March 22nd, 2011
★ I wanted to make this tutorial since some time now… Drop what you’re just doing just now and be creative for a while (WARNING – If you’re pure creativity, that won’t have an effect on you).
You don’t need fancy tools .. even though fancy tools can help a lot <: … ok, let’s start <:
★ 1. Imagine a shape you want. With this technique you can create amazing, unusual forms. All pieces shown on photo are made this way.
I will show you how to make an elipse pendant… but YOU… imagine a SHAPE… DRAW IT on a piece of paper. This will be your stencil.
★ 2. First of all, what we need is a thin cardboard. This could be probably found in your paper recycling basket. Usually most kind of product packaging is made out of such cardboard… I have an empty tea box on my table…
Now, take your stencil and draw a corresponding shape on the cardboard. Repeat that until there is four identical shapes drawn and cut them out.
★ 3. You have now four pieces of cardboard in the shape of ellipse. Glue them together, but first make a holes for attaching a ribbon. Here I use a fancy tool <: … but you will be fine with sharp ended scissors. I personally prefer to perforate each of the layers separately, but experiment and see what suits you. You can also glue a ribbon inbetween the layers… but it makes things a bit more difficult later on.
For the top decoration picture you can use a photo, print or a piece from a magazine. A lot of treasures is lurking in your drawer….
As I love to encourage creative spirit, I do attach a ready, cut out brooch/pendant DIY pieces of my work to any large print from my shop. So that you could try and make your own piece of jewelry.
★ 4. ok, so you’ve glued the cardboard pieces together. Grey surfaces should be outside, because you will paint them later. Wait a moment until the glue is dry.
The edges of your pendant are rough, so what you should do now is to carefully sand them. Do it delicately, as applying too much force may damage the edge.
That’s the PART 1. We’re half way throuh! See you next time! Karolin