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Holiday Blizzard Project – Jennifer’s Drapery Jewelry

Drapery Jewelry
By: Jennifer Willis, Artistic Guide

Supplies:
Stamps:
Flapper Head (Time to Stamp)
Papers:
Black, 8.5x11 (Papergoods)
Inks:
Embossing Ink (Close to my Heart)
Other:
Assorted Seed Beads (Club Scrap)
Copper Glitter Gloss Embossing Powder (Embossing Powder Candy Store)
Dimensional Magic (Plaid)
Leafing Pen, Copper (Krylon)
4 Focal Beads, 1" (Blue Moon)
Crop-a-Dile (WeRMemory Keepers)
Heat Gun (Marvy)
1" Circle Punch (EK Success)
4 Bottle Caps
Copper Wire, 6' of 18 gauge (National Mfg. Co.)
Knitting Needle Size H (Hoyle)
Wire Cutters (Craftsman)
Round Nose Pliers (Craftsman)

Directions:

  1. Punch two holes in the edge of each bottle cap making sure they are aligned on opposite sides.
  2. Paint each bottle cap with the leafing pen so that any logos are covered. The ridged sides and edges should also be painted.
  3. Stamp the image, four times, onto the Black card stock with the embossing ink, coat with the embossing powder, remove the excess, and heat with the gun.
  4. Punch each image out and adhere to the inside of the caps using a dot of the dimensional glue. Sprinkle beads randomly onto the images.
  5. Fill each bottle cap with dimensional glue to the bottom of the holes. Allow to dry.
  6. Cut two pieces of wire 2.5" long and using the round nose pliers, bend in half. Close the open end and bend one end of the loop over to create the clasps.
  7. To create the chains, tightly wrap about 5' of the copper wire around the knitting needle (a .25" dowel rod can be substituted), creating at least four dozen wraps.
  8. Slide off the needle and cut each link apart with the wire cutters.
  9. Create two chains by connecting 20 of the links and attaching to a clasp.
  10. Cut 4 pieces of wire 1.5" long. Hold one end with the pliers and wrap around one of the tips of the pliers to create a "number 9" shape. Thread the straight end through the bead hole and close making the "number 9" shape once more. Connect to the last link in the chain. This step is repeated with each of the beads.
  11. Add links to the holes in the bottle caps and connect one to the last link coming off the focal bead.
  12. Finish the drapery pull by continuing to alternate between focal beads and bottle caps.
  13. The last link in the last bottle cap will hook to the closure.
  14. Enjoy sharing!

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2 Responses »

  1. Thanks so much, these are really quick and simple to make and look gorgeous in use.

  2. wow, I am in awe, how very kewl