I was SO excited to be able to participate in Plaid's Mother's Day campaign featuring Martha Stewart craft projects!! Check out all the wonderful goodies I was sent to craft with!!!
So many great options to choose from!!! I really had a fun time opening this box up :) What really caught my eye was this liquid gilding. You can paint over any surface - plastic, wood, etc. with it and it will have a beautiful bronze coating.
I used some of the Martha Stewart paint brushes to paint the old ugly beads with the gilding.
After two coats they were no longer ugly wood beads, but pretty new beads with a bronze finish!
My mom really likes necklaces in brown/tan colors, so I decided to use these beads to make a necklace for a mother's day gift!
I gathered up some coordinating beads
I decided to make this necklace using links. I grabbed an eyepin
And added on some accent beads and my new bronze wood bead.
I finished off the eyepin using a simple loop.
I did the same for a stone bead.
I made a bunch of these links and connected them together by connecting the simple loops
And squeezing shut with needle nose pliers
After I had added all my links I added a toggle clasp on to the end.
Here's the finished product!
I think my mom's going to love it :)
PS: If you still need a gift for your mom (or yourself!) I also made another necklace that's in my etsy shop.
So what do you think? I'm in love with this gilding. I can't wait to see what ugly things I can paint with gilding to give a brand new look to!!
You can buy any of the items in the The Martha Stewart Crafts program in any Michaels in the US or Canada!
I'll be linking up to these parties:
Monday: CraftOManiac Monday, Making Monday Marvelous, Market Yourself Monday, Motivate Me Monday. Craftastic Monday, Your So Very Creative, Just Something I Whipped Up, Inspire Me Mondays, More the Merrier Monday, Made By You Mondays, Making the World Cuter,Weekend Warrior
Tuesdays: Tip Me Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Anything Related Tuesday, Take-a-Look Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Talent Tuesday, Who's Got Glam, Get Your Craft On, Running With Glitter, Homework, Ta-da Tuesday
Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday, Inspired By You Wednesday, Creative Share Wednesday, We did it Wednesday, Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Sugar and Spice, Tea Rose Home, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Show & Share,
Thursdays: A Crafty Soiree, Strut Your Stuff, 20 Below Thursdays, Crazy Cute Thursdays, Hookin Up With House of Hepworths, Catch a Glimpse, Lesley's Super Sweet Thursday Par-tay
Friday: It's Fun to Craft, Friday Favs on Naptime Crafters, Weekend Wrap-Up Party, Frugal Friday, Sassy Sites, Show and Share Day, Fridays Unfolded, Friday Favorites, Fantabulous Friday, Simply Creations Friday, Once Upon a Weekend, Weekend Bloggy Reading
Saturdays: Whatcha Got Weekend, Saturday Night Special, Show and Tell Saturdays, Lovely Crafty Weekend, Saturday is Crafty Day ,Scraptastic Saturday, Sweet Saturday