Pewter Bird Charm
3 Czech glass flowers
6 4mm glass crystals
4" Vintage chain
18" gunmetal cable chain
1 15mm brass jump ring
6 7mm brass jump rings
2 6mm brass jump rings
6 5mm brass jump rings
3 2" brass headpins
6" 22 gauge steel wire
Finished length: 22"
1. String a glass flower onto a headpin and create a wrapped loop. Keep wrapping the wire to create a messy wrap.
2. Attach the two 6mm brass jump rings together, add the bird charm to the bottom jump ring.
3. Leaving a 2" tail create a loop at one end of the steel wire. Open the loop and string on two flowers, the bird and one flower. Close the jump ring and with the remaining wire, create a wrapped loop and continue wrapping the extra wire to create the messy wrap.
4. String on the house bead and create a wrapped loop, finishing it in the messy wrapped style.
5. Attach the 15mm jump ring to the top of the pendant.
6. Cut two 2" lengths of the vintage chain. Attach them to the 15mm jump ring with the 5mm brass jump rings.
7. Open a 7mm jump ring, add a crystal, repeat with each jump ring. Close two of the jump rings. Slip one open beaded jump ring through a closed beaded jump ring and close it. Repeat with a third beaded jump ring, going through the two previous jump rings. Repeat to create a second cluster of beaded jump rings.
8. With the 5mm jump rings attach the beaded jump ring cluster to the vintage chain and the 18" gunmetal chain. Repeat on the other side.
House: Humblebeads. Bird: Green Girl Studios. Flowers: Dream Girl Beads. Gunmetal chain, jump rings, headpins: Hobby Lobby. Steel wire: Ace Hardware. Vintage Chain: search Etsy or your local antique shop.
Inspired by Art
My Folk Art House bead was inspired by this painting of a street in Paris entitled Lapin Agile from french artist Maurice Utrillo. While it looks like a sweet country side painting, it's actually a cabaret in the heart of the artists district made famous by artists like Picasso. Utrillo painted this nightclub in many different seasons, which is slightly tragic since he was an alcoholic for most of his life. C'est la vive! Despite it's reputation and his, he was able to see the good and beauty in this little street corner. And finding the good in things, I'm all about that!