Friday, January 25, 2013

Wearable Valentine's Day Bling

Hello! Tracy here again with another tutorial this time using Globecraft and Piccolo for a little bit of Valentine's Day wearable bling! As you already know Piccolo bookboard charms come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know their lovely heart shape jewelry and card decor kits are just perfect for Valentine's Day crafts?

Tracy Alden
Art Resurrected

  • G&P Key to My Heart Charm Set H006
  • G&P Keys to My Heart Accents H009
  • G&P Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze
  • G&P Ruby Red Slippers Embossing Powder
  • G&P 24K Gold Embossing Powder
  • G&P Piccolo Embossing Powder Adhesive
  • Piccolo Easy Grip Tweezers
  • Gold Bail
  • Red Real Silk Cord Necklace with Lobster Claw Clasp
  • Red crystal stickers
  • Gold jumprings
  • 2 Earring wires
  • Flat nose pliers

Carefully remove all of the Piccolos from the chipboard frames. Separate the large heart, the two small lock hearts and the large keys from the keys shown. Place all of the other pieces to the side for Steampunk Valentine, check out my blog for that tutorial. :)

I applied
Embossing Powder Adhesive to the hearts and keys. Then I coated the keys with 24K Gold Embossing Powder and the hearts with Ruby Red Slippers Enamel Powder, heat to set.

Use Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to glue on the red sticker gems to the keys and hearts as shown. Let dry.

Carefully apply Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to the front of all the elements. Let dry. Repeat for the back of all of the pieces.

Open up jump rings and put one through each of the loops on small heart locks and keys, close jump rings.

Add a mini jump ring to the earring wire and attach to the jumpring on the heart lock, repeat for the other earring. Add three tiny jumprings (in succession) to the jumpring on the large key and attach to heart lock. Repeat for the other earring.

Open the gold bail and put it through the loop on the large heart locket. String on the silk cord necklace and crimp the bail shut.

You can give the jewelry set as a Valentine or wear it to be festive!

Jump on over to my blog Art Resurrected for a Steampunk Valentine tutorial for using the extra Piccolos from this project!

Until next time, safe travels!

4 comments: said...

Beautiful set, Tracy. I like the combination of the keys and hearts on the earrings and that Ruby Red Slippers embossing powder is really pretty.

Art Resurrected said...

Thank you Linda. :) I love all of the new embossing powders G&P has. I keep finding new things to apply them to, only problem is trying to choose which one to talk about first. lol

Robin Horasanian said...

This is a beautiful custom jewelry set! Great job.

Chrissy said...

I love your jewelry makin' skills! This is a beautiful set.