Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Heartfelt" jewelry

My daughters recently asked if I could some how save a special flower they picked. We talked about drying it, or even pressing it. But how would they be able to share this flower? Anyone with kids knows that "sharing" can be almost impossible sometimes! So I came up with a way to use the petals that all of us loved.......jewelry!

I found some really fun new Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. It gives the same effect of using a resin, but with out all the chemicals! Also I found some small pendents that would work well for a necklace(for the girls) or earrings (for me!).
First, using the tips of the petals from the flower, I shaped them in to a heart.
Next, using a little regular Mod Podge, I dabbed some glue using a small paint brush.
Then with the help of a few tooth pics, gently place the petals in the middle of the pendent.
Now just fill up the pendent with the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic glue!
Tip: squeaze a little glue out before filling. This helps get any little air bubbles.
Now let dry for at least 24 hours.
The petals took on a whole new look. This worked out so well that I can't wait to try some new things with this! I have so many ideas :)
The girls loved their new necklaces & I love my new earrings :D

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12 comments:

Zuly said...

:-) Very nice!
Zuly Castillo U. - COSTA RICA

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

great idea! they look great!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

So cute--I love this idea! And I know my girls would love doing it with me.

Debbie said...

these are wonderful trisha, i always wonder how you think of these crafty things??

Allison said...

You're such a sweet mom! I love the ideas you have. Your earrings are so stylish and full of LOVE. xoxo

Paula said...

That's a great idea, I've never heard of that product, I'll have to see if I can find it here as it seems very interesting.

Inger-M said...

What a wonderful idea, and they turned out so nice!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are so cute!

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely idea.

~Cheryl said...

Beautiful! This almost gets me back in the mood to do crafts! Wowzers.

Michelle said...

Adorable!!!

Mors Hjertekurv said...

You always seem to have the most amazing ideas :D Loveley :D