Butterfly Grasslands Necklace
Send hearts aflutter! This beautiful jewelry piece pushes the boundaries of beauty with the help of a Sizzix DecoEmboss Die by Vintaj. Choose from different designs to make an elegant embossed impression onto any Vintaj metal blank.
Other Supplies: 10mm 5-Petal Pierced Bead Cap (Vintaj Item#ABC0002), 12mm Circle Tag Altered Blank (Vintaj Item# DP0004R) (DP0004), 19mm x 14mm Bitsy Butterfly (Vintaj Item# P0511R) (P0511), 19mm x 17mm Nouveau Swirls (Vintaj Item# TR50), 26mm x 8mm Nouveau Swirls Creative Bar (Vintaj Item# TB50), 4.75mm Jump Ring (Vintaj Item# JR20R) JR20), 7.5mm Ornate Bead Cap (Vintaj Item# BC20R) (BC20), 1/8" Nail Head Rivet (Vintaj Item# RV0001), Vintaj Patina - Jade (Vintaj Item# VPK34827), Vintaj Glaze (Vintaj Item# VPK34834), 1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers (Vintaj Item# V-PLHP15-SH), Steel Bench Block (Vintaj Item# V-BB44), Rubber Dampening Block (Vintaj Item# V-RDB1249), 4-oz. Ball Pein Hammer (Vintaj Item# V-HAM01), Beads
Emboss two Circle Tags, three Bitsy Butterflies and a Monarch Butterfly Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Metal blank using the Butterfly Swirls DecoEmboss die. Buff each blank with the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs. Use a paint brush to apply Vintaj Jade Patina to one of the Bitsy Butterfly Blanks. While Patina is still slightly wet, buff with the dark gray side of the Metal Reliefing block to highlight the raised designs. Layer and rivet the Bitsy Butterfly with patina to the Monarch Butterfly. Punch or drill additional holes in the embossed blanks as shown in the image. Attach the embossed Monarch Butterfly blank to a variety of beads strung on a head pin. Attach the wing tips of the Monarch Butterfly to jump rings to form a centerpiece for the necklace. Create the necklace by linking a variety of beads, capped beads, embossed blanks and jump rings. Attach each side of the necklace to the centerpiece. Attach a Nouveau Swirls Creative Bar and Toggle Ring to each end of the chain to form a creative clasp for the necklace. If desired, Vintaj Glaze can be used as a sealer for natural metals to prevent oxidation. It is fast-drying, durable and permanent with a satin finish.