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Fanciful Findings
Be sure to read the General Instructions before making your project.
Necklace Finished Length: About 23"

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 279 projects » © 2018 Holly Witt-Allen / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Fanciful Findings by Holly Witt-Allen, published by Leisure Arts (£5.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • Step 1

    Cut the leather cord in half. Lay the cord lengths side by side and attach a fold-over cord end to each set of leather cord ends.

  • Step 2

    Punch a hole in the center of the bottle cap. Layer the watch face, gear, and game spinner in the bottle cap. Use the micro bolt assembly to secure the pieces in place.

  • Step 3

    Punch a hole at the top edge and the bottom edge of the bottle cap. Use a 7mm jump ring to join one end of the leather cord to the top hole. Use a 7mm jump ring to join the remaining leather cord end to the 5mm jump ring. Join the toggle bar to the 5mm jump ring.

  • Step 4

    Attach a 7mm jump ring to the bottom hole of the bottle cap; attach the remaining 7mm jump ring to the first jump ring. Use a crimp bead to join a 12" length of stringing wire to the this jump ring. Thread the cube beads on the wire. Use a crimp bead to attach the wire to the loop portion of the clasp.

  • Step 5

    Use a 4mm antique brass jump ring to join one end of the antique brass chain to the jump ring with the cube beaded strand. Use the remaining 4mm antique brass jump ring to join the remaining end of the antique brass chain to the loop portion of the clasp.

  • Step 6

    Join one end of the antique silver chain to the jump ring with the cube beaded strand and the antique brass chain. Join the remaining end of the antique silver chain to the loop portion of the clasp.

  • Step 7

    General Instructions

    TOOLS
    Chain-nose pliers have rounded, tapered jaws and a flat interior surface that will not mar wire. These pliers are used for reaching into tight places, gripping objects, opening and closing jump rings, and bending wire.

    Round-nose pliers have round jaws that are useful for making loops and bending wire smoothly.

    Wire cutters are used to cut small gauge wire, head pins, and eye pins.

    A crimp tool (also known as crimping pliers) flattens and shapes the crimp bead or crimp tube.

    Chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers

    Wire cutters Crimp Tool

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    Step 8

    Techniques
    Opening and Closing Loops, Chain Links, or Jump Rings
    Hold one side of the loop, link, or jump ring with chain-nose pliers. With a second pair of chain-nose pliers, gently hold the other side of the loop. Open the loop by pulling one pair of pliers toward you while pushing the other away.

    Close the loop by pushing and pulling the pliers in opposite directions, bringing the loop ends back together.

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    Step 9

    Making Bead Dangles and Bead Connectors
    To make a bead dangle, slide the bead(s) on a head pin. Leaving about 1/2", cut off the excess wire. Using chain-nose pliers, bend the wire at a 90° angle.

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    Step 10

    Grasp the wire end with the round-nose pliers. Turn the pliers and bend the wire into a loop.

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    Step 11

    Release the pliers. Straighten or twist the loop further if necessary.

    To make a bead connector, slide the bead(s) on an eye pin. Follow bead dangle instructions, above, to make a loop on the end of an eye pin.

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    Step 12

    Making a Wrapped Loop on a Head Pin, Eye Pin, or Wire End
    Slide the bead(s) on a head pin, eye pin, or wire end. Using chain-nose pliers, bend the wire at a 90° angle about 
1/8" above the bead.

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    Step 13

    Grasp the wire with the round-nose pliers at the 90° bend. Use your finger to push the wire around the barrel of the pliers.

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    Step 14

    Remove the pliers. Now is the time to slide the loop onto your project or to add something to the wrapped loop. Holding the loop with the chain-nose pliers, use a second pair of chain-nose pliers to wrap the wire end around itself above the bead 3-5 times.

  • Step 15

    Trim the excess wire and tuck the wire end into the wraps with the chain-nose pliers.

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    Step 16

    Using Crimp Beads
    To finish a wire end, thread a crimp bead and the clasp or jump ring on the wire. Run the wire back through the crimp bead; use a pair of chain-nose pliers to pull and tighten the wire.

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    Step 17

    Place the crimp bead on the inner groove of the crimp tool and squeeze.

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    Step 18

    Release the tool, turn the crimp bead a quarter turn, and place it in the outer groove.

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    Step 19

    Squeeze the tool to round out the crimp bead. Trim the wire end or if the design calls for beads, thread the beads over the wire to cover the end.

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    Step 20

    Tying Knots Between Beads
    As you tie an overhand knot, slip a straight pin in the knot loop and...

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    Step 21

    guide the knot as close to the bead as possible near one end.

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    Step 22

    Attaching Fold-over Cord Ends
    Place end(s) of the suede or cord in a fold-over cord end. Apply a drop of craft glue and use the chain-nose pliers to fold the ends over the suede or cord.

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