Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vintage By The Sea Necklace + Scraps


Hi everybody! Kim here from My Kraft Kloset  sharing a unique piece of jewelry I made using antique brass Craft Fantastic  products and some beachy vintage scrapbooking supplies. 

With warm weather approaching, who is ready to head to the beach? I know I am. So today I’ll show you how the beach inspired me to make this one-of-a-kind handmade necklace with just a few supplies and scraps. 

 Let’s get started: 

1.  Choose your image. I found a small sample picture from the cover page of this beachy paper collection    (as shown above with a white arrow).  I placed the square glass over the image and it appeared to be too small to fill the whole surface of the glass. So, I cut out the image to layer it with a coordinating piece of gingham patterned paper from the same collection. Surprise! Another art collage.  Look around, use what you have, be creative, and use your scraps too! One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

2.  Add a few Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of the tiny sample image and adhere to a piece of gingham patterned paper. Let dry for a minute.  


3.  Then add several Craft Fantastic Glaze & Glue droplets onto the back of a glass square and glue together. Move your glass around, add a little pressure to get any bubbles out, and make sure the surface is completely covered. Hold in place for a couple minutes to set. Let dry.
4.  Once dry, use a Q-tip to remove any excess glue around the edges of the glass. Cut around the edges of the glass and cut out the image. 
5.  Next I chose this antique brass square tray pendant because it has a vintage look for my image to sit in. Add a couple Fantastic Jewelers Dots to the tray pendant, peel off red backing, place your glass image into the tray, and press down. Add tray to neck chain.


6.  As you can see from my pictures I had a few fantastic charms to choose from, but in the end I selected this lovely antique heart charm. I slipped the charm onto a small jump ring and used my pliers to close and attached directly to a loop on the neck chain. And Voila! Another stunning piece of handmade jewelry that nobody but you and I know it was made from paper scraps.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try these wonderful Craft Fantastic products along with your paper crafting supplies. Because the possibilities are truly endless!  And don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 14th so think about giving this hobby a try and make a gift that is uniquely special and handmade. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by!  
~Kim Klinkovsky
 
Craft Fantastic Supplies:
MEDIUM SQUARE PENDANT TRAY antique brass
other supplies: Q-tips; Graphic 45-By the Sea:cover page and gingham patterned paper

3 comments:

  1. Kim, love that you used an image from the front of the paper pad! It's perfectly sized and with your trick to make it slightly larger to fit the glass, the result is a sweet little decorative border! What a great piece!

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  2. I just LOVE your products!I saw you at San Diego Scrapbook Expo in 2015...believe it or not, but the necklace I made then is STILL intact! And even more important,my skin hasn't discolored the chain! I gave one to my niece,and she still has it.

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  3. Thanks Kim for the inspiration. As a paper crafter it's a Beautiful idea for using our scraps.

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