Fast and Fabulous Base and Bling Necklace

Fast and Fabulous Base and Bling Necklace

Welcome to a Make It Monday project!

Base and Bling Necklace.
Base and Bling Necklace.

I am so excited to invite you to meet a few of my creative and crafty friends from all over the world with this new blog hop! I am amazed at the diverse and creative projects these ladies share! I met many of them through Layout-a-day, so it’s safe to say many of them enjoy scrapbooking. However, you’ll find they have a passion for projects from Scrapbooking to Art, Embroidery to Photo Management, paper to digital. Come join the fun!

Today I want to show you a quick way to create a personalized necklace with minimal supplies. In fact, once you have the supplies, you’ll be ready to make more of these not only for yourself, but they make great, affordable gifts. Who doesn’t like a thoughtful gift?

You’ll need:

  • A pendant base
  • A beveled glass cover
  • Clear craft lacquer
  • An image to use
  • A Necklace chain
  • Charms (optional)

You can create your own image the size you need, but there are images ready to just peel and stick! Take a look at these choices from Close To My Heart:

base and bling story teller style sheet - Z1973
Base and Bling Story Teller Style Sheet
base and bling signature style sheet - Z2055
Base and Bling Signature Style Sheet
base and bling journey style sheet - Z2054
Base and Bling Journey Style Sheet
base and bling free thinker style sheet - Z1974
Base and Bling Free Thinker Style Sheet
base and bling dreamer style sheet - Z1976
Base and Bling Dreamer Style Sheet
base and bling craft queen style sheet - Z1975
Base and Bling Craft Queen Style Sheet

 

Once you select your image you need your base. Here are the bases that are currently available from CTMH:

CTMH Pendant Bases
CTMH Pendant Bases

 

Select a glass cover to match your base.

Rectangle Glass Cover
Rectangle Glass Cover
Oval Glass Cover
Oval Glass Cover
Circle and Square Glass Cover
Circle and Square Glass Cover

 

I decided to use a rectangular image and a square base. They are the same width, so just trim the height to fit.

Rectangle image used for square pendant
Rectangle image used for square pendant.

 

Place the image into the base and press firmly against the base. It’s okay to press it up the side a tiny bit, because once the cover is placed in the base, it will look fine! If you have created your own image, you will need to adhere it to the base.

Adhere image to the base and press firmly in place
Adhere image to the base and press firmly in place.

 

Next, you’ll want to have your cover and a wipe ready, along with the clear craft lacquer. I’ve used the  Liquid Glass from Close to My Heart.

Have your items ready, along with a wipe
Have your items ready, along with a wipe.
CTMH Liquid Glass
CTMH Liquid Glass

 

There is no need to completely cover the image with the lacquer, because as you press the cover on, it will spread on. Look closely at the following, and you can see that there is space that has not been covered.

Add clear craft lacquer to over image to adhere the glass cover
Add clear craft lacquer to over image to adhere the glass cover.

 

As you press down the cover, you will be pressing out any air bubbles. Look to make sure you have pressed them out. Quickly wipe any excess lacquer that may have seeped out from the edges. Hold the cover in place for a moment to make sure you have a good seal. Allow project to set for awhile to be sure the lacquer is dry. I like to let mine set for about 24 hours, just to be safe.

Press on the cover and wipe edges
Press on the cover and wipe edges.

 

That’s it! Add a chain and you’re finished.

Base and Bling Necklace
Base and Bling Necklace.

 

Here are some other pendants created from the same style sheet.

additional base and bling pendants

 

To further customize your creation you can add some charms. Who knows, you may already have some charms you can add to your chain! Links to the currently available CTMH charms are in the product links below. (Affiliate links)

Oval Pendant with added Charms
Oval Pendant with added Charms!

 

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you will visit the others on the hop this week. Next up on the hop is Gina Zee from MesstakenIdentity with a very artistic way to save a stained shirt!

make it monday kristie sloan artful adventures

Here is list for our blog hop this week:

Connie Hanks: Clicky Chick Creates – cupcake toppers with a crafty feel.

Karen Fitting:  Photos Kept Alive  – Using Panstoria Artisan to make a 3D frame from your pictures.

Alison Day: Alison Day Designs – Take your layouts from ‘meh’ to ‘Marvellous’ with these simple framing ideas!

Alice Boll:  Scrapbook Wonderland   – Learn how to use your artwork on a scrapbook layout.

Beth Soler: Scrapping Wonders  – Creating labels for our Project Life and Scrapbook layouts with my Cricut.

Melissa Shanhun: Digital Scrapbooking HQ  – How to create a simple digital Project Life style page without templates (video tutorial)

This is where you are!  Kristie Sloan: Artful Adventures  –  Create a simple customized necklace with minimal supplies!

Gina ZeeMesstakenIdentity – See how to rescue a stained shirt using some artistic flair!

Cheers to YOUR Artful Adventures,

KS

 

 

Here are some quick links to the Base and Bling products to make these fun pieces.


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