Heartbeat Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Everything has a life force, a heartbeat. Contrasting elements must work together in support of a greater purpose, much like how we all must find balance in order to keep our planet beautiful. We've created this intricate necklace to help represent how unnatural components can come together and create an organic feel in jewelry.
Step one: Prepare a small amount of DeCoRé crafters clay in Crystal Silver Shard according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center on how to use epoxy clay if you need more help. Press the clay into the recess of the Nunn Design antique gold-plated heart picture pendant.
Step two: Arrange the assortment of watch components and Swarovski flatbacks as desired to fit inside the heart. Press each piece into the clay and allow it to cure completely. Remember, you have 90 minutes to work with the clay before it will start to harden.
Step three: Glue the Kabela Design antique brass filigree to the back of the heart pendant using epoxy. Make sure that the convex surface is facing toward the pendant and the pointed end is facing down. Allow to dry.
Step four: Cut the antique brass-plated textured oval link chain into the following pieces: one 9 Â½-inch strand, one 20-inch strand and two 1-inch strands.
Step five: Attach one 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring to each end of the 1-inch chains. Connect one jump ring from each chain to a TierraCast brass oxide pewter small love knot spacer. Attach both spacers to a single 8mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. Then, connect this jump ring to a second 8mm jump ring and attach it to the heart pendant. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help with jump rings.
Step six: Thread one 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin with one TierraCast brass oxide pewter medium cube spacer Eurobead, three TierraCast 6mm black finish pewter plain heishi spacers and one more cube bead. Finish the open end with a simple loop. Repeat this process three more times.
Step seven: Thread two more head pins with one 6mm black finish pewter plain heishi spacer, three TierraCast brass oxide pewter small love knot spacers and another plain spacer. Thread another head pin with one Kabela Design antique brass beauty bead. Finish them all with a simple loop.
Step eight: Link three of the head pins from Step six and the two matching head pins from Step seven together in an alternating pattern. Attach one end to one of the 1-inch chains and the other to a new 5.5mm jump ring. Connect this jump ring to the 9 Â½-inch chain.
Step nine: Attach the open end of the 9 Â½-inch chain to one 8mm jump ring and connect it to the 22.5mm antique brass clock and gears round button.
Step ten: Link the two remaining head pins together. Connect the open loop of the beauty bead head pin to the other 1-inch chain and connect the open loop of the other head pin to a new 5.5mm jump ring. Fold the 19-inch chain in half and connect both ends to this new jump ring.