A few weeks ago Jaime from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy had a guest post from Amy over at One Artsy Mama on how to make this unique and way cute necklace:
How awesome is that?! By the way -- both those blogs rock, so go follow along!
The instructions Amy gave seemed simple enough, so I decided to try it! After all, Handy Andy wouldn't shy away from a project he'd never attempted before, so neither should I!
I went to Hobby Lobby (aka the best place ever) and spent way too long looking for these materials:
1. Chain $2.99
2. Cross Charm $0.99 (it was 50% off!)3. Rectangle Pendant Bezel $1.99
4. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic $5.50
I brought the supplies home and then scoured my thrift-store dictionary for the perfect word. I decided on "family" for obvious reasons and a few other reasons. Amy took a picture of the page and then edited it on her computer, but since this dictionary was purchased for the purpose of crafting, I just used the actual page. I also used a brown ink pad to add a little big of an aged effect. Then I cut the page to the size of my pendant and used some glue to place it in there.
At this point, I decided to add some glitter, because that is just so my mom. I put some multi-colored glitter in there and then filled it with the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.
This stuff dries clear, but takes three hours so it's not for the impatient (me). But, since I did this late at night, I just left it overnight. In the morning it looked like this:
It looks so cool! Then, I added a cross charm. Amy suggests using a jump ring, but I didn't want to buy a package of them when I probably wouldn't use them again. Instead I used some thin wire I had at home and wrapped it around a pen a few times to make a small loop (same idea as a key ring). I put the cross on there and then put that on the loop of the pendant. Add the chain and...
Mom's birthday present done! It was so easy, and you know if I said that, having no experience in jewelry making, then it's true. Now I have a unique and thoughtful gift to give my mom for only $12 (and that's if you don't already have the Mod Podge DM, which I didn't). Maybe a gift like this would be perfect for someone on your Christmas list...
Thanks so much to Jaime and Amy for sharing such a great tutorial!
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