cup chain that is 24 links long.
  6. Place a small piece of transparent tape to the back of the bezel, covering the opening in the middle. Make sure it's pressed down firmly around the opening, and that it's stretched flat over the hole.
  7. Mix up 1 ounce of Envirotex Jeweler's Grade Resin. Pour 1/2 and ounce of resin into a measuring cup, then fill with hardener to the 1 ounce line. Stir thoroughly for several minutes until all the striations are gone. Allow to set for a few minutes for some of the bubbles to surface.
  8. Make sure your bezel is set on a level surface. (Protect the surface with plastic or a similar disposable material.) Now place your rhinestone chain into the bezel, and use a clean stir stick to push it up against the edge all the way around, meeting the two ends.
  9. Use the stir stick to drizzle resin into the main part of the bezel. Fill the bezel, covering the image and the base of the rhinestone chain. Be careful not to overflow your bezel.
  10. Then drizzle just enough resin into the center opening to cover the bottom. Quickly sweep a micro torch across the surface of the resin to get rid of bubbles. Check again every 15 minutes or so and repeat if necessary. Allow the resin to cure overnight.
  11. Cut out an ampersand that will fit in the center opening of your bezel from the decorative words transfer sheet. Place the piece in a bowl of warm water for about a minute, until the transfer easily slides from the backing paper. Blot dry gently with a paper towel.
  12. Place the transfer onto the cured surface in the center opening. Press into place, removing any air beneath the transfer. Mix more resin and drizzle it onto the transfer to fill the center opening. Allow to cure fully for 3 days, then remove the transparent tape from the back of the bezel.
  13. Open the links on an antique silver plated oval cable chain to separate two 8" legths, one 2.25" length, one 1.25" length, and one 1.5" length.
  14. Secure a Czech glass octagon chaton into a matching antique silver plated prong setting. Then secure two rectangle chatons into matching settings.
  15. Open the end links to attach each end of the 2.25" piece of chain to one of the rectangle chaton links. Then attach one 8" piece of chain to each free end of the rectangle chaton links.
  16. Attach an antique silver plated 6mm, 20 gauge jump ring to the top loop of your pendant and place the 2.25" chain length into this ring; close the jump ring.
  17. Attach an antique silver plated lobster clasp to one end of the necklace with a jump ring. Attach another jump ring to the other end.
  18. Open the end links to attach the two remaining lengths of chain to the octagon chaton link. Open the end links to hang a silver plated heart pendant from the longer chain and an antique silver plated fleur de lis charm from the shorter chain.
  19. Use a jump ring to hang the octagon chaton link from the bottom loop of the pendant.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9813 - Nunn Design Antiqued Nunn Design Silver Plated Oval Cable Chain 3mm By The Ft
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7155 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-2018 - SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Rhodium Plated Rhinestone Cup Chain 24PP Crystal - BY THE FT.
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3094 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7522 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10739 - Czech Glass Table Cut - Rectangular Octagon Chatons Foiled Back Crystal 10x5mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10755 - Czech Glass Table Cut - Octagon Chatons Pointed Foiled Back Crystal 8x10mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3570 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Rectangle Four-Prong Setting 5x10.5mm (4
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3566 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Octagon Four-Prong Setting 8x10mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6589 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Puff Heart Pendant 12mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5404 - Antiqued Silver Plated Fleur De Lis Charms 14mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-05 - Envirotex Jeweler's Grade Clear Epoxy Resin - 2 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9502 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Paris Postmarks For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9515 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Decorative Words For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • 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
Ingredients CHA-9813, FCL-7155, CHA-2018, FJR-3094, FCL-7522, BCP-10739, BCP-10755, FCO-3570, FCO-3566, PND-6589, PND-5404, TRC-05, XTL-9502, XTL-9515, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Oval Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-9813
Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone Cup Chain, 24PP, Rhodium Plated/Crystal, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$9.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-2018
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: FJR-3094
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FCL-7522
Antiqued Silver Plated Fleur De Lis Charms 14mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: PND-5404
Envirotex Jeweler's Grade Clear Epoxy Resin - 2 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz.
$11.45 / Package | SKU: TRC-05
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

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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