iLovetoCreate Jingle Jangle Jewelry

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by iLovetoCreate Design Team

iLovetoCreate Jingle Jangle Jewelry

Recycle and you’'ve got something new! Take apart an old necklace or go through other jewelry to create this unique ensemble.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow glue to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time. Note: supplies listed are merely meant to be a guide. You may have enough components from pieces of jewelry you already own to complete this project.
  • 2
    Necklace: Take old necklace apart saving all jump rings and chains. Lay large leaf on leather sheet then cut around shape, leaving a scant 1/4 inch border. Lay medium metal gear on leather and cut exact size. Use wire cutters to cut a 4 inch length from soldering wire. Use needle nose pliers to form swirl to fit leaf, trimming ends as needed. Lay swirl on hard surface such as concrete, marble etc. Use hammer to flatten. Cover a small piece of cardboard with freezer paper, shiny side up. Tape edges to back. Lay lace medallion on covered surface. Carefully apply a thin bead of glue to back of large gear then press onto center of medallion. The freezer paper will allow medallion to be removed when dry. Squeeze a thin bead of glue around inside of circle then press in small beads. Glue stone in center. Apply glue to tips of metal leaves then press in place layering as shown. Glue small gear to leather round. Use awl to create holes along opposite sides on inside of ring. Insert jumps rings and close. Squeeze glue into center of ring then pour in seed beads. Lightly press with finger. Any beads not adhered can be shaken out. Apply a thin bead of glue to sections on back of larger leaf. Carefully press onto leather. Glue flattened swirl in place. Glue small beads in a swirl pattern. Use wire to create wrapped loops on some beads. Insert wire, form loop with round nose pliers then wrap excess around a few times close to bead. Use wire cutters to trim excess. Use awl to form a small hole at end of large leaf. Insert wire of bead through hole of bead then form wrapped loop. Assemble necklace by adding sections of chain connecting with jump rings as needed. Thread lacing as shown and add closure.
  • 3
    Earrings: Glue filigree leaf to leather. Trim edges. Create solder wire swirl and flatten. Glue in place. Glue gear to other leaf, glue bead in place then fill in remainder with seed beads. Add a bead to each with a wrapped loop. Make a wrapped loop at other end then insert earring wires.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Aleene's Jewelry & Metal Glue 0.70 oz. 104145410
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Seed Beads Black 3/4 oz. 104247920
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead It Jewelry Connection™ Beads 8/0 3/4 oz. Black 104247944
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Metal Accent 104561507
  • Solid Oak Inc. Steampunk Leaf Chain 5 pc. Silver 104785159
  • Solid Oak Inc. Steampunk Gears 104601164
  • Solid Oak Inc. Steampunk Gears Small 104725472
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection Imitation Leather 2 yard Black 104247916
  • Cousin Jewelry Basics Metal Charms Black Swirl and Accents 104561694
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection 18 inch Fine Chain with Clasp Gold 104244385
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection 24 inch Rolo Chain Gold 104244395
  • Silver Creek Leather Company Deertan Trim Piece 9 inch x 3 inch Brown 104749304
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection 9 mm Jump Rings Gold 250 pc. 104240706
  • Artistic Wire 24 gauge Wire Gold 104561824
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection Jewelry Findings Lobster Clasp 8 pc. Gold 104240711
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jewelry Connection Jewelry Findings Spring Ring Clasp 7 mm Gold 104244087
  • Cousin Bead Basics Acrylic Beads Multi Color Mix 190 pc. 104789623
  • Artistic Wire Hammer 104562014
  • The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl 104749398
  • Cousin Tool Basics Value Pack 3 pc. 104257385
  • Soldering Wire
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Freezer Paper
  • Cardboard