Thursday, May 29, 2014

Watercolor Crystal Necklace

With a house hold full of women and a young boy (who will one day be courting some lovely lady) it is essential that we have all the accessories we need (lol).  With a few steps, our stunning (soon to retire) *Watercolor Wonder paper, Crystal Effects and a pendant, you can create a necklace to match any outfit (or as a personalized gift).  WOW others with your crafting skills and do so in mere minutes!!
Create this pretty necklace with:
*Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (#132994)
Crystal Effects (#101055)
Clear block Cleaning Cloth (#121779)
Pendant and Necklace (I ordered these from Ebay and keep them in stock in my craft area for gifts and fast needs)
If you enjoy this necklace and want to have some fun crafting with me, CLICK HERE and RSVP ASAP for my Upcoming Classes!!  Most classes are FREE with a qualified purchase!!
* All items listed with an (*) are on the Last Chance list and when they are gone, they are gone.  Grab YOUR Supplies this week as the Retired List and Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals that are going and going FAST!   * May also mean that it is NOT carrying over into the New Idea Book and Catalog - so grab these items (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) ASAP because they will NOT be available after May!

It is simple, really, to create personalized necklaces for gifts or just to match an outfit.
Pick the item you wish to highlight (stamp an image and color it, or an image on our Designer Series Paper).  Apply a small amount of Crystal Effects liquid lacquer adhesive to the back of the glass (use flattened marbles, if you are in a pinch). 
Squish it down, making sure that the Crystal Effects covers the whole surface (no air bubbles). Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
Cut it out and apply to the base for the pendant.  The Crystal Effects is clear - crystal clear!!  A little goes a long way.  It is a super strong adhesive, too!
The Clear Block Cleaning Cloth is small and easy to keep about!  Here it wipes off any dust, dirt, oily finger prints or smeared Crystal Effects (after I wiped with a napkin there were little bits left on the top of this glass).  I like, too, using this to clean my blocks when I stamp... make sure to keep one (or three) in your crafting area.
My little model think's it is a hoot that her momma can make jewelry.  With five daughters and a son, this makes for great personalized gifts, accessories to match outfits and more!!
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If you like to give personalized gifts or wear accessories like my girls and I do, this is a great way to customize a necklace while highlighting your 'mad skills'!!  So stock up on our stunning Designer Series Paper (with so many retiring, these are great to store and use for years to come).  Stamp an image, highlight a style... make a personalized necklace for your own wardrobe or to give away!!  You will surely wow others while taking little time or stress to create amazing items!

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