Making a Necklace Pendant with Etchall

necklace front and back

I used etchall creme to etch these glass marbles for necklaces. I etched the backs of the marbles to create a filtered look for the colors. I knew the glass would magnify the image and I didn’t want a clear detail but rather a blended look.

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with creme

First I cleaned the glass marbles with rubbing alcohol, then I applied the etchall creme to the backs of the glass marbles and let it sit for 15 minutes. When the time was up, I washed the marbles.

compare marbles

Here you can see the difference. The left marble is etched and the right marble is not.

with colors

The left two marbles have Lindy’s Magicals applied while the right marble has alcohol ink.

white paint on marbles

Once the color applications dried, I sprayed them with a sealer and then I added white paint to the back. Even with a sealer coating, the Magicals interacted with the white paint.

front of colored marbles

The results on the front of the glass marbles are seen in the image above. I like how the white paint shows through the two using the Magicals.

with bails

I created simple wire bails that are glued to the backs of the glass marbles.

faux leather

Using faux leather, I cut it to cover the back and bail of each marble.

red on cord

Here is the red version finished and hanging from a simple black cord necklace. It resembles a gemstone. The etchall creme helped to create visual depth and blending of the colors that were applied. Just moments after finishing, my daughter claimed this one for herself. Which version is your favorite?

How to Make a Bracelet with Buttons

with Buttons Galore and More

bracelet

Buttons Galore and More sent me Smiley Buttons to make jewelry. The first piece I made was a bracelet. I didn’t want the buttons to overlap so I had to figure out how to space them. I chose to use silver beads between the buttons.

The stringing material is stretchy so no clasp or closure was needed. I think both the front and back of the bracelet are interesting and could be worn either way.

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Making Earrings from Basic Elements

Learn to make earrings from simple materials. #jewelry #tutorial

earrings

Making jewelry is easier than one might think. You can use a variety of different materials. These earrings are made from cardstock and a soda can, nothing fancy. You can make them in different colors to match a certain outfit as needed. Everything I used I had on hand.

Materials:

  • round nose pliers
  • flat nose pliers
  • awl
  • soda can
  • cardstock
  • embossing plate
  • circle die cut
  • die cutting machine
  • double sided tape
  • earring wires
  • rubber eraser

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Quick and Easy Earrings

Using charms from the craft store make for quick and affordable earrings.

earrings

Making earrings from charms is so easy. These beautiful butterfly wings came in a set of four pairs from Hobby Lobby. I was able to make four pairs of earrings for less than $10, making these a very affordable gift. Charms and buttons make for quick and easy earrings.

materials

Using two jewelry pliers, charms, and matching ear wires I was able to make four pairs of earrings in no time at all.

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These were such a huge hit in my house, I have to go and buy a few more sets of charms so we don’t fight over the colors!

Marbled Earrings

Combine resin and cardstock for quick and easy earrings.

earrings

Combine cardstock and resin to make a pair of fabulous earrings. I have created a free printable inchie sheet of marbled circular designs for crafting. The first project I made using them was this pair of earrings. You-V resin, a quick-drying resin, made this project quick and easy.

marbled inches

Download the free PDF file from the store: [marbled inches]

papers and punch

I punched out circles using a 1″ paper punch using the printable and solid cardstock. Gluing the blue and the marbled circles together helped add thickness and a bit of weight to the earrings. Resin covers both sides of the glued circles.

earrings in process

Drilling small holes into the resined papers was done to add the ear wires. See the entire video below for the complete tutorial and tips.

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finished earrings

The finished earrings in hand also show the shine from the resin and the finished size. This marble pattern suits a variety of different colors found in your wardrobe.

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Wrinkled Sublimation Necklace

Learn how to create a wrinkled technique for sublimation on jewelry.

with Artesprix

necklace

This wrinkle technique creates great results. I first tried it with regular stamp pads and was inspired by not wanting to throw away my used protective paper from sublimation. You can read about that here. [wrinkle technique] Immediately after doing so, I thought why not use the new sublimation ink pads from Artesprix for this technique? So here it is applied to a

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side of pendant

To finish off the pendant after sublimating the front, I used permanent black ink on the sides and back of the piece.

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Making Metal Earrings

See how 3 different pairs of earrings were made using K&S Precision Metal.

With K&S Metals

heart earrings

Whenever I am introduced to a new to me material, my first thought is, “can I make jewelry with it”? So of course when I was sent metal from K&S, I knew I was going to attempt to make earrings. And it worked out really well. After making my first pair, I couldn’t stop. I had to try different techniques with the metal.

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metal rolls

K&S sent me 5 rolls of precision metal to work with in pink, gold, blue, purple, and green. The first pair of earrings I made was from the pink roll. Each roll of the metal is aluminum-based and .004″ Thick (36 Ga) x 12″ Wide x 24″ Long.

die cut

I chose to try die-cutting the metal. Earrings are small enough to use a small cutting machine and the mini Maker was just the perfect size. I cut the pink metal with the large heart twice and then flipped over the metal to cut the small heart out twice in silver.

earring parts

To make the earrings I added black cardboard to the metal die-cut hearts to add thickness and weight. After all the pieces of the hearts were glued together, I poked a hole through the layers with a t-pin. Please refer to the video tutorial for detailed instructions.

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silver and gold earrings

The next pair of earrings I made were silver and gold. For this pair, I began the same way with die-cutting. I used a decorative circle shape in two different sizes and then folded the circles in half, and placed them on top of each other. No glue was needed.

star earrings

The final pair of earrings I made incorporated die-cut faux leather circles upon which I added die-cut metal stars. Before adding the stars, I ran the foil through my machine in an embossing folder and then filled the tops of the embossed dots with a nail file to remove the blue color so the silver could show through. The stars were then glued to the faux leather.

I would like to thank K&S Precision Metals for providing me with the metal to work with and Bella Publishing for the invitation. Designer Crafts Connection will share links to all the projects made for this blog hop.

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Quick Resin Earrings

Learn how to make quick resin earrings.

finished earrings

These resin earrings almost glow. They were so quick to make. To do so you need the right products and those would be from You-v. They have resin that is non-toxic and cures in less than a minute. I was recently introduced to You-v. and I can tell it is going to change how and when I use resin.

These earrings glow in the light making them hard to photograph and get them in focus. You will have to take my word for it. They are stunning in person.

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Materials:

  • resin mold
  • jewelry resin
  • UV flashlight
  • transfer film
  • penknife
  • cardstock
  • black permanent marker
  • jewelry findings
  • adhesive

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How to Make Button Earrings

How to make fun button earrings.

button earrings

Making your own button earrings is a fun way to make earrings for a special outfit or event. I made these for my daughters for a recent trip to Disney. They are easy to make and cost-effective. Button earrings also make a great gift.

materials

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Materials:

  • Wire nippers
  • adhesive
  • buttons (mine were found at Walmart)
  • earring findings
  • sanding block or nail file

The materials needed are rather simple and you can use a variety of options. For cutting the backs off the buttons I used wire nippers but utility scissors can also work well. If you have a Dremel, that would do the trick. For the adhesive, I used Super Glue Gel. E6000 or a jewelry-making adhesive will also work. To sand the backs a nail file, sanding block, sandpaper, or a Dremel can file down any rough edges. The video tutorial below will show you the simple process.

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Being worn at the most happiest place on earth!

Ribbon Rose Earrings

Two tutorials for making sheer ribbon rose earrings with Gwen Studios.

with Gwen Studios

rose earrings

Today I am making two different kinds of ribbon rose earrings for the Gwen Studios design team. I am using sheer ribbon from Gwen Studios in red and pink. These would make great gifts and just in time for Valentine’s Day. The pink earrings have a stud back and the red rosebud earrings are dangles.

I am working with 7/8″ sheer Gwen Studios ribbon that can easily be found at Walmart. (links at the bottom of the post)

If you would like to see all the other creations made for Romancing the Ribbon by the Gwen Studios design team members, you can find them at Designer Crafts Connection.

Pink Ribbon Rose Earrings

rose ribbon earrings materials

The ribbon rose earrings in pink are made by free forming the ribbon into a rose, this is better described in the video tutorial below. The addition of green satin ribbon is used for leaves. Everything is held together with Farbri-tac glue and a binder clip while drying. I used a needle to move the ribbon around – there is no sewing needed.

stud backs

After the roses have dried completely and the excess ribbon is cut away, I used gel Super Glue to adhere the stud earring backs to the roses.

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Red Ribbon Rosebud Earrings

rosebud earrings

The red rosebud earrings use a different technique to create the buds. The ribbon is folded and held together with double-sided tape. This process is explained in the video tutorial below.

To make the bud earrings, I needed a pair of scissors, lighter, flat nose pliers with wire cutter, green craft wire, and double-sided tape. I also used folded paper to wrap the ribbon around which is explained in the video below.

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I am showing you each pair of earrings in my hand so you can get a sense of the size of the finished earrings.

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