My neighbor had a garage sale a few weeks ago and I fell in love with one of the puzzles she had marked for $1.00! I have been thinking of puzzle necklaces and this puzzle was perfect for the project.
There was a lot to choose from with this whimsical puzzle…little animals or pretty flowers.
To my happy surprize when I got the puzzle home it was basically put together! It was folded into four large chunks.
I put the four sections together and picked my favorite vignettes: the colorful flower section at the bottom for the statement necklace and individual small animals.
I used Mod Podge to glue the back together, but because it is such a large area I didn’t trust the Mod Podge to last. So……
….. I scanned the puzzle section into my computer and printed out a mirror image which was attached with Mod Podge.
However, I trust Mod Podge to hold the smaller sections together of the little necklace and lapel pins.
I coated the back with Mod Podge and the front has a coat of Diamond Glaze.
These sections didn’t work especially well for a necklace so I attached lapel pin findings to their backs with hot glue.
These lapel pins are truly one of a kind!
Here are the steps:
Step One: After the pieces are together as you want them, coat the back with Mod Podge to weld it together.
Step Two: When the back is dry, coat the front of the section with Diamond Glaze (or any other shiny glaze product).
Step Three: When the top coat is dry, drill holes for the necklace chain.
Step Four: Use a juicy black permanent marker to cover all the edges of the section.
Step Five: Use jump rings to attach necklace chain.
So happy how my statement necklace turned out….so whimsical and fresh for spring!