Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Taken with Teal Necklace

I made this necklace when I couldn't find one in the shops to match a dress I have.

I used:

Card - Taken with Teal
Stamps - Baroque Motifs
Ink - Chocolate Chip & versamark
Punch - 5 Petal Flower
Elastic cord - silver
Stick-on gem in Teal
Ultra-thick Embossing Enamel (UUTE) - clear

I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip & centering the image, punched out the flower shape. I then gently shaped the petals & added the gem to the centre.
Punch the tiny holes out to take the cord now, not after youve enamelled the shape.
Ink the back of the flower with Versamark first & dip it into your pot of UUTE & heat, repeat the inking & heating a couple of times, then go onto the front & enamel that side too. If your holes get filled by the UUTE, gently heat again & stick a piercing tool in before is hardens.

To make the "chain" I used 3 lengths of elastic cord, knotted each end & then knotted it together. It slips easily over my head so no fidly clasps in the morning!

I love this project so much I'm going to do loads, maybe one in every colour!!

Hope you like it too!


Lyn said...

Looks beautiful...

butterflyamanda said...

WOW!!!! it looks so pretty, fab idea, i may have to nick this one and make my sister a pink one for xmas she will love it!!!!

FooFooYelland said...

Very pretty! I love the colours!