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Friday, March 28, 2014

Imagine Peace Pendant


For my Globecraft & Piccolo post today I made this pretty pendant. I think visualization can be a powerful tool in your arsenal and I wanted to create something that would make people stop and look. Hopefully, the bright colors  will catch some attention!

The pendant was simple to make and all you need to make one is:
All ready to go!
First you want to emboss your pendant with the Vintage Silver Embossing Enamel 2 or 3 times – take care to roll your bottle of embossing enamel before using as this mixes up the little pieces of powder – and use Embossing Fluid between each emboss.  Before you emboss the pendant the final time, select your rubber stamp (I honestly don’t know if polymer stamps are ok doing this technique) and cover it liberally with the embossing fluid so your stamp won’t stick to the pendant.  You have to be quick doing this step - emboss your pendant the final time, them push your stamp into the still warm Embossing Enamel. Leave the stamp there for a bit; it will pop off when the Embossing Enamel gets cool. 
Texture!!
This creates such a cool effect and texture! 
Then pick out your embellishments for the pendant.  I chose a small butterfly from Butterfly Accents, and embossed that with Royal Sterling.  I wanted to put a heart somewhere but I didn’t have one that I felt was the right size, so I used my small heart punch on some sturdy silver paper.  I then edged the heart with Girls Night Out Embossing Enamel.  I also chose a key from 1” Mini Key Charms and embossed that with Mermaid Tears.  Mermaid Tears is such an unusual color – it reminds me of abalone shells as it is almost holographic.  You really need to see it in person to appreciate the beautiful, subtle purples & pinks that it creates.  When I put the key next to the Vintage Silver, the key took on the color of silver and I wanted it to stand out a bit more so I sprinkled just a bit of the Deep Blue Sky Embossing Enamel onto the key.  It really looks stunning in person but Mermaid Tears is a very difficult powder to catch on film (or whatever you call digital film).

I chose the words Imagine Peace from the Remnant Rubs and applied that directly onto the pendant first. 
Once it was applied, I used a tiny bit of Glastique Gloss to cover the sentiment; I just brushed on with a paintbrush.  I fiddled with the embellishments until I pleased with the placement and glued all of them to the pendant.  I dipped my paintbrush into the Glastique Gloss again and brushed a quick coat over the entire pendant.  Let it dry, added a jump ring and I was done.
If you look closely at the key, you can see the Mermaids Tears color on the tip of it.
Please take a look at the Globecraft & Piccolo Blog - there is a brand new project posted every day and my teammates are so very creative!

I love this pendant and what it stands for! I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog and since Blogger’s Friend Connect isn’t working for anyone, please consider following me using email or Bloglovin’ - they are on the sidebar.   Thanks & have a peaceful day! ~ Christi

I am entering my pendant in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Texturize It!
DL.ART - March Linky Party
Artistic Inspirations - #84, Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - #4, Show some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam
All Crafts Challenge - Feb/March Anything Goes

I appreciate the comments people leave and I will comment you back!

15 comments:

  1. What a treat and fun project thanks for the clear instructions on how to create this piece. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  2. This is beautiful! I love everything about it; especially the glittery butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  3. very cool. Love seeing how you created this.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  4. Really appreciate the tutorial and the thought that went into this lovely pendant. Thanks for joining in the fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge#4: Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!

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  5. Beautiful pendant and I love the bright colors too! ~Diane

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    1. Thank you SO much Diane - I always smile when I see your comments :) Hugs! Christi

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  6. How pretty!! Love the design and the bits of sparkle and glitz! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  7. Oh fantastic! What a great tutorial, too! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  8. Wow, beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. What a great creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  10. Beautiful pendant, fabulous tutorial, Thanks for sharing with us on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  11. Very interesting pendant. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

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  12. I totally adore this!! It's so shimmery and has so much interest! Very aesthetically pleasing! :) And it's just my style--an altered piece of jewelry--FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful pendant and wear it with pride :)

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    1. Thank you Linsey! It's my style, too :) I'm thrilled you like it - I'd be happy to make you one if you'd like ~ let me know!! Blessings, Christi

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