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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Necklace Made From Paper

Do you ever get one of those ideas...you know, the ones you just have to try?

Typically, I get one of those ideas about once a week, but they usually end up with a lot of wasted time and materials and something I'm not happy with, lol. But, for once, my idea actually turned out! YAY!

Here's how I did it:

First, I cut a circle out of DP using my 1-3/8" punch.

Next, I glued the circle unto a metal tag (Creative Impressions).
Then I covered the entire tag with Versamark Ink.


I covered the Versamarked circle with Clear Deep Impression (Stampendous) embossing powder. (Hint: I do this over a coffee filter. Nothing sticks to it, which makes it a breeze to pour the extra embossing powder back into the bottle. This works for glitter, too!)

And heat embossed it several times (recoating it each time), letting it dry and cool between coatings.

Notice the heat sheet (Stampendous)? I bought this after I burnt a black spot on our rug (yep, I did!)
A word of warning: Let it sit for a few minutes before you try picking it up. This allows the coating to dry and keeps you from burning your fingers!

And here's the finished product!

I added a pretty bead from my stash. I love it! It looks great with a white t-shirt and jeans.

And here's the one my dd made today. She came up with the flower punch idea--great ha?

We added a rinestone to the center. After all, every girl needs a little bling, right?

I have a feeling we are going to be making a few more of these before we're done...



Melly said...

Oh wow huni, what a fab idea! I love the colours and the lovely wee gem added to finish it!! xxx

julietk said...

Thanks for visiting my blog too :-) And thank you for showing us how you made your pretty necklace. It is lovely to see your DD is taking after her mum with crafts.

Sally said...

Fabulous idea. I will have to give this a try especially when my granddaughter comes over. She too loves bling

too Blessed to Stress said...

OK I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!! so much that I keep mistyping this comment! haha! {for real!}I'm just so giddy over your creativity.... If you should ever consider doing a giveaway with this as a prize.... I'd be the first to sign up!!! just sayin'.... you know... just in case :)

Love ya tons my friend :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Dawn said...

What a fun idea sweetie!...Love that you shared about burning the rug. As crafters I so understand and appreciate all the hints.
Just stopped in to thank you for your visit and entering my blog candy. Hope you visit again.Now I am going to go become a follower of your blog.

KymKreates said...

gorgeous, I will have to give a try. Sorry about your rig!!!! ooops!!!

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