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Statement Necklace and Earring Set

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

Statement Necklace and Earring Set
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Statement Necklace and Earring Set

Statement Necklace and Earring Set

designed by Jessica Alea

Make a statement with this iridescent jewelry set topcoated with DuraClear Iridescent Varnishes.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • 24K Gold (DPM04)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • DuraClear® Iridescent Blue Varnish (DS141)
  • DuraClear® Iridescent Turquoise Varnish (DS140)
  • DuraClear® Iridescent Violet Varnish (DS142)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • jewelry pliers
  • leather cord (black)
  • beads (small iridescent plastic)
  • wooden beads (6: in 3 sizes)
  • 20-gauge wire
  • E6000 Glue
  • paintbrushes
  • earring hooks
  • tassels (6: mini)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Paint the wooden beads Lamp Black and allow to dry.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint four of the smallest beads with 24K Gold. Paint 10 of the medium beads with DuraClear Iridescent Varnish: paint two Blue, two Violet, and one Turquoise (or any preferred color combination); do this for each set of five. Spread E6000 Glue over the surface of two medium beads; roll these beads in iridescent plastic beads and set aside to dry.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Run the wire through the center of one small gold bead, one blue medium bead, and one jeweled bead. On one end, create a hook with the wire and string with three mini tassels of matching colors. (See photo.) Close the hook with jewelry pliers. On the other end, attach an earring hook to the end of the wire and close off with jewelry pliers.
    Step 2 Example
  4. For the necklace, cut 20" of leather cord. Loop three tassels of matching colors to the center of the leather cord. Bring both ends of the cord together and add a jeweled bead and a turquoise bead. Separate the cords and, on both sides, add a large blue bead, a jeweled bead, a violet bead, and a small gold bead each. Tie a knot just after the gold bead to hold the beads in place. (See photo for details.) Tie the ends off when ready to wear.
    Step 3 Example