Create your own fairy silk necklace. Dangle your ones-ies: beautiful pearls, crystals and glass drops from this ornate filigree butterfly inspired by the vibrant colors of spring into summer.
- 6mm Nickel-free Brass Jump Ring
- 15mm Nickel-free Brass Jump Ring
- 38 x 46mm Filigree Butterfly Pendant (Nickel-free Brass)
- 2" 24g Plated Head Pin
- un metal colored Artistic Wire 24g
- Hand dyed silk ribbon
- Glass teardrop bead
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Step 1: Create your pendant.
A: String one crystal, two different pearls, and one fire polish glass onto
a 24g head pin.
B: Form a wrapped loop. Begin with a 90 degree bend near the top of your
bead. Use your round nose pliers to form a simple loop with the tail overlapping.
Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire to create coils.
C: Cut off the end of a pearl head pin and string one pressed glass leaf on to the center of pin. Bring both sides above the bead, make a wrapped loop.
D: Using 2 pairs of chain nose pliers attach each drop to a 6mm jump ring.
E: Slide 6mm jump rings containing the drops to a 15mm jump ring, set aside.
Step 2: Attach Butterfly to Dangles.
A: Using round nose pliers, curl the butterflies tail up behind raised side
B: Slide the 15mm jump ring containing drops to the looped tail of butterfly,
close jump ring securely with chain nose pliers.
Step 3: Attach Pendant to Silk.
A: String one glass teardrop bead onto the center of the silk.
B: Using your chain nose pliers, attach a 6mm jump ring to each side of
the top of butterfly.
C: Loop the jump rings through the silk, one on each side of glass drop,
before closing the jump rings completely.