For all your Jewellery Needs!
Hey there to all my girl readers.
This tutorial is especially for you!
So I love shells! Every time I go to the beach I always take a nice long walk to look for some shells. But I don’t just pick up the “perfect”, unbroken and pretty ones. I tend to pick up all sorts especially broken ones. So it’s no surprise that I have a large, and very heavy box of shells stored in my cupboard which I find quite sad because they are so beautiful to look at!
So on to the tutorial !
Supplies that you will need:
-Assorted shells (especially broken ones that can be used as hooks. Have a look at my finished product for ideas)
-An old photo frame with backing (depending on how much jewelry you have and how long you necklaces are is how you should judge what size. I just used an old one that I had stored in my garage.)
-Purple poly mesh (or woven strands material, I’m not quite sure what it is but you can find it at a craft store. Again I just had this at home but look below for what it looks like.)
-A hot glue gun and heaps of extra glue sticks for it!! (It really depends on the size of your frame and how many shells you wish to stick on, however I suggest that you have plenty otherwise you will run out.)
-the ring mechanism part of any old ring binders. (Its up to you how many as I only had one old ring binder left but if you have a large enough frame you can use more. It’s also nicer to use the circular rings as they just look softer.)
-Acrylic craft paint in any colour you want.
- Paint the photo frame all over in your chosen colour. I painted my frame in white and only did one coat to give some texture so it was not too plain and boring.
- Heat up you hot glue gun with some glue. (WARNING: Make sure you have the glue gun on some newspaper or cardboard in case of drips. Also do not leave where young children or animals can reach as it can cause burns)
- While you are waiting for it to heat cut a piece of the mesh material which is the same size as the inside of the frame. Put a line of glue around each of those sides and stick the mesh down
The next steps are entirely up to you how you do them as it completely depends on the types of shells you have and ring binders. Basically glue the ring binders and your “hook” like shells onto different places on your frame so that you will be able to hang your jewelry off them. Just looks at my own one for ideas. 🙂
Anyway I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions please lave them below in the comments and I will reply. Also leave me any feedback as I love to hear from my readers!
That’s all for today, I hope that you have enjoyed the past week.
I’m rather excited right now as tomorrow night I will be flying to Auckland for a holiday and staying with my friends! So look out for my next few posts! 🙂