Necklace & Earrings set using Jewelry Dies 1 & 2

January 19, 2015

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel Mason here today. I like to coordinate my necklace with my earrings so  I was very eager to try out the new jewelry dies. You can create a matching set in so many different colors as there are so many different colors of Shimmer Sheetz to choose from. I had an idea in mind and got right to work.

Necklace

1.  Cut two pieces of Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz at 4.5 x 5.

2.  Cut a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet at 4.5 x 5. Remove the release sheet and adhere to one of the Shimmer Sheetz. Remove the second release sheet and lay the other Shimmer Sheetz on top of the adhesive. You will now have two Shimmer Sheetz adhered together.

3.  Emboss the Shimmer Sheetz using Butterflies Embossing Folder.

Neckalce pieces

4.  Drop several drops of rubbing alcohol and various alcohol inks onto a felt applicator tool and pounce over Shimmer Sheetz. Let this dry.

5.  Use a sanding block to sand over the embossed areas to reveal the silver core.

6.  Sponge Teal Blue and Jet Black StazOn in several areas or as desired.

7. Use Jewelry Dies 1 & 2 to cut desired shapes for your necklace and earrings (Note: A Metal Adaptor Plate is required for cutting the shapes). Place the following inside your machine’s cutting plate sandwich – Metal plate, then altered Shimmer Sheetz, then the die with the cutting side facing down. TIP: If you want the pattern to match on the earrings, instead of allowing it to be random as shown, carefully position the dies so they cut pairs of identical pieces.

8. Use a 1/8″ hole punch to punch holes into all of the die cut pieces before attaching jump rings. Use jewelry pliers to open and close the rings. Refer to the photo for ideas about placement.

Options:
Use a 1/16″ punch for smaller holes.
Instead of silver tone, choose copper, brass, or gold color necklace chain, jump rings, and earring wires.

9. Complete the earrings. Depending on the style of earring findings you choose, you may need a jump ring. The style shown requires only Shimmer Sheetz shapes with a hole punched at the top so the shapes dangle from the wire. Be sure to squeeze the wire just above the shapes so they can’t slip off.

I hope enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,

Raquel

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies – 

954 Jewelry 1 – Sea Glass

955 Jewelry 2 – Droplets

SS 0218 Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

KB101 Butterflies Embossing Folder

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other supplies – 

1/8″ or 1/16″ hole punch

17″ open link (chain) necklace with clasp (or other preferred length)

Jump rings in metal to match necklace (one per “dangle” on necklace)

Earring wires in metal to match necklace and jump rings

2 pairs of pliers

Slate, Currant & Meadow Alcohol Ink

Teal Blue & Jet Black StazOn

Rubbing alcohol

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15 Comments

  • Reply scramblinrosie January 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I am waiting for my dies to come in the mail, hopefully soon! Lovely set.
    Do you have to seal the cut pieces at all? Like a spray sealer or glossy accents?

    • Reply Raquel Mason February 14, 2015 at 7:14 am

      No sealing is required. I didn’t use a spray sealer, just finished the jewelry and immediatly wore it!

  • Reply shellyhickox January 21, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Raquel, this is gorgeous! I just got these dies and can’t wait to try them out. Your jewelry pieces are very inspiring!

  • Reply Els van de Burgt January 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Love the jewelry Raquel!

  • Reply Mary Prasad January 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Really beautiful – great job!

  • Reply Frances Byrne January 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    loving your jewellery set Raquel. Fabulous tutorial

  • Reply Donna Bernd January 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Looking forward to getting the jewelry dies as I have made some pieces already using dies that I already have and have had some awesome compliments! I have a supply of the black iridescent shimmer sheetz that I intend on making some stunning pieces with. 🙂

  • Reply Carol Carr January 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    LOVE this set. It’s beautiful!

  • Reply clickityklak January 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful Set…..I am not into jewelery, but this almost makes me want to try ! TFS

  • Reply Candy Spiegel January 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    This is so beautiful!! I keep looking at all of the colors and textures … WOW!

  • Reply Angela Styles January 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

    A really useful tutorial-many thanks!

  • Reply judi kauffman January 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Great project, Raquel. So easy and so impressive! I’m totally hooked on the new jewelry dies and it was pure joy to see how much people liked them in Anaheim at the CHA show. Please, everybody – don’t forget the metal adaptor plate (cutting side of the die facing the plate with the Shimmer Sheetz inbetween). It’s a MUST.

  • Reply Rita Edwards January 19, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Wonderful tutorial, Raquel!

  • Reply barb macaskill January 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Oh my gosh!! These are absolutely stunning!!! I really must have these dies!! My shopping list is so huge that I am going to have to sell a kidney and an arm or leg to fill all of my needs! LOL TFS!

  • Reply Karen Aicken January 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Beautiful set, Raquel!

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