Rather than a silly tie or golf shirt, present Dad with a cool handmade gift he'll use! This pen can be embellished with his favorite colors for a one-of-a-kind, manly office tool.
Step one: Measure one strand of antique copper-plated cable chain approximately 7 inches long and two strands approximately 2 inches long. This chain is made up of jump rings, so simply open the link closest to the measurement like you would a jump ring. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open and close a jump ring.
Step two: Mix a small amount of DeCoRé crafters clay, enough to cover the pen mandrel. Read our Handy Tip on how to use epoxy clay if you need more help.
Step three: Cover the center of the Nunn Design antique copper-plated pewter large channel bead, medium channel beads and small channel bead with the clay.
Step four: Embellish the small channel bead with a row of six Swarovski SS10 cabochon flatbacks in Jade Pearl around the entire surface. Press the 2-inch chain strands into each medium channel bead so it wraps around once. Wrap the 7-inch chain around the center of the large channel bead, pressing into the clay so it adheres. Embellish along the edges of the large channel bead with more Jade Pearl cabochons. Allow each piece to fully cure (about 24 hours).
Step five: Thread the following components onto the mandrel of the bead pen in this order:
one TierraCast antique copper-plated pewter small love knot spacer
the small channel bead
one medium channel bead
the large channel bead
one medium channel bead
Screw the pen back together and place inside the black velvet pouch to keep it protected.
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
Black Velvet Pouch (POUCH01)
DeCoRé Crafters Clay - Jet (SUP-0018)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Jewel Setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
Knotting Tweezers (TOOL-112)
List of Components:
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Large Channel Bead (BEAD-0816, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Medium Channel Bead (BEAD-0819, qty 2)
Nunn Design Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Small Channel Bead (BEAD-0822, qty 1)
TierraCast Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Small Love Knot Spacer (CA-5768, qty 1)
Bead Pen - Black (BPEN-001, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Cable Chain (BCACH33, qty 1)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Jade Pearl (H2080-JAD10, qty 14)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Channel Bead (BEAD-0818)
Nunn Design Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Small Channel Bead (BEAD-0823)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey (H2080-DGR10)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Cabochon Flatback Crystal Lapis Pearl (H2080-LAP10)
Swarovski 2816 5mm Rivoli Star Flatback Hematite (2816-HEM5)
Swarovski 1028 PP24 XILION Chaton Blue Zircon (3mm) (1028-BLZ24PP)
Bead Pen - Silver (BPEN-017)
Sterling 065 Diamond Cut Cable Chain (925CH61)
Crystal Clay Silver Epoxy Clay Kit (SUP-0044)