How to Make a Heart of (Rose) Gold Paper Pendant

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

If there could be a paper dresses trend in the 1960s, it’s possible to start a paper jewelry trend in the 2010s. Embossing is my favorite technique to bring paper jewelry to life and this project uses multiple layers of embossing to create a super smooth finish and high shine factor.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes + drying time

Directions

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 1

Stamp layered flower image onto white cardstock with Memento inks.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 2

Emboss small gold hearts at the base of each flower with VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 3

Swipe the edge of the VersaMark pad across the stamped edge. Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Repeat for a second layer.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 4

Fussy cut floral shapes leaving a ½ inch wide handle coming from the base of the image. The base will become the top when we’re finished.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 6

Ink the edges of the fussy-cut image with the VersaMark pad.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Step 7

Dip the inked edge into gold embossing powder and heat emboss. Trim handle from the image. Glue bail to the back of the image. Allow to dry.

Step 8

Wire a metal tube bead between the ends of the chain, threading the completed pendant onto the tube bead.

Step 9

Create a tassel from embroidery thread and attach to the bottom of the pendant with a jump ring.

Step 10

Wire three tube beads into a triangle, threading a smaller image (I sandwiched the bail between two smaller flower images) and attach to earring hooks to finish the set.

Jennifer Vanderbeek merges papercrafting and jewelry making by using Tsukineko ink and Imagine embossing powder.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White cardstock
  • Acrylic block
  • Studio Calico – Build a Bouquet stamp set
  • Waffle Flower – Mermaids stamp set
  • Darice – 36-inch rose gold chain
  • 1-inch curved metal tube beads
  • Earring hooks
  • Wire
  • Jump rings
  • Bails
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Embroidery floss
  • Wire tools

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