Romantic at Heart Necklace

PROJECT PROJ-JB-N0007
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This romantic necklace features a pretty enamled brass heart pendant by Gardanne Beads, a blossom hand charm by TierraCast, PRESTIGE pearls, Nunn Design findings, and lovely hand-dyed silk ribbon. The combination of all these elements creates a soft and romantic design.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

When finished, this necklace measures about 25 inches. You can make it longer or shorter in the following steps.
  1. Begin this project by sliding the bail onto your silk ribbon. Slide it to the midway point.
  2. Place one pearl onto a head pin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire.
  3. Open a twisted rope jump ring and place onto it the heart pendant, blossom hand, and pearl dangle that you just made. Before closing the jump ring, connect it to the loop at the base of the bail (that is already on your silk ribbon). Make sure that your charm and pendant are facing forward. Close the jump ring.
  4. Go to one end of your silk ribbon and slide a twisted rope jump ring onto it. Pull it down so that it is about 6 inches from the end. Please watch the video: How to Finish Silk Ribbon Ends with Wire. This video will show this necklace in it and teach how to knot the silk and wrap the ends with wire. It will also show how to trim the silk. This is the stage where you can make the necklace longer or shorter by deciding where on the silk ribbon you want to place the jump ring and wrap the ends.
  5. Place one pearl onto a headpin and create a wrapped wire loop. Trim off excess wire.
  6. Open a 5mm jump ring and connect onto it the dangle you just made as well as your lobster clasp. Also link the jump ring onto one of the twisted rope jump rings on one side of your silk ribbon. Close the jump ring.
  7. On the other side of the necklace, you will just connect the lobster clasp to the twisted rope jump ring that already exists there. This will complete your clasp. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WCR-4595 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, Gold Color (8 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FJR-3045 - Nunn Design Jump Ring, Twisted Rope Open 17 Gauge, 8mm Antiqued Gold (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 3 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100 pcs)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FCL-7521 - Nunn Design Lobster Clasps, Curve 12mm, 24K Antiqued Gold Plated (2 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FHP-1261 - Nunn Design Head Pin, with Ball Head 2 Inches Long and 20 Gauge Thick Antiqued Gold (10 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • 5810-CIDB4 - PRESTIGE Crystal, #5810 Round Pearl Bead 4mm, Iridescent Dark Blue (1 Piece)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 2 package(s).

  • SLK-161 - Hand-Dyed Habotai Silk Ribbon, 20mm Wide, Purple/Blue Blend (32-36 Inch Strand)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FCO-3031 - Slider Bail, Nouveau Drop with Loop 12.5mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Plated, By TierraCast (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • GRD-100 - Pendant, Folk Heart 22mm, Enameled Brass Seafoam Green, by Gardanne Beads (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • PNT-274 - Metal Charm, Blossom Hand with Flower 27mm, Antiqued Gold Plated, By TierraCast (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5032 - The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Mother's Day
Ingredients WCR-4595, FJR-3045, FJR-5250, FCL-7521, FHP-1261, PRES-5810-CIDB4, SLK-161, FCO-3031, GRD-100, PNT-274,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, Gold Color (8 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.95 / Package | SKU: WCR-4595
Nunn Design Jump Ring, Twisted Rope Open 17 Gauge, 8mm Antiqued Gold (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-3045
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.87 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Nunn Design Lobster Clasps, Curve 12mm, 24K Antiqued Gold Plated (2 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCL-7521
Nunn Design Head Pin, with Ball Head 2 Inches Long and 20 Gauge Thick Antiqued Gold (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$3.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-1261
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5810 Round Pearl Bead 4mm, Iridescent Dark Blue (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.18 / Package | SKU: PRES-5810-CIDB4
Hand-Dyed Habotai Silk Ribbon, 20mm Wide, Purple/Blue Blend (32-36 Inch Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$7.97 / Package | SKU: SLK-161
Slider Bail, Nouveau Drop with Loop 12.5mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Plated, By TierraCast (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: FCO-3031
Pendant, Folk Heart 22mm, Enameled Brass Seafoam Green, by Gardanne Beads (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.69 / Package | SKU: GRD-100
Metal Charm, Blossom Hand with Flower 27mm, Antiqued Gold Plated, By TierraCast (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: PNT-274
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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