I bought this lovely pendant from the Vintaj booth at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.I've said it before, but if you're into jewelry, you should really attend this show!
|Can we just say how lovely this pendant is???|
1 Vintaj brass Waterlily Maiden pendant
2 Vintaj Treasured Filigree Connectors (these may be retired)
6 small brass jump rings
1 large brass jump ring
26.5 inches of brass chain
1 lobster clasp
|I don't know the jump rings sizes - they are "leftovers" from other projects|
Jeweler's pliers (one or two pairs, depending on your preference)
1. Slightly open the larger jump ring. At the split of the jump ring, gently push the left side away from you while gently pulling the right side toward you. Be careful not to open the jump ring too wide - it can distort the shape and weaken the metal. You also want to make sure you don't open the jump ring but pulling the two sides out to the side because that will weaken the metal as well. Slide the mermaid pendant onto the ring and close it reversing the push/pull motion.
|This jump ring is thicker so I did use two pliers to open it|
|If it is slightly longer/shorter than 4 inches, that is fine for this project|
4. Open a smaller jump ring and add it to one end of the chain.
5. Add one end a connector and then close the jump ring.
|Let's marvel again at this wonderful pendant!|
8. Now you'll want to cut your remaining piece of chain in half. Rather than count links, an easy way to get the sides even is to take a headpin and slide both of the ends of the chain onto it.
|Someone did her nails for this how-to|