The big green day is fast approaching so I thought it was time to whip up a piece of jewelry for St. Patrick's Day...like I need a reason to make jewelry but sometimes it's nice to have a specific theme to work from.
And I had this way-cool ribbon that had a cute little leprechaun skull on it with what looks to me to be crossed knitting needles with little clovers on the ends. I know that's probably not what they are but regardless I love the ribbon and I wanted to make a pendant with it.
I had this tile style place mat which when you cut it apart the pieces make great surfaces for decoupage. You could really use anything.
My Crafting TIP here is to spread the Mod Podge onto the back of the ribbon BEFORE you cut it so that when you do cut the ribbon it doesn't fray.
After this first coat was dry I then cut the ribbon down to size to fit on the tile and attached it with some more Mod Podge.
The other little fun spiral embellished flat bead you see in the necklace was one of the wire techniques from the book/kit:
Click on the image to enlarge and read how to embellish a flat square bead with a wire coil that also is the head pin.
I also used a few other dangles and beads including these cool acrylic green oval links from Blue Moon Beads Enchanted Planet line.
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