Get ready for spring with marvelous new jewelry! We’re thrilled to unveil three exclusive new designs by Becky Nunn, the creative genius behind Nunn Design, right here on our blog for you! Beautiful Nunn Design pewter and brass pieces pair up with radiant Swarovski Crystals to create irresistible jewelry that you’ll want to wear all year round! Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make this stunning piece, download the instruction pdf here, or click over to our Inspiration Gallery for instructions! (Don’t forget to check out the other two designs: Bling Channel Earrings and Lotus Charm Bracelet!)
PE3572 – 1 piece 37×12.5mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Horizontal Rectangle Stamping Pendant by Nunn Design
BM2503 – 1 piece 21 Gauge Gold Plated Base Metal 2 inch Head Pin with 2mm Ball
BM3313 – 1 piece 12.5mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Petal Bead Cap by Nunn Design
BM3321 – 1 piece 8.5mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Daisy Bead Cap by Nunn Design
PL5301 – 1 piece 5810 6mm Cream Swarovski Crystal Pearl Bead
CN1126 – 16” 2.2mm Gold-Filled Flat Cable Chain
BM3325 – 4 pieces 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Ring
PE3410 – 1 set 25mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Hammered Toggle Clasp by Nunn Design
1 Pair of 5.5 inch Maxi Shear Flush Cutter (TL2254)
2 Pair of 5 inch Basic Flat Nose Pliers (TL0103)
1 pair of 1.25mm Metal Hole Punch Pliers (TL2242)
Making the Flower Blossom Pendant
Decide where the blossom (your 12.5m Antique Gold Plated Brass Petal Bead Cap) will go on the Hammered Flat Tag. I chose to position mine slightly off centered. Use a Sharpie and mark two dots for holes directly under the Petal Bead Cap approximately 1/8” apart.
Pewter is a very soft metal and can mar easily from the Metal Hole Punch tool. I like to create a barrier with a piece of card stock prior to punching the holes. However, it can be difficult see the Sharpie marks once the card stock barrier is in place, so before using the card stock, create a small indentation on the metal tag over the Sharpie marks using the 1.25mm Metal Hole Punch Pliers. Gently create a small divot, avoid punching all the way through
Tear off a small piece of card stock. Using your 1.25 Metal Hole Punch, punch a hole in the card stock. You will keep this piece of card stock in the hole punch to prevent marring of the tag as discussed in Step 2. This will be the used as the barrier mentioned in step 2
Now you will feel your way for the small divot you made in step 2 with your Metal Hole Punch (see what I’m talking about? It is really hard to see the marks on your tag with the card in the way). Once hole punch is in line with the divot, punch your hole all the way through the tag. Repeat for the second hole.
Thread the 6mm Cream Swarovski Crystal Pearl Bead, 8.5mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Daisy Bead Cap and 12.5mm Antique Gold Plated Brass Petal Bead Cap by Nunn Design onto the 21 Gauge Gold Plated Base Metal 2 inch Head Pin with 2mm Ball. Thread the pearl and bead cap blossom through one of the holes in the Hammered Flat Tag.
Turn over the Hammered Flat Tag and thread the Head Pin up through the second hole. (Honestly, this wasn’t as easy as I make it look. It might take some monkey wrenching to get that bead cap blossom with the head pin to lay flat on the Hammered Flat Tag while you thread it through the backside and pull it back up through to the front. I think I said a bad word once…sshhh.)
Once the Head Pin is threaded through the Hammered Flat Tag and through the second hole, wrap the excess wire around the base of the Bead Cap Blossom. If you feel you have too much, you can trim the Head Pin with your Maxi Shear Flush Cutters.
Assembling the Chain onto the Hammered Flower Blossom
Using your 2 pairs of 5 inch Basic Flat Nose Pliers, open up one of the 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Ring and thread one end of the 16” 2.2mm Gold-Filled Flat Cable Chain. Then thread the jump ring with attached chain onto the Hammered Flat Tag. Repeat this for the other side.
Open up another 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings and thread it onto the end of the 16” 2.2mm Gold-Filled Flat Cable Chain cut in step 9 along with the Hammered Toggle Bar part of the 25mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Hammered Toggle Clasp set. Repeat for the Hammered Toggle Ring on the other side.