Monday, January 20

Tie Dye Glitter Necklace

 This Tie Dye Glitter necklace was inspired by this fabulously over the top Dior runway design below.

I LOVE the layers upon layers of points in the Dior, but I wanted to make something a little more ready to wear.  It started with the shape, then the idea of giving it texture, color and sparkle with layered glitter.  I like to experiment with unconventional materials when creating jewelry.  There isn't much that escapes my creativity!  I'm thrilled with how this design turned out, it's fun and funky and right on trend.  The tie dye glitter technique could be fun for all sorts of creations and iLoveToCreate products make this mostly mess and stress free. Here's how to make one of your own!

You will need:
Green, blue and gold Tulip Fashion Glitter
8x12" Grungeboard or chipboard sheets
Aleene's Spray Acrylic Sealer matte finish
17 Jump rings
18" Chain
Parchment paper or wax paper
Hole punch
Chain nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
 The spikes are 1" wide and 6" long.  Mark every inch on top of an 8x12" sheet of Grungeboard or Chipboard.  Mark each 1/2" interval 6" down from the top as in photo. Cut off excess sheet on bottom.
Pour glitter on a plate in layers.  Use a toothpick or stick to carefully blend glitter into striations as in photo.  This gives the points the tie dye effect.
Place Fabric Fusion sheets on front side of pre-marked board.  Dip into glitter, coating thoroughly.  Repeat on back side of each sheet. 
Use sturdy scissors to cut points using the marks you made earlier as guides.
Punch holes in top center of each point.
Use scissors to round edges and tips of points.
Spray front and back of each point to seal glitter.  Put wet points on wax paper or parchment paper to keep it from sticking while it's wet.  Let dry overnight.
 Attach daggers to chain using chain and bent nose pliers.  Attach a jump ring to each chain end.  Attach clasp to jump ring on one chain end.

That's it!  Fun, fast and fabulous!  Try mixing up different colors of glitter for different effects.  Add more points. change the sizes, we'd love to see what you do with this idea!

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Divya N said...

this is awesome love it

Margot Potter said...

Thank you!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is one dynamic necklace! I would never have guessed that this was grungeboard! I could seen this done with layers of metal, different colors and textures. A great shape to play with! Enjoy the day! Erin

Margot Potter said...

Thank you, Erin! It's such a great shape!

One Creative Queen said...

Oh Madge!! Now that I've cleaned the drool off my keyboard, I have a question...Is it ok to only do one side? Or do the points flop around, necessitating the addition of glitter to both sides? Thank you, oh Crafty One - as usual, you totally rocked a drool-worthy project! xx

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