Friday, July 26, 2013

How to Create a Quick, Easy, Mixed Media Charm

Good morning! Melissa here with a tutorial on how you can create a really cute mixed media charm. You will be amazed at how easily you can make a cool piece of jewelry with minimal supplies or jewelry making skills :)

I love fun, funky, interesting pieces of jewelry. To do this project, all you need is your June Frog Dog kit and a few inexpensive pieces of premade jewelry. If you're really good at making your own jewelry, you can totally DIY this entire project. I will confess that I'm not very experienced at jewelry making (although I am trying to learn) so I cheated a bit here :)

I started out with a bracelet that I bought at Michael's that was already constructed. With my 50% off coupon I picked it up for about five bucks. I also purchased a plain bezel. I had a circle punch that was the same size as the bezel and punched out one of the images from the Archix clip art.



Then I cut out the small letters from the sheet to spell ART. I glued those to the circle piece.



Next, I covered the paper piece with the crackle accents and let it dry.



I glued the piece into the bezel and let it dry. Once it was dry, I covered with glossy accents to create a high gloss protective finish.



The last thing I did was attach the charm to the bracelet. I also added a few more little funky charms that I found. I would have added more from the kit, but I used all of the birds--there was nothing left of that sheet when I was done with it! :)



I hope you enjoyed this project, thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. aww i love it.. what a fun idea..

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  2. That's such a brilliant idea - thanks! :o)

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  3. Where did you get the circle punch? Could you please let me know the brand. Thanks.

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    1. Sure! The punch is from Creative Memories. I bought it several years ago, I'm not sure if they still carry them or not. If not, you can probably check ebay. :)

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  4. Where did you get the circle punch? Could you please let me know the brand. Thanks.

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