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Geometric Glitter Necklace by The Silly Pearl

A year ago, I created this Mod Podged Glitter Geometric Necklace as a guest post for Mod Podge Rocks[1] and I’m reposting it today if you’re looking for a glittery and fun necklace to make for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations!

You will need: ModPodgeGlitterGeometricNecklace1
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Vinyl or leather fabric
  • Glitter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Jewelry supplies: 6mm jump rings, chain, lobster clasp (optional), pliers, wire cutters. 
  • Not shown: Ruler, Small hole punch (1/16”)

Cut three triangles with fabric scissors. The top side of the triangles are all the same length (1 5/8 inches). From there, the bottom point of the triangles just extend downward, if that makes sense. So measuring from the midpoint of the top side, the top triangle is 5/8 inches long, the middle triangle is 1.5 inches long, and the bottom triangle is 2 1/8 inches long. Then just cut the other two sides of the triangle to meet that bottom point. Set the middle triangle aside. Please see my fancy diagram below.

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Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top (smallest) and bottom (biggest) triangles.

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Then sprinkle glitter onto the Mod Podged surface, and press the glitter into the Mod Podge with your fingers. Wait for that to dry, about 20 minutes. Then, brush with another light coat of Mod Podge to seal (and to keep the glitter from falling off) and allow to dry again, longer this time (about an hour). Remember that Mod Podge will dry clear, so don’t fret…your sparkles will return!

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When dry, take the middle triangle and stack it in between the two glittered ones.

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Punch a hole through all three layers in each corner with the hole punch. If you’re using leather or something thicker, you may need to use an awl or a leather hole punch thingy.

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Then attach a jump ring into each set of holes.

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You could attach your chain to the jump rings at this point (make it long enough to throw over your head and you don’t need a lobster clasp). But I thought it would be interesting to cut out some small triangles, add glitter using the same process, and punch holes at the top and bottom of each. I needed an additional three jump rings, plus an additional one inch of chain in between the small triangles and the pendant.

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I love the vinyl and the glitter together, a luxurious combo but not so much that I can’t wear it with my my mom uniform of shirt, cardigan and jeans. But of course, I’d much rather wear it on date night. Try making this necklace with different shapes and color combos!

Mod Podge Glittered Geometric Necklace DIY

 

Source: http://goo.gl/9hQBpd


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