Monday, January 27, 2014

Enamel Stamped Monogram Necklace

Hello, Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by...what better way to start your week than to see some crafty goodness?

Have you stopped by the G&P shop, yet? There are a lot of goodies to be found! Sometimes I order stuff I like, but not really knowing what I will use it for just, yet. Not too long ago, I received a 2.25" acrylic circle and have been wondering how to use it. After a week or two of pulling it out and putting it back, I finally figured it out!

I've not made a lot of jewelry, but this was so easy, I may be designing a few more pieces! Let me show you how I made this necklace...

Peel off the top blue liner. Leave the bottom piece to protect the backside.

Dab the Enamel Powder Adhesive on to the acrylic circle. Sprinkle on Vintage Copper Enamel Powder and heat. (The adhesive will bead up, but don't worry! We will add 2 more layers...) 

Remember to be patient and take your time when heating to reduce the loose powder fly-off, especially with the first layer. Melt until the layer is molten and 'flowing'. You'll know what I mean when you see it. Think 'lava'.

Pretty rough looking, right? It's me! Dab more adhesive, sprinkle powder and melt. Here's the second layer - much better!

Now ink up your stamp with the Enamel Powder Adhesive to protect your stamp (and make it easier to release the stamp from the melted powered) and lay it aside. You want your stamp ready to use when the enamel powder is molten. One more time: dab on adhesive, sprinkle on powder and melt. Here's the third layer, molten and ready to stamp. 

Stamp into the melted enamel firmly. Leave the charm to cool with the stamp still in the enamel for a minute or so. Lift off the stamp when the charm is cool enough to touch. Are you as impressed at the result as I was?!

Clean off your stamp and let the charm cool completely. You could stop at this point, but it was a bit too shiny for what I was looking for...

When cool brush on some black acrylic paint and then use a wet wipe or paper towel to remove most of the paint. This really makes the impression visible!

I felt it still needed something else, so I used a script stamp with Jet Black Staz-On. It adds a lovely vintage charm and interest to the monogram, don't you think?

Finish by peeling off the back blue liner and then use a brush to add a light layer of Glastique to seal the piece. Add a chain (the G&P shop has several to choose from), a bail, other charms...whatever you like and you have a stunning piece of jewelry handmade by you!

Did you try this technique? Did you use a different embossing enamel powder? Let me know so I can visit and see what YOU made!

Inky hugs,


Christi Conley said...

WOW Angi!! You come up with the best projects!! I love this - thank you so much for sharing it!

maggiegracecreates said...

this is awesome ------ i really like the way the stazon ink "finished"

leslierahye strickland said...

love this! Beautiful! That copper is yummy!

Stacey Richardson, said...

Superb! The black stamping and paint really finish the piece - Love it!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the stamping in the enamel and the added black to highlight the image. Awesome!!