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Love Bird Necklace Project
Love Bird Necklace Project
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Project Description:

I made this necklace for myself a while back, even making my own crystal mix to match the image of the love bird in flight. It has been such a delight to me I thought I would share it with everyone. Enjoy!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


This project requires knowledge of working with DG3 gel. For more information on using this product, please watch the DG3 Art Gel Collage Pendants video. You can also read more about it on the newest article in our Become A Better Beader series!

1. Cut the image of the blue bird and pink flowers down so it fits nicely inside the pendant. Use Gem-Tac to adhere the image to the pendant.

2. Apply your DG3 gel. Make sure it is completely dry before you proceed to the next step.

3. On a headpin, pick up a leaf bead cap and your Montana 8mm round. Make a loop. Attach it to the hammered round link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.

4. On a headpin, pick up a Fuchsia 6mm round. Make a simple loop. Attach it to the hammered link.

5. On a headpin, pick up a Light Colorado Topaz 5mm bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it next to the crystal added in the last step.

6. On a headpin, pick up an Aqua 4mm round. Make a simple loop. Attach it next to the crystal added in the last step.

7. On a headpin, pick up a Rose 4mm bicone. Make a simple loop. Attach it next to the crystal added in the last step.

8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to add your crystals to the other side of the hammered link.

9. Cut your chain so you have 2 pieces measuring 16.5 inches each. Make sure they are the exact same length.

10. Open a jump ring. Find the center link on each piece of chain. Attach your jump ring to the center links. Close the jump ring.

11. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the jump ring added in step 10. Attach it to the top loop on your pendant. Close the jump ring.

12. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the bottom loop on your pendant. Attach the hammered link to the jump ring, making sure that you keep your crystals in their proper order. Close the jump ring.

13. Open a jump ring. Attach it to one end of your necklace (you will add 2 pieces of chain to the jump ring). Add your trigger clasp. Close the jump ring.

14. Cut a piece of chain measuring about 2 inches in length. Repeat step 13, this time attaching your piece of chain to the jump ring.

15. On a headpin, pick up a Light Colorado Topaz 5mm bicone. Make a loop. Attach it to the end of the chain. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.

Materials and Tools Needed:
Patera Raised Pendant Rectangle Vertical, Copper, 24 x 37mm
Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet
Swarovski Crystal, 8mm Round, Faceted, Montana (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal, 6mm Round Faceted, Fuchsia (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Bicone, Bag of 10, Light Colorado Topaz (3 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Round, Bag of 10, Aquamarine (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal, 4mm Bicone, Bag of 10, Rose (2 pieces)
Copper Head Pins, 2", 21 Gauge, Bag of 25 (10 pieces)
Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Small, 10mm (1 piece)
Antique Copper Plate Leaf Bead Cap (1 piece)
Antique Copper Curb Chain by the Foot, 2.8mm (about 3 feet)
Antique Copper Trigger Clasp, 15mm
Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 20 Gauge (5 pieces)
Judi Kins DG3 Art Gel
Gem-Tac Adhesive
Nipper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Scissors

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 4mm, Light Col Topaz, 20pc
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 4mm, Light Col Topaz, 20pc
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Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 4mm, Rose, 20pc
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 4mm, Rose, 20pc
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Fuchsia
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Fuchsia
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000)  4mm, Aquamarine, 10pc
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 4mm, Aquamarine, 10pc
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TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, 5mm
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TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Small, 10mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Round Link, Small, 10mm
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Antique Copper Plated Head Pins, 2 Inch, 22 Gauge, 10pc
Antique Copper Plated Head Pins, 2 Inch, 22 Gauge, 10pc
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Antique Copper Trigger Clasp, 15mm
Antique Copper Trigger Clasp, 15mm
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Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, 20pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge
Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, 20pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge
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Gem-Tac Adhesive
Gem-Tac Adhesive
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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