I just thought I'd twinkle on by to introduce you to Tonic Studios Nuvo Pure Sheen glitter and Nuvo crystal drops!
I've been having a lovely glittery time here in my craft studio experimenting with Tonic's new range of Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitters. They are perfect for adding a bit of glitz and glamour to any project, and the colour range is beautiful !
I made this sweet little necklace by gluing together 8 layers of diecut card cut with one of the butterflies from Tonic's Butterfly layering dies (they are favourites of mine), the top butterfly is coated with the gorgeous glitter. You'd be surprised at just how rigid and strong card can be for jewellery making. I've topped mine with a layer of UV cured resin, but you could just as easily use a 2 part epoxy resin, or even a dimensional glaze like Diamond glaze to finish off your piece.
To place the wire through the centre of the pendant, I cut the two central butterflies in half and then cut a thin sliver of card away so that when they were glued down, they created a channel for the wire. I place the wire in position before gluing the rest of the card sandwich down. I find Tonic's tacky glue is excellent for this job,
I also decorated a box...because...well, I love little boxes!
The top of the box has been sealed with several layers of a gloss lacquer but in retrospect, I think it would have been good to use a resin on here as well, as I think the lacquer dulled the glitter a little. Do you like the way the glittery dragonfly is inlaid into the black glitter? I'll let you know how to do that in another glittery post soon.
Look out for some sparkly shows on Create and Craft TV. The first show is on at 8am on 5th February (tomorrow) on Create & Craft TV, with further shows at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.
Have a lovely sparkly evening
See my original post on my blog here.