Vintage Rose & Leaf Necklace: Project Instructions

Vintage Rose & Leaf Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 26th Mar 2019

Pastel coral colours are in! Use our free beading instructions to learn how to make this vintage style necklace - involves using cameos and settings (make sure you use a strong glue!).

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 7 bronze eyepins
  • 20cm bronze 6.5mm medium heavy link chain
  • 6 x 12mm Plain Round Cameo Bronze Setting Links
  • 1 x 35mm Peach Resin Rose
  • 6 x 13mm Peach Resin Roses
  • 6 x 3mm Champagne A grade Crystals
  • 1 x 25mm Plain Round Cameo Bronze Setting
  • 8 x cream 8mm Glass Pearl Beads
  • 1 x Bronze Plain Circle Toggle Clasp
  • 52 Bronze 6mm Strong Jump Rings
  • 12 Champagne leaves
  • 12 Bronze Triangle Jump Rings

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • glue

INSTRUCTIONS

Glass Pearl Eye Pin Links

Take an eye pin and thread up with:

  • an 8mm cream glass pearl bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with 5 more cream glass pearl beads (so that you have 6 altogether). Put aside.

Take an eye pin and thread up with:

  • an 8mm cream glass pearl bead
  • the 25mm plain round cameo setting
  • an 8mm cream glass pearl bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. This will be the centre eye pin link. Put aside.

Peach Resin Rose Links

Using glue (we used BYB glue) put a small amount on the back of a 13mm peach resin rose and place onto a 12mm plain round cameo setting link. Glue a 3mm A grade crystal onto the centre of the flower. Repeat this process with the 5 remaining 13mm peach resin roses. Put aside to dry.

35mm Peach Resin Rose Drop

Using glue put a small amount on the back of a 35mm peach resin rose and place onto the cameo setting from the centre eye pin link created earlier. Put aside to dry.

Putting it all together

Open up one of the jump rings (as they are quite strong, you'll need two sets of pliers or one set of pliers and a jump ring tool) and thread onto it:

  • one glass pearl links

Close the ring securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the peach resin rose links. Close securely.

Open another jump ring and connect the glass pearl link to the resin rose link. Open another jump ring and join it through the two links side by side to the original connecting link so that the links have a chain maille appearance. Repeat this process, joining the glass pearl links and resin rose links, until you have three pearl links and three rose links (finishing with a resin rose link).

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of the last resin rose attached. Open another jump ring and attach it to the centre eye pin link. Connect the two together with another jump ring and then a second jump ring side by side to the first.

Open up another jump ring, and attach a resin rose link to the other side of the centre eye pin link. Close securely. Repeat this process, alternating between resin rose links and crystal links, until you have used up all of your links.

Open a triangle jump ring and attach one of the champagne leaves to the double jump rings between your links. Continue until you have the 12 champagne leaves dangling from all of your double jump ring links.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through one end of the glass pearl and flower necklace chains. Whilst the ring is still open, thread on one of the lengths of chain. Close securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread it through the other end of the flower/ pearl chain. Connect it to the other length of chain and close securely. Check the length of the necklace against your neck and cut off any excess chain.

Open up another jump ring and thread it onto the end of one of the lengths of chain. Whilst it is still open, thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Open up the last jump ring and thread it onto the other end of chain. Whilst it is still open, thread on the circle part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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