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Celebrate Mom with a gift of pretty
jewelry. Moms generally will love anything you give to them for Mother’s Day,
but with jewelry it’s a guarantee they will love it. Here is a project that is
simple to make using some Mod Podge and Martha Stewart craft stencils. The
instructions for this Fair Isle Necklace and Earrings can be found below. This
craft will not take longer than an hour to create.
Crafts™ Fair Isle Dots Adhesive Stencils
Mod Podge ®
Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
Shrinkable craft film (like Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic in Almond), Paint
markers (like Sakura Permapaque), 2 earring backs, 1 large jump ring, 1 silver
chain, Circle cutter or other circular items to make a template, 3/4” hole
punch, Jewel glue, Scissors, Pencil
You will first need
to cut your shrinkable plastic into three circles – one larger for the necklace
and two smaller for the earrings. To do this, either use a circle cutter or
find household items to trace. I used a funnel for the necklace and a jar lid
for the earrings. Put the items on the surface of the shrinkable plastic and
trace. Keep in mind that your plastic will shrink to 1/3 of its current size.
Carefully cut the
plastic using your scissors. Cut slowly.
Choose your adhesive
stencils and place onto the plastic. Use your paint markers to color in the
stencil designs. Pull up the stencil and allow the paint marker to dry. Don’t
touch the paint for several minutes or you will smear it. Tip: Your stencils
may have a little residual marker ink on them, but they are perfectly fine use
again for painting!
Repeat on both the
large circle and the two smaller circles until you have the design that you
Punch a hole in the
necklace with the hole punch.
Bake the shrinkable
plastic according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Let cool.
Magic over the top of the necklace and earring circles. Let dry overnight.
Apply a second coat
of Dimensional Magic (if desired) and let dry overnight.
Attach the jump ring
and the chain to the necklace. Attach the earring backs to the earring circles
using jewel glue.
Let dry for 24 hours