Retired - The Watchful Sparrow

PROJECT N609
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Sparkling Swarovski crystal beads dangle below a watchful sparrow in this long pendant necklace. A Swarovski chrysolite opal heart adds the final touch to this lovely piece.
Instructions
  1. Begin this necklace by creating your resin pendant. First cut out your bird image from your collage sheet. It is specifically sized to exactly fit the Patera pendant setting, taking the guesswork out of it for you. Apply an even layer of Nunn glue to the backside of the image and press into place in your pendant. Make sure that the bird's head is straight in spacial relation to one of the pendant loops. Use your fingers to press the image firmly into the pendant and squeeze out any air bubbles. Let dry. Once dry, using a paint brush, paint a layer of Nunn Sealant over the top of the image, making sure to cover the edges completely. Let dry and repeat with 2 more layers of sealant. For a more detailed explanation of preparing images for resin settings, view this tutorial.
  2. Mix your resin and fill your pendant. Do not let it overflow, just fill it to the top edge but not over. Remove any bubbles with a torch. Let cure for 3 days.
  3. On each end of your 24" chain, attach one half of your toggle clasp to the end chain link using a jump ring.
  4. Fold your chain in half so that you find the midway point. Through the link which is at the middle of your chain, open a jump ring and thread it through that link. Before closing, place the jump ring through the loop at the top of your pendant. Close the jump ring.
  5. We are now going to make the dangles. For the dangle with the heart, cut a 4 inch length of 24 gauge wire , thread it through your heart pendant so that there is 2 inches on either side. Create a briolette wrap. Thread onto the upright remaining wire a 4mm Swarovski bicone bead, then create a wrapped wire loopat the top and cut off excess wire using flush cutters. Attach this heart dangle to the bottom loop of your resin pendant using a jump ring.
  6. Thread onto a silver plated head pin 1 4mm Swarovski bicone bead, 1 8mm Swarovski rondelle, and another 4mm Swarovski bicone bead. Create a simple wire loop and cut off any excess wire. Attach to your resin pendant using a jump ring. Repeat this step to make a second identical dangle and attach to your pendant the same way but on the other side of the heart.
  7. Have fun wearing your new creation!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-9504 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Song Birds For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9967 - Antiqued Silver Plated Round Rolo Chain 3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-3092 - Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7127 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Lead-Free Pewter 3/8 Inch Anna's Toggle Clasp (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 4 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-5881 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5323 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-9504, CHA-9967, FJR-3092, FCL-7127, WNT-2430, SWC-5881, FHP-5323, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

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 Silver Plated Rolo Chain, 3mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.87 / Package | SKU: CHA-9967
Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4.5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3092
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$8.47 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.62 / Package | SKU: FHP-5323
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$14.17 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$10.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.62 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.17 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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