Skeleton Key Treasure Necklace

Materials

  • Antique brass chain (Vintaj.com), 24” length
  • Vintage silk ribbon or seam binding, 6” length
  • Antique (or reproduction) skeleton key
  • Czech glass foil leaves, two (or an assortment of crystal beads and vintage jewelry bits)
  • Antique brass toggle closure set
  • Antique brass eye pins and head pins, 2” long
  • Jump rings

Tools

  • Pliers: round-nose; wire cutting
  • Scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Determine desired necklace length. With two focal points, this necklace style benefits from a longer length, between 18” and 24” long. Use wire cutting pliers to separate or cut chain links to desired length.

STEP 2

  • Use roundnose pliers to open jump rings and attach toggle closure piece to each chain end. Tighten jump rings.

STEP 3

  • Use eye pin and simple wire wrapping technique to attach skeleton key to middle of chain link.

STEP 4

  • On either side of key, use eye pins or head pins as needed to affix vintage jewelry bits and glass leaves or crystal beads to chain.

STEP 5

  • From center of necklace and key pendant, measure approximately 6” up and attach glass foil leaf and vintage bauble.

STEP 6

  • Cut ribbon length in half. Tie one piece onto chain next to key pendant and remaining length 6” up where second, smaller focal pieces are affixed.
by Maryellen Kim
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Closeup View Skeleton Key Treasure Necklace
Skeleton Key Treasure Necklace