This project appeared in the first edition of Australian Digital Beading Magazine.
4cm 5mm curb chain
2 50mm head pins
4 eye pins
3 6cm jump rings
1 16mm cast metal flower connector
1 8mm cast metal granular bead cap
1 15x38mm alloy filigree wrap bar
4 10x8mm cast metal tube beads
1 8x 25mm cast metal latticework connector
4 6mm rhinestone rondelles
34 3mm brass spacer beads
50cm tiger tail (cut in two 25cm lengths)
4 crimp beads
1 50x35mm glass chandelier baroque pendant
1 6mm Czech fire-polish bead
4 4mm Imperial Crystal round facetted bead
36 8x10mm Imperial Crystal rondelle
1 4mm rhinestone cabochon
1 printed collage sheet birds 48x35mm rectangle
Clear adhesive. We used Ranger – Accents Line Glossy Accents but you can use Modge Podge and Diamond Glaze
Fine tipped precision scissors
Small tipped paintbrush
1. Select, which image you, want to use from the collage sheet. Take your pencil and trace around the chandelier pendant. Draw inside the tracing smoothing the shape inwards approx 2-3mm. Using your scissors cut inside the new shape. Take some clear adhesive and add a small amount to the back of the pendant. Place the paper on the back of the pendant. Use your fingers to smooth out any air bubbles and make sure the adhesive is spread evenly. Wipe excess glaze with a cloth. Allow the glaze to dry and then take a head pin and gently insert through the hole in the top of the pendant through the paper. Take the paintbrush and apply a thin layer of the clear adhesive on the back of the pendant. Allow the glaze to dry. Remove the head pin.
2. Take the alloy filigree wrap and bend it around the top of the chandelier pendant making sure the middle hole of the wrap matches the top hole of the pendant. Take one head pin and thread the granular bead cap back to front, the rose connector and through the alloy filigree wrap and chandelier pendant. Bend the head pin to a 90-degree angle to the back the pendant. Take your round-nose pliers or bail making pliers and bend the head pin forward creating a bail. Thread the bail through the middle hole of the lattice connector. Finish by wrapping the end of the head pin on the head pin between the rose connector and the alloy filigree. Glue the 4mm rhinestone cabochon to the front.
3. Take one eye pin and thread one 4mm round facetted bead and one rhinestone rondelle. Trim the eye pin 1cm from the rondelle and create a loop. Take one length of 25cm tiger tail and take the end and thread it through a crimp bead, the newly created loop and back through the crimp bead. Using your crimping pliers crimp the crimp bead. Thread on the tiger tail one tube bead, *one 8x10mm rondelle and one spacer bead**. Repeat the sequence from * to ** 17 times and on the last repetition omit the spacer bead. Finish by threading the tiger tail through a crimp bead and the eye of a new eye pin and back through the crimp bead. Using your crimping pliers crimp in place. On the eye pin thread one tube bead, one rhinestone rondelle and one 4mm round facetted bead. Trim the eye pin 1cm from the last bead and form a loop. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.
4. Take two 6mm jump rings and use one jump ring to attach a necklace strap to either side of the lattice connector. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the end of one necklace strap and one hook. Take the 4cm curb chain and open one end link as you would a jump ring and attach to the other necklace strap. Take one head pin and thread one 6mm fire-polish bead. Start to create a wrap loop before closing attach to the end of the curb chain.