Custom Cool Jewelry: Create 200+ Personalized Pendants, Charms and Clasps
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Common craft supplies find new purpose with the stunning, nontraditional jewelry designs in this guidebook. Basics items such as embossing powder, collage paper, wire, fiber, and fabric can be used to create one-of-a-kind, boutique-style pieces with a personal twist. From romantic wire-worked dangles and simple polymer clay beads to fabric charms and baked bead collages, the unconventional use of basic supplies provide a wealth of new possibilities for crafters. Each project component is shown in a number of color and design variations, inspiring readers to create their own jewelry pieces, and sidebars share insider tips, basic stringing and wirework techniques, and project and shopping resources.
pendants MaterialS Dye-based permanent ink pad Stamp set with abstract, floral, and/or bird patterns mermaid teardrop pendant Scraps of cotton fabric, ribbon, and rickrack Felt to match fabrics Fusible web (see sidebar on p. 75) Assorted copper, brass, and silver 5–12mm round and rectangle jump rings /8" (3mm) eyelets in colors to complement fabrics 1 6-strand cotton embroidery thread Craft glue (optional) stacked rectangles pendant 1~ Central Image. Prepare the central image before
(or piece of scrapbook paper) to size. 2~ Borders. Embellish the borders of the background by embossing or adding lace or leaves as desired: embossing: Lay out 3 sheets of paper. Stamp the desired pattern around the edges of the card and while the ink is still wet, move it to the next sheet of paper, and cover with embossing powder. Tap the card to remove any excess powder and lay it on the next sheet of paper (the excess embossing powder can be returned to the container). Turn on the heat tool
through the small loop, tie all cords together, trim the tails, and lightly melt the ends. ing/knotting your necklace or bracelet, use 1 strand of green cord and 1 strand of tan cord to string 1 seed bead, the polymer round, and 1 seed bead. Pass both ends back through the polymer round and first seed bead strung. Use an overhand knot to tie the cords together. Trim the tails and melt the ends. 3~ finishing. For a sugges- 1 tan/green/gray 18mm polymer clay round tion on how to incorporate
studded with beads. Make two rings and tie them together with fabric or make just one and attach your strand to it with a lobster clasp or hook. au naturel Materials 6 light green/brown 4mm fire-polished rounds 4 serpentine 7x5mm faceted rondelles 2 antique copper 2mm crimp tubes antique hues 1 amber/pink/green ½ x 9½" (1.3 x 24 cm) piece of cotton fabric with tapered ends 60" (152.5 cm) of copper satin .018 beading wire silver blues 1~ Ring. Make 1 ring by looping the beading wire:
collage in the link’s bezel, partially filling the bezel with polymer clay, adhering a circle of pink paper to the clay, and placing the bee charms (trim the loop off the charms, if needed) on top of the paper. Seal using Amazing Glaze (See pp. 79–81). Use the oval jump ring to attach the heart charm to the bottom of the link. Attach all of the 4mm jump rings to the top of the link. 2~ Clasp. If desired, darken the 18mm ring using black patina (see p. 103). 3~ Stringing. Use the beading wire to