In the new Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up- they are coming out with some new stampable cotton bags. These necklaces would be the perfect gift to stick in there and stamp on the bags!! I will be recycling this idea around Christmas time! Now on to the necklaces!!!
This is a finished one done with crackle nail polish- pink and black nail polish. You need to get the stones. The stones are clear stones that you use in fish tanks or flower vases- but you need the ones that are FLAT on one side. I found them at the dollar store for a bag of them. $1 for a bag- Not bad!!! Michaels had some that were slightly bigger that were $2.49 a bag. I like the bigger ones better but either works. We used the dollar ones to practice with the kids. I figured they could paint and practice....I bought four bags, and they did TONS of them!!!! Then they did their favorite combos on a big one. They had a great time.
You also need a glue on necklace thingie......descriptive right??? I found these at Michaels, but they carry them at most of the craft stores. (the silver necklace thingie!!!) Any design will work. I even found some heart ones that I got at a craft show last year. I found in packages of three. They were about $3.99. I am sure there are better deals to be found on them OR use a craft coupon! They need to be glued on so you will also need the E600 glue. It is found at craft stores as well. I bought the smallest tube and could do at least 1,000 more necklaces! Okay maybe not 1,000 but a lot more!!! And the last thing you need is your necklace. I used the cording- I picked it up at Hobby Lobby. I got a roll of it and we did at least 8 necklaces and still had extra- so a roll goes a long way. You can also put it on a chain- most of us have a chain that we can use. For gifts- the cording is best best- I think a roll was about $11.99. There are tons of different sizes and even colors of cording. You can get leather cording- it was more money but it is whatever look you like- just make sure it will fit through the necklace bezzel.
Now the fun part.....you need nail polish. Any color you want. I will say that the glittery ones look the best, in my opinion. You paint only the back side- so basically the flat side! have fun with it! Anything you can paint on those stones will work. My neice did a cute One Direction design! I love working with kids- they come up with some GREAT ideas. You first paint the stones with clear nail polish, let dry a minute or two. Then begin to paint. Finish off with some more clear nail polish. And you have your necklaces!!!
this was one of my favorites. I loved the sparkle. (this one was unmounted yet). This one when mounted- you will see the necklace bezzle through the stone. Just keep in mind if that bothers you- use a darker color.
I love polka dots so this was a fun one!
This is a fun and easy project for you and the kids!