By Suzann Sladcik Wilson
I admit it. This Valentine’s Day I think I have a new love. It’s name is Jewelry Attitude. This printable jewelry film makes creating your own custom images for jewelry so simple. Unlike other image transfer techniques for jewelry, you can use an inkjet printer. This is a bonus for those of us that don’t have a laser printer.
When I was designing the “Passion for Love” necklace, I knew I wanted something with a vintage feel. By using Jewelry Attitude by Craft Attitude, I was able to create custom pieces that really express that. Applying Jewelry Attitude onto polymer clay was pretty much effortless. You can use it on a wide variety of surfaces including resin, stone, metal, wood, fabric, and well, just about any thing else you would want to transfer an image onto!
Scroll down to find out the steps on how easy it was to create the Passion for Love necklace using Jewelry Attitude.
Materials for Custom Jewelry Pieces:
- Jewelry Attitude jewelry film
- Pasta Machine for Polymer Clay
- Sculpty Premo Polymer Clay in Frost White Glitter
- Clay cutting tool
- Heart shaped cookie cutter
- Oval Template
- Fine tipped permanent marker
- Extra Strength glue stick
Materials for Necklace:
- Custom Jewelry Pieces made with Jewelry Attitude
- Gold Beading Wire
- 8 gold 2×2 crimp tubes
- 1 gold rose toggle clasp
- 1 gold head pin
- 12 gold 3mm spheres
- 6 salmon colored crystal rondelles
- 5 vintage rose beads
- 28 light pink freshwater pearls
- Crimping Pliers
- Wire cutters
- Round Nose pliers
1. Soften your polymer clay using a pasta machine and roll out your clay on the thickest setting.
2. Cut your shapes using heart shaped cookie cutter and the oval template. Place holes in your shapes using either your clay cutting tool or a toothpick.
3. Bake your pieces for 30 minutes at 275 degrees.
4. Open a new document in your word processing software. Paste a flower image onto your document. Copy the image so you have three flower images. Make two of the images 1.5 times larger than the original.
5. Write the word “Passion” over the smaller image and “Je t’aime” onto the larger image.
6. When printing your image remember these two things:
- Print onto the shiny side of the Jewelry Attitude
- Set your printer so that the images are reversed.
7. Let the printed images dry.
8. Trace your heart and oval shapes onto the Jewelry attitude film.
9. Cut out your shapes from the Jewelry Attitude film.
10. Apply glue to your polymer clay pieces. Remove the paper backing from the Jewelry Attitude film and apply it to your polymer clay pieces. Use your clay cutting tool or a toothpick to pierce the film where the holes are.
11. String and crimp a small section of beading wire through the top left hand hole of your heart. Place one gold sphere, one rose bead, and one gold sphere onto the wire.Crimp the end of your wire to the bottom hole of one of the oval components.
12. String and crimp and longer section of beading wire to the oval piece that you connected to the heart. String on one crystal rondelle, three pearls, a crystal rondelle, one gold sphere, one rose bead, one gold sphere, and crystal rondelle, 11 pearls, and one gold sphere. Attach one half of clasp and crimp.
13. Repeat steps 11 and 12 on the right hand side of your necklace.
14. Onto a headpin, place one gold bead, one rose, and one gold bead. Make a loop with your round nose pliers at the top of your headpin. Thread the bottom hole of the heart through the loop. Wire wrap the loop closed. Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters.
Make sure you hop around and see all the other great projects made for Valentine’s Day using Craft Attitude.