The Queen's Flying Machine
- Brass items: one 18mm bee stamping, one 90x15mm pair wings
- Silver skeleton key charms, two 20mm
- Gold gear charm, one 25mm
- Silver gear charms, two 17mm
- Silver rings, one 12mm, one 15mm
- Silver-plated wire, 24-gauge
- Antique silver connectors: one 32mm Victorian, one 15mm flower
- Copper rhinestone, one 3mm
- Jet AB bicone crystals, five 4mm
- Jet AB Czech glass fire-polished rondelles, eight 5x8mm
- Bead caps: 12 10mm silver, four 10mm brass flower
- Round beads: 12 3mm gold, four 3mm silver, five 5mm brass flower
- Hammered brass toggle clasp, 20mm
- Round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters
- E6000 adhesive
- 1. To make pendant, layer bee, silver gear, and gold gear on wings, gluing each layer to next. Glue rhinestone to bee’s back using toothpick. Let dry.
- 2. Cut 1-1/2” wire length. Use chain-nose pliers to bend 90º angle in wire 1/4” from one end. Slide end of wire around rim of gold gear to right of bee. Using tip of round-nose pliers, twist wrapped loop into end. Slide bicone onto wire; finish with wrapped loop.
- 3. Cut 3” wire length. On one end, make wrapped loop through wrapped loop of last component. Wrap wire around key charm four times from bottom to top of key; trim end.
- 4. Add wrapped loop component made of rondelle flanked by silver bead caps and gold beads. Connect another component made of rondelle flanked by flower bead caps and silver beads, leaving end loop open. Slide silver ring onto end of component; finish with wrapped loop.
- 5. Attach Victorian connector to ring with bicone component. To other end, add brass flower bead component, gold bead/silver bead cap/rondelle component, followed by another brass flower bead component, and another gold bead/silver bead cap/rondelle component. Make one more brass flower bead component to link one end of toggle clasp to last component.
- 6. To make other side of necklace, begin same way connecting bicone component to gold gear of pendant, wrapping key charm, and adding gold bead/silver bead cap/rondelle component. Make bicone component to connect rondelle/bead cap component to silver gear. Connect silver gear to silver ring with another gold bead/silver bead cap/rondelle component. Loop bicone component through silver ring; attach other end to silver flower connector.
- 7. Finish necklace with silver bead/flower bead cap/rondelle component followed by brass flower bead component, and gold bead/silver bead cap/rondelle component. Link brass flower bead component to other end of toggle clasp.
by Jennifer & Kitty O'Neil