Sunday, 18 November 2012

Glittery Snowflake Pendant

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

Welcome to another day of Frosty Festivities! We're starting with a quick and easy one this morning...

If you read my Winter Girl Cabochon Pendant tutorial on Friday, then you know I like seasonal jewellery. This one I actually made to give away as a gift, but it was so easy to make that I shall do one for myself too!

Glittery Snowflake Pendant:


To make this pendant, begin by painting some Wood Veneer Snowflakes white. I used Martha Stewart's Multi Surface Satin Paint in 'Wedding Cake', and it took two coats. You only need one snowflake - I painted a few as I was playing with surface finishes:


Tip - I had a paper piecer (a pin might work too) on hand to make sure the snowflake's holes didn't get clogged up with paint. Don't use a cocktail stick for this, which I did on the first attempt, and it discoloured the paint. Make sure you clean your paper piercer before the paint dries though!

I painted two coats of white paint.

While I was waiting for the paint on the snowflakes to dry, I prepared the jewellery bail, by sanding the surface a little, painting on a layer of gesso, and then a layer of the same white paint. You wouldn't need to do this if you were sticking the bail to a solid shape, but I knew mine would show through the snowflake's holes, so I wanted the bail to match:


Then I glued the bail to the snowflake using super glue, coated the snowflake with sparkly Mod Podge, and threaded it onto a chain. Now it's ready to gift to someone this Christmas!

Be Inspired:
  • Glitter a snowflake to make it sparkle
  • The snowflake looks great against the red - put a bright white element on top of red for your next project
  • Use some chain on jewellery or on a layout or card

Don't forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} - but only if you've registered your interest in winning that here!

Do you own any thing with snowflakes on that you love? I've been eyeing up a lot of snowflake patterned knitwear in the shops this winter! 

See you in 60 minutes! x




22 comments:

AnnieC said...

Good morning Jennifer! Really enjoying the weekend so far - we have lots of people coming over for lunch today so I may miss a few but I'll catch up later :o) the snowflake looks fantastic like that - would look great on cards or pages too wouldn't it? I love those pictures of snowflakes under a microscope - amazing!

Jackie said...

The snowflake makes a very pretty pendant! I love the wooden shapes!

eClaire said...

pretty little pendant, my kids would love to have a go at this, so I now need to source some supplies!

hotpotato said...

clever idea.

scrappyjacky said...

It looks so pretty...will make a lovely gift.
I agree about the knitwear....I've been very tempted by a red and white knitted throw....and there's also some lovely felt snowflake cushions around.

Jackie said...

This is the link to my 'Glitter a Snowflake' inspiration.
http://www.trimcraft.co.uk/projectinfo.php?pid=109221

Sandie said...

Loving all these ideas you are coming up with. I love snowflakes and regret not buying a beautiful die last year. It seemed a lot of money for it's limited use, but you know how you look back and think 'I should have bought it anyway'?

Lesley G said...

Another great idea!

Margie said...

Very pretty-great gift idea!

humel said...

That's so pretty! I love snowflakes :) I love necklaces too lol so it's definitely a winner for me!

Julie said...

Oooh I would so wear that. It's so pretty. And wintery!

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Very sweet!

Scrapdolly said...

I like this idea and I have some things that might work for this project
Another I can try

Maria Ontiveros said...

So simple, yet so fun! Would be great to make with kids.
Rinda

Craftgirl83 said...

I have a set of really cute glass plates with snowflakes on them.

furrypig said...

ooh a very pretty idea though I don't wear silver/white I could imagine others wearing one if I gave it as a pressie (hopefully!!) you have been soooo busy making and preparing this weekend and I am really enjoying it whilst hubby watches the grand prix!

lynaeve said...

love the pendant !

Marilize said...

I have a necklace where the marble is held by a snowflake clasp. I love it and break it out every summer here - that is when Christmas is for us :)

Miriam Prantner said...

So simple and pretty! Great for stocking stuffers too.

Lisa-Jane said...

That's really lovely! I'm interested to know where you get the hangy bits from if you get a moment to let me know, thanks.

Karen said...

Surprisingly enough, I don't think I have much with snowflakes on it. I can think of only one long-sleeved tee shirt.

dogmatix said...

Beautiful pendant. I am eyeing up the jumpers as well, there are some lovely ones around :-)

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