Aqua Love Necklace Tutorial

Written by
Cindy Morris
Published on
December 2, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST December 2, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTnd, December 2, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Cindy Morris


Designer Tips

  • String necklace and finish ends following directions in Beading Cable How-To Sheet below. Use Wire Guardians for a professional finish at the ends of your beading cable.
  • When using soft solder, you can use either a soldering iron, or a gentle touch with a butane micro torch.
  • It's important to use separate firing surfaces for soft solder and silver or copper solder. Do not use the same firing brick for both.
  • For the pendant, melt soft solder onto the back of the heart, then place on the copper tablet, reflux, and remelt the solder.
  • Stamp "x o" next to the heart, clean with steel wool and hang from necklace with a jump ring. (See Stamped Metal Charm technique sheet for tips on metal stamping, and see Basic Jewelry-Making technique sheet for the best way to open and close a jump ring.)

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 gross [use 24] #26-453-7 Bead, 3mm Fluted Hogan
  • 1 strand #21-886-248 Bead, Gemstone, Round, 6mm (Limited Stock)
  • 1 spool [use 18"] #61-820-49-87 Beadalon® Wire, 49-Strand, 0.021", 100' Spool
  • 1 ea #44-720-10 Blank, Artsy Heart
  • 1 ea #44-780-03 Blank, Copper, Tablet with Hole
  • 1 pkg of 10 [use 1] #39-850-07 Clasp, Toggle, 4-Ring
  • 1 0.1 oz [use 4] #41-256-51-8 Crimp Bead, Smooth, "Size 1"
  • 1 oz [use 5] #37-136-7 Jump Ring, Round, 5mm
  • 1 ea #69-092 Solder, Soft, Staybrite®
  • 1 gross [use 2] #41-050-8 Wire Guardians™ Copper Plated

Tools


Additional Supplies:

  • 0000 steel wool (from hardware store)