Retired - Taikang Road Necklace

PROJECT N712
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
This exotic looking necklace was named after a famous artist-filled shopping street in Shanghai. The colors are rich and lush and the the gold bee adds a charming bit of whimsy to an otherwise classically elegant design.
Instructions
Tip: You will have left over mixed resin after you make this project. Since mixed resin does not store and needs to be used right away, have several other projects (which require resin) ready to be filled when you fill your pendant for this project. Note: This project uses hotfix flatback rhinestones and just glues them in place with E6000 glue instead of using the hotfix element.
  1. Begin by tracing your rectangular bezel onto the backside of the Lillypilly copper sheet with the red wine patina. Use your metal sheers to cut out the traced rectangle. Test to see if the cut out piece of metal will fit into the bezel. If it is too large, trim it down until it fits into the bezel. Using a toothpick or small piece of wire as an applicator, smear E6000 onto the non-patina side of the cutout rectangle, flip over, and press into place inside your bezel pendant. Let dry for several hours.
  2. Mix up an ounce of resin and fill your pendant from the step above. Fill it all the way to the top of the pendant but do not let it spill over. Let cure for 3 days.
  3. Take your Vintaj relief block and gently sand the top of the Vintaj Asian Window stamping, exposing some of the shiny brass beneath. Place small dabs of E6000 glue on the backside of this stamping, flip over, and press into place on top of the cured resin pendant. Let dry
  4. Refer to the project pictures and glue a Nunn Design gold bee and 2 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS palace green opal flatback rhinestones into place on top of the asian window stamping. Use E6000 on their backsides to glue in place. Let dry.
  5. For this project you have 2 feet of flower link connector chain. Thread the chain through your pendant bail so that 50% of the chain is on one side of the pendant and the other 50% is on the other side. Using E6000 glue, glue a SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS palace green opal flatback rhinestone into the center of each flower connector link. Let dry.
  6. Open the loop at the base of your swirl clasp (the same way you would open a jump ring) and connect it to the last chain link on one side of your necklace. On the other end of the chain, open the large jump ring that is the other part of your clasp and connect it to the last chain link.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-10002 - Antiqued Brass Flower Link & Connector Chain 14.3x5.5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWF-22101 -
    Project uses 42 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7168 - Vintaj Natural Brass Asian Window Pendant Link 40mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6857 - Nunn Design Solid Brass Stamping Honey Bee Embellishment 14.5x19mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • LIL-1078 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 container. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4641 - Vintaj Natural Brass Wire Spiral Swirl Hook & Eye Clasps (2 Sets)
    Project uses 1 clasp. You will need 1 package.

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

  • PND-5915 - Antiqued Brass Color Rectangle Bezel Pendant 24mm X 48mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5602 - BeadSmith 7 Plate Shears With Spring - Cuts Up To 20 Gauge Sheet Metal
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients CHA-10002, SWF-22101, PND-7168, PND-6857, LIL-1078, TRC-12, FCL-4641, XTL-1054, PND-5915,

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.
Antiqued Brass Flower Link & Connector Charm Chain, 14.3x5.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: CHA-10002
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Antiqued Brass Color Rectangle Bezel Pendant 24mm X 48mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: PND-5915
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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