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Joan of Arc

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Joan of Arc Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

This Renaissance-inspired piece with bold, brass and dramatic red coloring can be worn as a necklace, belt or even a wrap bracelet! Its hammered cross and shield-like links add to this strong female design draped with TierraCast components.

Step one:
Use the antique brass-plated large rollo chain to create a strand that is 6 links long. Do this by opening the seventh link like a jump ring. Discard the open jump ring as it will be too difficult to close back up. Watch our Handy Tip video to learn how to open a jump ring if you need help. Repeat this seven more times and set them all aside.

Step two:
To create a bead link, use semi-flush side cutters to snip off the flat end of one TierraCast 2-inch 20 gauge brass oxide pewter head pin and create a simple loop on one end. Thread the following pattern onto the pin:
  • one Swarovski 3mm round pearl in Antique Brass
  • one TierraCast brass oxide pewter 8mm round hammered bead cap
  • one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Khaki
  • one pearl
Finish the open end with a simple loop. Set aside.

Step three:
Repeat step two, substituting the Khaki briolette bead with one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Light Siam. Repeat step two once more, this time substituting the Khaki briolette bead with one Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Mocca.

Step four:
Use chain nose pliers to open the loops in each link created above to connect the Khaki link to the Light Siam link, and the Light Siam link to the Mocca link. This will create a chain out of the three links.

Step five:
Repeat steps two through four 7 more times.

Step six:
Create one strand of large rollo chain that is 13 links long. Set aside. Thread a head pin with the following pattern:
  • one bead cap
  • one Light Siam briolette bead
  • the TierraCast 25mm brass oxide pewter hammertone round link embellishment
  • two pearls
Thread the head pin through the center link of the chain and then add one bead cap, one Light Siam briolette bead and one more bead cap. Finish with a simple loop.

Step seven:
Thread a new head pin with one pearl and attach it to the simple loop from step six using a wrapped loop. Set this chain aside.

Step eight:
Use two TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter jump rings, paired together, to connect the loop portion of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter hammered ellipse clasp set to one of the 6-link chains.

Step nine:
Attach two more jump rings to the open end of the chain and connect them to the Mocca end of one Swarovski link created earlier. Connect the Khaki end to a new set of two jump rings and attach these to a new 6-link chain. Repeat.

Step ten:
Attach a single jump ring to the open end of the chain and connect it to the TierraCast 25mm brass oxide pewter hammertone disk link. Attach one jump ring to the other end of the link and connect to a new 6-link chain.

Step eleven:
Repeat step nine.

Step twelve:
Complete the following pattern to finish the design:
  • the TierraCast 40mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Hammertone Cross Link
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the Mocca end of one Swarovski link
  • a pair of jump rings
  • one 6-link chain
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the Mocca end of one Swarovski link
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the link-link chain from step six
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the Mocca end of one Swarovski link
  • a pair of jump rings
  • one 6-link chain
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the Mocca end of one Swarovski link
  • a pair of jump rings
  • one 6-link chain
  • a pair of jump rings
  • the bar portion of the ellipse clasp
Approximate size: 36 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
List of Components:
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hammered Ellipse Clasp Set (BRO-6115, qty 1)
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 38)
Antique Brass-Plated Large Rollo Chain (BBACH04, qty 1)
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin (BRO-0028, qty 26)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP3, qty 51)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap (BRO-5662, qty 51)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Light Siam (5040-LSM8, qty 10)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Khaki (5040-KHA8, qty 8)
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Mocca (5040-MOC8, qty 8)
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment (BRO-5786, qty 1)
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link (BRO-3148, qty 1)
TierraCast 40mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Hammertone Cross Link (CA-3150, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast Antique Copper Drilled Hammertone Oval Link (CA-3101)
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Oval Link (CA-3081)
TierraCast 40mm Antique Pewter Hammertone Cross Link (PA-3150)
TierraCast 25mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link (CA-3148)
TierraCast 25mm Antique-Copper Plated Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment (CA-5786)
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap (CA-5662)
Antique Copper-Plated Large Rollo Chain (BCACH04)
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Square Toggle Clasp (CA-6121)
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hammered Ellipse Clasp Set
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hammered Ellipse Clasp Set
Code: BRO-6115
Loop 22mm x 16.5mm, Bar 24mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56$2.30$2.08
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-7475-149150+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Large Rollo Chain
Antique Brass-Plated Large Rollo Chain
Code: BBACH04
Link 7x7mm, 10 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.97$4.52$4.07
Qty>
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Brass Oxide Pewter Head Pin
Code: BRO-0028
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07$0.06$0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Antique Brass
Code: 5810-ABP3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap
Code: BRO-5662
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.74$0.66$0.60
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Light Siam
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Light Siam
Code: 5040-LSM8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.79$0.70$0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Khaki
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Khaki
Code: 5040-KHA8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.79$0.70$0.62
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Mocca
Swarovski 5040 8mm Briolette Bead Mocca
Code: 5040-MOC8
Length 5.5mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.79$0.70$0.62
Qty>
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment
Code: BRO-5786
Diameter 25mm, Depth 2.5mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
Price: $2.08
Qty>
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link
TierraCast 25mm Brass Oxide Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link
Code: BRO-3148
Diameter 25mm, Depth 2.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.08$1.88$1.70
Qty>
TierraCast 40mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Hammertone Cross Link
TierraCast 40mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Hammertone Cross Link
Code: CA-3150
Length 40mm, Width 26mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.24$2.02$1.82
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Copper Drilled Hammertone Oval Link
TierraCast Antique Copper Drilled Hammertone Oval Link
Code: CA-3101
Length 24.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.66$1.49$1.33
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Oval Link
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Oval Link
Code: CA-3081
Length 13mm, Width 9mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.87$0.83$0.76
Qty>
TierraCast 40mm Antique Pewter Hammertone Cross Link
TierraCast 40mm Antique Pewter Hammertone Cross Link
Code: PA-3150
Length 40mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.24$2.02$1.82
Qty>
TierraCast 25mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link
TierraCast 25mm Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Round Hammertone Disk Link
Code: CA-3148
Diameter 25-25.5mm, Depth 2.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
Price: $2.08
Qty>
TierraCast 25mm Antique-Copper Plated Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment
TierraCast 25mm Antique-Copper Plated Pewter Hammertone Round Disk Embellishment
Code: CA-5786
Diameter 25mm, Depth 2.5mm, Hole Size 2.05mm/12 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$2.08$1.88$1.70
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Copper 8mm Round Hammered Bead Cap
Code: CA-5662
Diameter 8mm, Depth 2.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.74$0.66$0.60
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Large Rollo Chain
Antique Copper-Plated Large Rollo Chain
Code: BCACH04
Link 7x7mm, 10 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.97$4.52$4.07
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Square Toggle Clasp
TierraCast Antique Copper Hammered Square Toggle Clasp
Code: CA-6121
Loop 24x23.5mm, Bar 23.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.66$2.40$2.16
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.99
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $16.99
Qty>



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