Vintage inspired Brass and Glass Necklace Tutorial

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There are so many beautiful brass components and jewelry designs out there. I have been aching to play around with them, and I got the perfect opportunity with the Artbeads.com beads for bloggers program. Check out their fantastic Valentines Day Beads and Findings
What's The Plan, Stan?
I made a beautiful, asymmetrical necklace using some goodies from Artbeads.com and I'm going to share it with you! Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:


Tools Of The Trade:

  • Chain nose pliers

  • Round nose pliers

  • Wire Cutters

Process:




Step One: First, place all the roundells on the eyepins. Then, end them with a wrapped loop.

Step Two: Now that your beads are ready, start by creating the pendant. Attach two 6mm jumprings to the Vined Heart Link. Then, attach a 6mm jumpring to the bottom. To this jumpring, connect about 1 inch of chain. Connect the end loop of the chain to the base loop of a glass bead section.
Step Three: Now it's time to move on to the rest of the necklace. I'll give you the pattern for the entire right side, then the left. Remember, it's an asymmetrical necklace, so the sides aren't going to match :)
  • Connect one glass bead to the jumpring. Add a 6mm jumpring to the end, connected to 4 brass chain links, 1 6mm jumpring, 1brass chain link, 1 6mm jumpring
  • Add one glass bead, then 1 6mm jumpring to the end, 4 brass chain links, 1 6mm jumpring
  • Add one glass bead, 2 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, 2 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, about 1 1/8 inches of brass chain
  • Add one glass bead, about 3 1/4 inches of brass chain, 1 half of the flower clasp
Step Four: One half down, second half to go!
  • Connect about 1 inch of brass chain to the jumpring, add 1 6mm jumpring
  • Add a glass bead, 4 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, 1 brass chain link, 1 6mm jumpring, 2 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, 2 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, 2 brass chain links, 1 6mm jumpring, brass chain link
  • Add one glass bead, 3 brass chain links
  • Add one glass bead, 4 brass chain links, 1 6mm jumpring, 3 1/4 inches of brass chain, second half of the flower clasp

C'est Fin!
*I have recieved these products free of charge from Artbeads.com to honestly review in this blog. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received*

3 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Wow...I love this necklace Callie...great tutorial a well...
Cheers

missficklemedia.com said...

I love the warm colors you put together here!

Erin said...

Beautiful necklace! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

You've won a necklace of your own, too! You won my 'Love is the Key' Necklace on my blog! Congrats! e-mail me your address. Thank you so much!:)