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Crafter To The Stars #1: Cameo necklace for Kat from Rock 'N Roll Bride!

Welcome to a new feature I'm going to be running on my blog called Crafter To The Stars where I'll be crafting for some of my favourite celebrities and sharing the tutorials with you!

This week, I'm making a cameo necklace for Kat from Rock 'N Roll Bride but you can use the same technique to turn any portrait in to a cameo necklace. Read what Kat thought about the necklace along with an interview with her on my blog.

To celebrate the launch of Crafter To The Stars, I'm giving away another necklace. For your chance to win one personalised for you, follow the link below to leave a comment on my blog letting us know what you'd make for Kat from Rock 'N Roll Bride if you had the chance?

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Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a portrait photo. For this we're using the beautiful Kat from Rock N' Roll bride.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace around the silhouette on to paper. Make separate templates for the head, hair and the jewellery. Remember you’re template should be 7x bigger than you want your finished template to be.

    p.s. the iPad makes a great light-box.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your templates and layer on top of each other. Create an oval template for your silhouette to sit on and then make a second slightly larger and third even larger oval template. Line up the two largest ovals and punch a hole through the top of both.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw around the templates on to various colours of shrink plastic.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut these out. When working with clear shrink plastic, use blue-tack to stick the template to the plastic and cut around it.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    To make a little charm for the chain, trace around the Rock n Roll Bride logo on to paper.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trace on to shrink plastic and carefully cut out.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Shrink down all the pieces of plastic in an oven, following the directions on the packet, until they lay flat and leave to cool.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Use a strong adhesive to carefully attach the head to the smallest oval and leave to dry.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Glue the hair in to position.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    To give the jewellery a bit of sparkle, paint one side with glitter glue and position on the cameo.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Layer and glue the ovals on top of each other, making sure the holes are aligned on the larger two.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Glue some beaded trim around the middle oval.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Glue small crystals around the edges of the largest oval.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Slip a jump ring through the hole on the cameo and attach to the desired length of jewellery chain.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Snip the chain a short way up on either side with wire cutters.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Attach eye pins to the chain and slip on beads at either side. Attach the Rock n Roll Bride charm to one side and use a jump ring to attach it to the chain.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach a clasp at the back.

  • How to make a cameo. Rock 'N Roll Bride Cameo Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    You're all done!

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__Mel__
__Mel__ · 6 projects
What kind of glue did you use for this? I tried to use krazy glue but it made the colors bleed.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
I found it on eBay - I think I got lucky with it too!
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Groovy Mama
Groovy Mama · College Station, Texas, US · 11 projects
OK, where on this earth did you find pink shrink plastic? I can't find it on the internet... I live in the US and figure I would have better luck on the internet.
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