Soar Shrine Pendant

Materials

  • Coffee Break Design Shrine Necklace Trinket Set
  • Advantus Tim Holtz idea-ology Ball Chain
  • Vintaj Natural Brass Co. Altered Blanks 20mm Small Squares
  • Tiny teal beads, two
  • Tiny green/white alphabet stickers

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and DecoEmboss Butterfly Swirls Die
  • Ranger Vintaj Glaze and Weathered Copper Patinas
  • Dark gray pigment ink pad
  • Turquoise acrylic paint
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
  • Matte-finish spray sealer
  • Adhesives: wood glue, double-sided tape, Ranger Glossy Accents

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, newspapers, paper towels, clothespins, paintbrushes, sanding block

Directions

STEP 1

  • Paint all pieces of shrine necklace kit turquoise; let dry.

STEP 2

  • Following manufacturer's instructions, paint front, back, and sides of each piece with crackle paint. Let dry completely; paint will begin to crack as it dries.

STEP 3

  • Rub cracks with gray ink pad; wipe away excess with paper towels. Seal surface with matte sealer; let dry.

STEP 4

  • Place one brass square into embossing folder and run through machine.

STEP 5

  • Using photo as guide, paint embossed square with patina inks; let dry. Buff raised areas of painted square to remove color and allow natural metal to show through. Seal ink with glaze; let dry.

STEP 6

  • Follow manufacturer's instructions to assemble shrine frame with wood glue, removing center channel for ball chain. Insert ball chain and clamp frame together with clothespins; let dry several hours or overnight.

STEP 7

  • Trim embossed metal to fit into window slot of shrine and adhere in place with double-sided tape. Adhere tiny beads to butterfly's antennae with Glossy Accents; let dry.

STEP 8

  • Trim stickers as needed and adhere "soar" or desired sentiment to center top of shrine.

Tip

  • 1. Crackle paint imparts "instant vintage" to new jewelry pieces; rub darker ink into the crackle finish to enhance the effect.
by Vickie Kammerer
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