Friday, February 15, 2013

An Irish Inspiration

I really enjoyed making this Irish themed pendant from my Globecraft and Piccolo products.  Let me tell you how I did it....

Globecraft Assorted Tag Bezels
Frames for Assorted Tag Bezels
Piccolo Vintage Hearts Charm Set (need 2)
Piccolo Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive
Globecraft Copper Kettle Enamel Powder
Globecraft Vintage Silver Enamel Powder
Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze
Orange 3D Enamel Gel
Dark Green 3D Enamel Gel
Piccolo Silver Bail
Piccolo Easy Grip Tweezers
Small Piece of Acetate
Heat Gun
Silver Chain

1)  Use Enamel Embossing Powder Adhesive on large round bezel.
2)  Cover with Copper Kettle Enamel.
3)  Heat set the enamel.  Use tweezers to hold while heating.
4)  Repeat steps 1-3 alternating front and back until you have 2 coats on each.
5)  Use scissors to remove hanging circles from 3 of the smaller hearts.
6)  Use scissors to cut out a clover stem from the remaining book board on the packaging.
7)  Set hearts, stem and bezel frame in place to determine if you have the right combination.
8)  Emboss front and sides only of stem, bezel frame, hearts and circles from hearts with vintage silver, using the basic procedure from steps 1-3.   You should have 2 coats.
9)  Put Glastique on back of bezel frame, stem and hearts and put into place with tweezers. Clamp with binder clips if necessary. Set aside to dry.
This is what it looks like as it dries.
10)  Put Glastique on back of circles and adhere to acetate.  Let dry.
11)  Fill the holes with orange 3D gel.  Let dry.  The enamel levels down, so you may need up to three layers.
12)  Fill the holes on the newly created shamrock with dark green 3D enamel gels.  Let dry.  It may need as many as 3 layers.
This is what it looks like with the finished green.
13)  Cut the acetate around the orange hole that you will be using as a gemstone.
14)  Attach the "gem" to the pendant with Glastique.
This is what it looks like done.
15)  Cover with a layer of Glastique for protection.  Let dry.

16)  Add the bail and chain to complete.  Note that the bail will have a difficult time fitting over the entire thing, so you may have to dig it into the back of the pendant a little.  If this bothers you, replace the bail with a large, thick jump ring.
I hope you enjoyed this pendant.  I also created another pendant for the season.  Check it out at the Globecraft Blog.
Thanks!  Stop by again.


  1. Your creativity just never ceases to amaze me! I like the way your mind works!

  2. this is just amazing Laura! I don't wear much jewelry, but this IRISH girl would wear this! Stunning!

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  4. Very nice Laura. I'd wear those pendants.

  5. Lovely pendant Laura! It looks like an ancient treasure from Ireland. :)