Grappa Necklace

Grappa Necklace
This classy necklace boasts a pendant bursting with ripe, juicy 'grapes' hanging from a sleek kumihimo rope in purples and greens.
  • Project:N232
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Andrea Morici
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Instructions

  1. Follow the directions in this instructional video to create your kumihimo braid, and to attach the two end caps. Our braid is approximately twenty three inches long, but feel free to make your necklace as long or as short as you'd like.
  2. Once you have your braid complete, and the two end caps with loops glued into place, set aside to dry. While the end caps are drying, move onto making the pendant.
  3. To make the pendant, first make a series of grape dangles by threading various sized druks onto headpins, creating a simple loop on each, and trimming off excess wire. You will need to make nine of these using the 8mm druks, nine using the 6mm druks, and ten using the 4mm druks. Set these dangles aside as you create the center wire for your bunch of grapes.
  4. Cut a piece of 20 gauge brass wire at about five inches long and create a simple wire loop at one end. Thread a 4mm druk onto the wire.
  5. Open a 6mm round brass jump ring. Onto the jump ring, thread nine of the 4mm druk dangles. Close the jump ring again and thread the entire ring, dangles and all, on the 20 gauge wire.
  6. Onto the 20 gauge wire, thread eight of the 6mm druk dangles, a single 8mm druk (not a dangle) and nine of the 8mm druk dangles.
  7. Make a wrapped wire loop at the top of your "bunch of grapes" and trim off excess wire.
  8. Open a 6mm brass jump ring and thread it through the hole at the top of the lucite leaf. Close the jump ring again.
  9. Open a large 15mm brass jump ring. Thread it through the loop at the top of the bunch of grapes, and through the jump ring on the lucite leaf. Close the large jump ring again.
  10. Thread the entire kumihimo braid through the large jump ring.
  11. Use two additional 6mm jump rings to join each half of the toggle clasp to each end of the kumihimo braid.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-6000 - Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7860 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Purple Iris (25)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7660 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Purple Iris (50)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7460 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 4mm Purple Iris (100)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6301 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)
    Project uses 29 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-40204 - Lucite Beads Grape Leaves Matte Grass Green 25mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4200 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3063 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 3mm Lilac Purple Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3035 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 2mm Evergreen Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5335 - Vintaj Natural Brass Open Jump Rings 15mm Heavy 15 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5301 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7800 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6103 - Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Braiding & Knotting, Kumihimo
Project Theme Autumn, Spring, Summer
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Current
Ingredients BCP-40204, BCP-7460, BCP-7660, BCP-7860, BMB-6000, FCL-7800, FHP-6301, FJR-5301, FJR-5335, WCR-4200, XCR-3035, XCR-3063, XTL-1054

Purchase Project Bundle:

Supplies For Project N232 - Grappa Necklace

Includes all packages of items below and printed instructions.

Recommended tools are not included.

$52.59
 / kit

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Grappa Necklace

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

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$5.79
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5335
Grappa Necklace

Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 2mm Evergreen Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 12 yards (3 yards Per Color)

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-3035
Grappa Necklace

Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Purple Iris (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$2.10
 / package  | SKU: BCP-7660
Grappa Necklace

Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$5.59
 / package  | SKU: FJR-5301
Grappa Necklace

Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: WCR-4200
Grappa Necklace

Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 3mm Lilac Purple Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 12 yards (3 yards Per Color)

$8.25
 / package  | SKU: XCR-3063
Grappa Necklace

Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 8mm Purple Iris (25)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

$1.79
 / package  | SKU: BCP-7860
Grappa Necklace

TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Set

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: FCL-7800
Grappa Necklace

Antiqued Brass Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long/21 Gauge (x50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$3.75
 / package  | SKU: FHP-6301
Grappa Necklace

Lucite Beads Grape Leaves Matte Grass Green 25mm (10)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: BCP-40204
Grappa Necklace

Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 4mm Purple Iris (100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: BCP-7460
Grappa Necklace

Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$1.99
 / package  | SKU: BMB-6000
Grappa 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

Tools:

Grappa Necklace

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Grappa Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Grappa Necklace

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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