Retired - The Emperor's Garden Necklace

PROJECT N1014
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Vintaj Natural Brass components are complimented by olive green faux suede cord in this necklace, which brings to mind shady garden walks.
Instructions
This chain has open links, which means that they are not soldered together, and can be opened with pliers. This is great, because you can avoid wasting cut links. To separate lengths of chain for this project, simply open the last link with chain nose pliers, remove the next link, and close it back up.
  1. Separate a length of Vintaj Natural Brass flat oval link chain 2 3/4" long. Then separate three more lengths that are each one link shorter than the previous. Repeat the last step to give you two each of the shorter lengths.
  2. Link up the lengths of chain with one end even and the longest in the center, with each side getting shorter as it moves outward. There should be one chain in the center with 3 on each side that are one link shorter than the previous, as you move to the outside.
  3. Watch the video: How to Weave Faux Suede Cord Through Chain. Using the technique demonstrated in the video, weave a 1' length of olive green faux suede cord through the chains. Do six rows of weaving and then finish off as described in the video, using a dab of E6000 adhesive to secure your ends. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  4. Separate two 9" lengths of chain. Open the last link on each side and connect it to the top corner link on each side of the woven piece.
  5. Attach a Vintaj Natural Brass standard hook for jewelry clasps onto one end of the chain. You can then hook it into the other end of the chain to close.
  6. Use your Vintaj relief block on a Vintaj Natural Brass Asian window pendant link as demonstrated in this video.
  7. Carefully apply some E6000 to the back of your pendant link, keeping to the central square shape, and being sure you don't goop it onto the openings in the pendant. Place your pendant over the woven piece, using the photo for placement reference.
  8. Allow all glue to dry for at least 24 hours before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-7160 - Vintaj Natural Brass Chain 7mm x 4.4mm Flat Oval Links - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCL-4643 - Vintaj Natural Brass Standard Hook For Jewelry Clasps 20mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • XCR-43114 - Beadsmith Olive Green Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-7160, FCL-4643, PND-7168, XCR-43114, 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.
Vintaj Natural Brass Flat Cable Chain, 4.4mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-7160
Beadsmith Olive Green Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-43114
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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