DIY Projects

How To Make A Faux Druzy Pendant March 01 2015, 0 Comments

 

Hello! Welcome to my super easy tutorial on how to make your own druzy pendants. Ok so they may not be actual druzy stone but they really look like the real thing. 

This is a list of materials you will need to make these:

  1. A bezel. It can be anything that has a bottom and some kind of walls around it. It can be a pendant, a ring bezel, anything. For this tutorial I am using these tiny bezels I found at Hobby Lobby.
  2. Pieces of glass or broken beads or quartz or anything that can be smashed into smaller pieces with a hammer. I am also thinking that you can use that glass glitter that they have in craft stores. For this I used a few pieces of an antique glass insulator a fellow artist donated to me.
  3. Super Glue. I have tried many different kinds of glue, like modge podge or a two part resin The best thing I've found for this project is super glue. Who would've thought! But it really moves well and flows in between the pieces of glass and is completely transparent. 
  4. Glitter. I like to add a little touch of glitter just because it gives the piece an extra shimmer. Choose a color that compliments your glass.
  5. Hammer.
  6. Alcohol Ink (Not pictured) This is optional because depending on the color glass and the color of the bezel you're using you may need a little extra pop of color.

Step 1: Hammer Away!

Hammer that glass into smaller pieces, the smaller the better. I placed the glass pieces in a ziplock bag and then I put that ziplock bag into another ziplock bag. The glass will puncture the plastic bags, so I wrapped that in a kitchen towel. 

 

Step 2. Add Some Glitter

Once you have the pieces hammered to your desired size, add some glitter to bag and shake

 

Step 3. Glue Glass To Bezel

Start adding the glass to your bezel. Work in layers, a little glue, a little glass. Be careful because the glass will be really sharp!

Once you are done adding the glass you can add some extra glitter. When you are happy with how it looks, add another drop of super glue for good measure.

Once it's dry, file the sharp edges of your finished piece.

And you are done! What did I tell you? Super easy!!

Your pendant is ready! You can add a jump ring and a chain and its ready to wear.

 

 Let me know how your pieces turn out!


Quartz Crystal Earrings DIY July 17 2014, 2 Comments

These earrings are so pretty and really easy to make! Here is what you need:

 

1. Antique copper chain

2. Antique copper head pins (although only 2 are pictured, I used 4)

3. Florentine Gold Liquid Leaf and brush to apply

4. Raw Quartz Crystals, side drilled (6)

5. Jewelry tools

 

 

 

 

STEP 1

Paint the liquid leaf to the top part of your quartz. (I found out you need to wash the brush right away or it will get ruined!) Let dry

 

STEP 2

Once they are dried, slip three quartz on each eye pin wire, cut the excess and make a loop at the end 

 

STEP 3

Cut 3 inches of chain for each earring. With the pliers open the loop on each end to slip the chain in

 

STEP 4

Use a ring mandrel or something circular to shape two eye pins into ear wires

 

STEP 5 

With the jewelry tool, open the loop on the ear wire and slip a link of the chain, you may need to try a few times to get it exactly in the middle so it looks level.

 

And you are done! 

Or if you just gotta have them right now, get them here