Brass Nesting Necklace

Materials

  • Hand antiqued brass wire (PatinaQueen.etsy.com), 20-gauge
  • Satin Gold Bead Stringing Wire (Beadalon), .38mm
  • Solid brass hand antiqued peanut cable chain (PatinaQueen.etsy.com), 2-1/2” length
  • Beads: Amazonite faceted quartz rondelles, 6mm, three; Amazonite faceted rondelles, 6mm, 11; brass spacers, four; white glass bicones, 8mm, two mini seed pearls, one strand; antique gold crimp, #1, two
  • Antique bronze items: pinch bail; lobster claw clasp, 13mm; jump ring, 7mm

Tools

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • EZ Crimpers (Beadalon)

Directions

Necklace

  • 1. Cut 26” length from bead stringing wire.
  • 2. String 11 Amazonite faceted rondelles onto center of wire.
  • 3. String 2-1/2”-long cable chain tonto one end of rondelles, then other end to create a chandelier effect for nest charm.
  • 4. String spacer bead onto each side of wire.
  • 5. String white glass bicone bead onto each side of wire.
  • 6. String spacer bead onto each side of wire.
  • 7. String mini seed pearls onto each side of wire to desired necklace length.
  • 8. String crimp bead onto each side of wire.
  • 9. Attach jump ring onto left side.
  • 10. Pass wire end back through crimp bead; crimp.
  • 11. Place lobster claw on opposite wire end.
  • 12. Pass wire end back through crimp bead; crimp.

Nest Pendant

  • 1. Cut 24” length from 20-gauge wire.
  • 2. Use pliers to coil wire tightly for bottom of nest.
  • 3. Continue coiling wire using your thumb to hold nest in bowllike shape.
  • 4. Slide three Amazonite faceted quartz rondelles beads onto wire when next is half of desired size and nestle them into bowl shape.
  • 5. Continue wrapping remaining wire weaving it in and out.
  • 6. Cut a shorter wire length to continue wrapping from bottom up to secure nest’s shape. Tuck wire end in and use pliers to coil inward.
  • 7. To attach pendant to necklace, place pinch bail around chain and insert prongs into top of nest. Use fingers to tightly pinch closed.
by Jenni Horne
Brass Nesting Necklace
Brass Nesting Necklace