Black Chaton Gold Bezel Necklace By Becky Nunn!

We all love Becky Nunn’s exclusive mixed media jewelry designs, so imagine how excited we were to receive not one but FOUR new designs from her this week! The stunning Black Chaton Gold Bezel jewelry set includes a necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring that features dramatic black crystal chaton stones and jewelry clay accented by stylish gold plated pewter components. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make the Black Chaton Gold Bezel Necklace! (Don’t forget to check out the matching bracelet, earrings, and ring!)

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SUPPLIES NEEDED:
CR0851 – Black Crystal Clay
SC9646 – 3 pieces 1088 SS29 Jet Unfoiled Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone
SC9511 – 30 pieces 1088 PP24 Jet Unfoiled Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stones
SC9473 – 30 pieces 1088 PP18 Jet Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stone
PE8940 – 2 32.5×28.5mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Small Raised Circle Bezel Link by Nunn Design
BM3325 – 4 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring
BM3545 – 1 7.5 x 14mm Antique Gold Plated Faceted Drop Bead by Nunn Design
CN4187 – 18” 2mm Gold Plated Ball Chain
BM3533 – 2 6×3.5mm Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors
BM1138 – 1 19mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Round Twig Toggle Clasp

TOOLS NEEDED:
Beeswax Toothpick or Crystal Katana
2 pairs of chain nose pliers
Wet wipes
Toothpick or a headpin

TO ASSEMBLE THE BEZEL
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STEP 1:
Pinch off two equal lentil-sized balls, one of Part A (the color) and another of Part B (the hardener) of the Black Crystal Clay. Knead the two equal-sized balls fully together until the clay is a consistent color and not marbled.
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STEP 2:
Roll the Black Crystal Clay into a ball and press it into the base of Antique Gold Plated Pewter Small Raised Circle Bezel Link. Pat the clay gently until it is flat and fully flush to the edges. If you have too much Black  Crystal Clay, you can pinch off the excess and keep patting it down to make the surface smooth. Make sure to use your wet wipe and wipe away any excess Black Crystal Clay that could be on the sides of the metal or on your fingers. The Black Crystal Clay will dry rock hard and is super hard to remove, so get in the practice of always keeping your work surface clean and tidy.
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STEP 3:
Using a beeswax toothpick, pick-up the individual Jet Swarovski Elements Crystal Chaton Stones and gently press each into the Black Crystal Clay. Continue to press Chaton Stones in until complete. You have approximately 2 hours to work with the Black Crystal Clay, so take your time and enjoy. NOTE: To create the stair step look of layering the Chaton Stones, pinch off a small ball of clay and press it gently into the gaps between the various sizes of the Chaton Stones using a headpin. This allows for a bit of clay to be built up so the additional Chaton Stones have plenty of clay to be pressed into. Wipe away the excess Black Crystal Clay if it spreads onto the surrounding Chaton Stones.
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STEP 4:
Use your fingers to gently press the Chaton Stones into the clay, making sure that all of the Chaton Stone points are secure and embedded fully into the clay. The Black Crystal Clay will harden within 2 hours and fully cure within 24.

TO ASSEMBLE NECKLACE
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STEP 1:
Using two pairs of chain nose pliers, open a 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring. Thread through one of the loops of the Antique Gold Plated Pewter Small Raised Circle Bezel Link and the Antique Gold Plated Faceted Drop Bead. Close jump ring.
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STEP 2:
Using two pairs of chain nose pliers again, open another of the 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring. Thread through the empty loop of the Antique Gold Plated Pewter Small Raised Circle Bezel Link. Close jump ring. Thread through one end of the 18” 2mm Gold Plated Ball Chain.
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STEP 3:
On one of the ends of the 18” 2mm Gold Plated Ball Chain, insert last ball of the chain into the Ball Chain Crimp Connector. Using a pair of chain nose pliers, squish the Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors closed. For extra strength, you can add a small dab of glue prior to closing the Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors. Repeat for the other side of the 2mm Gold Plated Ball Chain.
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STEP 4:
Using two pairs of chain nose pliers, open a 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring. Thread through the loop of the Round Toggle Ring and the Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors attached to the chain. Open another 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 gauge Textured Open Jump Ring and thread through the loop of the Twig Toggle Bar and the other Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors.

Thank you so much for sharing this incredible necklace design with us, Becky!

Happy Beading! –Sam

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