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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jewel necklace craft- SUPER EASY - Hot glue!!

Hi! Remember us? The bloggers that NEVER friggin' post! Weeeeee're (finally) BACK! I wish I had some awesome story of why we were MIA.  Nothing serious.... we were just kidnapped for our awesome crafting abilities and forced to craft all day. However, we escaped by blinding them with holographic glitter. OR not. :D

I know what you are thinking.....Hot glue craft again? I can't help it. I wanted to make this adorable big jewel necklace for a special birthday celebration (Breakfast at Tiffany's theme party) but the only problem was I decided to make it at 2am just 8 hours before the party. :/ Figures! The perfectionist in me is screaming about the "messy" look of this craft but I've accepted it and moved on. ((gulp)) It did turn out super cute, right?


Supplies:
ribbon
jewels
hot glue gun
tulle
scissors
(ring base-optional)
(earring base-optional)


I started out by laying the jewels to make my design. Next, I added a little hot glue to the edge of each jewel and pressed together. I made sure to lay it down after sticking them together to insure the design would be flat. Some I even added the glue, laid it down and slid it over in place. 






Once I completed the design I cut the tulle to a similar shape and trimmed excess. I secured the tulle with a little swirl of hot glue (not pretty but it worked)


I used the tip of the hot glue gun (heat, no glue) to melt the rough edges. The tulle made the necklace more secure and after the edges were melted it was unnoticeable when worn.



I attached a ribbon to the ends by folding it in half and adding hot glue





For the ring I attached it to a ring base I bought at the craft store awhile back. The earrings were little cheap tiny flowers I had that were flat and attached the jewel on top of the flower. 

Only picture I have with the jewels on.....but look, it's the TWO BUSY BLONDES!!!!






2 comments:

  1. A nice crafty idea to add as an asset to your jewelry box, thanks for your good idea...

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  2. Thank you! I LOVE my glue gun. So many fun and easy crafts to make.

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