A Frosty and Spooky Jewelry Gift
Hi there, today I want to share a fun jewelry set I made to give as a gift. I have great family and friends that appreciate and love hand made gifts. One of my sister's is always wearing something I made for her, many years ago. It feels great to see people appreciate something you made just for them. Since our family celebrates the Day of the Dead, I wanted to make something fun and different.
I took some pretty clear beads and thought it would be nice to dip them in etchall to give them a "frost" look, I thought it would make them look ghostly too. I made my own tiny resin skulls that were hand painted to look different and incorporated black beads into the project as well.
This had to be a full set, a nice necklace, bracelet and earrings. I can't wait to give this set to my sister tomorrow.
So here's what I did to my clear beads. See below for steps on how this awesome product works.
I took my dip'n etch liquid, my paper cup, and my clear glass beads, I left the head pins on the beads.
I placed the beads in the paper cup and added enough etching liquid to cover them completely, left them alone for 15 minutes so that the etching would take place.
Here you can see the now frosted glass beads, at this point you can do anything you want to them, you can go ahead and paint them over, add designs or like a friend suggested add some tiny eyes and make them look like tiny ghosts. I decided to just use them this way, I had some beads I didn't etched, so the contrast by using both would be nice.
Here are some photos of the finished necklace and bracelet, I was able to incorporate the original clear glass beads along with the new frosted beads and some black beads were added to add more contrast.
I added three skulls to the chain, each one has beads on the sides, both the new etched beads and the original beads, I'm really happy on how these looks, it's interesting and fun, knowing it's the same bead, and that I was able to give it a new look with this fun etching product.
I had to take this project outdoors to get a better reflection of these fun beads. The first photo below shows the bracelet I made, using the same items as the necklace and focusing on the same type of groupings to make this a matching set.
This photo here shows the three groupings on the necklace, here you can see the focal piece, that nice cluster of beads really shows how the etching liquid can help you take one bead and make it look completely different, allowing you to have more options in your jewelry making without having to go and buy other beads. I can't wait to give this to my sister, I just know she's going to love it.
I recommend you give this product a try, it's so easy to use, really in this case all I had to do was pour it in a container with beads and let it do it's work, that's it, it can't get any easier. Go her to order this and some of their other products available for you. Get creative and make your Holiday gifts, I'm sure everyone would enjoy a special gift handcrafted just for them. Etchall