Step by Step Instructions
Note: You do not need to use flush cutters to cut the Vintaj Chain. You merely open and close the links of the chain to separate it into sections. No waste! It works easiest if you use 2 pairs of chain nose pliers, one in each hand, since the chain is strong.
The instructions follow this order: assemble the filigree wrapped pendant first, then the other component parts, then the inner chain, add the clasp, then the outer chain, and finally, add the dangles hanging from the pendant.
A. Assemble the filigree wrapped pendant:
1. Place the cabochon in the center of the Diamond Swirl Filigree. Turn in the edges of the Diamond Swirl Filigree around the cabochon with your fingers. It works best to turn one side, then the other, alternately repeating sides.
2. Make sure all sides of the filigree are symmetrical and holding the focal bead securely. To tighten the filigree around the cabochon, you may roll the wrapped filigree on the table.
3. Secure the filigree wrapped cabochon to the Princess Cut Filigree:
-Locate holes on the back of your filigree-wrapped bead that appear to have the most space to accommodate a piece of wire.
-Cut two 6" pieces of your 24g Vintaj wire. Thread one piece of the wire through a couple of filigree holes about 1/3 from the top of the bead, so that the two ends of the wire are sticking out the back of the filigree. Thread the other piece of wire about 1/3 from the bottom of the filigree-wrapped bead.
-Weave each piece of wire through the open (unwrapped) filigree and pull it tight. Weave each wire back through about 3 times, or until secure. Trim any excess wire and tuck in the ends.
-Look to see if the top of the filigree wrapped bead sags away from the open filigree. If it does, grab onto the wire on the back of the open filigree with your round nose pliers to twist the wire into place, which will tighten the wire, and pull in the filigree-wrapped bead.
B. With metal hole punch pliers, punch a hole approximately 2mm from the tip of the Arte Metal Tiered Leaves.
C. Separate the length of Vintaj Cable Chain as follows: 2 pieces of 7 links each. Now cut the remaining long piece of chain in half.
D. Assemble the following parts for the upper and lower strands.
SET 1: Make 4 of the following on a 1" eye pin: a blossom bead cap, a 6mm Rosaline round Swarovski pearl, and a blossom bead cap. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
SET 2: Make 4 of the following on a 2" eye pin: a melon spacer bead, a rose quartz chip bead, a blossom bead cap, a 6mm Rosaline round Swarovski pearl, a blossom bead cap, a rose quartz chip bead, and a melon spacer bead. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
SET 3: Make 2 of the following: a 1-1/2" eye pin: a melon spacer bead, a filigree bead-wrap oval, and a melon spacer bead. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
E. Assemble the following parts: for the center piece:
SET 4: Make 2 of the following: on a 1" head pin, place a blossom bead cap, a 6mm pearl, and a blossom bead cap. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
SET 5: Make 2 of the following: on a 1" head pin, place a 6mm pearl. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
SET 6: Make one of these: on a 2" head pin, place a rose quartz chip bead, a blossom bead cap, the 8mm round Rosaline Swarovsi pearl, and a blossom bead cap. Make a simple loop on the other end of the eye pin.
Now you are ready to assemble your necklace!
F. Assemble the inner chain:
a. Place your filigree-wrapped pendant so one of the long points is centered. Look at the picture on the Bead Inspirations website and find the spot, on each side of the long point, where you will attach a 5.25mm jump ring.
b. Next, attach one of the Triplasian Leaf Charms as shown in the picture, one on each side.
c. To the leaf charms, on each side, attach one of the pieces you assembled in SET 2 above to each.
d. Next you will attach an Emblazonry at the inner side of the rounded (not pointed) end of the Emblazonry (refer to the picture again), one on each side.
e. Finally, attach to each pointed tip of the Emblazonry's another of the pieces you assembled in SET 2 above.
G. Add the neck chain and the clasp:
a. Take one of the long pieces of chain which you divided and attach it to each side of the necklace (where they end in a SET 2 piece).
b. Attach one piece of the Swirl Clasp Set to the chain on one side, and attach the other piece to the chain on the other side.
H. Assemble the outer chain:
a. Looking at the picture on the website, locate the spot on each side of the wrapped filigree pendant where you will attach the two lower chains (in the first opening above the pointed tip).
b. Attach one of the pieces you assembled as SET 1 above to each side of the filigree pendant.
c. Next, attach one of the pieces you assembled as SET 3 above to each side.
d. Attach another one of the pieces you assembled as SET 1 above to each side.
e. Attach the short piece of chain you assembled in Step C above to the SET 1 piece. Attach the other end of the chain o the opening in the outer side of the bottom of the Emblazonry on each side.
I. Attach the dangles to the wrapped filigree centerpiece:
a. Looking at the website picture for placement, attach the two SET 4 pearls on each side.
b. Look at the website picture and then attach the two SET 5 pearls on each side.
c. Look at the website picture and then attach the large (7.25mm) jump ring to the bottom center of the wrapped filigree.
d. On the large jump ring, attach the SET 6 pearl.
e. Look at the website picture for placement, and then attach a small (5.25mm) jump ring on each side of the bottom of the wrapped filigree centerpiece. Attach a Beech Leaf to each of the jump rings.
Wow! You did it! Look at and admire your gorgeous necklace!