It’s the first official week of spring, which means a new crafting season is underway! I’m more than ready for all things spring: pastels, butterflies, rainbows, flowers–you name it! I say let’s kick off the craft season with a super simple and sweet jewelry making project that you can wear with all your favorite warm weather fashions.
I’ve always loved pressed flower jewelry, but I never knew how easy it is to make! We have a new tutorial posted on AllFreeBeadedJewelry that shows you exactly how to make your very own pressed flower pendant with just a few simple steps and supplies. I found everything I need for this project on CutRateCrafts for super cheap, so now I can make necklaces for me and all my friends!
Maybe you want to preserve your favorite blossom from your garden, or maybe you want to make a keepsake pendant with a flower from an old prom corsage or wedding bouquet. This project would be perfect for either of those ideas! But if you just can’t bear to pluck one of your precious blooms, you can always use faux flowers too! Plus, if you buy a pack of fake flowers, you have extra to make more pendants!
Once you’ve picked out your flower, you need a bezel to set it in. There are many different options for bezels: square or round, silver or gold, shiny or shabby. I personally like the shabby industrial look of this square copper bezel, but choose whatever style or color goes best with the flower you’re setting. You also may want to select a shiny scrapbook paper or card stock to set behind the flower. I like the shiny metallic paper used in this tutorial.
You’ll want to glue your paper and flower down first using some kind of adhesive or jewelry glue. Then once your flower is in place, all you have to do is stick an epoxy dot over it. So simple! Epoxy dots are just like stickers, so it’s completely hassle free. Just make sure you buy one that fits your bezel!
And that’s it! That’s really all it takes to make your own pressed flower pendant. Just string your bezel on a piece of satin ribbon, or a cord or chain if you prefer, and you have a brand new spring accessory to wear this season. You can find the full written instructions and a video tutorial for this free jewelry making project over at AllFreeBeadedJewelry.com and all the supplies you need at CutRateCrafts!