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Helmar - FabScraps Dangle

Today, I wanted to show you another wonderful gift idea. This dangle can be attached to any necklace you already own. This way you can wear it high or low with any outfit. This dangle looks even more "vintage" with a few pearls hanging from FabScrap charms.

November-23 copy
It was made the same way the necklaces were that I shared with you on Saturday. I just cut chain to the size I wanted and added the embellishments with jump rings. I loved the vintage style charms from FabScraps.

How easy is that? Just attach a clasp at the end of the chain to hang it on anything. (You could also create a simple keyring this way too!) I also used the filigree in this kit to make it hang on the necklace.

Now, I wanted to show you how I created the string of pearls... (This is the fun part!)
Remember, I am not a bead-er and if you are, you have serious patience. ;) Plus, beads can get pricey if you are creating several gift items.

The supplies you need to create the string of pearls are as follows:
a non-stick craft sheet
Pearl Paint Pen in white
invisible thread (you can use clear beading string, but it will be stiffer and not dangle along with the charms)
Helmar's 450 Quick Dry

On you craft sheet, tape your invisible thread all the way across it. Do it multiple times. It takes a long time for this paint to dry so doing several strands would be wise. Use the paint pen to make your pearls along the thread. Let it dry at least six to eight hours.
Watch the video to see how I do it...



After they are dry, flip them over and apply the paint again over top the flat area. Have fun creating large or small beads right next to each other.Let them dry another 4-6 hours. You can tell they are done by touching them slightly.

Take the string of pearls and tie them to the chain at different lengths. I used two strands, but three is fun too! Cut the strand to the length you like leaving a little thread at the end of the strand.
Then, to make sure each bead stays put, add a little dab of Helmar's Quick Dry glue to the end of the strand with a tooth pick.

Can you imagine FabScraps silver charms with red or green for a holiday look?
To create regular pearls, like in the necklaces posted earlier, you can just put the pearl paint on the non-stick craft sheet without any thread. When it dries, add Helmar's 450 Quick Dry to the back and place the pearls on paper, fabric, or even FabScrap's filigrees.

When I wear my dangle, my family and friends are shocked that it was handmade. In fact, when they find out it is they have to take another look. ;)

3 comments

  1. Incredible!!!....I can't believe you made them...they look like the REAL DEAL!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I came over to your blog via Carolyn Kings blog -(myblogbycammie.blogspot.com )she is hosting a Last Minute Gifts Blog Party today for Lori Whitlock and Kerri Bradford. She challenged us to pick a blog from her sidebar and to leave a little love! So I have actually been picking one from every grouping of her blogs (design team/helmer design/etc) It has been so much fun cause I am finding some really cool bloggers with some really great talent! I love that tutorial on the pearl strings!! WOW would be an understatement...this is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! Oh...I have yet to ever try Helmer but have been hearing great things - just might have to try it...is there one that you can not live without and would recommend above the rest?

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  3. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I couldn't live without two Helmar Adhesives. 450 Quick Dry and Scrap Dots! THEY ARE AMAZING!

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