Time Well Spent Necklace

PROJECT N7037
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Create this mixed-metal Steampunk collage pendant using watch gears and cogs suspended in artist's concrete. Whimsical and sure to start conversations!
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed above, you will also need a disposable mixing cup, measuring cups to measure tablespoons and teaspoons, tap water, and a popsicle stick to stir the concrete. These instructions will make an 18 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. First, please watch our video on how to make concrete jewelry.
  2. Based on the instructions in the video, mix your tablespoon of concrete. Rest the bezel on a quarter before pouring the concrete so the loop of the pendant doesn't create an uneven surface. Fill the Nunn Design antiqued silver rectangle bezel to the edge. Place the Regaliz silver cog spacer into the bezel near one corner, as shown in the photo, or anywhere you like. Then take an assortment of watch parts and place them on top of the concrete in any configuration you like. Make sure each piece is embedded enough to be captured by the concrete. Let the concrete cure fully before moving on to the next step.
  3. Using flush cutters, cut a 17 1/2 inch length of chain. Make the last link of chain on both sides one of the larger links connecting the metal balls (these are easier to slide a jump ring through). Slide the piece of chain through the loop of the bezel pendent.
  4. Open a jump ring. Slide it through the last link on one side of the chain, and also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  5. Open another jump ring. Slide on the last link of chain on the other side of the necklace. Close the jump ring.
  6. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XTL-01180 - Create Recklessly, Artist's Concrete for Mixed Media, 8 Ounce Jar
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-6585 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Collage Bezel Rectangle 1 1/4 Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-9007 - Lisa Pavelka Micro Elements - Steampunk Collection Watch Gears And Cogs -0.5 oz
    Project uses 7 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-10131 - Regaliz Findings, Double Cog Spacer Bead 9x5mm Fits 5mm Round Cord, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-0448 - Antiqued Brass Bulk Chain, Fine 2x1.5mm Cable Links with 2mm Ball, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2400 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 8mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients XTL-01180, PND-6585, PND-9007, BMB-10131, CHA-0448, FJR-5471, FCL-2400,

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.
Create Recklessly, Artist's Concrete for Mixed Media, 8 Ounce Jar
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Ounce Jar.
$18.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-01180
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Collage Bezel Rectangle 1 1/4 Inch
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.75 / Package | SKU: PND-6585
Lisa Pavelka Micro Elements - Steampunk Collection Watch Gears And Cogs -0.5 oz
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Package.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: PND-9007
Regaliz Findings, Double Cog Spacer Bead 9x5mm Fits 5mm Round Cord, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: BMB-10131
Antiqued Brass Satellite Chain, 1.5mm Links with 3mm Ball, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-0448
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FCL-2400
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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