Solar Eclipse Necklace

PROJECT N8042
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Zola Elements acetate pendants are showcased against a backdrop of mixed metal stamping blanks in this mod style geometric necklace. The BeadSmith 2-hole metal punch is used to create additional holes in the stamping blank, offering unique design possibilities.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 30 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desire length of chain. If you wish to use a clasp, we recommend a lobster clasp and jump ring.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Use the BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch. Using what you have learned in the video, make three 1.5mm holes in your round silver stamping pendant directly across from the pre-existing hole. Space your holes approximately 1/8 to 1/2 inch apart and about 1/16th inch in from the edge of the pendant. You may want to use a marking pen and ruler to help you with these measurements.
  2. To hang your acetate bars: Use pliers to open a 5mm jump ring and slide on the loop of one of your bars. Also slide on one of the holes you made in the round silver pendant from step 1. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step twice more to hang your other two acetate bars.
  3. Now use flush cutters to cut 3 inches of 22 gauge wire and make a wrapped wire loop. Before coiling the wrap closed, slide on the top (pre-existing) hole of your silver stamping pendant. Also slide on the holes of your gold stamping pendant and your acetate coin. Close the wrap.
  4. Next, cut 30 inches of bar chain.
  5. Using the remainder of your 22 gauge wire, make another wrapped wire loop above the wrap you made in step 3, with the loop facing forward. Before coiling wrap closed, slide on the end links of your 30 inches of bar chain. Close the wrap. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PNT-076 - Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Coin 14mm, 2 Pieces, Light Brown Tortoise Shell
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PNT-095 - Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Bar Drop 3x38.5mm, 2 Pieces, Light Brown Tortoise Shell
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-7819 - Solid Brass Round Stamping Blanks - 25mm Diameter 24 Gauge (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5852 - Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Round Pendants 34mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5150 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-08034 - Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Long Bar Links 19mm, 1 Foot, Bright Silver
    Project uses 30 inches. You will need 3 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0284 - BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch, Makes 1.5 and 2mm Holes
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Summer, Boho
Ingredients PNT-076, PNT-095, PND-7819, PND-5852, FJR-5150, WCR-2230, CHA-08034,

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.
Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Coin 14mm, 2 Pieces, Light Brown Tortoise Shell
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.09 / Package | SKU: PNT-076
Zola Elements Acetate Pendant, Bar Drop 3x38.5mm, 2 Pieces, Light Brown Tortoise Shell
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: PNT-095
Solid Brass Round Stamping Blanks - 25mm Diameter 24 Gauge (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.34 / Package | SKU: PND-7819
Antiqued Silver Plated Blank Stamping Round Pendants 34mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: PND-5852
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.67 / Package | SKU: FJR-5150
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.17 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Long Bar Links 19mm, By The Foot, Bright Silver
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.54 / Package | SKU: CHA-08034
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Tools and Other Supplies:

BeadSmith Two-Hole Metal Punch, Makes 1.5 and 2mm Holes
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$17.21 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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