Altered Art – Floral Pendant

Altered Art – Floral Pendant

This jewelry making project shows you how to use resin to create a necklace with printed paper

What you need

Green 1/2 Inch Ribbon
Resin Making Supplies
altered art rectangle frame

Instructions

This beautiful resin altered art pendant is made using the floral print provided below.

Simply print off the floral image below and cut it to suit your pendant size. Glue the paper onto the pendant using a white craft glue, make sure you squeeze out any air bubbles from underneath the paper. Apply a thin layer of glue onto the printed side (the top) of the paper image to seal the ink.

Allow the glue to dry completely before pouring a thin layer of resin over the top to seal the project and give it a glass like finish.

Once it is dried attach a green silk ribbon or add some beads for a stunning original pendant.

For complete instructions on casting with resin read these Basic resin casting techniques

Here are our favorite supplies for using resin when casting,  Casting Resin
Disposable Mixing cups , Silicone resin molds, Items for Embedding

Jewelry supplies for this project can be purchased from Photojewelrymaking.com



What you need

Glass tile or Glass slide (Available from jewelry making stockists)
Clear drying Craft Glue/Diamond Glaze/modge podge/Aleenes clear tacky glue
E6000
Scissors or Blade
Image
Aanraku Bail

Instructions

This free jewelry making project shows you how to make a glass tile or glass slide pendant using a printed image and some basic jewelry making supplies.

Take your chosen image and cut it to size to match your glass tile that will become your pendant, it should be 1-2 mm smaller than the glass tile. This allows the glue to seal around the edges.

Start by taking your imaging and sealing it with a thin coat of clear drying craft glue, such as modge podge or PVA glue. You can also use a spray sealer if you have it on hand. This seals the image ink and prevents any color bleeds later on.

Once your image has been sealed, you can glue it onto the glass tile/slide.

Cover the glass tile in a coat of glue and gently place the image down onto the tile.
Press the paper image down in the centre and work your way out to the edges. This allows any air bubbles to escape to the edges.

Once the image is flat against the tile apply firm pressure and make sure all the edges are well stuck down.
Finish it off by placing a little more glue on top of the paper (the back of the image) to seal the back of the pendant. Make sure the glue seals all the edges. If you are using modge podge or glue then give it 3-4 coats at least allowing it to dry between coats as this will SEAL it better. If you are using Diamond glaze or other glass like resin products then 1 thick coat is enough.

You can wipe off any excess glue from the tile using a damp cloth. You can gently sand any rough edges or any blobs of glue off once it is dry.

Finish off the pendant by gluing on your aanraku bail with strong craft glue or E6000 Glue.

Glass tiles can be bought from most jewelry making supply stores online. You can also use glass slides used for science.

Comments

  1. This sounds like a great craft. It is easy and doesn’t cost much. I am going to make one this weekend.

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