Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jewelry Making

Hello, Friends!

Have you tried your hand at jewelry making yet?  If not, you are in for a fantastic treat!  Not only is it pretty easy, but it's so fun coming up with new pieces!  Every time I wear a piece I've made, I get so many compliments.  :)

Check out this necklace by Mackenzie Mullane.

Emboss a Small Rectangle Vintaj Natural Altered Metal blank and a Small Circle Natural Brass Altered Metal blank using the Steampunk Parts DecoEmboss die. Buff the Circle blank with the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs. Punch or drill an additional hole at the bottom of the embossed Circle blank and set aside. 

Emboss a Large Ornate Tag Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Metal blank using the Lily Damask DecoEmboss die. Use a paint brush to apply Vintaj Rust Patina to the Small Rectangle blank and Amethyst and Verdigris Patina to the Large Ornate Tag blank. While Patina is still slightly wet, buff with the dark gray side of the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs.  For added interest, create a decorative ring by stringing flower spacer beads onto a larger jump ring. Attach the embossed Large Ornate Tag blank to the decorative jump ring to form a centerpiece.

Create the necklace by linking a variety of beads, capped beads, the embossed Circle blank, jump rings, a triangle ring, chain and a clasp. Attach each side of the necklace to the centerpiece. For added interest, position the clasp along the side of the necklace, and disguise with a dangling embossed Small Rectangle blank and key charm. 

If desired, Vintaj Glaze can be used as a sealer for natural metals to prevent oxidation. It is fast-drying, durable and permanent with a satin finish.

Happy Jewelry Making!

Other Supplies: Beads, Pewter Key Charm
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  1. This is so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial.

    Elaine Allen

  2. I love making jewelery although I haven't tried the Vintaj line but looks like I might have to. The necklace is really pretty! I really want to try the new patinas sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fantastic - jewelry making is a pot I really want to get my fingers into!

  4. Just started creating jewelry with my daughter just as a mom and daughter bonding experience.We have been shopping for Jewelry Making Supplies all over, its really exciting to have them all work together.


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