Retired - Owlie Necklace

Retired - Owlie Necklace
A sweet wide-eyed owl is the focal point of this pretty necklace. The owl stamping hangs from a copper plated pewter twig which has been wire wrapped and beaded, giving this piece a delicate and light feel.
  • Project:N645
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Note: For this project you will also need a clear matte acrylic spray sealant to seal your Gilders Paste. You can pick up an item such as this at most art stores and some craft stores.
  1. Begin by watching the video: How to Use the Vintaj Big Kick Machine. Following what you learned in the video, take your Vintaj DecoEmboss Moonlit Night die and position your Vintaj copper round stamping blank over the owl. Make sure that the hole in the stamping blank is lined up with the top of the head of the owl. Close the emboss plate and run it through the Big Kick machine as you learned how to do in the video.
  2. Next, take your patina colored Gilders Paste, and using your fingers, apply the gilders paste to the raised embossed area of your owl. You can watch the video: How to Use Guilders Paste Without Using a Paint Brush for further instructions on how to do this. Let dry. You will need seal your Gilders Paste, and to do so, spray 3 light coats of clear matte acrylic spray sealant over the entire stamping blank. Let dry between coats.
  3. Cut a 12" long length of 26 gauge brass colored wire. Find your antique copper plated twig connector piece, and starting at one end near the hole, wrap your wire tightly around the body of the twig 4 times. Take your wire and make a sweeping wrap so that it is now 1/4 inch from the hole. See photo. The wrap should still be tight to the twig. Make another wrap around the twig. String onto your wire 2 Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green, 1 Swarovski faux pearl in copper, and 2 more Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green. Position these in the front of your twig as shown in the photo and then make 2 complete wraps around the twig until you are positioned to come back up and over the front. String onto your wire 2 Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green, 1 Swarovski faux pearl in copper, and 2 more Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green. Keep them positioned in the front of your twig and make 2 complete wraps around your twig, stopping when you come to the front again. String onto your wire 2 Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green, 1 Swarovski faux pearl in copper, and 2 more Czech 13/0 seed beads in dark green. Keep them positioned in the front of your twig and make 4 complete tight wraps around your twig. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters and use your chain nose pliers to press any rough wire edges into the wrappings. Make sure the wire near your hole is also neatly trimmed.
  4. Cut another 12" long length of brass colored wire and repeat the previous step but on the other end of your twig.
  5. Take 1 copper dangle one ball eyepin and open the eye the same way you would open a jump ring. Into that eye, place the hole at the top of your owl stamping. Close the eye back up. Next, string onto the wire 1 copper plated daisy spacer, 1 Czech fire polished 6mm round bead in mustard yellow picasso, and another copper plated daisy spacer. Hold this beaded dangle you just created against the middle of the twig which you wire wrapped and beaded. Wrap the wire part of the eye pin around the thickness of the branch 3 times, making tight uniform wraps. When the wire is positioned along the back of the twig after the third wrap, then cut off excess with flush cutters.
  6. The focal point of your necklace is now done!
  7. Cut your 1 foot of chain into two 6 inch long pieces.
  8. Open the end link of one 6" segment the same way you would open a jump ring and link it to one of the side holes of the twig. Close the link back up.
  9. Onto one copper dangle one ball eyepin, place 1 Swarovski faux pearl in copper, 1 copper plated daisy spacer, 1 Czech fire polished 6mm round bead in mustard yellow picasso, another copper plated daisy spacer, and another Swarovski faux pearl in copper. Create a simple wire loop right after the pearl and cut off excess with flush cutteres. Open the eye of this eyepin and link it to the end chain link of the chain segment you attached in the previous step. Close the eye back up (the same way you would a jump ring).
  10. Onto another copper dangle one ball eyepin, place 1 copper plated daisy spacer, 1 Czech fire polished 6mm round bead in mustard yellow picasso, and another copper plated daisy spacer. Create a simple wire loop LINK right after the daisy spacer and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Open the eye of this eyepin, remove the ball dangle, and link it to the simple wire loop of the beaded segment you made in the previous step. Close the eye back up.
  11. Onto another copper dangle one ball eyepin, place 1 copper plated daisy spacer, 1 Czech fire polished 6mm round bead in mustard yellow picasso, and another copper plated daisy spacer. Create a simple wire loop right after the daisy spacer and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Open the simple wire loop you just made and attach it to the simple wire loop of the beaded segment you made in the previous step.
  12. The eye with the ball dangle should be at the end of this side of the necklace now. Go ahead and open up that eye, keep the ball dangle on it, and link it to one of the copper rings attached to your bali copper s-hook. Close the eye back up.
  13. Repeat the last 5 steps on the other side of your necklace.
  14. All done! Enjoy.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-3057 -
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-36402 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Mustard Yellow Picasso (25)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9672 - Antiqued Copper Plated Cable Chain 3.4mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7465 - Vintaj Artisan Copper Blank Circle Blank Pendant 25.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3217 - TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 4mm (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-1029 - Copper Dangle One Ball Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1107 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Patina' 1 oz
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4202 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 30 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-3457 - Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Twig Connector Bar 57mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-1200 - Sizzix BIGkick Die Cut Machine - Vintaj Special Edition - Cut, Emboss, And Etch!
  • XTL-1208 - Vintaj DecoEmboss Die For Sizzix Bigkick Machine - Moonlit Night
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Metal Working, Mixed Media, Patina & Coloring, Wire Wrapping
Project Theme Boho
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BCP-36402, BMB-3217, CHA-9672, FCO-3457, FHP-1029, PND-7465, SWP-3057, WCR-4202, XTL-1107

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 - Owlie Necklace

TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Daisy Spacer Beads 4mm (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: BMB-3217
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 6mm Round Mustard Yellow Picasso (25)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 25 Pieces

$1.80
 / package  | SKU: BCP-36402
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Nunn Design Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Twig Connector Bar 57mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$4.50
 / package  | SKU: FCO-3457
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Copper Dangle One Ball Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (10)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pieces

$1.99
 / package  | SKU: FHP-1029
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'Patina' 1 oz

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$12.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1107
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 30 Yard Spool, Antiqued Brass

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$5.49
 / package  | SKU: WCR-4202
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Vintaj Artisan Copper Blank Circle Blank Pendant 25.5mm (2)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: PND-7465
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Antiqued Copper Plated Cable Chain 3.4mm Bulk By The Foot

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = By The Foot

$1.59
 / package  | SKU: CHA-9672

Tools:

Retired - Owlie Necklace

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5514
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Owlie Necklace

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
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