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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mod Podged Pendant

Ever since I started in blogland a few months ago, I kept hearing the magic words "modge podge" everywhere. Decoupage is probably a little bit too fiddly for an impatient crafter like me, but I was amazed by the versatility of Mod Podge (yes, I know how it is spelled correctly ;-)). Alas, it is an American product and I had never seen it anywhere in Europe. So no mod podging for Craft-Werk, it seemed :-(. But imagine my surprise when I came across a bottle of the magic stuff a few weeks ago in a Dublin craft store. I had to buy it - the funky psychedelic logo and colours drew me in, too... So it had been sitting around in my craft supplies for a while - and yesterday I finally found a way of trying it out. 


I mod podged a rather non-descript pendant into something colourful and cute. The pendant came with a neck hoop I had bought a while ago. I didn't like the metal teardrop - I just wanted the hoop to put my bead balls on it. At the same time, I hate waste, and so the teardrop pendant had to be used. Here we go:

For a change I had some genuine origami paper in my stash which was both red and cute.

I traced around the pendant.

Then I cut out the outline with my craft scissors. A smaller scissors would have done a better job, but I was impatient...

I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the pendant and placed the outline on it.

After letting it dry for 15 minutes I covered it with a top coat to seal.

Tada! That was it. I let it dry for a good while. To give it a bit more interest, I added a bead and this cute little silver heart to the neck hoop. 


Oh, I much like the outcome - a bit of spring feeling with the little flowers. Much needed, I can tell you! Can't wait to wear this with my favourite red outfit. And the mod podging was easy-peasy - I loved it. I wonder what I can mod podge next...

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10 comments:

Schnattchen's Blog said...

That is just brilliant! I want Modge Podge too! I can really imagine how you work the piece of jewelery and than do your smicing like Tyra Banks is teaching it on antm ;) Fab.. just love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I love this!

concretenprimroses said...

A beautiful transformation.
Kathy

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

PERFECT -- The display is wonderful and the red is the perfect color. You are so remarkably "fresh" with your ideas, Sonja!

Amanda said...

Oh it came out so beautiful! Smart idea!

Yasmine said...

Love the transformation, incredible work! You are one smart girl, Sonja.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I completely agree that decoupaging is too "fiddly" - I remember trying it a few times and it drove me half batty.
That pendant looks at least a dozen times better than it did as plain metal!

Laurie said...

Loving your pendant makeover - so fresh and current! Great ideas on your blog. Come see me sometime at sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

Meg said...

Love the finished product. Great paper choice. Where did you find the guy to display the pendant on?

Jane said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love the way yours looks...thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicios Friday!