Retired - The Wanderer Necklace

PROJECT N2118
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
This Vintaj Arte Metal Compass focal is reminiscent of an aged pirate medallion in this bohemian style chain necklace.
Instructions
This finished necklace is 18 inches in length. For a longer or shorter necklace adjust the length of the chain accordingly.
  1. Begin by cutting two circles of the faux leather, with 1.5" diameter. You can use a household item such as a bottle to trace on the back of the faux leather.
  2. Take one faux leather circle and center the compass decorivet. Cut two tiny holes with your flush cutters to set it down into. Take your chain nose pliers and fold the ends down to secure this piece.
  3. Place the two faux leather circles back to back, with the compass correctly oriented. Take the chain and place the center at the bottom of the compass piece so that it wraps around the circle and the ends are even.
  4. Thread your needle with 3 feet of Nymo. Tie a knot about 1 inch from one the end. Thread through the backside of one piece of faux leather. Sandwich the pieces together, so that the thread is "trapped" inside the pieces. Create a whip stitch edge catching the chain link. Sew back down into the faux leather and back up for your second stitch. A similar technique to this can be seen in our video: How to Add Chain to Peyote Bead Weaving.
  5. Continue to stitch around the circle. When you come to the north side, you will cross over the chains and catch two links (a front and back link) in the whip stitch. You will do this for two links for stability. Then move on around the circle with picking up the other side of the chain.
  6. Once you have returned to the start, tie off and weave in your thread.
  7. To complete the necklace, move to one end of the chain and open one jump ring, attach it to the last link and to one lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  8. On the other end, open one jump ring and attach it to the last link. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-1330 - Create Recklessly, Symphony Faux Leather 10 x 2 Inch Strip, 1 Piece, Iris Blue
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4710 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 9.5mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-98916 - Antiqued Brass Filed Curb Chain - 4.5x3.5mm Links - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-5217 - Vintaj Arte Metal Decorivet Steampunk Compass 26mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8906 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Boho
Ingredients XCR-1330, FCL-4710, FJR-5471, CHA-98916, FCO-5217, XCR-8906,

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 Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8906
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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