Retired - Peeking Owl Necklace

PROJECT N2045
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Unlock this door to find an adorable blue owl peeking out. With the Vintaj Doors and the Sizzix Machine, you can create this and many other whimsical projects for what ever your heart desires.
Instructions
You will also need a paint brush for this project. Before you begin, please watch our video: How to Use the Vintaj BIGKick Machine.
  1. Using what you learned from the video, place the door frame blank (the one with the loop) into the emboss pad to get the owl in place. (see photo for reference).
  2. Crank the Sizzix machine until it presses and rolls through. Take out your stamped blank and set aside.
  3. Repeat the above process for the front door, placing the blank into the emboss pad to get the Tree centered on your door.
  4. Now that you have both doors stamped, you will add patina and gilders paste. For instruction on how to use Patina, please see our video here. Apply the Jade Green to the blades of grass on both the front door and the door frame. Apply the Blue Lapis to the owl on the door frame.
  5. For this project, we will just be using our fingers and a paper towel to apply the paste. There are varying opinions as to if you need to seal the Gilders Paste after it has fully dried for 12 hours. We recommend that you do seal it with a clear matte finish acrylic spray sealer. I found that 3 light coats worked best. You can purchase such an item at art stores and some hardware stores.
  6. Apply the Inca Gold gilders paste to the tree on the front door and onto the raised portions of the door frame that do not have patina on them.
  7. When everything has dried, you will take the rivet punch and punch two holes; one in the front door and the other to align with it, on the door frame. These will be the holes for the door knob.
  8. Using the rivet setter, place one compression rivet into the hole on the front door. You will not compress it completely. Leave enough room for the jump ring to slip over it. You can see a video on this technique here.
  9. To the door frame, open one gold 6mm jump ring and attach it to a link of five gold 3mm jump rings. Create this link by opening and closing the jump rings and link them to each other. Open one more gold 6mm jump ring and attach it to the hole in the door frame. Close the jump ring.
  10. Using two 3mm jump rings, attach the door pieces together. Your door should now hinge tightly and when it is closed you can loop the 6mm jump ring over the door knob to close it.
  11. To complete the necklace, take 24 inches of chain and find the center link. Attach one antiqued brass jump ring to this center link and then add on the loop of the door frame. Close the jump ring.
  12. Move to one end of the chain, attach one antiqued brass jump ring. To the other side, attach one antiqued brass jump ring to the final link in the chain and to the loop of the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  13. All Done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-10120 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Persian Door Stamping Blank 38x26mm, 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-10119 - Vintaj Natural Brass, Persian Door Frame Pendant Blank 38x26mm, 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5230 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5260 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9082 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Blue Lapis - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9065 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1105 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Inca Gold' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4783 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Brass Double Round Cap Compression Rivet Set 4mm - Pack Of 10
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5472 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4710 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 9.5mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9651 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain 2.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 2 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1200 - Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine - Vintaj Special Edition - Cut, Emboss, And Etch!
  • XTL-1208 - Vintaj DecoEmboss Die For Sizzix Bigkick Machine - Moonlit Night
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0094 - Beadsmith EZ-Rivet Piercing And Setting Tool - 1/16 Set (1 Tool)
  • XTL-0786 - TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
  • XTL-0258 - Mini Rubber And Steel Bench Block For Metal Working And Wire Hardening
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
Additional Information
Theme Pets/Animals, Autumn
Ingredients PND-10120, PND-10119, FJR-5230, FJR-5260, XTL-9082, XTL-9065, XTL-1105, FCO-4783, FJR-5472, FCL-4710, CHA-9651,

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.
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FJR-5230
22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.64 / Package | SKU: FJR-5260
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Blue Lapis - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-9082
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-9065
TierraCast Double Round Cap Compression Rivets 4mm, 10 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Sets.
$2.62 / Package | SKU: FCO-4783
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5472
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Textured Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: CHA-9651
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-0786
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$21.71 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248

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