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?