A gift of jewelry is always wonderful

The design team’s theme assignment this month was to create something we would give as a gift.  Having made several pieces of jewelry now for my projects, I knew I wanted to make another necklace.  Can you tell I love to wear and make jewelry?

I wanted to create something in the gray/silver family this time around since it is everywhere in fashion this winter and here’s what I created.

Now for the step by step process.  I started by spraying my chipboard pieces with Silver Plated Metallic Mist from Maya Mists.

With the pieces still wet from the mist, I stamped my flower pattern with the GCD Studios Vintage Flower Chipboard Stamp

I then inked the edges and lightly inked the top to bring out the detail.  I followed this step with VersaMark Ink and heated Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to coat the top.  (I’ve used Liquid Glass in the past and that is much less messy.)

I adhered black rhinestones and punched the chipboard with a Crop-a-dile. I used jump rings to attach the chipboard flowers to the other beads I picked out and beaded it all together.  The necklace can either be worn long or draped around the neck twice.

To wrap my gift, I found a nice brown box in my craft closet, added a paper ribbon using the Joyful Peace Collection and a large chipboard flower as a topper.

I finished it off with a simple paper bow.  I cut 7 strips of paper, about 6 inches long and looped them in half and glued the loop closed.  I punched each in the center with a hole punch and gathered them together with a brad.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Joyful Peace Collection, GCD Studios.  Chipboard Shape: GCD Studios-large flowers, Brad: GCD Studios Melody Ross Artsy Urban Collection, Stamp: Studio Calico, Punch: EK Success, Paint: Folk Art

I think this is a nice gift don’t you?  Now which lucky family member will find this under the Christmas Tree?

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