Mod Podge Initial Necklaces5:00:00 AM
Do you know what happens when you craft for one child? The other two want to know where their craft is. At least, that’s what happens at my house. A while back, I made a flower necklace for Lil Bit, mostly as an experiment with Dimensional Magic and Mod Melts. Of course, the twins immediately wanted to know where their necklaces were. I wanted to make theirs a little different, though. These necklaces were going to be personalized even more—with their initials!
I started out with some Mod Podge jewelry blanks.
Believe it or not, I started with the back of the pendants. I hate it when a necklace is gorgeous on the front and ugly on the back. And we all know that the twins won’t be paying attention when they put these necklaces on, so I wanted the backs to be as pretty as the fronts. I took some pretty podgeable paper and traced the outline of the pendants and cut them out. I applied an even coat of Mod Podge onto the back of the pendant, and then pressed the paper down really well on top.
I made sure that the paper went into the little groove that the jewelry blanks have on the back.
To make the backs even more…well, blinged out, I used silver Dimensional Magic to fill in the back depression and cover the paper. The silver isn’t opaque, but rather has silver flecks throughout—kind of like glitter. I allowed the dimensional magic to dry according to the package directions.
For the front, I took the white glitter I used for Lil Bit’s necklace and some Mod Podge. Basically, I applied an even coat of the Mod Podge onto the front of the blank, and then I applied the glitter and let it dry.
I found some scrapbooking letters that were pre-punched into circles, and glued those on top of the glitter.
Then, I applied clear dimensional magic on top of the letters, making a little dome. Make sure you pop any bubbles that appear before it dries!