Friday, October 8, 2010

Close To My Heart Jewelry

Yes, that's right - I did say jewelry. Nothing fancy, just simple and fun to wear! Again I have used papers from the Olivia paper packet. I can't help but be drawn over and over again to the rich autumn colors of these papers!!

Each pendant starts with an every day metal washer. I used some Liquid Glass and covered the front of the pendant with my paper of choice. Once it dries, simply trim around the paper. So easy! For a little more finished look you can leave 1/4" of paper and wrap it around to the back of the washer and stick it down with more liquid glass. Snipping the paper into the washer every 1/8" inch or so will allow it to wrap nicely without any crinkles.

This first pendant I then sprayed with some shimmer mist. It doesn't show in the photo but it adds a real pretty sparkle!

After the paper is adhered to the washer and shimmer misted I then covered it entirely with a layer of Liquid Glass. This pendant I misted heavily with the shimmer mist. It dries in little pools this way, but I love the marbley look it made!

This last one I added some Opaques prior to the Liquid Glass. They could also be added when the LG is wet, but I wouldn't add them after it sets. Once the Liquid Glass has set completely (I usually give it over night before I start playing with them again) add a cord and any other accessories you may want. Fun to make, fun to wear! Let your imagination go wild with ideas!