Let It Snow Ornament/Pendant
This is a necklace that can hang on the tree with a gift tag for the big day. These would be such fun gifts for guests visiting during the holidays.
32mm brass blank
2 pewter bead caps
1 blue lace agate bead
1 polymer clay disk bead
1 2" gunmetal eyepin
1 7mm gunmetal brass jump ring
1 13mm gunmetal brass jump ring
1 18" gunmetal chain
Paint dabbers in teal and white
Gift tag with large hole
You'll also need letter stamps, a ball peen hammer, a small Phillips head screwdriver and a bench block.
Step 1. Flatten one of the bead caps with a hammer - instant snowflake.
Step 2: Stamp your message on the blank. Turn the blank over, position the point of the screwdriver into the metal and tap the end of the screwdriver with the hammer to create a dot pattern. Rub a small bit of steel wool on the front of the blank to highlight the dots and letters.
Step 3: Use the paint dabbers to dab on the teal paint, wipe off the excess with a paper towel. Repeat with the white paint. After the paint is dry apply a thin coat of Renaissance wax.
Step 4: On the eyepin string the disk bead, spacer and stone bead, create a loop on the other end. Attach the snowflake bead cap, metal blank and dangle together with a 7mm jump ring. Attach the 13mm jump ring to the top of the dangle.
Step 5: String the chain through the large jump ring twice. Attach the gift tag and close the chain.
Alternative: Use a larger blank and a ribbon instead of a chain for an ornament option only.
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