I love creating projects using unexpected materials. I have been using these simple shapes from Forster called Woodsies for years. I have used them for countless projects published by various magazines, mostly for kid's crafts.
Rit Dye is another I LOVE! I have dyed many things using their low water immersion process. Everything from fabric, hemp and rope, beads, buttons, feathers and now wood. Using Kelly Green and Fuschia, I dyed some simple wood shapes and some cute laser cut birds I found at Michaels.
After I dyed the wood shapes and let them dry on a layer of paper towels, I stamped the teardrop shapes using black pigment ink.
Bits and pieces such as jewelry findings, flat backed crystals and rhinestone chain were used to complete this necklace and earring set.
Attach the rhinestone chain to the edges of the large teardrop wood shape with a strong adhesive like Beacon's Glass Metal and More.
This knotting tool from Beadalon proved to come in handy for carefully piercing holes for the insertion of jump rings. It is intended for stringing beads on knotted strands but I was happy to find another use for it!
I like this simple toogle clasp from Cousin Corp because it is really easy to handle since the pieces are larger than lobster style clasps.
Project completed! Have you been looking for jewelry with specific colors to match that perfect outfit? Use liquid dyes and simple wood shapes to customize your own DIY jewelry pieces. Mix dye colors together to create up to 500 colors! Formulas for mixing dyes can be found on the Rit Dye website.
Live Life Creatively,