Retired - Wisdom of the Ages Pendant Necklace

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
This necklace looks forged from the earth, like it holds the secrets of ancient times past. I love the faux amethyst druzy effect which has been created with Crystal Clay and Crystal Splash - the look is raw, timeless, and mystical.
  1. To make this project, start by watching the video: How to Make a Faux Druzy Ring. You will not be making a ring, but you will be using the same technique.
  2. Mix up a small amount of dark purple Crystal Clay. About a ball that is 3/4" in diameter. If you are not familiar with how to mix Crystal Clay, please see the video HERE.
  3. Roll your ball into a more egg-like shape and then flatten with your fingers so that it can easily wrap around your Nunn Design antique copper plated channel bead pendant. Push the clay into the channel part of the pendant, to the edges, and also to the point where the two ends meet on the backside and create a seam. Keep manipulating the clay with your fingers until if feels evenly distributed and covers every part of the channel.
  4. Now, apply Crystal Splash to the clay in the same manner as illustrated in the video. Apply crystals all the way around the pendant. If there looks to be gaps, add more crystals. Let dry.
  5. Take your 3 feet of chain and fold in half to find the middle chain link. Open the loop at the top of your pendant and connect it to this middle chain link. Close the loop back up.
  6. Your chain actually consists of a series of open links connected together. Open the end link on one side (the same way you would open a jump ring) and connect it to the end chain link on the other side of your necklace. Close the link back up.
  7. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BDLL-9998 - Beadelle Collection Crystal Splash Assorted Clear Crystal Mix (1 oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9811 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Chain Flat Cable 4mm By The Ft
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • PND-6972 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Channel Bead Pendant 32mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-236 - Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Dark Purple' 25 Grams
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients BDLL-9998, CHA-9811, PND-6972, TRC-236,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: CHA-9811
Crystal Clay 2-Part Epoxy Clay Kit 'Dark Purple' 25 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-236
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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