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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chalkboard Necklace Tutorial by BrideBlu

**Hi friends! I'm currently in Australia, swimming with sea turtles and singing at the Opera House. In the meantime, please show some love to this week's fun guest bloggers! I'll be home soon (hopefully with a kangaroo in my possession.)**

"Hello, howdy, g'day mates!  While Julie is away on her "down under" vacay (so jealous and, at the same time, so exicted for her ... she promised to take lots of pictures ... kangaroos, koolas, hooray!), she invite me to invade her lovely blog and share with you a diy!
chalkboard necklace diy - finished!
Today, I am going to show you how you can make a sweet, miniature chalkboard necklace. This necklace would make for a super fun (any occasion) gift, as you can include just about any message your heart desires on the chalkboard. Some ideas to get the brain cells moving...get well, bff, love, a special date, initials, a sweet simple "hi"!...you get the drift!

Without further ado...let's get crafting!

What you'll need:
  • Rust-oleum specialty Chalk Board spray
  • a bezel pendant (you could find one at your local bead store or even purchase one through Etsy...this or this would do nicely)
  • finished chain
  • a scrap of satin ribbon
  • glue (I highly recommend a tube of E6000, it is inexpensive, amazingly strong and long lasting!)
  • painter's tape
  • newspaper
  • basic white chalk
chalkboard necklace diy - supply roundup
STEP 1: Using the painter's tape, tape your pendant down onto your newspaper being careful to cover any areas you don't want "chalk boarded" with the tape.

STEP 2: In a well ventilated area (i.e. outside) apply 2-3 light coats of "Chalk Board" spray to the exposed surface of the pendant (wait approximately 3-4 minuets between coats). Let dry.
chalkboard necklace diy - taping & chalk spray application
STEP 3: Once the "Chalk Board" finish has had time to thoroughly dry (a couple of hours or so should be suffice), carefully remove the protective painter's tape from the pendant.
chalkboard necklace diy - removing the painters tape
chalkboard necklace diy - fchalkboard application applied and dried!
STEP 4: Tie a bow with your ribbon. Trim ends to desired length.
chalkboard necklace diy - making the ribbon bow
chalkboard necklace diy - trimming the bow
STEP 5: Using your glue, secure bow to top of pendant.
chalkboard necklace diy - attaching the bow
STEP 6: Attached pendant to chain.
chalkboard necklace diy - pre message (a blank slate)
STEP 7: Using your chalk write the message of your choice onto the pendant (using the edge of a brand new piece of chalk will help you write small and clearly).
chalkboard necklace diy - finished!
STEP 8: If you are giving as a gift, place pendant and a piece of chalk into a gift bag (I chose an organza gift bag with a bit of a shimmer in a fun, bright color).
chalkboard necklace diy - finished!
Voila, a sweet chalkboard necklace!
chalkboard necklace diy - finished & modeled
What do you think friends, will you try this? Warning, you may very well become addicted to adding chalkboard finishes to just about anything (that chalkboard spray is really slick and it works on a multitude of surfaces!).

xx Cat"

10 comments:

  1. SO cute! I have some chalkboard paint at home and you bet I am going to try this out!

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  2. This is so cute and creative! :)

    xx Jessica

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  3. Wow your in Australia, I wish I was too.

    This necklace idea is fantastic, its so creative, I love it.

    Jess x

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  4. This is so darling! Thank you so much for sharing this.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is awesome! I never would have thought of something like that. I do like the idea of the chalkboard spray for things. Might have to start checking out the jewelery selections at the thrift stores... thanks for sharing!

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  6. thank you! effective tutorial and fantastic idea :D

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  7. I love this idea. So cute!!


    ♥♥♥
    - Ashley Elizabeth
    ( http://blog.alElizabeth.com )

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  8. I want one! That is so adorable. Ahhhhh and your Etsy shop is closed until April 2nd, I was so eager to find out if you had them available there.

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  9. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This is so cute! I have some chalk board paint, now I am going to get me a bezel pendant, so I can try this. Thank you for sharing your cute chalkboard pendant tutorial.

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