DIY: Vintage Floral Jewelry with Martha Stewart

May 27, 2013

Vintage Floral Jewelry with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love BlogI’m not sure what it is with me and long blog posts, but I hope you don’t mind another one…

Ever since I got my box of Martha Stewart Jewelry supplies, I’ve been making jewelry like nobody’s business. I’ve got enough necklaces in here to make Mister T proud.

Last week, I posted THESE charm necklaces which are very easy to make. Today’s jewelry ensemble takes a totally different approach with a floral vintage feel. With all the charms in the Martha Stewart Jewelry line, it wasn’t too difficult to piece together a few of my favorites to create this look.

In today’s post you’ll find TONS of tips and mini-tutorials for crafting your own jewelry. My hope is that you’ll leave feeling inspired to give it a try! For me, paper crafting is my typical “go-to” hobby, and this assignment has gotten me all ramped up to add jewelry-making to my list!

This whole project centers around “the necklace.” I wanted something drapey, layered and a little bit “messy” looking. The nice thing about creating something “messy”, is that you can’t really go wrong!  I included different chains and a collection of charms. The ribbon closure is the perfect addition to this piece.

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The leaf charm on this necklace is made from Martha Stewart Epoxy Clays and Molds that are a part of this collection. I’m not gonna lie – I was a little intimidated by them at first, but I’m happy to report that they are very easy to use.

You will have to exercise some patience since they take 24 hours to dry. Also, when working with the clay, you may want to keep some wipes on hand since they can get a little sticky and leave a bit of residue on your hands. No staining though, so don’t worry about that!

Vintage Floral Jewelry with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog{1} To create epoxy charms and embellishments, you’ll need a silicone mold, epoxy clay and a bit of olive oil.

{2} Rub a bit of olive oil in the palm of your hand. This will help with the stickiness of the clays.

{3} Create two equal sized balls of the colored clay and the white activator.

{4} Combine the two balls until they form one uniform color.

{5} Press the clay into the mold and use a bit of olive oil to smooth the backs. Allow the clay to dry for 24 hours and them remove from the mold.

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Vintage Floral Jewelry with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love BlogBy the time I was finished making this necklace, my jewelry-making wheels were spinning! I was trying to come up with an unexpected way to use my supplies. After an hour or so – and a trip to the dishware cabinet in our kitchen, I came up with this…

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Bonus

 

Yep! There’s more. I just had to share these stud earring and their yummy packaging. After making the earrings, I mounted them on a paper doily which I cut from the Doily Lace patterned paper pad. From there, I used my scoring board to create a gift box. Perfect birthday gift!

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Did you make it to the end? What do you think?!

Each jewelry piece in this post is a part of the Martha Stewart Jewelry Crafting Collection available at Michael’s. If you have specific questions about the charms or tools that I used, just leave it in the comment section and I’ll get back to you! You can also get more information by visiting Plaid Crafts on FacebookPinterest & Twitter for more inspiration.

Disclosure: The post is sponsored by The Blueprint Social. Opinions and project ideas are my own. 

24 thoughts on “Vintage Floral Jewelry with Martha Stewart”

  1. LOVE! So much gorgeousness! I am in love with necklaces with ribbon ties! Great idea to sew it just above the clasps.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous jewelry, Amber! Love your comment about Mister T 🙂
    Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial…you’re the BEST!!!

  3. Thanks for the great tutorial. I went to M’s today, but didn’t have it. I might have looked in the wrong place; will look again tomorrow.

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

    1. Bummer! It would be in the jewelry section but perhaps they have it tucked away somewhere else? The collection is also relatively new so maybe they haven’t received it yet. Keep looking though! It’s such a great collection of jewelry making supplies!

  4. G.I.R.L. please. You need to come to my house and make me a place LOL. Did you get my email on my Paris trip and that I visited ALL of the stores that you recommended? 🙂 My sister was really happy LOLOL

    1. Susan! I just got your email! Somehow it ended up in my Spam…what the heck!!! I am so happy that you got to visit all the stores!! Did you have a favorite?

  5. These are gorgeous! I actually worked on this line……and your designs are BEAUTIFUL! Love, love, love! So happy you enjoyed your goodies!

  6. OK, so I’m a bit behind on seeing this, but now I have and I’ve managed to rescue my chin from the floor I had to comment on the utter awesomeness of the DIY cake plate. WOW, WOW and WOW again! Another case of Amber knocking it out of the park – Martha should put you on the payroll stat!

  7. I will immediately snatch your rss as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me realize so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

  8. i’ve been busy getting up a new blog and clean fogrot to vote on the 7th. darn! i’ve missed two days. i will vote for you everyday from now on! i just voted for you now thank goodness i came by today. also i listed you on my blog roll links without asking your permission! i’ve been doing that and then feel guilty and going back and asking people if it’s alright! not sure of the protocol here. but i want people to see your blog. i love it!it really is a lot of fun. i don’t know how to do pictures yet. i’ve only written three posts. they’re sort of like journal entries. i’ve always kept a journal now am just doing it on the screen. a creative outlet.hugs and tremendous good luck here’s to you to such a classy talented broad! your video is great!love,tammy j

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    moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.I really enjoyed what
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