Retired - Vamp Noir Necklace

PROJECT N3013
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
Show off your Halloween spirit by making this striking bat necklace. This piece incorporates a stamping shaped like a bat with its wings stretched out for flight. Using black, red and purple patinas, it is transformed into a unique piece of jewelry.
Instructions
You will need a small paint brush for this project as well as some type of non-stick work mat or a work space that you can get paint on. This necklace measures approximately 18� long. Adjust your chain length for a shorter or longer necklace.
  1. Begin by watching the video on How to Use Vintaj Patinas and Glaze.
  2. Take your bat stamping and using your Eurotool EuroPunch, punch three holes; one near the edge of the left wing (about 2cm from the edge), one near the edge of the right wing (about 2cm from the edge) and one at the bottom of the center portion of the bat (about 1 cm away from the edge). Make sure the location of the holes you punch on the wings are symmetrical so the chain hangs from the same spot on each wing.
  3. Next, based upon what you learned in the video, paint a thin layer of onyx patina over the front side of your bat stamping. Let dry. Take your red and purple patinas and paint by dabbing. Let dry. Now paint a wash of onyx (1 part onyx patina to 3 parts glaze) over the bat. You want there to be an uneven appearance to the wash, having it thicker in some areas and lighter in others.
  4. Once your stamping is dry (but do not let it sit for very long, you want it just barely dry), take your relief block and using the side, start sanding the raised areas of your stamping to show off the detail. Set the stamping aside for now.
  5. Next take your Czech glass chain and measure an 18� length.
  6. Using a jump ring, connect one end of your chain to one of the holes on the bat's wing that you created previously. Repeat this step on the other side of your necklace with the other end of your chain and another jump ring. Since your chain consists of simple wire loops connected together, you can open and close these loops just like jump rings.
  7. Find the middle point of your necklace and open the simple wire loops of your chain at that point to create two halves to your necklace.
  8. Link onto one side of your chain a jump ring, close the simple wire loop. On the other side of your necklace, connect the chain to a clasp.
  9. You are now ready for the finishing touch! Take a head pin and string it through a black diamond bead. Create a simple wire loop using your round nose pliers. Snip off any excess wire using your flush cutters.
  10. Next, open a jump ring and slide it through the simple wire loop you created in the step above and slide it through the hole you made on the center portion of the bat. Close the jump ring.
  11. Your necklace is now ready.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-10013 - Antiqued Silver Plated Long Bat Stamping 120x16mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-3918 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9078 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9061 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Purple Amethyst - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9071 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Ruby Red - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9090 - Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1570 - Silver Plated Spring Ring Clasps 7mm (25)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5320 - Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-0060 - Eurotool EuroPunch 1.25mm Round Hole Punch Pliers For Sheet Metal
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients PND-10013, SWC-3918, XTL-9078, XTL-9061, XTL-9071, XTL-9090, FCL-1570, FJR-5150, FHP-5320,

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 Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Black Onyx - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-9078
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Ruby Red - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-9071
Vintaj Mini Glaze - Metal Sealer And Patina Extender - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-9090
Silver Plated Spring Ring Clasps 7mm (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$3.10 / Package | SKU: FCL-1570
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Silver Plated Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-5320
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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