Memory Journal Necklace Tutorial

Written by
Sondra Barrington
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Sondra Barrington


Designer Tips

  • See the Create a Hinged Metal Memory Journal blog post for a step-by-step tutorial with images.
  • Texturize or etch* various metal pieces for the journal and patina as desired. This project is a great way to use your stash of etched metal bits. Cut decorative circles with disk cutter, punch holes and dap**.
  • For 3/32" diameter tubing, make hinge tabs one-half inch long. Use plenty of cut lube so that your saw blade doesn’t stick going around the tight corners.
  • Use wide, flat-nose pliers, to bend each tab up to a 90 degree angle. Use bail making pliers to roll the tabs into a cylinder shape. Use a tube cutting jig to cut a length of tubing 1mm longer than the width of your piece (for 1/2mm on each side).
  • Add decorative metal pieces using two-part epoxy, or rivet*** into place.
  • Create a necklace chain by making individual links using the one-step looping plier, eye pins, metal beads and agates. Assemble in an ombre pattern using oval jump ring to connect the links.
Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 strand [use 30] #21-894-052 Bead, Natural Agate, Faceted Round, 4mm
  • 1 gross [use 10] #26-463-7 Bead, 3mm Round, Corrugated
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 36] #26-155-32-7 Bead, Metal, Rondelle, 3.2mm
  • 1 pkg of 100 [use 42] #43-132-AB Bead Cap, Cast, Beaded
  • 1 pkg of 10 sets [use 2 backs] #44-721-30 Blank, Shrine with Window
  • 1 ounce [use 40] #37-123-6 Jump Ring, Oval, 3x4mm
  • 1 pkg of 3 [use 1] #64-995-00-24 Tubing, Metal, 3/32"
  • 1 ounce [use 40] #37-722-7 Eye Pin, 2", Standard
  • 1 pkg of 50 [use 1] #69-951-31-2 Eyelet, 1/16", 1/16" Long
  • 1 each #45-210-001 Kit, Etching Supplies
  • 1 pkg of 50 [use 31] #69-921-01-2 Rivet, 1/16", 1/16" Long
  • 1 pkg of 50 [use 1] #69-921-05-2 Rivet, 1/16", 3/16" Long
  • 1 pkg of 6 [use 1] #64-981-20-50 Sheet, 20 Gauge, 6x0.5"
  • 1 pkg of 6 [use 1] #64-961-20-100 Sheet, 20 Gauge, 6x1"
  • 1 each #60-220 Adhesive, Epoxy, 220
  • 1 each #86-343 Win-Ox™, 3 oz.

Tools

  • #69-189 Cut Lube, 2oz
  • #69-347 Tube Cutting Jig
  • #69-055 Pliers, 1-Step Looper
  • #69-261 Tool, Bench Block & Clamp
  • #69-199 Tool, Dapping Block & Punches, 8 Punches
  • #69-333 Tool, Disk Cutter, 14-Piece
  • #69-362 Tool, Eyelet Setter with Anvil
  • #69-271-99 Tool, Glitter, Four-Piece Set
  • #69-345 Tool, Hammer, Brass, 2lb
  • #69-235 Tool, Metal Punch, Two Hole
  • #69-172 Tool, Saw Frame, 4" with Screw
  • #69-108 Tool, Steel Square Block, 2.3"
  • Texturing Hammer
  • #69-275-21 Tool, Wubbers™, Medium Bail Maker
Additional Supplies
  • Rubber stamps of your choice (from scrapbook supplier)