Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jewelry Making With Plaid and Martha Stewart. I'm In Love!

Martha Stewart Rhinestone  Necklace
This post is sponsored by Plaid , Martha Stewart Crafts, and The Blueprint Social. Projects and opinions are my own.

When I heard that Plaid was launching a Martha Stewart Jewelry line, I was excited. When I had the opportunity to get to play with products from this new line, there was no living with me. I camped out at the front door waiting for Mr. FedEx man. Martha and jewelry? This could only be phenomenal.  The only thing missing was chocolate.

Martha Stewart Jewelry Supplies

Let’s start with the amazing variety and choices in this new line. Whether you’re a new jewelry maker or an experienced one, there’s something for you. Findings, chains, beads, charms, rhinestones, bails, bezels, tools. Two of the most exciting new products are the jewelry glazes and enamel paints.

You can make your own very elegant enamel charms in a variety of colors.  There are also  epoxy clays and silicone molds to make even more components. I had to start somewhere (this was the hardest part!) so I decided to play with the jewelry glaze.

Martha Stewart Glazed Charms

I covered two of the silver charms with  Ivory jewelry glaze. To apply it, squeeze a little glaze onto the silicone mat then stipple it onto the charm. This little silicone mat is genius! Works with the jewelry glaze and the enamel paints and cleans up easily.

Martha Stewart Pearl Glaze

I wanted a vintage look so I wiped a bit of the Ivory glaze off with a clean dry rag but if you want a more contemporary opaque look, just don't wipe away the glaze. After about an hour’s drying time , I went over the Ivory with a coat of the Light Gold glaze.

While my glaze was drying, I played with a couple different sizes of the rhinestones and settings, using the Martha Stewart jewelry glue to secure the rhinestones.There are two different kinds of settings; pronged and glue in. I used the 3MM and 6MM hematite colored rhinestones and settings .  I've mentioned before that I'm really sensitive to strong fumes and smells. The jewelry glue didn't bother me at all.

Martha Stewart 3MM Rhinestones

Martha Stewart Gold Glaze

I used two types of silver chain that came in my supplies, connecting the rhinestone components with jump rings to sections of one of the chain and using the other chain in its entirety. I made a pendant out of one of the glazed charms and rhinestones and used the other glazed charm (with chain I had on hand) to make a matching bracelet.
Martha Stewart Glazed Pendant Project

Martha Stewart Jewelry Glazed Necklace

The rhinestones come in a variety of colors and sizes and coordinate with other beads in the line. 

Martha Stewart Jewelry Glaze Bracelet

There are endless possibilities with these products, limited only by your imagination. You can check out the full line of products (available exclusively at Michaels) and get some other ideas here: 

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And be on the lookout because other creative bloggers will be sharing their Martha Stewart Jewelry creations too.

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Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Sooo pretty Carol!! I love that jewelry glaze - there are so many options for it!!

Michelle L. said...

Looks so vintage with your partially wiped off glaze...love the idea of that silicone mat, too. Sounds like masses of fun!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Beautiful, Carol!! I love what you created! The glaze on the silver pieces looks amazing. :)

Netty said...

sounds like a match made in heaven.
Hugs Annette x

Cutesy Crafts said...

So pretty!

Samantha said...

Lots of cool little stuff dangling there.

Unknown said...

That glaze looks awesome - you make me want to try immediately!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I'm crazy over that bottle "necklace" that looks awesome! I also love the way you have elevated the faux silver pieces with paint, I will have to check out these MS products, thanks!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

So so pretty! I love the painted effect! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,


Heather said...

Beautiful - what a gorgeous necklace! I'd love to wear that!

Unknown said...

Hello I am very interested in enameling would you say this is close to it or not. I have done fire enameling but want to try the painting with jewelry would you commend this line