Retired - Robin in Winter Necklace

PROJECT N7053
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Advanced
Cultured pearls accented with decorative head pins frame a sweet image of a bird, set in resin.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need a toothpick, a lighter or small torch, a face mask and some disposable gloves to complete this project.
  1. Find the image of the robin on your sheet of Nunn Design collage images. Cut it out carefully with scissors.
  2. Next, watch our video on how to prepare images in pendants for resin. Following the instructions in the video, spread a thin layer of Crafter's Pick glue on the back of the robin image. Place the cut-out image into the bezel using tweezers and make sure the corners and edges stick down. Let the glue dry for 20 minutes.
  3. Using a dry paintbrush, paint three coats of Nunn Design sealant over the surface of the image, letting each coat dry in between. Wait an additional hour for the sealant to dry.
  4. Take 1 pearl and dab some Crafter's Pick glue on one side with a toothpick. Place it into the bezel near one corner. Repeat this step 6 more times, or as many times as desired, gluing some pearls down with their holes pointing upward.
  5. Take 1 gold head pin and cut it short with flush cutters. Use the headpin to decoratively hide the hole of a pearl bead. Repeat as many times as necessary.
  6. Next, watch our video on how to use Ice Resin. Put on your disposable gloves and face mask. Based on the instructions in the video, measure your resin and stir with a popsicle stick until all striations are gone. When it is fully mixed, use the stick to drip the resin into the bezel a few drops at a time, until the resin reaches the upper edge of the bezel. Make sure the resin covers the tops of the pearls in the bezel. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such as a small torch.
  7. Allow the resin to cure in a dust-free area for three days.
  8. Using flush cutters, cut two 10 inch lengths of silver chain.
  9. Open a 4mm jump ring. Slide it on the first link of one length of chain and also slide on the loop of the bezel pendant. Close the jump ring.
  10. Repeat step 9 to attach the second length of chain to the pendant.
  11. Take 1 pearl bead and string it on 1 head pin. Make a simple wire loop. Repeat this step 7 more times, so you have 8 pearl bead dangles.
  12. Take 1 pearl bead dangle and open the wire loop from the previous step the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it onto the third link of chain up from the pendant, and close the loop. Repeat this step 3 more times, attaching pearl dangles to the fifth, seventh and ninth link of chain from the pendant.
  13. Repeat step 12 to attach 4 pearl dangles along the second length of chain.
  14. Open a 6mm jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on one side of the necklace, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  15. Open another 6mm jump ring. Slide it on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  16. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-6514 - Nunn Design Bright Silver Plated Pewter Collage Bezel Square 1 1/4 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PEW-2060 - Creamy White Cultured Flat Nugget Pearls 6-10mm/ 16 Inch
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5214 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1 Inch (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    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-9507 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Winter Holiday Christmas Theme For Scrapbook - Fits Nunn Designs
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-10 - ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9812 - Nunn Design Silver Plated Oval Cable Chain 2.3mm - By The Ft
    Project uses 20 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-7527 - Nunn Design Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5219 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-880 - ICE Resin, Angled Brushes for ICED Enamels & Paper Sealant, 6 Pack
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Pets/Animals, Autumn
Ingredients PND-6514, PEW-2060, FHP-5214, XTL-1026, XTL-1032, XTL-9507, TRC-10, CHA-9812, FCL-7527, FJR-5140, FJR-5219,

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 Head Pins - 22 Gauge/1 Inch (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: FHP-5214
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
ICE Resin Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Epoxy Resin 8 oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$30.29 / Package | SKU: TRC-10
Nunn Design Silver Plated Oval Cable Chain, 2.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: CHA-9812
Nunn Design Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 15mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-7527
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5219
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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