Hello there! Me again! Candie Cooper from CandieCooper.com to share a sweet little butterfly necklace idea. The secret ingredient: leather. Have you worked with leather to make jewelry? It’s super easy. I’m going to show you how right now!
To make this flutter-by, you will need: metallic leather, a finished necklace chain, permanent glue stick, 2 jump rings (6mm), chain nose pliers, sharp scissors, Jewelry Attitude craft film and of course your favorite butterfly image from the delightful Graphics Fairy.Print the butterfly image of your choice onto the craft film.Trim around the image leaving a tiny boarder.Apply a coat of glue to the printed side of the image.Place onto the metallic leather. By the way, you can find the leather at a craft store or Tandy Leather store.Peel the paper backing from the butterfly and smooth the film out with your finger.Trim around the edge of the butterfly, leaving a tiny boarder of shiny leather.The nifty thing about the Jewelry Attitude film is that it picks up the texture of the leather. Here’s a butterfly I did on a more textured piece of leather.Hole punch the top of both wings. I used a tiny hole punch (found in the scrapbooking section of the craft store).Open a jump ring and connect one end of the chain.Close the ring.
Add a second jump ring to the other side–this is where the clasp will connect. To keep it simple, I left the closure in the front. Plus, I kinda like the mysterious front clasp effect. But if you prefer symmetry, you can reconfigure the chain adding more connections with jump rings.Can you imagine how many of these you can make with all the beautiful butterfly images offered on this site?!Hello there! (waves and hugs) See how the necklace looks on?
Here’s a cuff bracelet I made with the butterflies (or are those moths?) riveted on. I especially like layering pieces like the filigree on top.
Here’s another necklace with a tassel connected at the bottom with a jump ring. I might wear this to prom. Oh wait. I’m 34 so that’s probably not going to happen (snaps back to reality).If you want me to send you a ready to go sheet of butterflies printed on Jewelry Attitude, check out my Etsy listing right here.
If you want to learn more jewelry making tricks, check out this earring tutorial. They even match the butterfly necklace!
Thanks for checking out my post! See ya next month!