Digital products are perfect for making all kinds of jewelry projects. They are so great because they can be custom designed to fit any occasion, are great for gifts, and in most cases are pretty quick and easy to make.
NERD NECKLACE/FLASK EARRINGS
- IT’S A THEORY BUNDLE BY ETC. BY DANYALE
- GRUNGE BOARD or CHIPBOARD
- MOD PODGE
- JEWELRY FINDINGS/TIM HOLTZ GEARS
- BLACK RIBBON
- BRONZE EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK WATERMARK INK PAD, BLACK INK
- GEAR DIES (AVAILABLE FROM SPELLBINDERS OR TIM HOLTZ)
- LIFE STORY-SPRING BY SHERWOOD STUDIOS
- MOD PODGE DIMENSIONAL MAGIC
- JEWELRY FINDINGS
Print the nerd tiles from the word art kit at about 3/4 inch square. Adhere to grunge board and cover with a thin layer of Mod Podge.
While that is drying, cut three of the smaller gears (the ones I used were 1-1/4 inch) out of grunge board. Chipboard could also be used here. Cover the gears with Versamark ink and then emboss with the bronze powder. Do one at a time so the ink doesn’t dry out.
A little black ink was sponged on top to give a bit of dimension.
The letters were adhered to the top of the gears and jump rings were used to attach the gears.
Finally. metal gears (Tim Holtz) were attached in random places and a black ribbon was used for the strap.
A kit from Stampin Up was used for the jewelry findings in this project. It is no longer available but these type of findings can be found in the jewelry department of craft stores.
Print out the flask image to fit the inner circle of the earring. This was pretty small in this case (about 3/8 inch).
Place the dots on top of image and add earring hooks.
So easy and so fun for your resident science geek.
This was made from several, layered elements from the kit. Even though the final piece was a circle, I made it in square form then cut the circle to fit. This allowed me to center the image where I wanted it.
The image was adhered to the metal pendant and covered with a thin layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. Make sure you don’t use too much as it will flow over the edge of the metal.
The Mod Podge goes on cloudy. Make sure to get rid of the bubbles before it dries. As you will see I did not. Don’t worry of you end up with some though because even though they are prominent in the picture they are barely noticeable in real life.
But dries clear and glossy. So pretty! And did I mention easy?
These would make great bridesmaids gifts if you personalize them by adding their names!
I hope this has inspired you to make some jewelry of your own and thanks so much for stopping by!
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