Horizon Group Cre8 by Amy Labbe Carry Your Heart Necklace

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by Melissa Zonfrillo, Horizon Group USA

Horizon Group Cre8 by Amy Labbe Carry Your Heart Necklace

Build a unique necklace by adding your favorite charms to a beaded chain!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the glue nor the paint.
  • 2
    Use side cutters to cut the wire holding the Locket & Hearts Chain necklace to the packaging and remove. (Tip: add a photo to the locket.)
  • 3
    Use the chain nose pliers, one in each hand, to gently twist one hand forward and one hand backward to open the jump ring. Remove the locket pendant and the attached jump ring. Repeat this step to remove the small heart charm and the large metal heart pendant. Put the chain aside for use with another project, it is not needed for the remainder of this one.
  • 4
    Use side cutters to cut the entire loop from the Pink rose charm. Lay the locket pendant flat on a paper towel. Add glue to the back of the Pink rose charm. Wait one minute for the glue to set then place onto pendant. Put aside to dry.
  • 5
    Use side cutters to cut the entire loop from the no cash value charm. Lay the large metal heart pendant flat on a paper towel. Add glue to the back of the no cash value charm. Wait one minute for the glue to set then place onto pendant. Put aside to dry.
  • 6
    Place the small heart charm onto a paper towel. Use the paintbrush and paint the heart with the gold leaf, following paint manufacturers’ instructions. Put aside to dry.
  • 7
    Use side cutters to cut the wire holding the pearl & chain necklace to the packaging and remove.
  • 8
    Remove the pearls from the pearl & chain necklace. Use your round nose pliers to gently open the wire loop just enough to remove the chain. Remove the chain and re-loop the wire. Repeat this step for each pearl station.
  • 9
    Use your round nose pliers to gently open the wire loop just enough to attach one pearl station to another. Repeat this step for a total strand of 6 pearl stations. Follow the steps again to make a second strand of 6 pearl stations for a total of 2 strands.
  • 10
    Use side cutters to cut the wire holding the chain tassel necklace to the packaging and remove.
  • 11
    Unhook the lobster clasp and remove the rings, jump ring and chains at the center of the necklace that form the tassel.
  • 12
    Starting with the jump ring at the end of the chain, measure 8 inch. Use side cutters to cut this length. Put aside. Repeat this step with the end that is holding the lobster clasp. Put aside.
  • 13
    Use side cutters to cut the following lengths from the leftover chain: 2 inch, 3 inch, 9 inch and 10 inch.
  • 14
    Pick up one pearl strand. Use your round nose pliers to gently open the wire loop just enough to add the 2 inch piece of chain. Re-loop the wire. Repeat this step to attach the second Pearl Strand to the alternate end of the 2 inch piece of chain.
  • 15
    Pick up one end of the pearl strand. Use your round nose pliers to gently open the wire loop just enough to add the 8 inch piece of chain that has the jump ring already attached. Attach the pearl strand to the end without the jump ring. Re-loop the wire. Repeat this step to attach the second pearl strand to 8 inch piece of chain with the lobster clasp. Attach the pearl strand to the end without the lobster clasp the alternate end of the 2 inch piece of chain.
  • 16
    Attach the 3 inch piece of chain to the small heart charm. Attach the 9 inch piece of chain to the large metal heart pendant. Attach the 10 inch piece of chain to the locket pendant. Put aside.
  • 17
    Use the chain nose pliers, one in each hand, to gently twist one hand forward and one hand backward to open the jump ring.
  • 18
    Pick up the large jump ring with the tassel chain fringe from the necklace. Use the chain nose pliers, one in each hand, to gently twist one hand forward and one hand backward to open the jump ring. Remove the chains and discard.
  • 19
    Pick up the pearl strands with the 2 inch section of chain in the center. Fold in half while still holding the chain and add the rings from the tassel component. While still folded, add the large jump ring around the chain. While still open, attach the Locket Pendant at the center of the chain. This will leave a bit of chain length to the ring. Repeat with the small heart charm and the large metal heart pendant.
  • 20
    Close the jump ring.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Horizon Group USA Cre8 by Amy Labbe Necklace Chain with Pearls 104820577 (2)
  • Horizon Group USA Cre8 by Amy Labbe Necklace Chain Lockets and Hearts 104820633
  • Horizon Group USA Cre8 by Amy Labbe Necklace Chain Tassel 104820587
  • Horizon Group USA Cre8 by Amy Labbe Charms Pink Rose 104820331
  • Horizon Group USA Cre8 by Amy Labbe Charms Queen/No Cash Value 104820303
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chain Nose Pliers 104248459 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Round Nose Pliers 104584508
  • Side Cutters
  • Gold Leaf Paint
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 2 oz. 104148138