Keeping it Together Necklace Instructions Designed by Artbeads
This inspirational idea will help remind us to keep it all together during tough times. Wear this special design or give it as a gift to help raise awareness, keep the strength of faith, and encourage hope for brighter days.
Step one: Use the 1/8 inch alphabet metal stamp set to stamp the word "AWARENESS" across the bottom half of the Nunn Design antique silver-plated pewter round donut tag. Stamp the word "HOPE" across the top left half and "FAITH" across the top right half. Leave approximately 3.4mm of space between each word for a Swarovski flatback. For help stamping letters onto metal, visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center. Color in the stamped letters with a fine-tip permanent marker to make the words stand out more.
Step two: Glue a Swarovski SS12 XILION rose flatback in Rose in the spaces between each word using E6000 glue. Use knotting tweezers to help pick up your flatbacks and place them in the correct spot. Allow glue to dry. Attach one 4.6mm sterling silver open jump ring to the stringing hole. See our Handy Tips video if you need help using jump rings. Set this aside.
Step three: Attach three 4.6mm jump rings together to form a chain and connect one end to the sterling silver pink awareness crystal ribbon charm. Attach this chain to the jump ring from Step two.
Step four: Attach two TOHO™ 3mm magatama beads in transparent ballerina pink AB to a 4.6mm jump ring. Repeat two more times. Do this process for three other 4.6mm jump rings, replacing the pink beads with TOHO™ 3mm magatama beads in crystal AB. Connect the pink bead rings and the crystal rings together to form a chain, starting with a pink ring and alternating colors. Repeat. You should now have two small jump ring chains with alternating patterns.
Step five: Using another 4.6mm jump ring, attach the Swarovski 11mm teardrop pendant in Rose to the fourth jump ring in your chain from Step four. Attach the Swarovski 13mm teardrop pendant in Crystal AB to the fourth jump ring in the other jump ring chain using another 4.6mm jump ring.
Step six: String the following beads in this order onto a 6.85mm sterling silver open jump ring: one pink TOHO™ bead, one crystal TOHO™ bead, one pink TOHO™ bead, one Swarovski 6mm XILION pendant in Crystal AB, one pink TOHO™ bead, one crystal TOHO™ bead, one pink TOHO™ bead. Attach this to the end of your jump ring chain from Step four with the Rose teardrop pendant. Repeat this process for another 6.85mm jump ring, alternating the color pattern and replacing the crystal AB XILION pendant with a Swarovski XILION pendant in Rose. Attach this to the end of your other jump ring chain with the Crystal AB teardrop pendant.
Step seven: Attach the bar portion of the JBB sterling silver heart toggle clasp to the first textured oval of the antique silver-plated textured oval link chain using a jump ring. With another jump ring, attach one end of the silver-plated 1+1 infinity link chain to the small link just below the oval link that the toggle is attached to. Weave your infinity chain through the textured ovals of your other chain and connect it to the other end using a jump ring. Connect the loop portion of the toggle clasp to the end of your oval link chain with another jump ring.
Step eight: Connect your small jump ring chain with the Rose teardrop pendant to this same oval link so it will dangle just below the toggle clasp. Attach your donut charm from Step two to the oval link chain approximately 4 inches in from the bar toggle end and attach your remaining jump ring chain with the Crystal AB teardrop pendant approximately 1 1/2 inches to the left of your donut charm.
Approximate size: 24 ¼ inches Estimated time: Less than 2 hours(plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Knotting Tweezers (TOOL-112)
E6000 Glue 1oz Tube - Medium/Clear (E6000-01)
E6000 Glue Tip (E6000-TIP)
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks (BLOCK02)
1/8 Inch Alphabet Metal Stamp Set (MSTAMP25)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Transparent Ballerina Pink AB (TBMT3-171D, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Transparent Crystal AB 8g Bag (TBMT3-M161, qty 1)
6428 6mm XILION Pendant Rose (6428-ROS6, qty 1)
Swarovski 6428 6mm XILION Pendant Crystal AB (6428-CAB6, qty 1)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Round Donut Tag 35x31mm (PSA-PEND052, qty 1)
JBB Sterling Silver Heart Toggle Clasp (ISCL-0007, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Pink Awareness Crystal Ribbon Charm (CHARM1024, qty 1)
Swarovski 6000 11mm Teardrop Pendant Rose (6000-RO11, qty 1)
Swarovski 6000 13mm Teardrop Pendant Crystal AB (6000-CRYSAB13, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Flatback Rose (2058-ROS12, qty 3)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 6.85mm) (SS-OJR30-H, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.75 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E, qty 22)
Silver-Plated 1+1 Infinity Link Chain (SPCH30, qty 2)
Antique Silver-Plated Textured Oval Link Chain (SPACH15, qty 2)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Sterling Silver Heart Outline and Pink Awareness Crystal Ribbon Charm (CHARM1023)
TOHO™ Bead Magatama 3mm Ceylon Innocent Pink (TBMT3-145)
Swarovski 5500 9mm Teardrop Crystal (5500-CRYS9X6)
Swarovski 6007 7mm Briolette Pendant Light Rose (6007-ROLT7)
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Circle Tag (PSA-PEND037)
Sterling Silver Heart Cut-Out Toggle Clasp (SS-TOG70)