Handmade ornaments are such a special touch to your Christmas decorations. These simple and elegant monogram ornaments can be made easily with Envirotex Jewelry clay. You can make personalized ornaments for all of your loved ones this holiday.
You will need:
- Envirotex Jewelry Clay
- Bezels of your choice
- Dimensional alphabet embellishment
- Cornstarch or baby powder
Begin by mixing a small amount of Envirotex Jewelry Clay according to the package directions. Make sure you are wearing gloves when working with this jewelry clay. You will want to thoroughly mix equal amounts of both parts of the clay together until it is one solid color with no marbling. You now have about two hours of work time before the clay sets.
Lightly coat your work surface with cornstarch or baby powder. This will prevent your ornaments from sticking to your work surface if you are using open-backed bezels. If you are using standard bezels, this is less necessary. Press small amounts of jewelry clay into each bezel. Make sure to push the clay into all the corners.
Next, gently push an alphabet embellishment into the surface of the jewelry clay. The goal is to have the embellishment be firmly embedded into the jewelry clay without the clay overlapping the letter. If you would like to add any other embellishments, like beads or rhinestones, now would be the time to add them. Repeat for as many ornaments as you would like to make. Allow the clay to fully cure.
Finish your ornaments by attaching the bezel to a length of pretty ribbon. Your monogram ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!
Just think of all the gorgeous ornaments you can make for your friends and family this year. You can give them as the gift themselves or add them as gift tags to the top of a wrapped present. So pretty!
Jessica Hill is the creative mind behind the blog, Mad in Crafts. For nearly 9 years, Jessica has shared crazy good creativity from her Mad House to yours. When she’s not creating, Jessica loves the Detroit Tigers, craft beer, and spending time with her family and rescue dog.