It is no secret I am a huge Harry Potter fan. So, when Marissa invited me to participate in her Harry Potter series, I jumped right on board. I have been wanting to make some new jewelry for a while now and I had the perfect idea to create a necklace showcasing a Golden Snitch. This necklace only requires the most basic jewelry making skills.
If you are not a Harry Potter fan, you may be wondering what the Golden Snitch is. From the first book Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone:
Compared with the Quaffle and the Bludgers, it was tiny, about the size of a large walnut. It was bright gold and had little fluttering silver wings.
“This,” said Wood, “is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the most important ball of the lot.
There is a game in Harry Potter called Quidditch, and the Snitch is the most important ball of the game. Harry’s position on the team as a Seeker means during the match, he is trying to catch the Snitch to win the game.
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Note: I purchased all my supplies from Michael’s.
- Gold half sphere charm
- Silver wing charm
- Gold chain
- Findings for the end of the necklace (your choice)
- Jewelry pliers
To start you want to use your pliers to open the jump ring on your gold half sphere charm. (I chose a half sphere instead of a full sphere so it would lay flat against the wings.)
Next, remove the jump ring that came on your wings and then attach the wings to the jump ring on the gold sphere. Close the jump ring using your pliers.
Thread your gold chain through your necklace and decide how long you want your necklace to be. Snip the chain to length with side cutters, or simply open the chain with your pliers.
Add your finishing findings on the end of your necklace. I chose to use a gold toggle, but you could use a lobster clasp, if you wanted. I opened the chain using my pliers and attached the toggle pieces directly to the chain. You could also add gold jump rings to each end of the chain and use that to attach the toggle pieces. (I didn’t have any gold jump rings so I made do with what I had.)
Now, your necklace is ready for wearing.
It was hard to catch the sparkle in a picture, but I love how this necklace is so glittery and fun!
Be sure to head over to Rae Gun Ramblings to enter to win an awesome Harry Potter prize pack.
Also, if you are a Harry Potter fan, be sure to check out all the other amazing projects in this series. So much awesomeness!
Are you a Harry Potter fan? What book was your favorite?