Over the past year I’ve been really into making different kinds of jewelry– especially detailed statement necklaces. Maybe it’s my lack of space living in a NYC apartment, but I’ve gotten quite a kick out of making detailed accessories while watching a show or sitting in the park. Recently Martha Stewart Jewelry came out with this awesome line of jewelry-making supplies– and it’s not just the buy-and-assemble jewelry lines that are so common in the craft shops. With the Martha Stewart line, you actually paint resin, create the cabochons from clay, and assemble the rhinestones in settings. It’s really, really neat and I’m impressed.
For my necklace, I used:
-The epoxy clay
-A few of the rhinestones and put them in settings
-The jewelry paint and glaze (and the glazing brush)
-A bit of rhinestone chain
-A couple of litte vintage notions that I had around
To get the cabochon to be smooth on the back, I found that it was helpful to dab a little bit of olive oil on my fingers and then smooth everything on the mold. Then you let it dry for a few hours and pop them out!
After the cabochons dried completely, I painted them with the jewelry glaze. I also glazed one of the rhinestones after I put them in settings. Then I glued it in the center of the mum cabochon with some of the Martha Stewart jewelry glue.
To make the base of the necklace, I took some leather and cut it in the shape I wanted. (I actually got this leather on Ebay as part of a lot of upholstery scraps. That’s why there is a little line of stitching on the left side so that I could make the shape that I wanted.)
Be sure to check out the other projects that you can make using the line of Martha Stewart Jewelry! (By the way, the entire line is available at all Michael’s stores.) 🙂
Disclosure: This was a sponsored post via The Blueprint Social, which occasionally provides wonderful opportunities like this one to try new crafty products and share them here. The project idea and opinions are completely my own. <3