Necklace of Intrigue: Project

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What is the draw of the Mona Lisa? The subtlety, the mystery. Create your own mysterious intrigue with this Mona Lisa inspired necklace.

What's The Plan, Stan?
We're going to use a scrabble tile to make a beautiful unique pendant for this vintage-like necklace

  • For Pendant:
  • For Necklace:
    • 34 wooden oval beads (dyed red)
    • 16 3-4 mm faceted garnet rounds
    • Four 6 mm onyx rounds
    • 16 flat oval garnet beads
    • One gold plated jump ring
    • Two gold plated crimp beads
    • One gold plated clasp
    • Wire for stringing - I use fishing line, actually :)

Tools Of The Trade:
  • For Pendant:
    • Drill with small bit
    • Scrap piece of wood
    • Paintbrush
  • For Necklace:
    • Needlenose pliers
    • Beading board (optional, but most helpful)
  • Drill two holes in the scrabble tile - one on the top, one on the bottom
  • Glue your image onto the tile. Let dry, and coat with another thin layer of glue. Re-pierce holes with a pushpin or safety pin.
  • OPTIONAL: Add more detail with Pearl Ex Pigments and watered down glue. Allow to dry.
  • Coat entire tile with glossy accents. Allow to dry completely.

  • Place jump rings though both holes. Attach eyepin to bottom jump ring. Add first garnet, then onyx beats. Close with a loop.
  • Bead Pattern for necklace:
  • Wooden bead: Garnet Round: Wooden Bead: Garnet Oval:Wooden Bead: Garnet Round:Wooden Bead : Onyx Round. 
  • Make sure to place your crimp beads between two garnet rounds, rather than right at the end of the necklace. This will prevent it from being worn too much and breaking. End one side with a jump ring and the other side with the clasp.
C'est Fin!

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