Domino Necklace Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a Domino Necklace Tutorial. In July I’ll be attending a Pin Up Girl Bazaar in Oklahoma City and I was asked to bring as many Pin Up Girl related items as I could. My thoughts were that Domino Necklaces would be a perfect item to bring.

Domino Necklace Tutorial

Domino Necklace Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Domino Necklace Tutorial.

The process for this Domino Necklace Tutorial.

Domino Necklace Tutorial

Begin by printing the Pin Up Girl images. My images were printed on standard copy paper using a laser jet printer. Trim the images from the sheet.

Use Distress Ink – Black Soot around the edges of the images.

Apply a small amount of Diamond Glaze to the wooden domino and smooth out using a paintbrush, quickly place the printed image on top. Trim if necessary.

Once the Diamond Glaze has dried apply Distress Ink – Black Soot around the edges to blend the image into the domino.

Squeeze out Diamond Glaze on top of the image carefully to avoid bubbles. (Do not shake Diamond Glaze prior to use it will cause bubbles). Use a paintbrush to smooth out the Diamond Glaze. This product is self-leveling, once you have enough on the project. Place a small flat back rhinestone in the Diamond Glaze. Sprinkle a small amount of glitter on top then set aside for the piece to dry.

Domino Necklace Tutorial

Once the first layer of Diamond Glaze has dried completely (could be 30 minutes to overnight depending on where you live and the humidity) apply another coat of Diamond Glaze and allow to dry.

Attach a pendant bail to the back of the domino using Omni Stick Glue. Allow the piece to dry.

Cut a piece of cord or use a chain to complete the necklace.

Domino Necklace Tutorial

Did you think this was an easy Domino Necklace Tutorial? Once you get started it is hard to stop! I bought all the wooden dominos that my local Tuesday Morning had in stock and went back and purchased more! My hope is that you have fun making your own.

Domino Necklace Tutorial

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Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial

For the past few months, I’ve been working on and off on my new studio space. Today I thought I would share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial. Yes, I painted the carpet. It cost a lot less than replacing the flooring. And I think it looks awesome.

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Video Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

This space, many years ago was a home, then a bakery, then an Insurance Agency and Gun store. Now half of the building is my husband’s embroidery business. WeEmbroider was started back in 1999. Henry took a break from the embroidery business to focus on the insurance agency and a couple of years ago he decided to get it going again.

Since we own the building it was perfect for us to use for our business. And Henry said, I could have half of the building to create a workshop/studio where I can have workshops.

The carpet was a mess in there. With so many people coming through, foot traffic, spills and what not. But the cost of replacing the carpet was too high. So Henry and I brainstormed and came up with the idea to paint the floor.

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I did all of the work myself. Henry helped me move furniture but I did all the painting. It took 4 coats and 10 gallons of paint to get the floor ready to decorate.

After the floor was painted white I painted flowers and dragonflies. Using craft paint, Acrylic paint and even some Glam from Tattered Angels.

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Then I started moving items into this space. Jewelry making supplies have a corner, the Stamps have almost a whole wall. The hat making area is also in this space.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Hercules has found a spot on the table to watch what I’m doing. Looking at the stamp shelves and the hat making supplies. I even made a curtain to the little closet that holds most of my fabric.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of the greeting cards and the mask I made for a challenge with Canvas Corp Brands. Currently, those photo boxes are empty. waiting for me to decide what should be stored in them.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Some of my wood mounted stamps. I still have a lot more to move and figure out how I want them stored and displayed.

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This is my sewing space. I use this area when I’m working on alterations or creating items for customers. Making quilts has been something I’ve enjoyed for a few years now as well. Oreo is taking a snooze on my cutting desk. The chair is there so he can jump up there. Oreo loves to look out the window.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Looking out from my sewing space I can see the front door and worktables. Before I filled the stamp shelves. See all those boxes on the shelves. Still more to move!

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Decided to paint the carpet in this area to help tie things together. The carpet under the desk and cabinets was okay so I didn’t move everything out of this area to paint.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Carpet is done and the Ironing station is back in place.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1The Pairs themed canvas started because I purchased a small portable ironing board. The fabric was so pretty I decided to cover the worktops and make covers for the chair and sewing machines.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Most of the stamps moved into place. It is hard to see in this photo but I also have a camera mount so I can do videos in the workshop.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1A few of the hats I made.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Tea cart belonged to my grandmother and I got it when my mother passed in Sept 2017. The sides fold out and it makes a really nice table. Some of my altered domino necklaces, bottle cap necklaces and more.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1 Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1See how cute the floor looks? Everyone comments on the floor when they visit the shop. I’m glad that I decided to document the process so I could share a Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial.

Studio Tour and Floor Painting Tutorial Image 1Out in the entryway is a long narrow room. Henry had his shop logo but said I could add my finished items for sale out there.

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I hope to have my first workshop in this space soon. Some of the workshop ideas will be some of the following.

  • Hat making
  • Jewelry making
  • Greeting Cards
  • Junk Journals
  • Sewing
  • Painting

I will also have private classes for those that want to have a couple of friends or one on one to get help with a project. Make sure to follow my Facebook Page to get updates on workshops. And feel free to contact me about doing a workshop.

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Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Recently, I went on a vacation and I wanted a cross body purse that was a nautical or mermaid theme. This prompted me to make a Mermaid Charm Tutorial too. I love how it turned out and lots of people loved my cross body purse. Even had one person ask if I would make one for them! Making bags and journal charms will keep me busy for sure. lol

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

The video for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

Having all the supplies handy makes it easy to make charms like this one. Here is a list of the supplies I used for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

The images that I used on the Purse were from Calico Collage Digital Journal and Card Kits – A Mermaid’s Tale journal kit. Mermaid Tale Journal Cards.

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Words that were used on the strap were printed on muslin with an inkjet printer. Then these were sewn with a zig-zag stitch.

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This Mermaid Charm Tutorial that made the charm was perfect for the zipper pull on the purse. I love the way it jingles when I’m wearing the purse.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm

Hello everyone, I’m here to share How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm for a Dragonfly Junk journal I made. Using lots of charms and beads I’ll share with you how to make a beautiful Dragonfly Journal Charm or planner charm.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

Dragonfly Journal Charm supplies
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
BEADSMITH-One Step Looper Tool
Loop Pins by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Pack of 24, Nickel, Brass and Copper Finishes, TH93200

When making this Dragonfly Journal Charm I decided to look for dragonfly charms and beads that I thought would match my Dragonfly Junk Journal. This is when you can pull those random beads that you don’t have enough to make one project. Each bead and charm can be different and it looks great.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

I’ll lay out all of the elements I think I want to use and then start attaching the elements to the chain. One jump ring at a time, each element is placed where I think it looks the best. Usually, I will put smaller elements closer to the top and large elements at the bottom of the chain.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

Here is a video showing How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm.

Having the right tools helps a lot in making the elements. I really like the one step looper. It works great. I’m not an expert at using it yet. This tool helps save a lot of time though.

Dragonfly Journal Charm Dragonfly Journal Charm

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Christmas Journal Charm

Still working on a Christmas Junk Journal. Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm. Using beads and charms with some ribbon I share how to make a Christmas themed journal charm.

Christmas Journal Charm

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm supply list.
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
Ribbon – I used four different colors, it’s what I had. 😉
Fiskar Scissors

Here is a video showing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm.

When making this Christmas Journal Charm I used items I had in my stash. A while ago when I shared Making Journal Charms I made several beaded items. It helps in making the journal charms to have all the items ready to go.

Christmas Journal Charm

When making jewelry items, it is okay to mix metal colors. As metal is a neutral color and therefore they all go together. So don’t feel you have to have it all match. I like the mixed look on a Junk Journal. It helps it make it look like junk. 😉

Since I made this Christmas Journal Charm detachable I decided to add ribbon so that when the charm was removed it still had something cute on the spine.

The video also shows how I make a ribbon closure for this Christmas Junk Journal. It is simple and I hope it gives you ideas.

Christmas Journal Charm

It was fun making this Christmas Journal Charm, so much I made three to match all of the Christmas Junk Journals I made! lol

Christmas Journal Charm

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms

Love making journal jewelry so today I’m sharing How to make Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms for the Halloween Junk Journal I’m working on at the moment. It’s fun to see what I can add to a Junk Journal that fits the theme.

Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms

Items used for the Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms.

Needle Nose or round nose Pliers
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through.
Charms and items to add to chains
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Clasp
Large closed ring to hang chains

My collection of charms and components don’t include a lot of Halloween items. So I thought I would make due with what I have. Look at charms to see if there is some that could be used. While looking for charms I found wings and spiders that I thought were cool. I also found a few keys. Like the large keys I used? I have more of the large keys if anyone is interested in purchasing those in my shop.

Two Large Keys with shipping inside the US is $10.00.

Here is a video on how to make Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms.

In the video above, I show a completed beaded element. If you would like to see a video on how to make that element watch the following video, How to make Journal Charms.

Making these Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms is a lot of fun. Picking out items that go well together and make that tinkling sound when they are hanging on a journal makes me so happy.

Remember that it is okay to mix the metal colors in jewelry as it is a neutral color. So when you pick out your elements pick a variety of color and size as that adds interest.

Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms

Think outside the box when looking for journal charms too. That lonely earring can be used, that broken neckless can now have a new purpose.

One of my favorite things is making the beaded elements out of what ever beads I want that fits my mood.

The key is to have fun!

Halloween Journal Jewelry Charms

Interested in any of the journals or other items I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Making Journal Charms

The members of the FJJP have requested a tutorial on Making Journal Charms. So I pulled my supplies and made a video showing how I make Journal Charms. These can also be added to a keychain, a purse or even on a necklace.

Making Journal Charms

Supplies used for Making Journal Charms
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
Flush Cutters
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Head Pins
Eyepins 2 inch
Various beads
Charms

When making journal charms I like to lay things out so I can see what I have and how I’ll put it together. Select beads and place on the head pin then using the technique in the video below wrap the loop.

Making Journal Charms video.

Then using jump rings attach the elements together. There are finished elements that can be purchased if you don’t feel confident in making the loops.

Making Journal Charms

There is such a variety of charms out there to choose from and it is okay to mix metal colors in projects. Any metal items are considered neutral in fashion. When mixing metals I think it adds a beautiful element. Like the charms were collected from all kinds of places and therefore don’t match.

Making Journal Charms

If you have never made jewelry items before and want more help, check out a local bead and jewelry making stores. Usually, if you go in and show them the project you are making and purchase items from them they will teach you or set you up in a class so you can learn from one of their instructors. This is how I learned many years ago.

Making Journal Charms

Have fun looking for beads and charms to use. This is one of my favorite things to do, search for items. Look at thrift stores at the jewelry items. Some of those can be taken apart and used.

Making Journal Charms

Go through that costume jewelry bin that has damaged, broken or missing pieces and take some apart for making journal charms. You will be amazed at what you can find.

Making Journal Charms

Did you enjoy this post on Making Journal Charms? Feel free to ask questions or to check out my shop to buy one of the finished journal charms I shared today.

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Making Journal Charms

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How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

To see How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace. Using Calico Collage Fairy Forest Digital Images attached to dominoes with Diamond Glaze. A fun fast way to add new jewelry to your stash or make as gifts.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Supply List for How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace
Calico Collage Fairy Forest Digital Images
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Black Dominos
Paint Brush
Brutus Monore Detail Ink – Raven
Fiskars 5 Inch Softgrip Scissors
Glue On Bail if you want 50 I found a set on Amazon.
Loctite Super Glue
Black Leather Cord Necklace 20 inches long – Here is a set of 50 on Amazon.

Making these Fairy Forest Domino Necklaces are very easy. I will say that you will want to make these on a nice weather day as moisture will cause issues with the Diamond Glaze and with the glue drying. When the weather is nice there are no issues and everything works beautifully.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Select images from the Fairy Forest Digital Images – these are domino size 1 in. x 2 in. Trim out to the size of the image.

Using a paint brush apply a layer of Diamond Glaze to the domino, then place the image face up, on top.

Trim the image close to the domino. Use Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven to cover the white edges of the paper. This will also help blend the paper to the domino.

Coat the top of the domino with Diamond Glaze. Go slow when squeezing the Diamond Glaze so that you don’t get bubbles. Bubbles are hard to get rid of, you will have to poke these with a pin.

Let air dry, depending on the moisture in the air it could take thirty minutes or it could take a couple of hours. I have found that if you try to dry with a heat tool it will cause the Diamond Glaze to bubble.

Once the Diamond Glaze is dry flip the domino over and apply Loctite super glue to adhere the bail.

When the super glue is dry it is ready for the necklace. How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Here is a video showing the process of How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace.

See simple huh? These would be a great thing to make for gifts or if you want to set up at a craft fair.

Love how these turned out and I have been making a bunch of these.

How to make a Fairy Forest Domino Necklace

Hope this inspires you to make a few.

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How to make a Cork Necklace

How to make a Cork Necklace, using Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images, Judikins Diamond glaze and a wine cork. Super great way to upcycle those wine corks and make fun fashionable jewelry.

If you are like me, you might collect wine corks. I have a whole jar of these. Why did I keep them? I thought they looked cool in the jar. Then the little jar got full and now I have a small box full of these.

It was time to make something with these and since I have been playing with the domino size images I thought these would be the perfect size! Guess what these fit great just need three of the images to go around the cork.

How to make a Cork Necklace

Supplies used for How to make a Cork Necklace:
Calico Collage Fairy Forest Domino digital images
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
16 Gauge Wire by Darice – on Amazon
Jewelry Wire cutter – on Amazon
Beadsmith 3 in one Round Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Needle Nose Pliers – on Amazon
Fiskars soft touch scissors – on Amazon
Barrel Swivel with Safty Snap Connector – on Amazon
Silver Jump Ring 4mm – on Amazon
Leather Cord 2mm – on Amazon
Silver Believe Charm – on Amazon
Silver dragonfly charms – on Amazon

Here is what I found that works best. Print the sheet of images. Then cut the images in to rows. I trimmed off the left side and left part  of the white on the right side. Doing this I was able to glue each one to the next using that white part. Then I glued down the images on the cork.

Here is a video on How to make a Cork Necklace:

I liked making these as now I can have something fun and whimsical to wear. Wouldn’t these be great for a fairy costume party? Make one for everyone to take home. Or even have a little make it session. Of course, you will have to consume some wine for the corks. Might be a good idea to have a wine party and then the Cork Necklace party on another day. lol

How to make a Cork Necklace

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How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants using Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images, Shaker box pendants and tiny glass diamonds. Super cute and easy to make!

When I found the Blank Slate pendants I knew these would be wonderful shaker box charm pendants. I purchased all they had at the store as these were on clearance and I didn’t want to miss out on having these in my stash.

Later I got a message from the owner of Calico Collage and she asked if I would do a tutorial on jewelry using her images. Things then clicked together and these are the pendants I made.

How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants

Supplies used for How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:
Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images
Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon
Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon
Loctite super glue – on Amazon
3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon

The little Shaker Box Charm Pendants are so easy to make!

Here is a video to show you How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants:

Download the Calico Collage Fanciful 1 inch digital images and print. I sent mine to Staples to have them printed on a laser printer. These were printed on standard white paper and look beautiful.

Trim the sheet into rows of images so that it is easy to use the 3/4 inch square punch – on Amazon on the images you want in the pendants.

Inside the Hammered Bezel with Clear Acrylic Insert 33mm Hobby Lobby place a drop of Judikins Diamond Glaze – on Amazon then add the image on top. Push down so that the glue spreads out to the edges of the image.

Select items to put inside I used:
Blank Slate 3 mm Crystal Faceted Glass Stones – Hobby Lobby
Mini Silver Filigree Butterfly Charms – Hobby Lobby
Metallic Glass Microbead in gold – on Amazon

Once all the bits and bobs have been added inside place a drop of the Loctite super glue – on Amazon in each corner of the bezel. It doesn’t take much of this glue. I like that is a gel and doesn’t come out fast. I’ve also found that unlike other super glues this one doesn’t dry up in the bottle before you get to use all of the glue.

Place the acrylic insert on top. Since the loop at the top is from front to back you will want to add a jump ring or use small gauge cord and tie a knot for the necklace.

I hope you enjoyed seeing How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants. Make a few and share with friends and family. They will love these. 🙂

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