Digital Beading Magazine Issue 12 - Page 95

Tools Flat-nose pliers (2 pairs) Round-nose pliers Wire cutters Metal hole puncher Rivet tool Metal file E6000 glue Toothpick Scissors Resin of choice Supply Source: Brass components: www.TrinityBrassCo.com To make Cut the Paris graphic to fit into the setting. Apply resin over the graphic, following the manufacturer instructions. Set aside to dry. When resin is dry, place rhinestone chain around the setting. Trim to fit. Apply glue to setting in the area where the chain will be placed. Place rhinestone chain on the glue and adjust links so they are even. Set aside to dry. Using the hole punch, punch a hole in the centre of the Lydia connector. File away any rough edges. Layer and rivet the following items together: Lydia connector on bottom, shamrock flower, pierced shamrock flower. File away any rough edges of the rivet left on the back side of connector. Open a jump ring and connect the setting to the bottom ring on the Lydia connector. To make the flower bauble, cut a 10cm length of wire and make a simple loop at one end. Thread on one baby bell flower bead and make a wrapped loop, wrapping down over part of the top of the bead. Trim the wire and flatten the wire end. Repeat for the second bead. Cut another 10cm length of wire and make a loop at one end. Thread on one baby bell flower bead and one lucite flower bead. Make a wrapped loop, wrapping down over the top of the flower. Trim and flatten the wire end. Open one jump ring and add the flower bauble. Add to the previous jump ring. Repeat for the other two flower baubles. Cut a 10cm length of wire and make a wrapped loop at one end. Thread on one milky mint green bead. Run the wire through the top ring on the Lydia connector. Make a wrapped loop. Trim and flatten the wire end. Cut another length of wire and make a wrapped loop at one end. Thread on the following bead sequence: pearl/spacer/pearl. Run wire through the end loop of milky mint bead. Make a wrapped loop, trim and flatten the wire end. Repeat for the opposite side of connector. Using round-nose pliers, gently bend up the petals on the shamrock flowers. Apply glue to the back of the pink rose and place in the centre of the shamrock flower. Set aside to dry. Cut the ribbon into two 30cm lengths. Run the end of the ribbon through the end loop on the pearl link, so that the ribbon is folded on top of itself. Make a simple knot. Repeat for the opposite side. Cut the ribbon to the desired overall length of the necklace you want, making sure to leave enough ribbon to tie a bow for closure. DESIGN OPTION: You may also cut the ribbon to desired length. Run the end of the ribbon through a 6mm jump ring and tie a knot – repeat for the other side of your necklace. You can now use the jump rings to attach a clasp.