Unique statement necklaces are still a very popular trend this fall. Creating pieces that are changeable will keep your jewelry options fresh and allow you to mix and match with your wardrobe. You can wear bright colours or crystals or both! You can personalize your pieces with beads, buttons, tiny components, miniatures, photos and even other jewelry by gluing these pieces into blank snap bases.
My necklace begins with some vintage magazines from France. The September 1907 Paris issue of “Le Rire” had a gorgeous illustration of two women sitting in a park. I scanned that image and shrunk it to size in Photoshop. You can see from my picture of my computer screen that I sized circle images that would fit into my blank snap bezels.
I printed my images and cut them.
I glued my ladies into place and then sealed the paper imagery with several layers of a clear drying decoupage medium. I also glued-in some rhinestone chain. Since the snaps do not lie flat, I set up some cardboard spacers on my workbench. Now I can pour resin into the snaps.
Resin is easy to mix and pour. Simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions and you will have gorgeous finished pieces like these.