Two Jewelry Tutorials
December 11, 2010
This jewelry tutorial is by M. Carmen Sánchez (aka Cuchy). She has two awesome projects that can be used as jewelry, ornaments, or incorporated into your other projects as embellishments or dangles. Give the pendants as gifts or keep them all to yourself!
When Julie asked for some holiday projects to share I didn’t think twice. I love everything related to Christmas and I always try to give something handmade at our family Christmas dinner.
I want to share a couple of projects with you: a last minute glass necklace and a stamped pendant. I hope you like them as much as I do.
Easy Peasy Glass Pendant Tutorial
- A piece of patterned paper. Better if it is double-sided.
- A glass pebble.
- A bail.
- Glossy accents or Diamond Glaze.
- Ribbon or cord.
- Sanding block.
ONE: Choose your image spot on the patterned paper and cut a circle slightly bigger than your pebble.
TWO: Put a drop of Glossy Accents in the middle...
...and press your glass pebble over it. Let it dry. It takes about twenty minutes (depending on the humidity where you live).
Cut the excess paper with scissors and sand it so it fits the pebble exactly.
You can ink the edges a bit to color the back of the glass or leave it as is.
Add a layer of Glossy Accents to protect the paper on the back of the pebble and let it dry.
Put a drop of Glossy Accents on the bail and adhere it on the back of the pendant.
Pass the ribbon through the hole...
...and you have a very festive gift!
Here are some images of other sizes, paper images and shapes using the same basic instructions:
This is an easy project but very versatile. Think about magnets for the fridge, monograms or even photos as sitemarkers, only without the bail or ribbon.
UTEE Pendant Tutorial
- Memory Glass (2)
- Memory Frame
- Black UTEE
- detailed rubber stamps
- Versamark/Perfect Medium
- Perfect Pearls
- scraps of paper
- bulldog clip
- dangles, beads or charms
- Glimmer Mist (I used iridescent gold)
- Distress Ink
- heat gun
ONE: Apply Versamark on the edges of one of the Memory Glass pieces and apply a layer of UTEE.
With a heat gun, melt the UTEE powders. Apply a second layer of UTEE and melt it again.
TWO: Apply versamark to the rubber stamp and set aside.
THREE: Re-heat the UTEE and once melted, press your rubber stamp firmly into the UTEE until it dries. 10-20 seconds.
Lift the stamp and see the texture. If you do not like how it looks, just re-heat the powders and start again.
FOUR: Ink another stamp with StazOn (it has to be an ink that works on porous surfaces) and stamp it on the back of the glass (opposite side of the UTEE).
FIVE: Place your Memory Glass onto a patterned paper scrap. You will need two pieces of patterned paper. One will show through the glass and one will be the back of the pendant.
Cut out the pieces of paper. Ink the edges with Distress Ink.
Glue the two pieces of paper back to back.
SIX: Spray some Glimmer Mist on the papers.
SEVEN: Apply Perfect Medium or Versamark over the stamped UTEE.
Take a pinch of Perfect Pearls and apply it over the UTEE for a bit of shine.
EIGHT: Make a sandwich with the Memory Glass and the glued papers (decorated Memory Glass - glued papers - plain Memory Glass).
Insert the sandwich into the frame.
Close the frame and see how it looks.
Use some beads and charms to create a dangle.
Put the bulldog clip on the top and add a ribbon if you want a pendant. You can also pin it on your jacket for a brooch...
...or using more festives papers, hang it on your tree for an ornament.
You can see below another pendant using the same UTEE technique but covering the whole Memory Glass.
Thanks so much Julie, for letting me be part of your holiday week today.
As far as I remember, I’ve always been interested in any kind of arts & crafts. I won my first prize at the age of 6 with a chalk drawing, which is still hanging on my daughter’s room.
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