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Mixed Media Necklace

Happy February Everyone! 

This month we are celebrating the color Red and how powerful a color it is...I mean it is the color of L.O.V.E, right? Pretty powerful.  So, check back with us all month long and see what we come up with using red in our works. 

I have for you a mixed media Steampunk inspired necklace featuring reds and pinks.  
There is a supply list below directing you to everything you need to make one of your own, with variations as well. 
I began with a DIY bezel style pendant. 
I was so excited to begin that I forgot to snap a before pic of the blank bezel. 
You can see what they look like here.  
Next, a collage image was added using PPA Glue.
You can see it is still a little milky white as this was just after applying the wet PPA glue.  I allowed mine to dry overnight, but it was almost totally dry in a couple hours. 
I then colorized a chipboard gear with acrylic paint then added a few layers of metallic embossing powders.
I wish you could hold this gear in your hand...the sparkle and texture in person is awesome.    
 Next, I added a few more painted and embossed smaller gears. 
Then, I used a nail file and scruffed up the back of the pendant and used E-6000 to attach the pendant to the chipboard gear. 
I allowed this to dry for a couple hours before handling. 
And, here you go. 

The possibilities here are endless.  
You can add beads & charms, which I actually planned on doing, and you can see that here. 

But, I really loved this just how it was with all the focus on the pendant.  You could add ribbon and trims, coins, Specimen Bottles filled with seed beads or glitter and wired to the ball chain...the list goes on and on.  And, Altered Pages has it all.  
I just might be making another in a completely different style.  Maybe soft Spring colors with dragonfly images, or bees, or fairies, or maybe I will go funky and modern......looks like I will be making more than two!  ;-) 
Again, don't forget to check back with us all month long for inspiration in red!
Have a great weekend!
Supply List -
Silvertone Bezel (set of 2)
Ball Chain Necklace
Jewelry Packs
PPA Glue
Laser Cut Chipboard Gears
Misc. Bronze Charms
Misc. Silver Charms
Steampunk gears collage
Clear Dome Stickers 10-pack  you can use these if you skip the bezel and opt for a bottle cap or DIY chip board pendent.
Bottle Caps 8-pack
These next few collage sheets are just a random sampling of additonal wonderful options for under a bezel or dome sticker...
Alphabet Fairies collage sheet
Mini Valentine Images
Ephemera  - this is one of my all time favorites!!!


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