8.08.2010

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. ;)

22 comments:

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

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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

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

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

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

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  6. The necklace is beautiful! So creative!

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

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

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

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

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