{Inspire Me Friday} Fun with Jewelry

Hey, everyone!!!  Geri here…and it seems like it’s been forEVER!!!  I’ve been having fun with the new Beware set…those cute little circular images have been screaming…’Embellish with me! Embellish with me!!!’  So that’s what I was working on…some fun bottle cap embellishments…the circles are the perfect size, ya know?!  But you’re going to have to come back to see those another day, because while I was working on them, I had another idea that I could not wait to try!  Does anyone out there dabble in jewelry???  Well, this girl does…enough to know there are some simple ways to make cute jewelry out of 1″ circular images…and I thought little Mr. Owl would be perfect in a necklace for my daughter…

I made this one with resin which is a little fussy, but really fun.  I kept it simple for my daughter, and to not overwhelm anyone reading today who hasn’t tried it before.  I stamped the owl with brown Staz On (although it appears black) onto some paper in my daughter’s favorite color and punched it out.  The liquid resin can make inks bleed, so I thought the Staz On might work better than my other inks.  It’s always recommended that you seal your images first, but that can be done with something as simple as Mod Podge.  The image can also be adhered into the pendant tray with Mod Podge.  Then your mixed resin is dripped in and allowed to dry overnight.  I added a few glass beads and tried a different style necklace for my finished product…

…and she LOVED it!!!  An easier method that would look really nice is using the same silver pendant tray and circular image with a glass bezel on top rather than the resin.  (Hobby Lobby just happened to be out of the circle-shaped bezels…that’s why I went the resin route.)  One tutorial for that technique recommended using Glossy Accents to adhere the image to the glass. There are other glazes that can be used, but I love that so many things that I already have on hand for my paper crafting can be used to make pretty little wearable treasures like this one!  So anyway…if you’re interested…there are lots of tutorials out there for either technique, and I’d be happy to answer any questions to get you started.  Just BEWARE…you might get hooked!!!

Thanks for stopping in today!  And stay tuned for those bottle caps!!!

Geri

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  1. Geri, this is an adorable charm and perfect for a little girl! (My daughters would love this!) I love that these Halloween stamps are a 1″ circle, a standard size for so many punches and crafts out there (including jewelry). Thanks for the inspiration…I may have to try this!

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