Last week I shared a video of the new Martha Stewart Jewelry line available exclusively at Michael’s Craft Stores- so much goodness! Beads, chain, tools, findings epoxy clay, rhinestones, jewelry glaze, jewelry enamel- even mold-making putty! Literally there was so much goodness I haven’t even had time to do all of the reviews. But I promised the nice folks at Blueprint Social and Plaid that I would make something lovely with the new line- so here we are!
I was heavily inspired by the Great Gatsby when designing this piece- I love art deco architecture and jewelry, which of course featured lots of intricate swirls, arches, and BLING. I think this necklace has all three.
This necklace uses the following products from the line: (follow the links to read the reviews or watch my videos)
- Jewelry Enamel and metal components
- Rhinestones and settings (including jewelry glue
- Martha Stewart Crafts chain and jump-rings
- Martha Stewart Crafts jewelry tools: flush cutters, round-nose pliers and flat-nose pliers.
While there is a lot going on, the steps were pretty simple.
First, I used the enamel product to add the color to the metal blanks. You do need to do this step 72 hours before constructing your necklace, so make sure you have plenty of time. Click the link above for more information on how to use the Jewelry Enamel product!
Next, create the rhinestone components. Using a setting of your choice (glue or prongs) set a two 10mm rhinestones and two 6mm rhinestones into links. Let cure thoroughly if using glue.
When your enamel components are cured, use the jewelry glue to adhere two 6MM rhinestones into the negative space.
Now you can assemble it! First, cut 3 lengths of chain using your flush-cutters at 4 inches, 5 inches, an 6 inches. Connect all three lengths onto a jump ring using your pliers and connect one of the enameled links. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side.
Then attach the enameled component to the large and medium rhinestone links with more jump rings. Again, repeat to the other side.
Lastly, add 6 inches of chain to each side and attach a clasp of your choice.
Now you are ready to wear your masterpiece!
Of course, I had to make a pair of earrings to match.
I used the same technique of gluing in the rhinestones and attaching them with jump rings.
I found the line to be fun to customize, to get just the look I wanted. And I’ve never fussed with setting my own rhinestones before, and it’s so fun and easy, I don’t know why I was intimidated before!
Thank you to Plaid for sponsoring this post and providing the materials! Please take a moment to connect with Plaid on the following social channels:
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