Tonight I made 3 necklaces! Yippee! Maybe I’m finally getting back into my crafty mojo! I also actually started knitting a scarf yesterday, which isn’t a normal activity for me. I drug out the Stitch n’ Bitch book and was able to do the basic knitting stitch, but I wasn’t very successful with the purl stitch. Will have to practice that one more!
Anyway, here are the necklaces I made. I think they turned out pretty swell!
I’ll give you a brief rundown of how to make the pendants, but not all the details to make each necklace. That way you can add your pendants to whatever you might want to create (you can also add them to charms, earrings, or fobs!)
Clear Image Pendants
– Clear pendants (mine are by Tim Holtz and I purchased them at Michaels). Really good value, by the way!
–Laser jet images (I copied mine from this Dover publication book) or magazine images.
– pencil or pen
– Clear Gel Tacky Glue
– Collage Pauge Instant Decopauge
– craft knife
– markers (optional)
– craft mat
1. Choose and cut out images to fit your pendants. For mine, I chose to use a Vegas magazine clipping + the ornamental alphabet letter.
2. Color or accent your images with markers and glue to other image if necessary.
3. Lay pendant down and trace around it. Cut it out with scissors.
4. Coat the back of the pendant with the Clear Gel Tacky Glue. Coat generously.
5. On a firm surface, lay pendant on top of cut out image. Press firmly to squeeze out any air bubbles that may form between the paper and the pendant. Make sure you squish around all the edges so that the glue goes to all the areas. Some of the glue may squeeze out the sides, but this is ok. Just clean up with paper towels. Let dry overnight on craft mat with the tile face up so you can see the image through the clear tile.
6. Once dry, use craft knife to cut our pull off any glue or remaining paper around edges. Coat the back of the image with a couple thin coats of Collage Pauge and let dry. Insert your jump ring to make a charm!
These were really fun to make! Until next time Swellions!