Time Flies
Designer Diana Shiraishi

Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced

Materials

Antique Brass Color.019 diameter Soft Flex Metallics Wire
22mm x 13mm antique brass hook and eye clasp from Artbeads.com
2mm x 2mm antique brass crimp tubes from U Bead It - 13
4mm antique brass crimp covers from U Bead It - 13
4mm antique brass jump rings from U Bead It - 3
10mm vintage etched jump rings (cut from chain) from U Bead It - 2
5mm x 11mm vintage etched oval jump rings (cut from chain) from U Bead It - 7
2" antique brass head pins from U Bead It - 12
2" antique brass eye pins from U Bead It - 2
10mm x 6mm swirling leaves antique brass bead caps from The Bead Shoppe - 11
10mm calla lily antique brass bead caps from The Bead Shoppe - 2
18mm x 21mm large leaves antique brass bead caps from The Bead Shoppe - 2
45mm antique brass frames from U Bead It - 2
37mm x 39mm antique brass filigree ornate shields from U Bead It - 3
17mm x 16mm antique brass flying east swallow charms from U Bead It - 6
7mm vintage gears from AprilMelody.com - 2 pcs
11mm vintage gears from AprilMelody.com - 3 pcs
14mm vintage gear from AprilMelody.com - 1 pcs
17mm vintage gear from AprilMelody.com- 1 pcs
34-36mm vintage watch faces from AprilMelody.com - 2 pcs
Clear with antique gold lining size 11 seed beads from U Bead It - 100
3.4mm aqua green color-lined fringe beads from The Bead Shoppe - 21
6mm frosted with antique gold accent cross beads from The Bead Shoppe - 6
7mm x 9mm antique clear glass drop beads from The Bead Shoppe - 2
8mm China veriscite rounds from Limabeads.com - 29
5mm white Swarovski Elements crystal pearls from Artbeads.com - 2
6mm white Swarovski Elements crystal pearls from Artbeads.com - 2
8mm x 9mm white Swarovski Elements crystal twist pearls from Artbeads.com - 6
10mm satin gold vintage pearls - 15 pcs
8mm x 18mm white glass teardrop pearls - 5 pcs
1/4" foam adhesive mini circles from Michaels - 12 pcs
G-S Hypo Cement

Tools

Heavy duty cutters
Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 24"


Step 1: Use heavy duty cutters to remove any metal studs from the back of the watch faces, making the back of the watch faces as smooth as possible. Use hypo-cement to attach one 7mm gear to one watch face. Let dry.

Step 2: Use cutters to cut off the loop of one swallow charm. Use hypo-cement to attach the swallow to the remaining watch face. Use hypo-cement to attach one 11mm gear to the watch face. Let dry.

Step 3: Use 1 head pin to string 2 swallow charms. Stick the head pin through the center of 1 foam circle. String the center of the watch face used in Step 1. Snug the beads and form a simple loop as close to the back of the watch face as possible. Bend the loop so that it is parallel to the back of the watch face. Attach five foam circles evenly to the back of the watch face. Attach the watch face to 1 antique brass frame. Set aside.

Step 4: Use 1 head pin to string 1 swallow charm, 1 veriscite round, and the spoke of the 17mm gear. Stick the head pin through the center of 1 foam circle. String the center of the watch face used in Step 2. Snug the beads and form a simple loop as close to the back of the watch face as possible. Bend the loop so that it is parallel to the back of the watch face. Attach five foam circles evenly to the back of the watch face. Attach the watch face to 1 antique brass frame. Set aside.

Step 5: Use round nose pliers to bend one point of the antique brass frame used in Step 3 about 135? toward the watch face. String the center hole of the widest end of 1 antique brass shield onto the point of the frame, then continue to bend the frame until it reaches the front of the watch face.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 to attach the opposite point of the same frame to the left loop of the widest end of 1 antique brass shield (with the point of the shield pointing down).

Step 7: Repeat Step 5 using the other watch face and the third shield.

Step 8: Repeat Step 5 using the right loop of the shield used in Step 6.

Step 9: Attach one 10mm etched jump ring to the loop in the point of the shield used in Step 5. Attach one 10mm etched jump ring to the loop in the point of the shield used in Step 7.

Step 10: Use 11" of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and the first jump ring used in Step 9. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with crimp covers.

Step 11: String 1 veriscite round, 1 seed bead, 1 vintage pearl, 1 seed bead, and 1 veriscite round. Pass the wire from the front of the shield to the back in the same hole that the point of the frame is attached to the shield. Pass the wire between the watch face and the frame by the top point of the frame. Pass the wire from the back of the second shield to the front in the same hole as the point of the frame is attached to that shield.

Step 12: Repeat Step 11 moving from the second to the third shield.

Step 13: Bend all of the remaining frame points around the watch faces.

Step 14: String 1 veriscite round, 1 seed bead, 1 vintage pearl, 1 seed bead, 1 veriscite round, 1 crimp tube, and the second jump ring used in Step 9. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 15: Attach one 4mm jump ring to the 14mm gear. Use 5" of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and the 4mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube, leaving a large loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. Pass the wire from the front to the back of the first shield, then from the back to the front again, using holes next to the point of the shield. String 14 fringe beads 1 crimp tube, and 1 glass drop. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.

Step 16: Attach one 4mm jump ring to one 11mm gear. Use 7" of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 glass drop. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. String 18 seed beads. Pass the wire from the front to the back of the first shield, then from the back to the front again, using holes next to the point of the shield. String 15 seed beads, 1 crimp tube, and the 4mm jump ring. Pass pack through the tube, leaving a large loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.



Step 17: Use 1 head pin to string 1 swallow charm. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat to make a second swallow dangle. Use 1 head pin to string one 5mm pearl, 1 seed bead, and 1 calla lily bead cap; form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat to make a second calla lily dangle.

Step 18: Use two 7" pieces of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 swallow dangle. Pass back through the tube, leaving a large loop of wire, and crimp. Use both wires to string one 8mm gear from back to front and front to back again. Use both wires to string one 11mm gear from back to front and front to back again, spacing it 1/4" from the previous gear. Pass the wire from the front to the back of the second/center shield, then from the back to the front again, using holes just below the veriscite and vintage pearl string on the shield. Use one wire end to string 17 seed beads, 1 crimp tube, and 1 swallow dangle. Pass back through the tube, leaving a large loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. Use the other wire end to string 7 fringe beads, 1 crimp tube, and 1 calla lily dangle. Pass back through the tube, leaving a large loop of wire, and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.



Step 19: Use 1 head pin to string 1 tear drop pearl, 1 seed bead, 1 veriscite round, and 1 swirling leaf bead cap. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat twice to make a total of three tear drop dangles.

Step 20: Use 1 head pin to string 1 veriscite round, 1 swirling leaves bead cap, and 1 twist pearl. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat once to make a total of two twist dangles.

Step 21: Use 1 head pin to string one 6mm pearl, 1 seed bead, 1 veriscite round, and 1 swirling leaf bead cap. Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat once to make a total of two 6mm dangles.

Step 22: Use 1 oval jump ring to attach one teap drop dangle to the point of the second shield. *Use 1 oval jump ring to attach one 6mm dangle to the middle right of the second shield. Use 1 oval jump ring to attach one tear drop dangle to the bottom left loop of the third shield. Use 1 oval jump ring to attach one twist dangle to the bottom middle loop of the third shield. Repeat from * for the other half of the front of the necklace.



Step 23: Use 1 eye pin to string 2 vintage pearls and 1 large leaves bead cap (wide end first). Form a wire wrapped loop. Repeat to form a second large leaves link.

Step 24: Use 10" of beading wire to string 1 crimp tube, 3 seed beads, 1 twist pearl, 3 seed beads, the simple loop end of 1 large leaves link, 3 seed beads, 1 twist pearl, and 3 seed beads. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.



Step 25: String 1 veriscite round. String {1 seed bead, 1 vintage pearl, 1 seed bead, 1 veriscite round, 1 cross bead, and 1 veriscite round} four times. String 1 crimp tube and the hook half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. Use one 4mm jump ring to attach the remaining calla lily dangle to the hook half of the clasp. Attach the first 10mm jump ring used in Step 9 to the wire wrapped loop of the large leaves link.



Step 26: Repeat Step 24 using the other large leaves link. String 1 swirling leaves bead cap (narrow end first), 1 tear drop pearl (wide end first), 1 swirling bead cap (narrow end first), 1 vintage pearl, 1 swirling bead cap (wide end first), 1 tear drop pearl (narrow end first), and 1 swirling bead cap (wide end first). String {1 veriscite round, 1 seed bead, 1 vintage round, 1 seed bead, 1 veriscite round, and 1 cross bead} three times, omitting the final cross bead. String 1 crimp tube and the eye half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover. Attach the second 10mm jump ring used in Step 9 to the wire wrapped loop of the large leaves link.




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