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.
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)
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)