Halloween Heart Pendant!
Last night I decided to make a pendant so I made sure all of my supplies and tools were ready to go. Could it be that this challenge is improving my organizational skills? Doubtful. My house looks like a craft store blew up in it.
Halloween rub-on transfers (I got mine at Target in the seasonal scrapbooking area)
Heart pendant (I used a Susan Lenart Kazmer bezel from Spellbinders)
Split jump ring
Artisan X-plorer crafting system by Spellbinders
Heart die to match the bezel
|I needed these!|
I was just barely awake when I started this project. I grabbed my scrapbook paper and moved my heart die around until I liked the placement. I cut out a rectangle larger than the die and made a “sandwich” with my base plate, the face-up paper, the face-down die, and the top cutting plate. I ran the sandwich through my X-plorer machine and put the perfectly-cut heart with my supplies.
|Opened sandwich, post cut.|
I really recommend getting a machine of this sort if you are going to make a lot of pendants. The years I spent cutting things out by hand seem like a silly waste of time.
|I needed these too...|
So I got to work very early and decided to use the time to get this pendant done. I assembled my supplies and got cracking.
|Let's do this!!!|
I went through each of the rub-on transfers in my supplies and this skeletal tree just seemed to jump out at me. I cut around the design and removed the plastic backing and positioned it in the desired spot. The kit I bought came with a plastic rubbing tool. I used a lot of pressure to rub the transfer onto the paper and held my breath when I lifted the plastic sheet…hooray! All of the design transferred!
|So glad the transfers all stuck!|
Next, I put a squiggle of Glossy Accents™ on the inside of the bezel and lay the embellished heart face-up on it. I used the rubbing tool to smooth out any air bubbles and let it dry for a few minutes.
|More fun than watching glue dry!|
I applied a layer of Glossy Accents over the entire paper surface, making sure to avoid air bubbles. As the piece dried I kept an eye out for bubbles forming and popped them with a pin.
Once the gloss was dry, I opened a jump ring and attached it to the bezel’s ring and then slid on a ball chain.
Eerie and elegant and one-of-a-kind!