You read that title right. Today I am going to show you some simple jewelry and accessories I made with my Oriental Butterfly Doily.
The first step in today's project was to cut my butterflies out. I cut them out on, Grafix Art Black Shrink film. The film is very thick and strong. Since the doily is very detailed, I chose which holes to punch all the way out. I made sure the butterfly wings were a symmetrical pattern.
Here they are before I started punching out the holes I wanted.
Here they are after I have punched out all the openings I wanted.
With 2 of the completed and cooked butterflies, I made 2 matching hair clips.
I accented them with some rhinestones and they are nice a sparkly for the official FAIRY of the house. The "Magic Fairy Princess" really loves these.
With the remaining butterfly, I made a simple necklace.
This is a jewelry finding meant for cording or ribbon.
That triangle you see pointing up, pierces through the ribbon and holds it in place while you crimp the bead closed.
You can see that there are 2 flaps/sides to this crimping bead.
You take your ribbon and fold it over itself and center it on the sharp middle of the bead.
Once the ribbon in enveloped in the center you crimp one side closed.
Making sure that you are entirely encasing the ribbon, you crimp the other side closed.
Here I am adding some beads and jump rings to center of the necklace, the butterfly.
I attached the ribbon to the butterfly, added a clasp and here is the finished set.
These are very easy to make and a great last minute gift.
To give you an idea of how much the Shrink Film, shrunk, here is a picture of the hair clips with the Oriental Butterfly Doily die.
Here is the PRINCESS with her new bling.
The butterflies are the perfect shape for these hair clips.
The whole ensemble.
Now that I have made these, I have a ton of ideas for the future.
Earrings, bracelets, bookmarks, oh my! I can think of a ton of things I can't wait to try!
I hope you enjoyed my "NOT PAPER" project today.
Thanks for stopping by and please join us on Sunday for our Butterfly Challenge kickoff!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with your Cheery Lynn Butterfly accessories.
Items used in today's project: