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Tres Jolie Monthly Kit :: Necklace

This month I am a guest designer at Tres Jolie Kits. I was sent the Cards, Tags, and More kit. The kit included chipboard gears. I used those to create this chipboard gear necklace.

I used a variety of metallic paints on the gears. To begin I painted one in brown/bronze and the other in silver.

The necklace would be fine in brown and silver but I tend to like a bit more color so I used a blotting technique on the silver painted gear. I also painted the backs of the gears so they would look finished.

After gluing the dried gear pieces together, I added a thin layer of UV Resin. The resin adds a finished glossy look to the piece as well as adding stability.

Wrapping craft wire around the end of my paintbrush made for a bail for the back of the gears.

I Super Glued the bail to the back of the gear pieces that were glued together. In the above photo you can see that back of the piece is painted.

All that is left to do is thread the cord and ribbon necklace through the bail. I toyed with the idea of making this into a pin or a necklace. Obviously I chose the necklace. Which do you think you would choose?

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