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« on: October 26, 2006 06:07:22 PM »

 so i had a bunch of plexy left over from another project and came up with this rockin necklace.
let me know what y'all think.  maybe i'll put up a tut if'n i get the time




IMPORTANT! i made some updates/changes after some more experimenting. they are in red below.
ok im off my lazy bum and writing a short tut:

Materials:
plexy remnants (after making a few more, i found its easier to have the store pre-cut the plexy into strips, no more than 3 inches wide...otherwise i had a hard time getting a clean break)
small picture, i just printed on regular paper from my printer
decopage and brush to apply
box cutter
drill
medium grade sandpaper

1. first decopage the BACK of the picture to keep the picture from getting messed up as it will be touching skin.  let dry.

2. cut out picture.  decide how much of a plexy border you want around the edge of the picture.  measure onto plexy and score using box cutter. i lined up the score marks with the edge of a table and covered with fabric to pretect my hands and then snapped along the score lines.  

3. sand the edges so they arent sharp.  be careful not to scratch the front and back. (again, after more experimenting, i found it easier to scratch the edges with the box cutter.  this is optional and more of a personal preference, but if you use this technique BE VERY CAREFULL HOWEVER!)

4.  use a tiny drill bit to drill a hole in the plexy where desired. i put a few layers of cardboard underneath to keep the bit from going through my table. clean one side of plexy with window cleaner to get off finger prints and skin oils. set plexy aside.

5. decopage the FRONT of the picture and place into position on the plexy before the decopage dries.  (when wearing the necklace, the picture will be behind the plexy that is why you decopage the front in this step)

6. the pendant is done! now make it into a necklace.

if there is any confusion, just let me know and i will clarify
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012 05:59:10 PM by sweets4ever - Reason: Edited to bring tutorial info to first post! :-) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006 06:20:10 PM »

I really like that necklace.  Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006 06:24:41 PM »

Very nice, and simple looking. I like that image, too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006 06:30:05 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2006 07:56:11 PM »

I love it!  The possibilities are endless!  A tut would be fabulous if you wanted to share.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2006 06:44:28 AM »

Love!  Is the image glued to the plexiglass, or sandwiched in between two layers?  (I've never used plexiglass before, and my mind is racing with possibilities...)
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2006 08:07:56 AM »

IMPORTANT! i made some updates/changes after some more experimenting. they are in red below.
ok im off my lazy bum and writing a short tut:

Materials:
plexy remnants (after making a few more, i found its easier to have the store pre-cut the plexy into strips, no more than 3 inches wide...otherwise i had a hard time getting a clean break)
small picture, i just printed on regular paper from my printer
decopage and brush to apply
box cutter
drill
medium grade sandpaper

1. first decopage the BACK of the picture to keep the picture from getting messed up as it will be touching skin.  let dry.

2. cut out picture.  decide how much of a plexy border you want around the edge of the picture.  measure onto plexy and score using box cutter. i lined up the score marks with the edge of a table and covered with fabric to pretect my hands and then snapped along the score lines. 

3. sand the edges so they arent sharp.  be careful not to scratch the front and back. (again, after more experimenting, i found it easier to scratch the edges with the box cutter.  this is optional and more of a personal preference, but if you use this technique BE VERY CAREFULL HOWEVER!)

4.  use a tiny drill bit to drill a hole in the plexy where desired. i put a few layers of cardboard underneath to keep the bit from going through my table. clean one side of plexy with window cleaner to get off finger prints and skin oils. set plexy aside.

5. decopage the FRONT of the picture and place into position on the plexy before the decopage dries.  (when wearing the necklace, the picture will be behind the plexy that is why you decopage the front in this step)

6. the pendant is done! now make it into a necklace.

if there is any confusion, just let me know and i will clarify
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2006 08:13:23 AM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2006 09:00:46 AM »

great necklace! Love your choice and your tut is great too!
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2006 10:57:26 AM »

That's so simple, I love it and it looks great!
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