Poppy Girl Necklace Tutorial
As seen in the Rings & Things Summer Supplement 2013. This project uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals.
Created by: Mollie Valente
Prepare the Blanks:
On the first blank, mark placement and punch 1/16" holes; mark and punch a centered hanging hole. Repeat for second blank, being careful to match the hole placement.
Follow the instructions that come with the BIGkick™ to emboss the brass blank.
Patina the blanks and use the reliefing block to polish the high points of the embossed pattern.
Add the Image:
Roughly clip out your desired image from the sheet.
Seal the backside of the image with clear packing tape.
Measure and cut the image so it is just slightly larger than the "window" opening.
Seal the front side of the image with clear packing tape.
Cut the tape so there is just 1/16th of an inch overhang; the overhanging tape allows you to adhere the image to the blank (be careful to line up the image with the window opening).
Assemble the Pendant:
Place a scrap of leather on the steel block to protect the decorative rivet heads.
Use traditional riveting methods to rivet the four corners.
Add the jump ring to the hanging hole. Add two decorative metal beads to the jump ring then close.
Finish with Necklace Chain and Beaded Clasp:
String the pendant onto the chain.
On the right-hand side create a beaded link with clasp. Attach an eye pin to the first chain link and string on a metal bead, crystal bead, and metal bead; finish with a wire-wrapped loop and clasp.
On the left-hand side create a beaded loop. Attach an eye pin to the last chain link and string on a metal bead, crystal bead, and metal bead; finish with a wire-wrapped loop.
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pkg of 100 [use 6] 1 #26-155-32-6 Bead, Metal, Rondelle, 3.2mm, Antiqued Brass Plated
pkg of 10 sets [use 1 set] 1 #44-721-02 Blank, Rectangular Door with Round Window
spool [use 18"] 1 #40-099-60-6 Chain, Footage, Flattened Cable, 1.9mm, Antiqued Brass Plated
dozen [use 1] 1 #39-340-6 Clasp, Lobster, 10mm, Antiqued Brass Plated
each [use 1 image] 1 #83-231-01-001 Collage Sheet, World Ephemera, Square
dozen [use 2] 1 #05-328-06-157 Crystal, Bead, Faceted Bicone, 6mm, Crystal Copper
ounce [use 2] 1 #37-722-6 Eye Pin, 2", Standard, Antiqued Brass
ounce [use 1] 1 #37-167-6 Jump Ring, Round, 8mm, Antiqued Brass Plated
each 1 #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
pkg of 10 [use 4] 1 #69-971-05-5 Rivet, Flower, Antiqued Silver Plated
#69-325-012 DecoEmboss™ Die, Fern Fronds
#83-101 Sharpie®, Extra Fine Point
#69-324 Sizzix® BIGkick™, Vintaj® Edition
#69-271-99 Tool, Glitter, Four-Piece Set
#69-137 Tool, Hammer, Swiss Style
#69-235 Tool, Metal Punch, Two Hole
#69-056 Tool, Side Flush Cutter
#69-125 Tool, Steel 4" Square Block
#69-327 Vintaj® Metal Reliefing Block
Clear packing tape
Piece of thick leather to cushion patterned rivet head
Rings & Things ruler (ask for a free ruler with your next order!)