Retired - Sakura Shine Necklace

PROJECT N8006
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
This shimmering copper necklace features soft Japanese cherry blossoms captured in resin with delicate flower spacers. These elements are showcased in a Nunn Design half oval pendant, accented by rose gold Swarovski crystals.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need a few toothpicks, a face mask, some disposable gloves, and a heat source such as a lighter or small torch to complete this project.
  1. Using scissors, cut out the Nunn Design flower collage image that fits the half oval pendant.
  2. Using a toothpick, line the inside base of the bezel with Crafter's Pick glue. Set your flower image into the bezel, press it down, and use your toothpick to remove any excess glue from along the sides of the image. Then apply a small dab of glue to each of your three copper spacers, and place them as desired along the bottom right side of the bezel on top of your collage paper. Let the glue dry for several hours until it appears clear.
  3. Please watch the video: How to Use Nunn Design 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 forms a low dome over the top of the bezel. Remove any air bubbles with a heat source such as a small torch. Allow the resin to cure in a dust-free area for three days.
  4. To make the beaded chain for hanging your pendant, begin by using flush cutters to cut twelve 1 inch lengths of chain. Set aside.
  5. Next, cut one 2 inch length of wire. Using round nose pliers, create a wrapped wire loop on one end of the wire, latching the wrap onto the end link of one of your chain sections before closing the wrap. String on one bicone bead, then create another wrapped wire loop on the other side of the bead, latching the wrap onto another chain section before closing the wrap.
  6. Repeat the above step 5 more times, for a total of 6 chain-and-bead units.
  7. Connect one of your chain-and-bead units to your resin pendant by cutting 2 inches of wire and creating another wrapped wire loop, latching the wrap onto the end link of one of your chain-and-bead unit before closing the wrap. String on one bicone bead, then create another wrapped wire loop on the other side of the bead, this time latching the wrap onto the loop of your pendant before closing the wrap.
  8. Connect another chain-and-bead unit onto this side of the necklace by cutting 2 inches of wire and creating a wrapped wire loop, latching the wrap onto the end link of another chain-and-bead section before closing the wrap. String on a bicone bead, and repeat this step to latch it onto your previous chain-and-bead unit. Repeat this step once more to add the final chain-and-bead unit to this side of the necklace.
  9. Repeat steps 7-8 to assemble the other side of your necklace by linking 3 chain-and-bead units together in the same fashion.
  10. To attach the clasp, open a jump ring. Slide it through the last link on one side of the chain, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  11. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  12. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-08412 - Nunn Design Bezel Pendant, Grande Half Oval 28.5x31.5mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Copper
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-97005 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet, Assorted Trees and Flowers, 1/2 Sheet, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3238 - TierraCast Antique Copper Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9811 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Chain Flat Cable 4mm By The Ft
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-14 - Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • SWBB-15515 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Rose Gold 2X
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WPC-32471 - Solid Copper Wire 24 Gauge Round Dead Soft (1 Oz. / 48 Ft. )
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2526 - Antiqued Copper Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5002 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients PND-08412, XTL-97005, BMB-3238, CHA-9811, TRC-14, XTL-1026, SWBB-15515, WPC-32471, FCL-2526, FJR-5002,

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 Collage Sheet, Assorted Trees and Flowers, 1/2 Sheet, Assorted Colors
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Sheet.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-97005
TierraCast Antique Copper Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 3mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BMB-3238
Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: CHA-9811
Nunn Design 2-Part Epoxy Resin Kit, Jewelers Grade Clear, 8 Oz Kit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 oz..
$43.79 / Package | SKU: TRC-14
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 5mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Rose Gold 2X
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: SWBB-15515
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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