Retired - The Garden Gate Necklace

PROJECT N1011
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sweet florals and pops of color contrast with Vintaj Natural Brass components in this feminine springtime necklace.
Instructions
I did some "faux enameling" on this pendant with nail polish. In addition to the materials and tools listed from Beadaholique, you will need some nail polish to achieve the look pictured here. Make sure to select seed beads that match the colors of your nail polish.
  1. Select shades of your favorite nail polish for the daisy, flowers, and leaves on a Vintaj Natural Brass abstract daisy window pendant.
  2. On a piece of scratch paper, put down a large drop of your flower color to work from. Use a toothpick to carefully fill in the flower outlines with nail polish. A thinner layer will dry darker, and the metal underneath will show through more. A thicker layer will dry more opaque and colorful.
  3. Repeat this process with the other colors to fill in the daisy and the leaves.
  4. Allow to dry thoroughly overnight before continuing.
  5. Cut two 9" lengths of Vintaj Natural Brass 7x4.4mm flat oval chain. Open the last link on each length of chain with a pair of chain nose pliers and insert the hanging loop from your pendant piece. Close the links on the chain.
  6. Cut a piece of .015" bronze beading wire about 2' long.
  7. Use an antique brass plated micro crimp bead to secure one end of the beading wire to the last link on one end of the chain using a crimp tool. Trim the short tail of beading wire close to the crimp bead.
  8. String dark green 13/0 Czech charlotte seed beads along most of the strand, leaving the last few inches open.
  9. Thread the strand of beads through the chain, going through every few links, all the way to the other end. If you need to add more seed beads to reach the end do so, otherwise, remove any extra beads at the end of the chain.
  10. Make sure that the beads are strung through without bunching up the chain much, and then use a second crimp bead to secure the other end of the beading wire to the last link on the other end of the chain.
  11. Trim off the excess beading wire close to the crimp bead.
  12. Use a 4.75mm, 19 gauge Vintaj Natural Brass jump ring to hang a Vintaj Natural Brass Sparrow Bird Charm a few inches to the right above the window pendant on the chain.
  13. Open the small loop on the spiral half of a Vintaj Natural Brass wire spiral hook and eye clasp and attach it to one end of your chain. Open the ring half of the clasp and attach it to the other end of the chain.
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 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

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

  • FCR-1900 - Antiqued Brass Micro Crimp Beads 1.2mm x 1.7mm (144 Beads)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5347 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7102 - Vintaj Natural Brass Sparrow Bird Charms 17mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7178 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67563 - Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 2 feet. 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-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-7160, FCL-4641, FCR-1900, FJR-5347, PND-7102, PND-7178, XCR-67563,

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 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.69 / Package | SKU: CHA-7160
Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 4.75mm Open 19 Gauge (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-5347
Vintaj Natural Brass Sparrow Bird Charms 17mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: PND-7102
Beadalon Beading Wire Bronze 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-67563
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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
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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