Sunday, April 7, 2013

One Direction Necklace Craft Tutorial

I was asked by one of my YouTube subscribers to come up with a One Direction craft.  It took me a while to figure something out, but here it is:

I combined Jewelry Clay and resin to create this pendant.

You will need:

-  Picture of One Direction, mine is on card stock
-  Resin clay - I used Envirotex's Jewelry Clay
-  Pigment powder
-  Mod Podge
-  Wax or parchment paper
-  Easy Cast resin

**Both the Jewelry Clay and the Easy Cast resin are made by the same company, Envirotex.  If you are having any trouble finding their products in your craft store, go to their website and they have a listing of retailers that carry their products, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Here is the video tutorial:


1.  Trim your picture to the size you want.  Cover the front and back with Mod Podge.  I did three layers on each side, allowing it to dry between coats.
2.  Prepare the jewelry clay according to the package directions.
3.  Flatten your clay, working on parchment or wax paper.  You want the size of the flattened clay to be a little larger than your photo.
4.  Press the photo into the clay.
5.  Create a frame around the picture and smooth as little or as much as you would like.
6.  Create two balls and attach to the top of the frame and poke two holes into each, with a needle tool, or something similar.
7.  Brush the pigment powder on the front and the back.
8.  Allow to cure 12 to 24 hours.
9.  Brush off excess pigment powder.
10.  Prepare your resin according to the package directions and apply to the front of the picture.
11.  Allow to cure 12 to 24 hours.
12.  Tie a string or cord through the holes and you have a one of a kind pendant!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!


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