Anthology Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
We found these wonderful postage stamps to use in our necklace and applied them to the frames with Mod Podge. Use any royalty free images, original artwork or photographs to express your creative style.
Note: Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using Mod Podge. If you choose to use a photograph, they recommend using a color copy of the photo made with a dry toner copier.
Step one: For the picture frame dangles attach 4mm antique copper-plated open jump rings to the loops on the antique copper large square picture frame, the antique copper simple rectangle picture frame and the antique copper simple square picture frame link. Cut images to fit the frames. Use a small paint brush to apply Mod Podge to the images and set into the frames. Apply more Mod Podge to the surface of the images. Allow to dry.
Step two: For the goddess dangle attach a 4mm jump ring to the antique copper spiral goddess charm and then connect the jump ring to the loop on a 2-inch copper-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Thread a Czech glass opaline orange with Picasso grooved rectangle onto the head pin and finish with a simple loop. For help making simple loops please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Follow the same steps to make the antique copper heart hand charm dangle.
Step three: Use Gem-Tac adhesive to attach the Swarovski crystal sage flatback to the antique copper small flower picture frame. Allow to dry. Attach the 8mm jump ring to the antique copper 1.75 inch radiant ring. Attach a 4mm jump ring to the flower frame and connect it to the 8mm jump ring so that the flower dangles inside of the radiant ring. Attach another 4mm jump ring to the 8mm jump ring and attach it to a 2-inch copper-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Thread the Czech glass kelp green mix with Picasso grooved rectangle onto the eye pin and finish with a simple loop. Attach this loop to the bottom loop on the picture frame link from step one.
Step four: Cut a twenty-four inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Use a 2x2mm copper antiqued crimp tube to crimp to the toggle end of the copper-plated dotted toggle clasp. Add the opalescent light green Picasso Tohos and the Apollo Tohos in a random pattern for 7¼ inches. Add a picture frame dangle, nine Tohos, the goddess dangle, nine Tohos, the picture frame link dangle, nine Tohos, the heart and hand dangle, nine Tohos, the final picture frame dangle and then 7¼ inches of Tohos.
Step five: Use a crimp tube to crimp to the bar end of the toggle clasp to finish the necklace.
Approximate size: 20 inches with a 3½ inch center drop Estimated time: An hour not including drying time Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools Used: Nipper tool (TOOL-101) Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) German Ergonomic Side cutters (TOOL-507) Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC) ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components: 2028 Swarovski flatback ss34 crystal sage (2028-SAGE34, qty 1) 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring (BBA-OJR08, qty 1) 4mm antique copper-plated open jump ring (BCA-OJR04, qty 11) 2-inch copper-plated 20 gauge eye pin (BC-EP20-22, qty 3) 21mm copper-plated dotted toggle clasp (BC-TOG03, qty 1) Antique copper heart hand charm (CA-2056, qty 1) Antique copper spiral goddess charm (CA-2163, qty 1) Antique copper small flower picture frame (CA-2254, qty 1) Antique copper large square picture frame (CA-2262, qty 1) Antique copper simple rectangle picture frame (CA-2263, qty 1) Antique copper 1.75 inch radiant ring (CA-3112, qty 1) Antique copper simple square picture frame link (CA-3113, qty 1) Czech glass opaline orange w/ Picasso grooved rectangle (CR-GW004, qty 2) Czech glass kelp green mix w/ Picasso grooved rectangle (CR-GW018, qty 1) Toho bead round 6/0 opalescent light green Picasso (TBRD6-Y133, qty 1) Toho bead round 6/0 Apollo (TBRD6-Y851, qty 1) 2x2mm copper antiqued crimp (C-0030, qty 2)