An Awesome Butterfly Necklace

Leslie, here with a fun piece of wearable art. It's super simple craft to create using the Urban Artsy line by Melody Ross.

I love all the gorgeous butterflies in this line. I can use them in a million different layouts, but unfortunately most of the time the end up tucked away in my scrapbooks. I wanted to create something that will show them off and make a "statement" piece of jewelry.

Here's what you'll need: Butterfly paper from the Melody Ross collection, black paint, Dimensional Adhesive (I used Glossy Accents by Stampin' Up) and a large butterfly from the GCD Chipart Chipboard, chain, jump rings, a clasp, jewelry wire and a few of your favorite beads.

I started by selecting a butterfly that closely matched the chipboard piece I picked out. I painted the front and back of the chipboard black and cut out my butterfly.

Once the paint was dry, I placed the butterfly on top of the chipboard and trimmed around it until it fit just inside the chipboard edges and glued it in place.

Next, I used my Crop-A-Dile to make two holes in the chipboard and applied the dimensional glue. You want to completely cover the piece with the glue. The result will give your butterfly a fabulous epoxy like finish.

This glue takes several hours to dry. So, go off and do something fun or work on another project. :)

Once the piece is completely dry, add a jump ring to each corner. You can then add some beads or just attach it to a chain.

Here's the finished project. I also used the same beads on the necklace to create a matching pair of earrings.

I ended up giving this one to my mother-in-law, who we visited recently and adores all things butterflies. I guess I'll have to make another one for me. ;)


  1. Oh how pretty is this!!! What a great idea!!! You have a very Lucky Mother in Law!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Very Beautiful. Now if I just knew how to make jewelry I would definitely make one of these.

  3. omgosh this is amazing!! When you see the finished product it looks so beautiful!! Love it!

  4. That was amazing to see!!! I'm in awe!!!

  5. may have to make some for dd back-to-school!

  6. The necklace is beautiful! So creative!

  7. wow - that looks just beautiful! I may have to go get that butterfly pack!

  8. that is so stunning and I hope to try it out myself :)

  9. I just love butterflies!!! I can't wait to make that necklace, Thanks for the idea.

  10. An amazing transformation!! I hope it's ok to share a link on my blog to your fabulous tutorial!! :-)