Maple Forest Necklace Instructions Designed by Artbeads
Autumn in Northwest with maple leaves floating down a riverbed. That is what our designer thought of when she made this beautiful resin pendant necklace. For help using Ice Resin please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center.
These pendants are reversible. One side is shallow and perfect for paper, while the other is deep enough to imbed small objects in. For this project, be sure to use the deeper side.
Step one: Cut a piece of decorative paper to fit the silver-plated pewter raised pendant rectangle. Coat both sides and the edges of the paper with Mod Podge or other sealer. Allow it to dry. Recoat and allow it to dry.
Step two: Put a coat of Mod Podge on the inside of the pendant. Place the paper cut-out into the pendant and gently press and smooth to remove any air bubbles. Put another coat of Mod Podge on the cut-out and around the inside edges to seal. Allow it to dry.
Step three: Use side cutters to cut the bail off of the small copper maple leaf pendant. Arrange the copper leaf inside the pendant.
Step four: Mix the Ice Resin and pour it into the pendant not quite to the top edge. Allow it to dry.
Step five: Mix another batch of Ice Resin and slowly pour a thin layer to a slight mound. Allow to dry.
Step six: Attach the sterling silver open jump ring to the pendant.
Step seven: Use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube to crimp a 25-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire to the bar end of the antique silver plated pewter bar & ring clasp set. For help using crimp tubes please visit the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. String a random mix of the crystal Picasso roundelles, moss green mix roundelles, orange mix with Picasso roundelles, orange Picasso roundelles, green turquoise/red Picasso roundelles and blue/green Picasso roundelles to a length of 12 inches. Add the pendant and then string another 10½ inches of roundelles. Use a crimp tube to crimp to the loop end of the clasp.