Bold necklaces accentuate any outfit and help you to stand out from everyone else. This piece was inspired by contemporary jewelry pieces.
For this project I used:
Granite scupley clay
12mm silver jump rings
24 inch Silver jewelry chain
Jewelry pliers (needle nose and round nose)
12ss and 30ss Crystal Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Begin by rolling out scupley clay to ¼ of an inch. Cut out shapes; I used rectangle, triangle and rhombus. Using a poker tool or toothpick, poke holes in the corners to be able to connect with jump rings after baking. Make sure the holes are wide enough to fit a jump ring. Place on a white sheet of paper on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
When cool, connect the pieces to each other using jump rings and then to the necklace chain. Place a drop of glue on the pendant slightly larger than the rhinestone you wish to glue and using the wax tipped tool or tweezer place in the glue drop. Gently press the rhinestone into the glue. Continue gluing until your necklace is embellished. Allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Experiment with different shapes, sizes and colors! Whatever you decide to do, you will surely be making a statement.
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.