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Tick-Tock Tree Necklace

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Tick-Tock Tree Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

A Tick-Tock Tree can't tell the time, but it can become a statement of timeless style! Wire and watch parts come together to form a twisted tree pendant that blends the industrial with the organic. Learn this technique and you can make your own tree pendants. Fill the branches with watch parts like we did, or add beads in your favorite colors.

Step one:
You are going to start off by twisting sections of the Artbeads Designer Wire in black onto the sterling silver 32mm heavy closed jump ring. Cut eight sections of the wire in varying lengths. Find the middle of each section and twist the middle of the wire around the jump ring. These sections should be close together at the bottom of the jump ring, but spaced out randomly to create an organic look.

Step two:
Twist the open ends of each wire section together to start the base of the tree. Then, start twisting all of the wire sections together to create the tree trunk. Make sure to leave some wire ends out and space them around the jump ring to create branches.

Step three:
Add the Swarovski 3mm Light Grey round pearls, the Swarovski 3mm Antique Brass round pearls and the assorted watch components onto the branches in a random pattern. You can bend and wrap the wire around the watch parts to position them exactly the way you want and to give the tree a more natural look.

Step four:
Twist the ends of the branches around the jump ring once you are done adding components to the branches. Secure some of the watch parts in place with a little dab of adhesive and allow to dry.

Step five:
Link two TierraCast medium oval black finish pewter open jump rings together at the top of your pendant. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video. Attach the ends of a two-foot length of 4x2.5mm matte black-plated crimped ovals chain to the top oval jump ring and your necklace is complete.
Approximate Size: 24 Inches
Estimated Time: One Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504)
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge (TOOL-600)
BeadFix - Super Fast Adhesive - 3 gram (TOOL-163)
List of Components:
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x32mm) (SS-CJR-HN, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Light Grey (5810-LTGRY3, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Antique Brass (5810-ABP3, qty 2)
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring (BKO-0018, qty 2)
4x2.5mm Matte Black-Plated Crimped Ovals Chain by the Foot (BTF-0545, qty 2)
Artbeads Designer Wire - Black Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool) (ADW0038, qty 1)
Assorted Watch Components (.5 oz. Bag) (EMBMT-01621, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TierraCast Antique Copper 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring (CA-3112)
2mm Copper Ball Chain (BTF-0277)
Copper Ball Chain Connector (CLASP-0354)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Copper (5810-COP3)
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Deep Brown (5810-DEB3)
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring (C-0018)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x32mm)
Sterling Silver Heavy Closed Jump Ring (1x32mm)
Code: SS-CJR-HN
Length 32mm, Width 32mm, 18 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$3.34 $2.67$2.98 $2.38$2.68 $2.14
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Light Grey
Code: 5810-LTGRY3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
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$0.08
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring
Code: BKO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.05
Qty>
4x2.5mm Matte Black-Plated Crimped Ovals Chain by the Foot
4x2.5mm Matte Black-Plated Crimped Ovals Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0545
Link 4mm x 2.5mm, Wire Gauge .5mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.69$1.56$1.44
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Wire - Black Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool)
Artbeads Designer Wire - Black Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (60 ft. spool)
Code: ADW0038
24 gauge, 60 feet 
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Assorted Watch Components (.5 oz. Bag)
Assorted Watch Components (.5 oz. Bag)
Code: EMBMT-0162
Volume .5 oz/14.17 gr 
Price: $14.74
Qty>

Alternate Components

TierraCast Antique Copper 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring
TierraCast Antique Copper 1.25-Inch Radiant Ring
Code: CA-3112
Height 32mm, Width 32mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.22 $1.44$2.05 $1.33$1.90 $1.23
Qty>
2mm Copper Ball Chain
2mm Copper Ball Chain
Code: BTF-0277
Diameter 2mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.89 $0.70$0.79 $0.62$0.70 $0.55
Qty>
Copper Ball Chain Connector
Copper Ball Chain Connector
Code: CLASP-0354
Length 9.5mm, Width 3.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.17 $0.13$0.16 $0.12$0.14 $0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Copper
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Copper
Code: 5810-COP3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Deep Brown
Swarovski 5810 3mm Round Pearl Deep Brown
Code: 5810-DEB3
Length 3mm, Width 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring
TierraCast Medium Oval Copper Open Jump Ring
Code: C-0018
Length 6mm, Width 4mm 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04$0.05 $0.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Sale Price: $21.59
Price: $26.99
Qty>
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Lindstrom Supreme Cutter Micro-Beveled Edge
Code: TOOL-600
Sale Price: $44.79
Price: $55.99
Qty>
BeadFix - Super Fast Adhesive - 3 gram
BeadFix - Super Fast Adhesive - 3 gram
Code: TOOL-163
Sale Price: $4.63
Price: $5.79
Qty>



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