Retired - The Autumn Forest Necklace

PROJECT N1031
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
This necklace reminds me of jumping into a pile of autumn leaves, or strolling through the woods in the fall. A jumble of laser cut wooden leaves are accented with a pair of acorns and a watchful owl in this statement piece.
Instructions
  1. Cut two natural and one brown length of hemp twine each three feet long. Group the strands together and tie an overhand knot a few inches from one end.
  2. Braid the strands in a traditional 3 strand braid until your braid is about 22" and then tie another overhand knot.
  3. Position an antique brass foldover crimp near the end of the braid just before the knot, with the loop towards the knot. Place a dab of E6000 glue on the strands inside the crimp. Crimp.
  4. Measure 20" from the crimp and place the second crimp. Place a dab of E6000 glue on the strands inside the crimp. Crimp.
  5. Use flush cutters to trim the twine sticking out of the loop side of the crimp, being careful not to cut off the loop.
  6. Place an antique brass 5mm, 19 gauge jump ring onto one of the crimp loops. Then use a second 5mm jump ring to attach a Vintaj Natural Brass lobster clasp to the other crimp loop.
  7. You may find it helpful to place your necklace on a necklace display bust or drape it over some other object as you complete the rest, it will let you see how the pendants will hang.
  8. Use antique brass 7mm, 18 gauge jump rings to hang an assortment of laser cut wooden leaf, acorn, and owl pendants from your braid. When you hang them, the jump ring should only go through the bottom loop of the braid, and you should hang one from each bottom "bump" across the middle of the braid. Arrange them however you like, and see the photo for placement reference.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-3538 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm Three Color Variety 29.5 Feet Each
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7455 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Maple Leaf Pendant With Green Stained Cutout 38x45mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7457 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Maple Leaf Pendant With Red Stained Cutout 38x45mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7458 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Maple Leaf Pendant With Brown Stained Cutout 38x45mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7459 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Aspen Leaf Pendant With Green Stained Cutout 31x44mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7460 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Aspen Leaf Pendant With Maple Cutout 31x44mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7461 - Cherry Wood Laser Cut Aspen Leaf Pendant With Red Stained Cutout 31x44mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7462 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Aspen Leaf Pendant With Brown Stained Cutout 31x44mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7463 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Acorn Pendant With Brown Stained Cutout 27x36mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7464 - Walnut Wood Laser Cut Acorn Pendant With Maple Cutout 27x36mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7468 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Oak Leaf Pendant With Brown Stained Cutout 29x47mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7469 - Maple Wood Laser Cut Oak Leaf Pendant With Green Stained Cutout 29x47mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWD-7470 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5179 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 13 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5000 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2566 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1445 - Antiqued Brass Foldover 3mm Cord Ends For Ribbon
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients XCR-3538, BWD-7455, BWD-7457, BWD-7458, BWD-7459, BWD-7460, BWD-7461, BWD-7462, BWD-7463, BWD-7464, BWD-7468, BWD-7469, BWD-7470, FJR-5179, FJR-5000, FCL-2566, FCR-1445, 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 Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm Three Color Assorted Variety Pack - 29.5 Feet Each
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Assortment.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: XCR-3538
Cord Ends, Foldover for Leather 3mm, 50 Pieces, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1445
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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