Saturday, December 31, 2011

Handmade Necklace

Remember these Personalized Magnets?

While using the epoxy (from the magnets) I put together a necklace.

I used a small bit of fabric and a metal frame (jewelry finding) that came with a plastic topper. I used some of the Magic Gloss to seal it together. The Magic Gloss uses UV light to cure/harden. I had to leave the necklace near a window for like a week (since we've had some really overcast days) to get it to cure. I'm sure you can use any other type of epoxy to get a similar effect.

A reader sent me this message when the original post Personalized Magnets posted. It has some great information:

Moonhopping said...
1 to 3 layers of glossy mod-podge or colodge podge on top of the pictures will prevent the epoxy from changing or distorting the image. I found it super easy to coat the whole page before I cut them out. The Epoxy will cover any lines or streak you might see so ignore them. Also remember to let it dry 100%, 15 to 20 minutes per layer, before pouring the epoxy.
I like envortex lite. it is easy to use no UV, hot breath or a long BBQ lighter will remove the bubbles. READ THE DIRECTIONS INCLUDED IN THE BOX and you are golden. The makers of mod podge have a product called dimensional magic, less toxic if you working with teens or tweens. Supper fun.

Thanks Moonhopping for your great insight!

I used a couple of crystal beads to jazz up the necklace a bit too. It would have been nice to have a few red and orange crystals to pull out the flowers' color, but I used what I had...I like it still.

Did you give any handmade gifts for Christmas?

creatingreallyawesomefreethings

2 comments:

  1. That envortex stuff is what I used on my lazy susan - it's amazing

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  2. Oh, I love this!! It has such a romantic look to it. But now I have another jewelry-making medium on my list I want to try, LOL! Thanks for the share.

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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