How does that saying go again? “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!”. Yup, it’s that time of year!
Although I personally don’t dress up for Halloween, I really enjoy seeing all of the fun and scary Halloween costumes and accessories. So as a way of embracing the season, I wanted to create a piece of jewelry that was Halloween-themed but yet beautiful and subtle enough to be worn all year long.
Jane created this beautiful water color painting of a spider web, which we sized down to fit inside a jewelry pendant. This opens the door to so many possibilities! Just think of all of the other beautiful artwork you could capture inside a pendant.
Materials Needed to make your our DIY Halloween Jewelry Pendant:
- EnviroTex Jewelry Resin
- 1.125” diameter jewelry pendant bezel (round or oval shaped)
- Printed Watercolor Spiderweb Template, sized and cut to fit the bezel
- Plastic measuring cups, gloves, wooden craft sticks, plastic straw
- Ultra-Seal Quick Decoupage (or other multipurpose sealer) and crafting paint brush
Preparing the Pendant Bezel:
Using a laser printer, print out the spiderweb water color template in black and white color setting. Carefully cut the spiderweb printable to fit the bezel using scissors or the right size of paper punch.
Coat the inside of the bezel as well as the back side of the image with some clear glue or multi purpose sealer.
Place the image inside the coated pendant bezel and press down to remove any bubbles underneath.
Generously coat the top of the image and sides of the bezel with the multipurpose sealer. Let dry completely.
Applying the Resin to the Prepared Pendant Bezel:
For best results be sure to read the instructions provided in the EnviroTex Jewelry Resin packaging.
Always ensure your resin and hardener are at room temperature or feel slightly warm to the touch before using. Mix exactly equal amounts of Resin and Hardener into one measuring cup.
Stir continuously for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the container.
Pour the mixture into a second cup and stir for an additional minute, scraping the sides of the container and stir stick.
Using the stir stick, carefully dip your stick into the EnviroTex mixture and then drop into the bezel. Fill the piece slightly higher than the rim for a nice dome finish.
Place pendant on a level surface and cover to keep dust from settling in.
After about 15 minutes, remove any bubbles that have risen to the surface by gently blowing over the piece through a straw. Repeat if necessary after another 15 minutes.
Cover and allow to cure overnight.
Pop by our blog to grab your free printable spider web watercolor painted art. Simply print it, frame it and style it for an extra bit of Halloween decor.
And you’ll definitely want to check out this latest post on fun DIY Halloween costume ideas for all ages. We’ll have you ready for Halloween in no time!
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Jane and Sonja are sisters, moms and lifelong craft addicts both living near Toronto, Canada with their families. They share their love of creativity, nature and coastal DIY ideas on their blog Sustain My Craft Habit. They craft and decorate their homes using repurposed and upcycled items and materials found in nature.