Retired - 'Scrabble' Tile Bird Pendant

PROJECT N619
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This fun, nature inspired necklace features a cheerful bird tile pendant embellished Vintaj brass elements and strung on carnelian silk.
Instructions
  1. To start this necklace, cut out the bird image from your transfer sheet, it is already sized to fit your wood tile. Apply the transfer to the tile. Pat dry and paint a coat of Nunn Sealant over the top, Let dry
  2. Place a brass bead cap on your steel block and using your chasing hammer, tap it several times so that it is somewhat flat. Repeat with 3 other bead caps. You do not need these to be paper thin, you just want to take some of the curve out of them.
  3. Using a toothpick or piece of wire as an applicator, place a small dab of E6000 glue on each corner of the front side of the tile (on top of the transfer image). Into these glue dabs, place 1 flattened bead cap into each. Press down. A small amount of E6000 will seep through the interior hole in the bead cap. Into each of these holes, place a Swarovski flatback rhinestone in crystal golden shadow. Let dry.
  4. Flip your tile pendant over and glue on the Vintaj brass blank to the wood using E6000. You want to position the blank so that it is in the center width wise and that the little hoop is sticking out the top of the tile. Let dry.
  5. Take 1 of your Vintaj diamond filigree connector links and gently bend in half so that the two pointed tips are touching. You want there to be a gap where the bend is, you do not want this to be flat. This is the area where you will string your silk cord through. Open a 4mm jump ring and link it through the hole at the tip of each diamond point, then also link it through the hoop at the top of the brass blank which is glued to your wood tile. Close the jump ring. You just made a filigree bail.
  6. Take your other Vintaj diamond trellis filigree connector link and fold in half, but this time, do not make it so that the diamond tips touch. Place a dab of E6000 into the interior bend, Slide the filigree onto the bottom of your wood tile pendant so that the bend with glue on it is flush against the wood edge. Using your fingers, press the filigree to mold it to the flat area of the wood tile. Let dry.
  7. Cut a 10" length of your canelian silk fabric string. Cut 2 lengths of 26 gauge wire, 6 inches long each. Take one end of your silk string and thread it through a 4mm jump ring and back out, creating a loop. You should have 1 inch of silk fabric on one end and 9 inches on the other. Pull snug between your fingers and start slowly wrapping your wire around the two strands of silk that overlap, starting about 1/2 inch from the jump ring. Continue wrapping until you have approximately 1/4" wrapped. At this time, cut off any excess silk thread that is on the 1" side. Continue wrapping the wire around the rough silk edge, covering it. Cut off any excess wire. Thread your 9" silk length through the filigree bail which is attached to your pendant. Now repeat the wire wrapping/jump ring step with the other end of silk.
  8. Cut 2 lengths of chain, 8 large links long each. You want one end of each chain length to end in a small link and the other end to end in a large link. On one end of your wire wrapped silk, carefully open the jump ring and attach it to the small link at the end of a chain length. Close the jump ring. On the other end of that same chain length, attach a jump ring and one side of your barrel clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat this entire step on the other side of your necklace using the second cut chain length.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWD-9000 - Natural Wood Square Collage Jewelry Pendant Tiles 25mm (1 Inch) 24 Tiles
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9901 - Antiqued Brass Long Short Curb Chain 5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4622 - Vintaj Natural Brass Diamond Filigree Connector Links 21x15mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46006 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Carnelian
    Project uses 10 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9511 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Butterflies & Birds For Scrapbook -Fits Patera
    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.

  • WCR-4208 - BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7067 - Vintaj Natural Brass Rustic Altered Blank Square Pendants 10mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-4696 - Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5470 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2152 - Beadsmith Jeweler's Chasing Hammer - 1 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
  • XTL-0264 - Eurotool Dual Utility Bench Block 3 x 3 Inches - Steel Anvil With Wood Base
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients BWD-9000, CHA-9901, FCO-4622, XCR-46006, XTL-9511, XTL-1032, WCR-4208, PND-7067, BMB-4696, FJR-5470, XTL-1054,

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.
Natural Wood Square Collage Jewelry Pendant Tiles 25mm (1 Inch) 24 Tiles
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: BWD-9000
Antiqued Brass Long & Short Curb Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-9901
Vintaj Natural Brass Diamond Filigree Connector Links 21x15mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FCO-4622
BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4208
Vintaj Natural Brass Rustic Altered Blank Square Pendants 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: PND-7067
Vintaj Natural Brass Lovely 6mm Daisy Bead Caps (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: BMB-4696
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FJR-5470
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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