Saturday, August 27, 2011

DIY Necklaces


 
I got some great deals on some jewelry pieces, so of course I had to give jewelry-making a try! After much searching, I finally found some Dimensional Magic - and certainly put it to good use! I had so much fun! Can't wait to make more, and believe me, I will :)

Here are a few of the pieces I bought. Each one was $2 or less! Score.


First, I made up some designs to fit into each of the pendants. Luckily the packaging had the dimensions printed on them, otherwise I would have had to measure it myself. Since I wanted my jewelry to represent me & my personality, I put together my own designs on the computer. I love everything about the quote found here, so I adjusted the size of the image to fit & added the border. Next, I printed them off & cut them out.


 



Attaching the images was simple:
1. Cut image to fit into pendant. Set aside
2. Paint inside pendant with Mod Podge
3. Place image inside pendant, and press into Mod Podge
4. Let sit for a minute or two, then paint more Mod Podge on top of image. Let dry!

Here are the pendants drying! I love them already...

Next, I painted some glitter glue along the top & bottom edges of the quote pendant
and let it dry completely.

I poured on the Dimensional Magic, and filled up each pendant. It goes on opaque, but it dries clear.
I made sure to get all the edges and was a perfectionist about getting all the bubbles out by using a pin.
The package says they should be dry in 3 hours, but I needed to let them dry overnight.
Resist the urge to hover over them, playing with them or touching them to see if they are dry!

The next morning, I noticed one of the pendants had a lot of bubbles at the bottom. Not sure why.
Even though I was a bit paranoid about the bubbles & made sure to get rid of every one, it still happened.
It's ok though... it adds character, right??
*This finished pendant will be shown in a future post, it still had some work to be done :)

Once your pendants are dry, they are done!

Put them on your favorite chain & show off your fabulous work!

Here's a closer look of the glitter feature on this one. I love it!!

I wore this one to my family birthday party this weekend, everyone seemed surprised I made it myself!
(I'm taking that as a compliment...)

Couldn't resist having some jewelry with pictures of my favorite people in the world :)

and now, I will model these lovely necklaces for you!
No, you aren't seeing things. For some reason the chevron bled a little.
Not sure why, I printed on a laser printer... Oh well, I still love it!!

Let me know what you think!
Linking to these parties!

55 comments:

  1. Those are so stinkin cute! I'd buy one! :-) You're so crafty...

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  2. Crafty? NO...shes artsy fartsy!!! ;) This looks like alot of fun!!!! I KNOW my kids would LOVE to do this w/me...Hmmmmm Christmas gift perhaps!!!!

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  3. I love the one with your pictures.

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  4. These are SO sweet! I'd wear something like that :)

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  5. You are amazing; those turned out so dang cute! I wish I was talented enough to try, but it would be better for me to pay someone else to do crafty, creative stuff for me!

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  6. Another great idea! Love the photo ones especially :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  7. Super cute! i love the Chevron necklace:) So adorable! I am a new follower!!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  8. These are too cute Lindsay!! My girls would love to try these! Thanks so much for linking up today!
    Ellie

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  9. This is SO wonderful! I am going to put this on my blog under projects I want to try. When I get around to making one I'll blog about it! www.jamesandleighann.blogspot.com

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  10. I absolutely love love love these!! Your blog is great!!

    New follower from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!!

    http://photographernaturally.blogspot.com

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  11. love,love,love!! now I know I need to buy some dimensional magic...these are great!

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  12. These are all so fantastic!!
    Newest follower from the Homemaker on a Dime hop and linky! :)

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  13. AHHH! I am in LOVE with these!! So cute! Thanks for sharing how you made them....Im seeing Christmas gifts in the future! Found you via delicateconstruction.

    Would LOVE for you to link this up to my new fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! I am pinning this and am you newest follower :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  14. This is SOO cute! I can't wait to make one for myself ASAP!

    Come check out our blog if you get a chance. I am your newest follower... YeLLoWMeDaiSY

    Mollie

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  15. Beautiful charms for your necklaces Lindsay! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. Saw you at Running with Glitter... These turned out awesome!

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  17. saw you on all things fee. Newest follower! these are great!

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  18. okay! I am loving these necklaces! SO cute! I want one for myself!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks for following my blog! I returned the favor.

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  20. Love them! I love the "handmade" saying! lol! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Love what you did. The chevron necklace is adorable. I just bought the materials to create a similar necklace, but plan to add my kids' initials (one to each).

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking
    http://www.amotherseeking.com

    A Mother Seeking...



    P.S. Found you through Craft Maniac Monday
    This week on A Mother Seeking: I Created A Birdhouse Dream House

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  22. These are awesome!!! I've never used Dimensional Magic before, but I think I'll have to give it a try now. Thanks for sharing

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  23. love the "handmade" one and the chevron!!!

    thanks
    the miller's
    prezidential life

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  24. These are so cute! I have not been brave enough to try these so definitely two thumbs up from me! :D

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  25. So jealous, I can't find that dimension magic. Looks great. Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  26. I was looking at a site for these products just the other day and wondering how it all works. Your designs look fabulous. Lynda

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  27. SO pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  28. these are fantastic!! i love the chevron pattern!

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  29. these are fantastic!! i love the chevron pattern!

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  30. Very cute! I think you found a new niche!

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  31. Awesome job, those are super cute! I love mod podge! I'd love for you to link up at my link party! :) hope to see you there!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

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  32. Hello! Hope I didn't read over this... but where did you find your Deminsional Magic?
    Love the necklaces, and your blog!

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  33. What an amazing idea! These look SO cute! You are just SO talented!!! Thank so much for linking up! :) Hope you are having a fantastic week!
    Crystal
    Homemaker in Heels

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  34. super super cute!!! I LOVE It thanks for sharing at Tell me Tuesday! :) you rock!!!
    xoxo
    ash

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  35. Oh, I LOVE this! Super cute idea, and would be a really fun gift to give.

    Hope you will share this at my link party, Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

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  36. You did a great job! I love "when life gives you hands, make handmade". So cute!

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  37. So cute, I want to make me some! Yours are awesome, love them :) Thanks for linking up with us :)
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  38. The necklaces look fantastic. Love the "Handmade" one and I am loving all your chevron :)

    -Holly
    8six11.blogspot.com

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  39. I'm so loving the chevron! (I want one in yellow!) My sister is into making jewelry so I'm sending her this link with my wish list. ;) Great job!

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  40. They look beautiful! Don't you just love Dimensional Magic! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

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  41. These are so awesome! Thanks for linking it up to scrappy saturdays I hope you will come back this weekend, you are going to be featured so feel free to grab a button!

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  42. That chevron necklace is my absolutely favorite! These are seriously so darling. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. :) I hope that you are having a great day!
    Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff- we are so thankful for your support! We would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more of your great posts!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  43. Love these! I am obsessed with dimensional magic! I made a ring using a photo of my son's artwork...super cool. Maps and sheet music are neat too. The possibilities are endless! I have a blank pendant and ring upstairs right now that I just can't decide what to put in because there are too many cool ideas! You did a great job on these...I especially love what the glitter adds to them.

    amy
    oneartmama.blogspot.com

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  44. Those are absolutely adorable!!! I am seeing Dimensional Magic in my future:-) Thanks for sharing such a fun craft!!!

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  45. There are few things I love more than blue and white chevron! They turned out great! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  46. I love the necklaces and thank you so much for linking up to my "pick-a-theme" Thursdays party...

    The Chevron is super cute!!

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  47. Thanks for sharing! You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
    Rachel

    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

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  48. Love how they turned out! Such an easy way to personalize your jewelry! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  49. LOVE THESE!! Looks like you have been making jewelry for years!! Wow!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share some more amazing ideas!!

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  50. These are gorgeous! I love them!

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  51. Is the "Dimensional Magic" similar to "Diamond Glaze"?

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  52. I love these images and the necklace. So qute!! Looks immensely stylish and elegant. Brilliant designs and complete collection of fashionable women’s accessories. There is, of course, certain elegance in discretion, but sometimes more is more....
    J Brand Jeans

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  53. Love them all!! I've been dreaming of making some of these kinds of necklaces for my sister and myself, but didn't know where to start! (or how to choose what to put in them!)

    A couple questions...
    #1 - Where did you find the metal pieces? I love how unique each one is!

    #2 - I've never heard of "Dimensional Magic", but it looks like it works the same way as "Diamond Glaze" which I've heard of online, but can't find in stores! Where did you find it?

    ~ Mara @ Super Savings

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