Retired - The Gilded Age Necklace

PROJECT N3019
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
With its SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS flatback rhinestones in Jet Hematite, Metallic Light Rose, Rose Gold and Black Diamond, this decadent design mimics the beauty of a vintage era.
Instructions
You will need a clean work surface, a paint brush, scrap of paper and a piece of wire or applicator for your glue. Please watch the video on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze.
  1. Begin by cutting 17" of chain with your flush cutters. Set aside.
  2. Next, using your glue applicator, apply a thin line of glue onto the side edge of one of your stampings. Lay your stamping flat on your surface. Then quickly take your second stamping and align it right beside the first stamping, gently gluing the two together.
  3. Repeat this process two more times with your 4 other stampings. You should now have your stampings glued together in 3 pairs. Refer to the photo. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
  4. Now, align your stamping pairs onto your work space with one pair in the center, one pair on the left and one pair on the right. Tilt up the bottom right portion of the stamping at the left and with a thin line of glue (using your applicator) glue the edge of that part of the stamping onto the corresponding edge of the center stamping. Do the same thing with the stamping on the right. Refer to the photo for placement reference.
  5. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly. Now take your gold patina and add a few drops onto a scrap of paper. Using your brush, paint the center part of the fronts of your stampings in gold patina. Set aside to dry and wash your brush immediately.
  6. Once your stampings are completely dry, you will begin adding your rhinestones. Refer to the photos as needed for placement reference.
  7. Using your glue applicator, outline the front edges of your first stamping (the one on the left) with your E6000 glue. Take your tweezers and carefully add one flatback in Black Diamond onto the two bottom points of your stamping. Next, outline the stamping in 29 Metallic Rose flatbacks. Then, take 7 flatbacks in Rose Gold, and place 2 in the upper center portion (on top of where your two stampings are glued together), one at the center of the stampings and 2 on either side. Lastly, place 3 hematite jet flatbacks in a row on the bottom center portion of your stamping. Refer to the photo.
  8. Repeat the whole rhinestone application process with the stamping on the right.
  9. For your middle stamping, add a thin line of glue onto the center portion (where your stampings are glued together) and also outline the outer edges in glue. Begin adding on 26 flatbacks in Black Diamond with your tweezers onto the outlines and center line. Then add on 6 flatbacks in Rose Gold; 2 at the top center portion and 2 on the bottom center section of both of the stampings.
  10. Allow all glue to dry thoroughly before continuing.
  11. Next, flip your necklace over and apply a thin line of glue at the joints (where the stamping pairs meet), and add 2 Rose Gold rhinestones onto each joint with your tweezers. This will stabilize your necklace and make it sturdier.
  12. Let the glue dry before moving on.
  13. Now you will attach your stampings onto your chain using jump rings. Using your chain nose pliers, open six jump rings and insert them into the holes on the top of your six stampings (one jump ring for each stamping). Close the jump rings. Next, open up 3 more jump rings and loop one into each pair of 2 jump rings. Don't close these 3 jump rings just yet. Set aside.
  14. Take your 17' length of chain and spread it out onto your workspace. At the 8.5" point, link the jump ring from your center stamping and close using your pliers. Next, you will attach your other two stampings 1" away from the middle stamping on either side; so one at the 7.5" point and one at the 9.5" point. Link on the jump rings and close using your pliers. Refer to the photo for reference.
  15. Your necklace is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9708 - Gunmetal Steel Round Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 17 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-7293 - Vintaj Arte Metal Full Primrose Stencil Pendants 47.5x16mm (2)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • FJR-5453 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-51619 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone Hotfix SS16 3.8mm, 50 Pieces, Black Diamond
    Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-420514 -
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-109108 -
    Project uses 57 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-41615 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS16 3.8mm, 50 Pieces, Jet Hematite
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9075 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Victorian Gold - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    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.

  • FJR-3912 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2415 - Gun Metal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients CHA-9708, PND-7293, FJR-5453, SWF-51619, SWF-420514, SWF-109108, SWF-41615, XTL-9075, XTL-1054, FJR-3912, FCL-2415,

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.
Gun Metal Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.50 / Package | SKU: CHA-9708
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: FJR-5453
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Victorian Gold - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-9075
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$2.60 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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