Wednesday, June 8, 2011

lace overlay pendant tutorial...

Made myself a new necklace...


...and you can make one, too!


To create your own lace overlay pendant you will need:
wood oval (mine's 1.5")
1/16 drill bit & drill
craft paint & paint brushes
scissors
lace (or paper doily would work, too)
mod podge
mod podge dimensional magic
jump ring (mine's 9mm)
ribbon
chain or ribbon for stringing

Start by drilling a hole in the top of your wooden oval with your 1/16 drill bit.  Then paint your oval the color of your choice...or leave it natural like I did.

Also cut a piece of lace that will cover the surface of your oval.  I wanted my white lace to be brighter, so I dry-brushed it with some white craft paint.  (You could also make your lace a different color with this technique.)  Here's the comparison...

Now spread some mod podge or other decoupage glue on the top surface of your oval, place your lace over it (allowing the excess to just hang over the edges), and spread a bit more podge on top.

Once it's dry, trim the excess lace.  If necessary, podge any loose edges and allow to dry.

Next, I painted a tiny floral motif and added a seed pearl for embellishment.  You could also use small buttons little acrylic gems, teensy paper cutouts--whatever you like.

Once the paint/glue is dry, coat the top with dimensional magic and allow it to dry overnight.  (See the decoupage sparrow pendant tutorial some dimensional magic tips!)

The next day, add a jump ring, tie on a bit of ribbon, and string your cute new lace overlay pendant!

They are so easy, inexpensive, and pretty...
you could even make a whole bunch to give as gifts.
Enjoy!!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

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    Sumo:)

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  2. Simple to make, but super-cute!

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  3. So Lovely!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done!!!!!!! :)))

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  4. So pretty!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!

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  5. You did a great job on the tutorial. I would have never thought to do this. My mom left me a ton of lace. I might give this a try.

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