Another year, another February and another Valentine week is here. The Valentine week consists of 8 days, from Rose day to Valentine’s Day and keeping up the JOS tradition I am back with a jewelry idea for the first day of the week a.k.a Rose day. Rose day might long be gone but this Rose day pendant includes all the Valentine elements – roses, stone jewelry and the color pink and yet is not all mushy-mushy so you can wear it all year-long.
In this mixed media pendant necklace, I am using some of my favourite materials – resin, patina inks, and mulberry flowers. The round bezels are from Thecraftshop
Rose day pendant necklace tutorial
1. Round Bezel
2. 2-part epoxy resin ( plus mixing cups, sticks and cleaning wipes)
3. Verdigris Vintaj Patina Ink
4. Flesh tone acrylic/fabric paint
5. Pink fabric paint
6. Crackle paint
7. 3mm clear rhinestone chain
8. 2mm turquoise rhinestone chain
9. Mulberry rose – light yellow
11. Optional – Sealant – Vintaj sealant or Renaissance wax
12. Scissors and flat paint brush
1. Apply Flesh tone acrylic or fabric paint on the inside of the bezel and once dry apply a layer of crackle paint. Let it dry naturally or with a heat gun.
2. When tacky apply a thick layer of pink paint. I didn’t want too much cracking but just a distressed look but if you prefer a crackled look you can use more crackle paint.
3. Color the outside of the bezel using patina ink. Take time and cover the bail too completely.
4. Once dry, apply a dab of flesh paint used a sponge or your finger to achieve an aged look.
5. Using mod podge, glue rhinestone chain to the bezel as shown. Coat the bottom surface of the flower embellishment that you want to use but do not glue it down yet.
6. Mix resin according to the manufacturer’s instruction and let it rest for a min of 5 minutes.
7. Pour the resin in the bezel and cover with a dust cover.
8. After 1-2 hours when the resin is tacky and starting to set, press the flower to glue it. Let it cure for at least 24 hours.
9. The sides, bail and back of the bezel can be sealed with resin or with a shiny sealant like Patina gloss sealant or a matt sealant like Renaissance wax matt (which is what I used) after a day.
Making of the necklace
I tried multiple designs with various cords, beads and findings to make this pendant into a necklace but failed as they all overpowered the pendant. Finally, I chose a premade silk cord and two of the barrel beads that Kelly Patterson sent me for the Swap & Hop last year and strung them along with the pendant to make the necklace.
So that was my version of the Rose day pendant necklace, if it were you how would you make a necklace with this pendant? Also, do tell me if you celebrate valentine’s day or week or any of the sentimental days around it. I for one am on two minds when it comes to valentines day – I love what it does for my blog but hate what it does to my life 😀