– [Cody] Hi, today I’m gonna show you how to make our Butterfly Flutter Necklace This necklace features Czech glass beads and Vintaj components for a fun summer necklace Let’s take a look at the products and tools we’ll need to make it (bright music) For this project, I will be using a 4mm Milky Sapphire Fire Polished Round Glass Beads I have a 8×6 mm Pink Silk with Bronze Bottom Cut Faceted Drop Czech Glass Beads I have a 6mm Alabaster Pastel Olivine Round Fire Polished Czech Glass Beads I have a 15×19 Natural Brass Butterfly Charm by Vintaj I have a 17.5mm Natural Brass Medallion Filigrees by Vintaj I have a 20mm Natural Brass Moroccan Tile Pendant by Vintaj I have some 3.5mm Natural Brass Curb Chain I have a 12mm Lobster Claw Clasp I have some 4mm, 21-gauge Open Jump Rings I have 11mm, 14-gauge Roped Open Jump Ring I have some 1.5 inch 22-gauge eye pins, and I have a two-inch, 22-gauge head pin, and then for my paints, I’m using the Abalone Pearl Vintaj Patina Kit, which comes with these three colors included in it For my tools today, I will be using round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters I have a tape measure I have some paintbrushes, a paper towel, and a cup with a little bit of water to clean my paintbrushes as I’m painting You can find links to all these beads and supplies in the description below, so let’s get started Okay, so to begin your necklace, we’re gonna start with painting our filigrees So we’re gonna take our, just our blank natural brass filigrees and we’re gonna paint them with the Abalone Pearl Vintaj patinas So this patina kit comes with the three colors in there, and you’ve got an Ocean Pearl, a Seafoam Pearl and a Seashell Pearl, so those are the colors that I chose to use today So I have a couple of examples here that I’ve already painted to kind of show you what we’ll be doing So this Moroccan tile I painted with the Seafoam in the center and then I just kind of did the edges with the Ocean Pearl, so it’s got that kind of green and blue look to it Then on this little medallion, this one was painted all over with the Seashell, the pink, and then I just did a little bit of the Ocean Pearl, the blue, in the center So I’ve got those ones already done, so now I just have some blanks here that I’m gonna show you how I painted those So this medallion, I want it just to be the same as this other medallion, because they’re going to sit on each side of the jump ring as I construct my necklace So I’m just gonna set my butterfly aside and this other guy aside right now So I’m just going to have that one there just so I have a reference So I’m going to take the pink, the Seashell Pearl, and you just want to make sure that your paints are really shooken up in that you hear the little roller ball moving around quite a bit before you begin to use them So I’ve already pre-shook these, so they’re good to go So what I like to do is I like to just take a little piece of plastic and then just drop a little bit of paint on there, it doesn’t really take much, just so I have a working surface, and then I’m going to take my paintbrush, I’m gonna get just a little bit on there, and then I’m just going to paint my filigree And I don’t want it to be super solid, so I’m gonna just kind of brush it on there ’cause I kind of like a little bit of that natural brass not really showing through but just that it’s not so solid, and you don’t want to block the holes because we will be attaching to this So I’m just gonna go ahead, oops, and paint all over And I see I got a couple holes blocked, but that’s okay ’cause I’m going to then just put my brush in the water there and then I’m just gonna take a little makeup sponge and I’m just gonna kind of blot it because I wanted that little bit more of a soft look here so I’m just gonna let that dry for a second I’m gonna go ahead and clean my brush here in my water And so all you need is just a little bit of water to clean your brush and then just get like a paper towel and just dry it off there So these do dry pretty fast It’s pretty fast drying I am gonna use this other little brush just ’cause it’s a little smaller and so then I’m just gonna do the little blue area in the center there So I’m just gonna get another paper, and again I’ve already shaken these up, so I’m just gonna put just a tiny drop of the blue on there and then gonna put some on my brush and then I’m just gonna try to do that center part and just kind of mimic the other one that I’ve already done I just kind of started in the center

and then I just kind of moved out there So I just kind of So I’ve got that in there and then I just like to, again with the sponge or a soft cloth or even a paper towel, just kind of blot it a little bit ’cause I just like that a little bit softer look on the blue And then I think I just took a little too much off there, so I’m just gonna go up a little bit more ’cause I just want to make sure that it kind of matches that one And they don’t have to match exactly exactly, but it’s nice if you can get ’em to be pretty close So I’m feeling then that is pretty close there So again, I’m just gonna put my brush in my water and then dry that off really quick so that I can use it again All right, so there I’ve got my two medallions done, so I’m just gonna set those aside right now See how that one’s been painted? He should be okay on the board there Hopefully it won’t make a mess And I’m just gonna wipe this down in case any of this is wet, but it’s not, so we’re good to go So I’m just going to continue to use that same surface Now I’m going to paint my butterfly So for my butterfly, I decided that I’m going to have him kind of have like a little bit of a blue core, mostly pink on his wings and then maybe just the tips I’m going to do blue So, but again, you can paint your filigrees any way that you like, so that you can kind of make the piece custom to your own I feel like my paint is probably still pretty good, so I’m just gonna grab a little bit and I’m just gonna start on my wings here ’cause I just kind of want it to have a little bit of layer on there So I’m just like just using a slight little brushstroke, just just kind of pull it out, just to do it on the wings there and not the whole body It’s a little bit tricky when you’re trying to do the other side, to try to find something to hold onto, but a lot of times that little loop works pretty good I need a little bit more paint, I believe, so I’m just gonna put it, whoops, maybe a little too much paint, but that’s all right So grab some more You can always blot it there and then just kind of paint that other side And you might get a little bit on you, but it’s not gonna hurt you or anything All right, so I’m gonna just, ’cause you can see on this one one side there it’s a little bit more solid than the other side, and I like them more solid, so I’m just gonna try to copy that here so that both sides are even I’m just gonna pick him up ’cause I feel like I need to get there And then, too, if you have too much paint, just wipe a little bit off on a paper towel so that you can get the look that you want So there, I feel like both sides are pretty even I’m just gonna do a little bit here on that side just so that that edge is there All right, and then I’m gonna clean my brush again Get my paper towel here I’m just gonna set that one aside and grab a new one, ’cause I’ve got that one pretty wet So now I’m going to switch back to just this other little brush ’cause it’s just a little bit finer and we’re gonna do the blue ’cause I think I’m pretty much done with my pink for the most part I might just save that little package there of paint in case I want to do a little bit more So again, just make sure you shake it really good I’ve shook ’em earlier, but it’s always good just to give a little shake as you’re going Put some blue on there and now I’m gonna try to just paint his little inner core And as you can tell, that paint dries really fast, so it is pretty quick to work with And you can just like paint that side and then let it dry for a second and then you can go ahead and do the rest of it So I’m just gonna try to just paint his little body there So a really fine little brush is probably the best and that way you can get into the littler spots, but really any brush will do So there, he’s kind of, I did his little core, which is kind of fun, and then I just want to just add a little bit of tip, a little bit to his tips So I’m just gonna kind of go over here, just do a little bit, and then I’m gonna take a sponge or a little soft cloth and I’m just gonna kind of blot it ’cause I just want to soften it there a little bit And there, it kind of just makes a really, a very subtle little look, which i think is kind of fun, but if you wanted him more, like solid, you wanted them just to be, like not even see the filigree under there, you could just keep painting it and do it a lot more solid and then that way it would cover it more, but I think it’s kind of fun to see the little bit of the the filigree finish coming through under there And there, it’s like I have my little butterfly I think he’s pretty good I might just do his little core just a little bit more, just ’cause I want that to stick out I don’t want that really to be faded so much,

so I’m just gonna do a little bit more, trying not to block my hole like I just did, so I’m just going to take a eye pin and I’m just gonna pop that through there so that it doesn’t stay blocked ’cause we do need to use that hole to attach our charm later All right, so that is all there is to it It’s just, you just like paint really It’s however you want to do it It’s kind of a fun process, so you can put as much as you want, take some off You could even use some of the relief blocks to kind of sand a little bit of the finishes off if you wanted to, if that’s something you’d want to do in your look, and you don’t have to use these patinas just with Vintaj materials So like you can use these on the Vintaj, you could do it on TC (TierraCast), on Nunn [Designs] It’s like you could really use it on any kind of product that you wanted to paint So it’s like, that’s a really fun look, and you get three little colors in a package, so that’s kind of fun, you know, you get some options there So I’m going to go ahead and get this cleaned up and then we’re gonna start to build our necklace, so I’ll be right back Okay, so after you’ve painted your filigrees and they’re all dry, you’re ready to construct the rest of your necklace So I always like to start kind of at the bottom and move my way up So this is one of my center focals here, and I have a little drop bead that I want to hang off the bottom of the tile So to do that, I’m just gonna take a head pin I’m gonna put on my drop bead, wide side in first Then I’m gonna just bend it over at a 90-degree angle Then I’m going to cut the majority of it off, just leaving enough to turn a simple loop You wanna make sure, though, your simple loop is big enough to go around the little edge of this tile, so just make sure you leave enough wire there Cut your tail off, then you’re gonna take your round-nose pliers and you’re gonna just roll it back in a simple loop So there we’ve got my simple loop and then I’m just gonna open it to the side and attach it to the tile here and then just close it, moving it back to the center there So now we’ve got our little tile with a little drop there, so it’s kind of cute, and then our butterfly is gonna be layered on top of this tile kind of hanging towards the top there and he’s going to be attached to this 11mm jump ring And to attach those, I’m just gonna use the 6mm fire polish on a eye pin So I’m going to take an eye pin here and I’m going to just slide on the 6mm round and just gonna make another simple loop on this other end, just like we did with the head pin, bending this over Again, I just want to make sure my loops are big enough to go over the jump ring and to go through those two little guys there, so I’m gonna just make this one side a little bit bigger So grab your round-nose, grab the end there, and then you’re just gonna roll it back into a simple loop Then you’re gonna open that loop that you just made, move it to the side, and then you’re gonna just slide on your butterfly charm and then you’re going to slide that top hole of the Moroccan tile, and then you’ll just close that loop to secure them So see there, they’re just gonna hang right like that and then it will go to the other ring So now I just need to make sure that my loops are straight across here You can see this loop’s going this way and the other one’s the other direction I just always like them to go the same way there, so I’m just gonna adjust that Then I’m gonna open the loop on the other end of that eye pin, and that is gonna go around my jump ring here Oops, all right, so got that there So see there, your butterfly’s just kind of hanging there on top I’ve got our little drop here, and now, so this is kind of like our main focal and then all of our our beads and everything are going to come off of this So I’ll have the medallions here on both sides and then I’m just going to make another little simple loop link here

to have this green go to there and then we’ll start up the side of our piece there So I’m gonna just do one more, putting it on a eye pin, bending it over, cutting off, just leaving enough to make a simple loop on the end there Grab your round-nose and then you’re just gonna roll it back and I always like to make sure that my loops are going the same way before I put ’em on there, most of the time So just adjust that and then you’re just gonna open that loop that you just made, you’re going to attach it to the jump ring, and you’re going to close that So see, it’s going to come up to this one side here and then this one is going to go to the medallion So then I’m just going to open up the other loop And it can be a little tricky to get these to go through the medallion holes It does go through, you just have to, you know, make sure the right end is pointing there, and it just pops right through there And then you’ll just close that loop And there, I’ve got one side of my piece done, except for, unfortunately, I put my medallion on backwards there, so I’m just gonna flip that around real quick Just opening that back up There we go Now it’s the right direction And just close that loop again All right, so here we got one side going, and now I’m just gonna do the other bead on the other side and come up the side there So I’m gonna go ahead and my next bead is just going to be one of the drop beads here So but this time, I want my bead to have the small side down first, so I’m gonna go ahead and do that Slide the narrow side down Then again, just doing the simple loop on the other end Cut your top there, leave enough just to turn a loop Take your round-nose and then just go ahead and roll that back Then you’re gonna open the loop that you just made and just make sure it’s nice and closed there And then I always just take my two chain-nose and adjust to make sure my loops are in the same direction So I want the narrow end to kind of be coming away from this piece, so I want to open the loop that’s towards the narrow part of the bead, and then I just chose a little spot where I wanted it to go I found out that it’s like, I just want it to be like seven pieces over some of the little, little openings there, so it’s like here’s two, two and then that’s two there, so you just like, but you can really pick wherever you want yours to go on That’s just how I want mine to look, so I’m going to just try to find that little seven there, right, so it’s like there So we got two, four, six, and then that seven should be that guy right there And then just get that little, have that little drop Sometimes it’s easier if you have it with your chain-nose and then that way you can have a little bit more force to push it through You can really attach anywhere you want to on here, just so that your piece sits nice and straight there All right, whoop, it doesn’t really want to stay in there very good today for some reason All right, let’s try it one more time here This is kind of what I meant earlier, is like sometimes it’s a little harder to get it to go through there for some reason There it goes All right, so I finally got it on there And then just close that loop All right and there, so now we’ve got like one side kind of started there, and then our medallion will be just here on the other side So I’m just gonna continuing to build this here, so I’m just gonna continue to make some simple loops, so I’m just going to get all my little loops prepped and then I’ll be right back and I’ll show you how to construct the other side of the necklace

Okay, so I went ahead and I prepped up some little simple loop links here for all my colors, so now I can just quickly assemble my necklace So I’m just gonna grab the next bead in my pattern, which is the little milky sapphire I’m just gonna open the loop I’m going to attach it to this loop and then I’m just going to close it And then I’m going to grab one of these drops and I kind of liked it where both of the wide ends were pointing towards the sapphire, but again, you can kind of construct it any way you like So I’m just gonna open the loop on the wider end here and I’m gonna attach it to that 4mm sapphire and I’m just gonna close that loop And then the next bead is going to be my green, so I’m just gonna open one of the loops here and attach it to the loop on here and then I’m just gonna repeat this pattern So then it’s back to the little drop here So I’m just gonna open the loop on the narrow end, ’cause that’s what will be facing this bigger bead here Slide on the chain there and then close that, and then I’m going to pick up a sapphire, open one of the loops on there, and attach it to the wide end of that drop And then I’m gonna grab one more drop, opening the loop on the wide end and then attaching it to the sapphire, and then closing that Then I have just one more repeat to do here and then we’ll add the chain So I’m gonna go ahead and add my olivine bead here and then I’m gonna open the loop on a drop bead on the narrow end first and attach it to the green Then open the sapphire and then attach it to the wide end there And now I’ve got my last bead So this last bead, you wanna open the loop, excuse me, on the wide end, ’cause you want the wide end to face your sapphire, and then go ahead and close that And now at this point, we’re going to add chain, so I’m just gonna turn it around so it’s actually facing the way it’s facing for a necklace So we’ve got our whole little pattern here Oops, it’s kind of just stuck on there There we go And then I decided to end it just to go to some chain So I’m just gonna take some chain here I’m gonna take my tape measure, ’cause I need about 2 1/2 inches So I wanna grab my tape measure and then I’m just gonna cut a length of chain for the one side of the necklace So if you’re, most the time it’d be best just to do the, cut your chain at the same time, so just cut two lengths of 2 1/2 half inches, ’cause you’ll need one for each side of the necklace there Go ahead and just cut the link off and then you can just open the loop on the last bead there and then you’re going to attach that to one end of the chain So you slide that on there You go ahead and you’ll close that And then on the other end of this chain is where we’re gonna attach our lobster-claw clasp So I’m gonna grab the lobster claw, and I’m gonna grab a 4mm jump ring, and we’ll just see if I can find the end of that Yeah, there we go And then I’ll just go ahead and open that guy, go through the loop on the lobster-claw clasp and go through the last link on the chain and then just go ahead and close that And so now I’ve got, one side of my necklace is done So now I’m just gonna go ahead and repeat the exact same process to construct the other half So I’m gonna go ahead and do that quickly and then I’ll show you the completed piece So I’ll be right back Okay, as you can see, I went ahead and I finished the other side of the necklace So I just made the simple links all the way up and then I connected it to 2 1/2 inches of chain and then I just added a 4mm jump ring on that and there, so my lobster claw has somewhere to attach to So that is all there is to it

for the Butterfly Flutter Necklace I hope you enjoyed this tutorial You can find all the products and tools for this Inspiration design at FusionBeads.com (upbeat music)

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