Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace
Fresh and romantic, this peridot and quartz gemstone necklace is as lovely as a day in May. The pinks and greens of the gemstones have been paired with richly detailed Vintaj elements which have even had a touch of green added them.
  • Project:N663
  • Skill Level:Beginner
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Take you Vintaj Relief Block and gently sand the round bands of the Vintaj Lotus Blossom connector close to the single loop. Do this for all 4 Lotus Blossom connectors. Also sand the bird on the pendant as well as the roses. Lay your Jay and Roses pendant on top of your brown ultra suede. Using a pencil, trace around the outer edge. Cut out what you just drew and trim it down if need be so that it fits within the confines of the pendant with no suede showing outside the border. Use this piece of suede as a guide to cut an identical second piece. Spread a thin layer of E6000 onto one side of a piece of suede and glue it to your second piece. Let dry. Flip your Jay and Roses pendant so that it is wrong side up and place small amounts of E6000 around the interior edge and also where the roses are. Avoid placing glue near the hole at the top of the pendant. You might want to use a scrap piece of wire or toothpick for this. Try to not let any glue go over the edges. Place your cut (and glued together) suede pieces into the pendant and glue. Press to adhere them and let dry. Once dry enough to move (around 30 minutes), flip over and place 10 small dabs of E6000 onto the vines of the roses. See photo. Into those dabs of glue, place a Cherry Quartz 3mm round bead so that it's holes are to the side. Let dry. We are going to build this necklace from the bottom up, starting with linking pendant focal that we just made. Please watch the video on making wire loops correctly and also on using wire looping pliers (if you are using them for this project). Take a brass eye pin and cut off the eye part of it. Use your looping pliers to create a simple loop about twice the size of the one you just cut off. Onto the wire place 1 Dark Green Peridot 5.5mm bead and make a wrapped wire loop right after the bead. Cut off excess wire with flush cutter. Open the simple loop you made and attach it to the hole at the top of your pendant (you might need to peel back the suede just a little to access this). Close the loop. The following instructions are going to create one side of your necklace. Double them to make the other side a mirror image of the first. Onto a brass eye pin, place 1 Strawberry Quartz faceted teardrop briolette. Create a simple wire loop after the briolette and snip off excess wire. Open the simple wire loop on one end and attach it to the wrapped wire loop of the peridot you just linked to the pendant. Close the loop. Open the simple wire loop on the other side of the briolette and attach it to the single loop on one side of your Vintaj Lotus Blossom Connector link. Close loop. See photo. Onto a brass eye pin, place: 1 Dark Green Peridot 5.5mm bead1 Cherry Quartz 3mm round bead1 Strawberry Quartz faceted teardrop brioletteanother 3mm beadand another 5.5mm bead Create a simple wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Create a total of 3 of these. Via their simple wire looped ends, link these together to make a chain. Attach one end of this chain to the side loop of the Lotus Blossom connector (the side with 3 loops) you just attached in the previous step and then connect the other end to a second Lotus Blossom connector in the same position. Onto a brass eye pin, place: 1 Cherry Quartz 3mm round bead1 Dark Green Peridot 5.5mm beadand another 3mm round bead Make a simple wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutter. Create a total of 4 of these and then link them together via their simple wire loops to form a chain. Attach one end of this chain to the middle loop of one Lotus Blossom Connector and then attach the other side of the chain to the middle loop of the other Lotus Blossom connector. Repeat the above step but this time connect your chain of gemstones to the last remaining side loops of your two Lotus Blossom connectors being worked with. See photo. Onto a brass eye pin, place: 1 Cherry Quartz 3mm round bead1 Dark Green Peridot 5.5mm beadand another 3mm round bead Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Create a total of 5 of these and link them together to form a chain by connecting simple wire loops to wrapped wire loops. On the end of the chain that has the simple wire loop, open this and attach it to the single loop side of the Lotus Blossom Connector. Close the loop. On the other end of this chain with the wrapped wire loop, open the loop at the base of one side of your clasp and link it to the wrapped wire loop, close the loop. (for the other side of the clasp, it's essentially just a big jump ring so you will open it up and link it to the wrapped wire loop on the gemstone "chain")Your new lovely creation is done!Designer's Tip: As an added touch to this necklace, you can coat your Vintaj pieces with a layer of African Bronze Gilders Paste. You can see how to apply it in the video here. Don't forget to seal your Gilders Paste with 3 light coats of clear acrylic matte finish sealant. You can find such a product at most art stores.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-4641 - Vintaj Natural Brass Wire Spiral Swirl Hook & Eye Clasps (2 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-5261 - Vintaj Natural Brass Lotus Blossom Connector - 27x22.5mm (2)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FHP-6291 - Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 24 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 35 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7387 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Pendant - Jay And Roses - 40.5 x 47mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQH-03 - Cherry Quartz Glass Small Round 3mm Beads / 16 Inches
    Project uses 74 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQH-79 -
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4201 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-1101 - Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Highlight Metal, Wood and More! 'African Bronze' 1 oz

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Necklace
Product Type Project
Technique Basic Beading
Project Theme Spring
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Beginner
Project Status Retired
Ingredients FCL-4641, FCO-5261, FHP-6291, PND-7387, SPQH-03, SPQH-79, XCR-4201, XTL-1054

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 - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Wire Spiral Swirl Hook & Eye Clasps (2 Sets)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 2 Sets

$4.39
 / package  | SKU: FCL-4641
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Lotus Blossom Connector - 27x22.5mm (2)

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 2 Pieces

$3.85
 / package  | SKU: FCO-5261
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-4201
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Pendant - Jay And Roses - 40.5 x 47mm (1)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$2.89
 / package  | SKU: PND-7387
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Antiqued Brass Open Eye Pins 24 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$2.49
 / package  | SKU: FHP-6291
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone 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:

Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

$12.25
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5032
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700

Out of stock

Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
Retired - Spring Blooms Gemstone Necklace

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: XTL-2222
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