Gatherer Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Mollie Valente
- To create a pendant bail, add a 2" head pin to the etched box, string on a bead, and wire wrap a loop.
- Fill a glass test-tube vial with items gathered from nature. Then cork the vial.
- Centering the vial in the box, drill two sets of holes. Lay the vial in the box and use 26-gauge wire to secure the vial in place.
- Create 11 crystal dangles by adding bicone beads to a 1-1/2" head pins and finishing the ends with a wire-wrapped loop.
- Use patinated 18-gauge wire to make beaded links. Make a looped end in the wire, add beads as pictured, finish the second end with a similar loop. Hammer the loops to flatten and harden the wire.
- Link the components together with 8mm jump rings.
- Attach the mesh choker and finish with hook and eye clasp.
- Add crystal dangles and patinated feather charm as pictured.
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- 1 each [use 8 beads] #21-003-007-02 Amazonite Gemstone Bead, Oval/Rondelle Bracelet
- 1 gross [use 1] #26-453-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Beads, 3mm Fluted Hogan
- 1 gross [use 1 hook] #39-293-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Clasp, Hook and Eye
- 1 oz [use 11] #37-415-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Head Pin, 1-1/2", Thin
- 1 oz [use 1] #37-422-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Head Pin, 2", Standard
- 1 oz [use 18] #37-136-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Jump Ring, Round, 5mm
- 1 oz [use 11] #37-167-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Jump Ring, Round, 8mm
- 1 pkg of 10 [use 1] #52-293-16-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Metal Mesh Choker, 3mm Round
- 1 spool [use 20"] #46-406-30 Artistic Wire® Copper Wire, 26ga, 90ft - Gunmetal
- 1 dozen [use 1] #30-227 Bottle Charm, Glass Jar, Test Tube
- 1 dozen [use 1] #44-655-0 Brass Charm, Feather, 20x5mm
- 1 each #88-711-01 C-Koop Beads Etched Box
- 1 strand [use 14] #26-812-000 Copper Plated Beads, Flower Spacer
- 1 spool [use 10"] #47-405-18 Copper Wire, 18ga, Round, 50'
- 1 each #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
- 1 gross [use 11] #05-328-04-942 Swarovski Crystal Jams™ Assortment Faceted Bicone 4mm, Idlewild Blue
- #69-432 EURO TOOL Benchtop Drill Press
- #69-190-59 EURO TOOL Drill Bit, #59
- #69-271-99 EURO TOOL Glitter, Four-Piece Set
- #69-138 EURO TOOL Hammer, Chasing
- #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
- #69-108 Tool, Steel Square Block, 2.3"
- Dried moss
- Robin's egg shells
- Small feather