Garden in Bloom Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Inspired by the floral prints that occur throughout the transfer sheets, this necklace has a distinctly elegant feel thanks to its bi-tonal color palette. This grownup design was created during a fun jewelry design day as part of our annual Mommy & Me series.
Step One: Cut out the images and words from the graphic florals and decorative words transfer sheets that you want to use on the antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link. Follow the instructions on the packaging to transfer them onto your tag. Lightly coat with a layer of sealant. Let dry. Repeat to place an image on the antique silver-plated pewter medium thin rectangle tag link. Set aside.
Step Two: Cut an image from the transfer sheet to fit the bottom of the silver-plated pewter small framed circle pendant. Transfer the image to the bottom of the pendant and cover with the Gel du Soleil following the instructions on the bottle. Set under a UV lamp to cure for at least 15 minutes.
Step Three: Construct the necklace by connecting in this order: 22-inch piece of antique-silver chain, sterling silver open jump ring, TierraCast antique silver paloma link, three jump rings, rectangle tag, jump ring, antique silver-plated right-facing leaf link, jump ring and a round tag. Add another jump ring and connect to the other end of the chain. Attach the circle pendant to the chain approximately 3 1/2 inches to the right of the round tag using a jump ring. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 26 1/2 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools used: Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Side cutters-semi flush (TOOL-131) UV Lamp (LAMP01) Transfer sheet-graphic florals (TS-002) Transfer sheet-decorative words (TS-001) Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01) Gel du Soleil 4oz (GLAZE001)
List of Components:
Antique silver chain (SPACH18, qty 2)
Antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link (PSA-LX059, qty 1)
Antique silver-plated pewter medium thin rectangle tag link (PSA-LX057, qty 1)
Silver-plated pewter small framed circle pendant (S-PEND022, qty 1)
Antique silver-plated pewter right-facing leaf link (PSA-LX016, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver paloma link (SA-3129, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.00x6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 8)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Antique silver-plated 1+1 infinity link chain (SPACH03)
Antique silver-plated pewter plain picture frame (PSA-PEND030)
TierraCast antique silver flower link (SA-3132)