“In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object”, according to Wikipedia, and that’s exactly what I was aiming for in creating a unique jewelry piece. The perfectly flat and square Sheet metal pieces were the best option to build a cube that would make a modern, out of the ordinary, piece of jewelry. The shiny surface of the Sheet metal was slightly moderated by pressing the metal pieces on the StazOn Pigment ink pad surface that gave a patterned result. Adding stamped designs using VersaMark and black Mboss embossing powder to the sides of the cube created a lovely contrast between the silver, white and black colors in the piece.
Time: 1.5 hours
Press the Sheet Metal shapes on the StazOn Pigment Inkpad in Snowflake and remove carefully to avoid sliding on the surface. Let them dry (it really doesn’t take long).
Align the Sheet Metal shapes on a stamping platform with the butterfly stamp. Make sure the corners with holes meet. Cover with the VersaMark Watermark inkpad and press.
Cover with the Mboss Embossing Powder in Black and heat set. Let cool before touching.
Align the metal pieces with the stamped side downwards and apply hot glue on the joint edges. Quickly fold to create an L shape.
Continue adding metal pieces by gluing on the un-decorated side of them. There should be corners with 3 holes lined up together on opposing corners of the cube.
Cut 16 inches long pieces of the cord and pass them through the holes.
Add beads on both sides.
Set jewelry clasps and align length.
- StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Snowflake
- Sheet Metal – Diamond (1-inch)
- VersaMark Watermark Inkpad
- Mboss Embossing Powder – Black
- Waxed cord
- Jewelry beads
- Jewelry peices – clasps, jump rings, caps
- Jewelry Pliers
- Heat tool
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Stamping platform (optional)
- Kaiserkraft – Tigerlily stamps