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Maple Forest Necklace

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Maple Forest Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Autumn in Northwest with maple leaves floating down a riverbed. That is what our designer thought of when she made this beautiful resin pendant necklace. For help using Ice Resin please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.

These pendants are reversible. One side is shallow and perfect for paper, while the other is deep enough to imbed small objects in. For this project, be sure to use the deeper side.

Step one: Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit the silver-plated pewter raised pendant rectangle. Coat both sides and the edges of the paper with Mod Podge or other sealer. Allow it to dry. Recoat and allow it to dry.

Step two: Put a coat of Mod Podge on the inside of the pendant. Place the paper cut-out into the pendant and gently press and smooth to remove any air bubbles. Put another coat of Mod Podge on the cut-out and around the inside edges to seal. Allow it to dry.

Step three: Use side cutters to cut the bail off of the small copper maple leaf pendant. Arrange the copper leaf inside the pendant.

Step four: Mix the Ice Resin and pour it into the pendant not quite to the top edge. Allow it to dry.

Step five: Mix another batch of Ice Resin and slowly pour a thin layer to a slight mound. Allow to dry.

Step six: Attach the sterling silver open jump ring to the pendant.

Step seven: Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp a 25-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to the bar end of the antique silver plated pewter bar & ring clasp set. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. String a random mix of the crystal Picasso roundelles, moss green mix roundelles, orange mix with Picasso roundelles, orange Picasso roundelles, green turquoise/red Picasso roundelles and blue/green Picasso roundelles to a length of 12 inches. Add the pendant and then string another 10½ inches of roundelles. Use a crimp tube to crimp to the loop end of the clasp.
Approximate size: 22 inches
Estimated time: One hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
ICE Resin (ICE-01)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 100ft jewelry wire (ZP49-100F-019)
List of Components:
Silver-plated pewter raised pendant rectangle (S-PEND007, qty 1)
Small copper maple leaf pendant (BC-PEND058, qty 1)
3x2mm crystal Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL114, qty 1)
3x2mm moss green mix roundelle strand (CR-RL118, qty 1)
5x3.5mm orange mix w/ Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL180, qty 1)
5x3.5mm orange Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL182, qty 1)
5x3.5mm green turquoise/red Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL191, qty 1)
5x3.5mm blue/green Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL197, qty 1)
3x2mm orange mix Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL119, qty 1)
3x2.5mm turquoise mix w/ Picasso roundelle strand (CR-RL120, qty 1)
Antique silver plated pewter bar & ring clasp set (SA-6016, qty 1)
Sterling silver crimp cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90 x 6.10mm) (SS-OJR35-E, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Raised Pendant Rectangle
Nunn Design Silver-Plated Pewter Raised Pendant Rectangle
Code: S-PEND007
Length 37mm, Width 25mm 
Price: $7.19
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Patricia Healey Copper Small Maple Leaf Pendant
Patricia Healey Copper Small Maple Leaf Pendant
Code: BC-PEND058
Height 24mm, Width 18mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.32$4.77$4.32
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3x2mm Crystal Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
3x2mm Crystal Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL114
4.5 inch strand, Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.19$3.79$3.39
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3x2mm Moss Green Mix Roundel Bead Strand
3x2mm Moss Green Mix Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL118
4 inch strand, Length 2mm, Width 3mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.19$3.79$3.39
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5x4mm Orange Mix with Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Orange Mix with Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL180
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.94$3.54$3.19
Qty>
5x4mm Orange Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Orange Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL182
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.94$3.64$3.34
Qty>
5x4mm Green Turquoise/Red Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Green Turquoise/Red Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL191
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
Sale Price: $2.75
Price: $3.94
Qty>
5x4mm Blue/Green Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
5x4mm Blue/Green Picasso Roundel Bead Strand
Code: CR-RL197
4 inch strand, Length 3.5mm, Width 5mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.94$3.64$3.34
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Bar & Ring Clasp Set
TierraCast Antique Silver Bar & Ring Clasp Set
Code: SA-6016
Loop 12mm, Bar 19mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.12$1.92$1.72
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Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover
Code: SS-CCOV01
Length 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
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Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.42$0.38$0.34
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.69
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ICE Resin®
ICE Resin®
Code: ICE-01
Resin 4 oz. bottle, Hardener 4 oz. bottle 
Price: $26.29
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ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 100-Feet (30.5 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 100-Feet (30.5 Meters)
Code: ZP49-100F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 100 feet, 
1-23-56+
$34.29$31.29$28.29
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