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Fly Away Necklace

Today I’m sharing a necklace/pin I made for Basically Bare that Kathy Cano-Murillo inspired me to make awhile ago and I just never got around to it.  -I’m sure none of you can relate to that, LOL! Here’s what the finished piece looks like:

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This project is almost 100% Basically Bare product,  I used the following Basically Embellies: Bare Basic WingsLOVELY Locket SetBare Basic Hears Set #1.  The only other supplies I used were Foil Tape (from the hardware store), craft foam, adhesive, a tiny bit of fiber paste, a bit of acrylic paint, and a black Sharpie.

I used Kathy’s embossed foil technique to create the main heart piece.

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To make the smaller chipboard lock piece,  I covered it with the foil tape without adding any foam to it and then I put it inside an embossing folder and ran it though my embossing machine.  I then finished it off the same way I did the heart, by scribbling with a Sharpie all over it and then rubbing the marker off with a baby wipe.

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I covered the wings with a thin coat of fiber paste and then scratched lines into it and let it dry.  Then I painted it with acrylic paints.

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For the felt key hole,  I painted it with the acrylic paint and used a paper towel to fluff up the felt before it dried.  Once it was dry I used the fine tip of the Sharpie to draw faux stitch lines onto it…and a heart too.

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Then I just assembled it all together using some Beacon adhesive and one square of foam adhesive to pop up the chipboard lock piece.

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I covered the backside of the heart and wings with more foil tape and then just doodled over them quickly with a bamboo shishkabob skewer.  I then added a clip to the back so that I could either clip it to my shirt or to a necklace.  I like versatility!!

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And now I have a great handmade piece to wear!

BLOG Erin Bassett - Flying Away Heart Pin

Sponsor: Basically Bare


 

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