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Emma's Garden Planter Box

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Emma's Garden Planter Box Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Emma's garden planter box will look great decorating a front porch, and it makes a great gift for a friend with a green thumb. We've decorated it with beautifully detailed brass dragonflies and a butterfly that threatens to steal the show. Fill this box with seeds, gloves and other gardening supplies to turn it into a gift box or keep it for yourself and plant it with your favorite flowers. If you like this planter box, be sure to look at the rest of the set. It's designed to go with Emma's Garden Watering Can and Emma's Garden Flower Pot.

Pick up a dark green planter box at your local store. You can find the rest of the supplies needed for this project on Artbeads.com

Step one: The beaded chains dangling from the central pendant are glued to it in advance. To create the dangles, cut seven pieces of antique brass-plated cable chain, each about 1 1/2 inches long. You'll want to vary the lengths slightly so that the beads hang at different levels. Attach the three Czech glass leaves to their respective chains using a wire wrap. For help making a wire wrap, see the Handy Tip in the Learning Center.
For the remaining dangles use the 5x3.5mm turquoise roundelle, 10mm emerald deep cut nugget, 10mm Hawaiian colors deep cut nugget, 8mm emerald deep cut nugget and the 8mm turquoise Picasso deep cut nugget. Use the brass wire to form a head pin by bending the tip of the wire around and squeezing it with pliers. You may need to curl the wire one more time like a coil before squeezing to make sure that the bead will not fall off. Thread the bead or beads onto the wire and finish with a simple loop. For help making a simple loop, see the Handy Tip in the Learning Center. Repeat for the remaining beads. Attach these to their chains using a simple loop.

Step two: Cut a 1 1/2 inch piece of 22 gauge bronze wire and slide it through the top loop of all seven chains in the order you want them to hang. Bend the wire in half and twist it together. Now you're ready to glue the chain bundle you to the antique brass in flight pendant. Set the butterfly on your work surface so that the top of the butterfly is facing the table. We threaded a twisty tie between its wings to temporarily hold the twisted wire to the butterfly. You can do this, too. Just make sure not to apply glue near the twisty tie or it could become a permanent fixture to your design! Apply a liberal amount of E6000 glue to the butterfly and press the twisted wire into it, using the twisty tie to hold the wire in place until it dries. When the glue has completely dried, remove the twisty tie and apply more glue to the butterfly and attach the butterfly to the box.

Step three: Prepare the two antique brass Isabella's grace pendants. Use nylon jaw pliers to bend the wings of these dragonflies to the shape of the box's corners. Attach them to both corners of the front of the box using E6000 glue.

Step four: Glue on the cabochons with Gem-Tac permanent adhesive. You'll follow the curve of the decorative pattern on either side of the butterfly, alternating between turquoise 6x8mm oval glass cabochons and green opal 6x8mm oval glass cabochons. Nine cabochons are on each side. Attach the turquoise 10x12mm oval glass cabochon. Center it above the butterfly's antennas.
Approximate size:
Our planter box measures 11x8x5½-inches
Estimated time: Under two hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Nylon jaw pliers (TOOL-105)
E-6000 glue (E6000)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
22 gauge bronze wire, 15 yards (WR22BRZ15)
List of Components:
Antique brass in flight pendant (BBA-PEND06, qty 1)
Antique brass-plated cable chain (BBACH07, qty 1)
Czech glass fan leaf mint green/white (CR-LF141, qty 1)
5x3.5mm turquoise roundelle strand (CR-RL135, qty 1)
Czech glass medium leaf kelly green/olivine (CR-LF078, qty 1)
10mm emerald deep cut nugget (CR-NG035, qty 1)
10mm Hawaiian colors deep cut nugget (CR-NG044, qty 1)
8mm emerald deep cut nugget (CR-NG004, qty 1)
Czech glass medium leaf wasabi/crystal (CR-LF084, qty 1)
8mm turquoise Picasso deep cut nugget (CR-NG027, qty 1)
6x8mm oval glass cabochon - green opal (GCOV-OGRN8, qty 8)
6x8mm oval glass cabochon - turquoise (GCOV-TRQ8, qty 10)
Antique brass Isabella's grace pendant (BBA-PEND07, qty 2)
10x12mm oval glass cabochon - turquoise (GCOV-TRQ12, qty 1)
Antique brass dragonfly pendant (BBA-PEND05, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass In Flight Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND06
Height 39.5mm, Width 48mm 
1-34-78+
$5.36$4.98$4.63
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Antique Brass-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BBACH07
Link 6x5mm, 22 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.76 $1.32$1.62 $1.21$1.50 $1.12
Qty>
Czech Glass Fan Leaf Mint Green/White
Code: CR-LF141
Height 12mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.32$0.29$0.26
Qty>
5x4mm Turquoise Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL135
4.5 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.69$3.39$3.09
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Medium Leaf Kelly Green/Olivine
Code: CR-LF078
Approx. Height 12mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
10mm Emerald Deep Cut Nugget
Code: CR-NG035
Length 10mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.42$0.38$0.35
Qty>
10mm Olivine/Aqua Deep Cut Nugget
Code: CR-NG044
Length 10mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.59$0.52$0.47
Qty>
8mm Emerald Deep Cut Nugget
Code: CR-NG004
Length 8mm, Width 7mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Medium Leaf Wasabi/Crystal
Code: CR-LF084
Approx. Height 12mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
8mm Turquoise Picasso Deep Cut Nugget
Code: CR-NG027
Length 8mm, Width 7mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.45$0.41$0.37
Qty>
6x8mm Oval Glass Cabochon - Green Opal
Code: GCOV-OGRN8
Length 6mm, Width 8mm 
Price: $0.80
Qty>
6x8mm Oval Glass Cabochon - Turquoise
Code: GCOV-TRQ8
Length 6mm, Width 8mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Antique Brass Isabella's Grace Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND07
Height 41mm, Width 50mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.48$6.02
Qty>
10x12mm Oval Glass Cabochon - Turquoise
Code: GCOV-TRQ12
Height 12mm, Width 10mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Dragonfly Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND05
Hieight 34.5mm, Width 46.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.48$6.02
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $17.32
Qty>
22 Gauge Bronze Wire, 15 yards
Code: WR22BRZ15
1-34-78+
$7.09$6.39$5.79
Qty>
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
Price: $5.49
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Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 3.7 fl oz.
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.35$13.37$12.46
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