Welcome to the Classroom! Today I have a pendant necklace and earrings set to share. To give you an idea of the size, the pendant circle is just under 1-1/4" in diameter, and the earrings are just under 1/2" in diameter.
I started with some Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane papers, Glass Glitz pieces (30mm and 12mm), and Ranger Glossy Accents. I used a 1-1/4" and 1/2" circle punch to punch the papers to fit behind the glass, but I had to trim a bit by hand since the pieces were a bit too large. Also, I cut out two small butterflies and added them on top of the paper under the large glass, wanting the butterflies to tie all of the pieces together.
I used a liberal amount of Glossy accents to seal each piece of paper to the glass and let it dry completely before trimming and sanding a bit of excess paper at the edges and then coating the back of the pieces with Glossy Accents too as protection.
After the glass and paper pieces dried completely, it was time to build the earrings and pendant. I made one up and left the other one in pieces so that you could see which pieces I used. Besides the 12mm Glass Glintz pieces, I used a 16mm Bead cap, medium and small jump rings from this assortment, and and earring base and back from this package.
For the pendant I used the 30mm Glass Glintz as well as a Passion Flower Filigree, some assorted jump rings, and a butterfly charm. For me the trickiest part is simply getting my jump rings opened and closed correctly when I need reading glasses to see them! ;-) You probably know this if you've used jump rings before, but you never want to pull them wider apart; you want to swing one side out so that you maintain the nicely rounded shape of the jump ring when you close it again.
Thanks for stopping by the classroom today!