Welcome to a week of fashion inspiration here on the Sizzix blog. This week I have created a simple necklace made from patterned papers, using the Sizzix Bigz Love Birds 3D Rose.
Sizzix dies are so versatile and great for not only paper crafting and home decor but work wonderfully for creating fashion items such as jewellery, up cycling clothes, and making embellishments for shoes and bags.
I have created this piece by die-cutting the Sizzix Bigz Love Birds 3D Rose and piecing it together. I have covered the edges in gold gilding wax and then used a varnish to make the flowers hard enough to be worn.
When creating the flowers you need to remember to allow 24 hours to allow them to dry.
Once they dried I attached them together using a hot glue gun, punched a hole through one of them and threaded through a loop. This has then been threaded onto a wire necklace and I have added some gold beads to embellish.
This is a great way to make custom jewellery when you can't find that special something to match your outfit!
I also created some earrings and a ring to match using the same method but trimming down the die-cut flower to make it smaller before rolling it into shape.
This is such a fun project and maybe one to try with the older children over the summer holidays.
Until next week ...