A Plethora of Patchwork
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As you may know, I love making jewelry, particularly pendants. I have a new favorite to make, you could say I’m addicted to creating them. I thought I would share a tutorial on how they are made.
This is one of the finished pendants…
Let’s start from the beginning…
My original inspiration was from my patchwork Fluff jar . I had this square punch already, so I started going through my scrap paper.
I started punching out different papers. For this one, I thought I’d try a black-with-a-little-white theme.
I could do an entire post on my love for Stampbord. It’s one of my favorite things to make pendants on. It’s this great stamp-able (technical term) surface. You can Mod Podge on it, paint on it…there are endless possibilities.
This one was painted with black acrylic paint already, so I took out my Mod Podge and started placing the squares on the pendant. I placed them one row at a time, and it is totally fine to overlap the edge of the pendant.
As you can see, the squares are going over the edges–that’s fine! The surface look very bumpy and uneven, but that’s from the Mod Podge.
When it was dry, I flipped it over and trimmed the edges with my exacto.
After that, I took a file and smoothed the edges. I added one more coat of Mod Podge to seal all of the edges.
I wanted it to have a smooth, shiny surface, so I used DG3 Art Gel. There are a few different kinds like this out there. Mod Podge has one that I am dying to try out, and Diamond Glaze is also similar.
Always start at the edges and work your way around to the middle. I recommend squeezing out a little onto wax paper to get rid of that inevitable bubble that is at the top. Never shake this product either, it likes to be still.
The Art Gel gets cloudy as it dries, but it clears up nicely. When this one is dry, I will use E-6000 to attach a bail to the back of the pendant.
Here are a couple that will go into my Etsy shop…
This is a pin…cute on a jacket, eh?
The color combinations are endless! Which one is your favorite?
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