Posted on | January 23, 2013 | 6 Comments
This is a beautiful necklace that requires advanced techniques, a found object, your soldering tools, some bling and some ICE.
The incredible Thespa shares how she formed it:
Create a bezel by cutting a 1/2 inch strip of cardboard.
Cover both sides and edges of cardboard with copper tape. Fold into desired shape, square, house etc. Brush on flux and solder with lead free solder.
Solder 2 jump rings at the top and one on the bottom.
Use Novacan Black Patina solution to age the solder and a piece of chain for the neckline of the necklace.
Glue a Xerox copy of an image to the back edge using e-6000, let dry then trim excess paper from outside edges with scissors.
Brush paper sealant inside to seal the paper. Let dry.
Mix ICE Resin and pour into bezel, place a piece of rhinestone jewelry into it and let dry overnight.
Use wire wrapping techniques to make a beaded chain and attach it to the piece of chain you altered with the patina solution.
Cut the back off of an old rhinestone button and glue to the front of an old key with e-6000.
Use a wire wrapping technique to attach to the bottom of your necklace.