I promised to share this necklace last week, but the week got away from me. Do forgive. It happens sometimes. Et, voila! Behold the colorful happiness of the Watercolor Butterfly Necklace. You are not going to believe how easy this is to make. You’ll need Martha Stewart Crafts Soft Gel Watercolor Paints (we were sent some to use in this tutorial), laser cut wood shapes, and a few jewelry making supplies.
When I was taking the photos, two butterflies showed up. I’m going to take that as an official stamp of approval.
You will need: (Links are affiliate based, if you click on a link and make a purchase, we get a small percentage of the sale. That’s how we keep the craft closet stocked!)
6 Laser cut wood butterflies
Martha Stewart Soft Gel Watercolor Paints in Meyer Lemon, Beach Glass, Dragonfly, and Rose Pink
7 10mm jump rings
2 silver plated earring wires
Silver plated chain
Silver plated clasp
2 pairs chain nose pliers
Martha Stewart Watercolor Paint Brushes
Step one: Squeeze a small amount of each color of paint on a plate.
Step two: Fill brushes with water.
Step three: Paint small sections of each color on butterflies, varying placement as shown.
Step four: Continue for all six butterflies. Let paint dry before next step.
Step five: Connect butterflies using jump rings. Be sure to secure jump rings closed with tension. We have a video to show you how to do that!
Step six: Connect chain, clasp, earring wires using jump rings.
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