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Symbol of Happiness Necklace Project

Part Number:PROJ-KS-0105
Symbol of Happiness Necklace Project
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About This Project

Amongst Native Americans, a dragonfly is a sign of happiness, speed and purity. I love the symbolism this happy creature brings as it is a sign of happy lazy days to me. I wanted to make something light and airy like the dragonfly, so I paired the dragonfly connector with a antique brass filigree, some soft pink pewter beads and white sparkle chain.

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer

  1. View the Rosary Loop Instructional Video for a how to on rosary loops.
  2. Cut 6 pieces of the Sparkle Chain, in 2 1/4"or longer lengths and set aside. (The length of the chain links can be longer for a longer necklace.)
  3. We will make beaded units with rosary loops on either end, so watch the above video for a how to, also I utilized the scraps from the eye pins to form my own eye pins by creating a rosary loop on one end before adding the beads: 6 units of (1) Czech glass rondelle; 2 units of (1) square pewter bead; 4 units of (1) square pewter, (1) Czech glass Rondelle, (1) square pewter.
  4. Also load two eye pins with (1) square pewter, (1) Czech glass rondelle, (1) square pewter and set aside, we will wire wrap the loops for the ending of the necklace..
  5. On a head pin, drop a square pewter, Czech glass rondelle and create a rosary loop attaching it to the tail loop of the dragonfly connector.
  6. Connect the dragonfly to the filigree using the following beaded units, Czech glass unit to square pewter bead unit to Czech glass unit.
  7. Connect this beaded chain to the corner of the filigree with the Czech glass unit and repeat for the other side of the dragonfly.
  8. Connect the first piece of chain to the filigree using the Czech glass unit to the same corner you connected the dragonfly to, repeat for the other side.
  9. Connect the second chain piece to the first using the 3 beaded unit repeat for the other side.
  10. Again connect the third piece of chain to the second using the 3 bead unit and repeat for the other side..
  11. To finish the necklace, we are going to use the eye pins we loaded earlier, connecting the loop end to the chain, creating a loop on the other end, slipping on the clasp and wrapping the loop closed.
  12. For the other side, instead of wrapping the loop closed around the clasp, simply create a loop with wraps for the clasp to hook into.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Antique Silver 3 Link Dragonfly Connector, 22x25mm
Antique Gold Diamond Filigree Link, 16x22mm
Silver Pewter Faceted 4mm Cube Bead Strand, Pink- 15pc
Designer Czech Glass Rondelle Strand, White Opal, 3x5mm-13pc
Sparkle Drawn Cable Chain By The Foot, White, 2x3mm- 13 1/2"
Gold Filled 5mm Spring Ring
Antique Brass Plated 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 10pc- 12pc
Antique Brass 1 And 1/2" Ball Pin, 10pc, 2mm Ball, 22 Gauge- 1pc
Round Nose Pliers
Wire looping Pliers
Nipper Tool

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Filigree Joiner
These work well in many projects. I have used them as joiners on each side of a necklace, earrings,bracelets & much more. Once again get creative..Also can be embellished nicely with flat backs etc.
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 6/15/2013

Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

Antique Brass 1 And 1/2
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