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Enchanted Mirror Necklace

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Enchanted Mirror Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

It's easy to create custom pendants with the help of epoxy clay and Gilders Paste! Cynthia created a pendant that looks like a magic mirror from fairy tale stories with these two supplies on her side. You can see more of this necklace in this Artbeads Cafe Episode. Learn how to make this necklace and add enchanting epoxy clay style to your own looks!

Step one:
Work some epoxy clay into the back of the Kabela Design antique brass open oval frame pendant, so that it fills the open spaces on the front of the pendant. Shape the epoxy clay on the back of the pendant so that it rests comfortably when worn. For help working with epoxy clay, please see our Handy Tip.

Step two:
Add the Swarovski 14mm Solaris flatback in Crystal Silver Night to the front of the pendant by sticking it in the clay. Allow the clay to dry.

Step three:
Brush the epoxy clay surrounding the Solaris flatback in the center of the pendant with Baroque-Art Gilders Paste in metallic bronze. For more instruction on working with Gilders Paste, see our Handy Tip. Brush the epoxy clay in the frame of the pendant with Baroque-Art Gilders Paste in metallic African bronze. Then, cover the epoxy clay on the back of the pendant with metallic bronze Gilders Paste. Allow to dry.

Step four:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 20 inches long. Attach one end of the wire to half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter large tapered clasp set using a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube and a 5mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Find out more about using crimps with this Handy Tip. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video.

Step five:
String the following pattern onto the wire:
  • One Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Antique Brass
  • One Miyuki 11/0 metallic galvanized silver Delica
  • One Swarovski 6mm mini round bead in Black Diamond
  • One silver Delica
  • One Antique Brass Pearl
  • One Swarovski 5mm round pearl in Crystal Iridescent Green
Repeat this pattern six times. Then, string on an Antique Brass pearl, a silver Delica, a Black Diamond mini round bead, a silver Delica and an Antique Brass pearl. Slide on the pendant and make a mirror image of the beaded pattern on the other side of it.

Step six:
Attach the other half of the toggle clasp to the end of the jewelry wire using a crimp tube and a jump ring.
Approximate Size: 17 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour, Not Counting Curing Time
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
List of Components:
Kabela Design Antique Brass Open Oval Frame Pendant (BBA-PEND11, qty 1)
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Silver Night (2611-CSN14, qty 1)
Swarovski Ceralun White Epoxy Clay (9030-WHT100, qty 1)
Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Bronze (Metallic) (SUP-0022, qty 1)
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 27ml/.9 oz - African Bronze (Metallic) (SUP-0002, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set (BRO-6067, qty 1)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Black Diamond (5052-BKD6, qty 16)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP6, qty 32)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green (5810-CIG5, qty 14)
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04, qty 3)
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 2)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Kabela Design Antique Brass Oval Frame Pendant (BBA-PEND12)
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Golden Shadow (2611-CGS14)
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Luminous Green (2611-CLU14)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold (5810-BGOLD6)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green (5810-CIG6)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP5)
Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Bright Gold (5810-BGOLD5)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Iridescent Green (5052-CIG6)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Golden Shadow (5052-CGS6)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Gold/Lt. Grey-Green 22 Karat Delica (DB0546)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Open Oval Frame Pendant
Kabela Design Antique Brass Open Oval Frame Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND11
Height 45mm, Width 34mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.48$6.02
Qty>
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Silver Night
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Silver Night
Code: 2611-CSN14
Diameter 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.42$2.24$2.07
Qty>
Swarovski Ceralun White Epoxy Clay
Swarovski Ceralun White Epoxy Clay
Code: 9030-WHT100
Volume 100 grams 
Price: $19.98
Qty>
Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Bronze (Metallic)
Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Bronze (Metallic)
Code: SUP-0022
Volume 1.5oz/30ml 
Price: $11.99
Qty>
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 27ml/.9 oz - African Bronze (Metallic)
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 27ml/.9 oz - African Bronze (Metallic)
Code: SUP-0002
Volume 27ml/.9oz 
Price: $11.99
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Large Tapered Clasp Set
Code: BRO-6067
Loop 21mm x 15.5-16mm, Bar 24.5-25mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.29$2.11$1.95
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Black Diamond
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Black Diamond
Code: 5052-BKD6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66$0.61$0.56
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 5810-CIG5
Diameter 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
5mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04
Length 5mm, Width 5mm, 18 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Galvanized Silver Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Galvanized Silver Delicas
Code: DB0035
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$6.04$5.62$5.23
Qty>

Alternate Components

Kabela Design Antique Brass Oval Frame Pendant
Kabela Design Antique Brass Oval Frame Pendant
Code: BBA-PEND12
Height 45mm, Width 34mm 
1-34-78+
$6.97$6.48$6.02
Qty>
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Golden Shadow
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 2611-CGS14
Diameter 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.42$2.24$2.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Luminous Green
Swarovski 2611 14mm Solaris Flatback Crystal Luminous Green
Code: 2611-CLU14
Diameter 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.42$2.24$2.07
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Bright Gold
Code: 5810-BGOLD6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 5810-CIG6
Diameter 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Bright Gold
Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Bright Gold
Code: 5810-BGOLD5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Iridescent Green
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Iridescent Green
Code: 5052-CIG6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.67$0.62$0.57
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Golden Shadow
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 5052-CGS6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.67$0.62$0.57
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Gold/Lt. Grey-Green 22 Karat Delica
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Gold/Lt. Grey-Green 22 Karat Delica
Code: DB0546
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-12-34+
$15.40$14.38$13.43
Qty>
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter Delicas 8g Bag
Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter Delicas 8g Bag
Code: DB1851
Volume Approx.8 grams 
1-23-56+
$8.22$7.66$7.14
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>



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