Creating is thinking differently and making beautiful things. Kyriakos Pachadiroglou has done just that with this stunning necklace made from paper and paint. Yes you read it right…PAPER and PAINT!! Just amazing. The Tattered Angels Origins papers are perfect for making all kinds of different art since it holds up well to lots of layers of paint without warping, fraying, or tearing. It acts like a fabric so much that it actually can be used as jewelry.
Things with wings should take flight! And so the butterflies from the Tattered Angels Wings Mixed Media Origins paper need to leave the paper sheet and fly away to become a charm in a necklace.
Round nose pliers
Hot air gun
Cut the butterfly from the Tattered Angels Origins paper with a sharp blade.
Color the butterfly with the Tattered Angels
paints and mists. Pick your favorite colors!
Cover the butterfly with the clear embossing ink and then add the clear embossing powder and heat set. First do the back side and then the front. Repeat with a second layer. This helps seal in the colors and hardens your butterfly.
Cut a piece of the flat wire and bend and twist with the round nose pliers. This forms the bail for your pendant.
Cut 3 pieces of craft wire longer than the flat bail then secure them to it using a small piece of wire.
Add bronze chain cuttings then glue the butterfly to the pendant you just made. Bend the wires to to curl them to make fun designs at the top and bottom of the butterfly. Add little gems to the middle for some flair.
Now you have a glamorous piece of handmade jewelry!! How fun is that?! Any shape will work, there are so many papers with wonderful images that you can cut to make a statement piece from using this same basic process. This could also make a really cool embellishment for a card, tag, canvas, mixed media piece, and so much more!! Make sure you stop by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou blog to see more of his amazing art work!
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