Learn How to Create this Dynamic Looking Ruffle Necklace

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Create this Dynamic Looking Ruffle Necklace

In today’s tutorial, I crafted this lightweight ruffle necklace with Sheet Metal pieces and irRESISTible in Cottage Ivy. This necklace can be given as a gift or added to your collection of handmade jewelry.

Time: 1 hour
Skill: Beginner to Intermediate

Directions


Step 1

Spray the Sheet Metal pieces with the Irresistible Cottage Ivy color and let them dry. Irresistibles is an acrylic based gel that will adhere to the metal. Allow moderate dry time. Be sure to clean the nozzle after each use.


Step 2

Use pliers to bend and shape the Sheet Metal pieces to any shape avoiding breaking them.


Step 3

Imagine’s Sheet Metal comes with one hole punched at the top. To create the chain, open additional holes to allow jump rings connections. Sheet Metal is durable yet soft enough to punch holes easily.


Step 4

Start connecting the Sheet Metal pieces with jump rings and when you achieve the desired result, add the chain and the ending hooks.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Jewelry chain, jump rings and hooks
  • Pliers
  • Piercing tool (or round hole punch)

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Color Metal for a Jewelry Making Project

The sun turned into a square! Capture the colors of the sun on faux enamel jewelry piece with a marbled pattern. Decorate the Imagine’s Sheet Metal in the squares shapes with a mix of irRESISTible colors and create a marble design that is covered with clear Mboss embossing powder to protect and give the impression of enamel.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cover the square Sheet Metal shapes with the irRESISTible in Gold, mixing the gel with a bamboo skewer or toothpick.


Step 2

Add drops of the irRESISTible in Tangelo and mix in circular motions with a bamboo skewer. Let the paint dry well.


Step 3

Press the square shapes on the VersaMark inkpad, cover with Mboss embossing powder and heat set.


Step 4

Turn over to the other side of the Sheet Metal shapes, cover with StazOn Sunflower Yellow.


Step 5

Cover with GlazOn Vintage to secure the color. This is very important to use GlazOn in between uses because StazOn solvent qualities react with other layers of StazOn. In other words, you will erase or lift the color you just laid down.


Step 6

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass it through a jump ring and inside the Sheet Metal shape hole. Add a gold colored bead.


Step 7

Continue with the rest of the pieces and secure all the cords together with a jump ring creating a stop.


Step 8

Cut 20-inch long cord pieces, pass them between the shapes and the previous stop jump ring. Braid the cords and secure all the edges with jewelry caps and clasps.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Heat tool
  • Black waxed cord
  • Jewelry clasps, jump rings, lobster locks

Learn How To Upcycle Old Computer Parts Into A Beautiful Collage

by Jowilna Nolte

Learn How To Upcycle Old Computer Parts Into A Beautiful Collage

StazOn ink has always been one of my favorite for mixed media projects, but the addition of StazOn Pigment has been a true game changer. I used the ink on several surfaces for this Teal and Magenta upcycled project, and I simply love the outcome of the StazOn Pigment ink on these surfaces.

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Step 1

Ink the resin wings using a sponge dauber with StazOn Pigment Peacock Feathers.


Step 2

Ink a metal disk by lightly tapping the ink pad onto the metal repeatedly. I did not cover the entire surface but left some open spaces.


Step 3

Once the ink on the disk is dry, stamp flower images onto the disk using Snowflake StazOn Pigment ink. Note: The ink pulled some of the pink ink off the metal leaving a silver flower impression which looked quite amazing.


Step 4

Die-cut white cardstock leaves and color them using your ink pads with the direct to paper method.


Step 5

Color flowers using All-Purpose inks on choice.


Step 6

Adhere the die-cut leaves, wings, and flowers to your metal disk using gel medium. Add thread, gold glitter, and other elements to finish off your project.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Metal disk – recycled hard drive part
  • Joy Clair stamps
  • Flowers – Little Birdie, Prima
  • Scrap and Decor – Resin Wings
  • Prima – Leaf die-cut
  • Die-cut machine
  • Kaisercraft – DIY Cuts
  • PrimaGel – Gold glitter
  • Little Birdie Crafts