Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace
This heirloom necklace has a distinct vintage feel to it and looks as if it tells a story of a beautiful woman's past. What was her life like? When did she live? So much mystery and intrigue surrounding this piece - and the best part is, you get to be the storyteller.
  • Project:N664
  • Skill Level:Advanced
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Design Tip: If you happen to have a photo of your grandmother or great grandmother, consider shrinking it down and using it instead of the photo image used in the directions.
  1. Start this necklace by working on the resin piece first. Take you "Various Birds" collage sheet and find the little blue bird looking upwards. Cut him to fit inside your Art Mechanique triangle pendant. Place a layer Nunn Design glue on the backside of the image and press into place at the base of the triangle pendant. Let dry. Paint 3 layers of Nunn Sealant over the image, letting each one dry between layers. Mix and pour your Ice Resin into the triangle bezel. Remove any air bubbles with the micro torch and let cure in a warm, dust free area for 3 days.
  2. Using your Vintaj Relief Block, gently sand the surface of your two Vintaj Art Metal tiered leaves. Open and connect an antique brass 5mm jump ring to one of the leaves. Repeat with the second leaf and another jump ring. Also attach an antique brass 5mm jump ring to the resin triangle pendant you just made. Close this ring as well. Open a 10mm heavy jump ring and connect it to all three of the jump rings you just attached to their respective items (position the triangle between the two leaves). Close the jump ring.
  3. Cut a 3" piece of cream/white silk ribbon. Using this ribbon, tie a knot, connecting the 10mm jump ring from the previous step and a closed 7.7mm black finish pewter jump ring. Trim the ends of the ribbon so that 3/4" sticks our on either side. You will see that you just created the bottom dangle segment to your necklace. Set aside for now as we work on the focal piece.
  4. Cut two sections of Mica to fit inside your Art Mechanique large open staple bezel connector. I cut mine a little rough on purpose to add to the "vintage feel".
  5. Place one of the cut sections from the last step inside your bezel. It should just rest on the frame. Using flat nose pliers, carefully bend the staples to fold on top of the mica sheet, securing it in place. Just grab one staple at a time and fold it inward towards the center of the bezel. If need be, you can use your fingers to push them the last little bit so that they lay snug against the mica. Do this for all the staples.
  6. Flip your bezel over so that you have the still upright staples facing upwards. We are going to glue directly onto that bottom mica sheet using E6000 glue for everything. A pair of tweezers is recommended for inserting these items. Out of the Various Birds collage sheet, cut a section of calendar. Out of the Vintage Collection transfer sheet, cut out the image of the woman as seen in the project photo (we will not be using this like a transfer, just like a collage sheet instead). Refer to the photo and place a dab of glue on the backside of both images and place into the bezel, gluing them to the mica. Next, use your Vintaj Relief Block to gently sand the 2 Vintaj fern leaves and the small Vintaj key to expose some of the shiny brass below. Place glue on the back of these and set them down into your bezel as shown in the photo. Take 8 bright silver plated daisy flower bead caps and 5 antique brass daisy flower bead caps and flatten them slightly (not completely flat, just take some of the curve out of them so that they will fit inside the bezel when the second mica sheet is added). To flatten them just a bit, tap them with a rubber mallet on a bench block. Referring to the photo, arrange these artfully in the bottom right and top left corners of your bezel setting (adding a touch of glue to their bottoms before setting them in place). You can even layer a silver and brass one on top of each other to give added depth. Next, Place a small dab of glue in the center of each flower and place a Swarovski Crystal chaton in jet hematite or silver shade into that glue. Feel free to add more chatons for extra sparkle. Your collage is all done. Let dry before proceeding to the next step.
  7. Take the second mica sheet that you cut and place it into the bezel setting over your collage (which is now sandwiched between the two sheets of mica). Fold over these staples the same way as before to secure the mica sheet in place. Open a 5mm antique brass jump ring and attach it to the bottom loop on your bezel. Before closing it, also attach it to the 7.7mm black finish pewter jump ring that you connected to the dangle you made in the first several steps. Close the jump ring.
  8. Take a black finish pewter royal pinch bail and attach it the top loop on your bezel. Time for chain!
  9. Cut 16" of all three of your chains and secure a 4mm jump ring to each end of each chain. Thread all three chains through your pinch bail.
  10. On one end of your necklace, open a 7.7mm black finish pewter jump ring and attach it to the three jump rings connected to your chains on this side. Close the jump ring. Open a 5mm jump ring and link it to the black finish jump ring you just attached and the bar part of your heirloom toggle clasp. Repeat this step on the other side of your necklace with the toggle part of your clasp.
  11. You did it! Time to enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-98857 -
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-3213 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 'Royal' Pinch Bail For Pendants 10mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHX-1005 - Labradorite Gemstone Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Chain 3.5mm Rondelles - By Inch
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 16 packages.

  • CHA-98845 - Antiqued Brass Oval With Figure Eight Links Chain 3mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-7251 - Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Fern Frond Leaf Charms 40x10mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-124299 -
    Project uses 5-8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6400 - Bright Silver Plated Daisy Flower Bead Caps 6mm (12)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7326 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • PND-7185 - Vintaj Natural Brass Teensie Key Pendant Charm 17mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-12407 -
    Project uses 5-8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6402 - Antiqued Bronze Plated Daisy Flower Bead Caps 6mm (12)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9531 - Lisa Pavelka Transfer Half Sheet 'Vintage Collection' Scrapbooking (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9535 - Nunn Design Collage Sheet Various Birds For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5156 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-6001 - TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5330 - Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 10mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7700 - TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48095 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-0258 - Mini Rubber And Steel Bench Block For Metal Working And Wire Hardening
  • XTL-0247 - Eurotool Hammer Rubber Mallet For Metal Smithing - 8 Ounces

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Mixed Media, Resin
Project Theme Vintage Look
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Advanced
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BMB-6400, BMB-6402, CHA-98845, CHA-98857, CHX-1005, FCL-7700, FCO-3213, FJR-5156, FJR-5330, FJR-5450, FJR-6001, PND-7185, PND-7251, PND-7326, SWCH-12407, SWCH-124299, TRC-12, XCR-48095, XTL-1031, XTL-1032, XTL-1054, XTL-9531, XTL-9535

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Jump Rings 10mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$2.69
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5330
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1054
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Nunn Design Collage Sheet "Various Birds" For Scrapbook - Fits Patera

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$3.80
 / package  | SKU: XTL-9535
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$2.25
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5450

Out of stock

Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 oz.

$13.44
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1031
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Teensie Key Pendant Charm 17mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$1.99
 / package  | SKU: PND-7185
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

TierraCast Black Finish Pewter 'Royal' Pinch Bail For Pendants 10mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$1.79
 / package  | SKU: FCO-3213
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 18 Gauge (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$2.69
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5156
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

TierraCast Black Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Set

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: FCL-7700
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 oz.

$10.69
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1032
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Fastenables Fern Frond Leaf Charms 40x10mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$2.19
 / package  | SKU: PND-7251
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Labradorite Gemstone Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Chain 3.5mm Rondelles - By Inch

You will need 16 package(s).

1 package = By The Inch

$1.49
 / package  | SKU: CHX-1005
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Antiqued Brass Oval With Figure Eight Links Chain 3mm - Bulk By The Foot

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = By The Foot

$1.92
 / package  | SKU: CHA-98845
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

TierraCast Black Finish Brass Open Jump Rings 7.7mm 16 Gauge (25)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

$2.19
 / package  | SKU: FJR-6001
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Kit

$15.99
 / package  | SKU: TRC-12
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cream White

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Strand

$6.59
 / package  | SKU: XCR-48095

Tools:

Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers

$2.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-4000
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace
Retired - Emmeline's Recollection Necklace

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: XTL-2222
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