Dreaming of a white Christmas, well your winter wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a wee snowglobe adorned on your neck !
Winter has arrived and I'm kicking this season off in style with some winter crafting.If I'm honest as much as I love polymer clay at Christmas time I prefer to really experiment with decoupage and other media. Snow Globes are a Christmas classic and what better way to celebrate our love for these adorable relics than to wear them but if like me the thought of messing about with chemicals, resin, glass domes and fake snow flakes fills you with dread,here is a quick and cheaper alternative. This particular necklace contains a polar bear but you can try penguins,Reindeer, anything really Id love to see people give it a go. There are not many photos for this project to follow, because originally I never intended on it being a how to but I wanted to spread festive Joy. They can bit a bit fiddly but when you get the hang of them there very addictive. They make great presents for friends to ! Wishing you all a wonderful festive season xx and Many happy craftings !
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Here are the supplies you will need to make your snow globe, unlike a conventional model ours will not contain any resin/water,it makes it quick to make but also stops the ink in the picture running. Our "snow flakes" will be beads, either micro or seed beads work best. If you don't already have a set of pliers I would highly recommend to add them to your Christmas list,they allow you to make your own jewellery and customise your existing pieces. such a good investment.You will also need an I-pin, a small glass bottle with some sort of lid, a pair of small scissors to aid fiddly cutting, a small image(I have used a polar bear).
working quickly you need to pinch the picture so that it squeezes through the neck opening and into the bottle. (there isn't a picture for this step because a picture can't explain it)Just like model ships go in small and expand, your picture will squeeze in and re expand.
Once your picture is loose inside use a cocktail stick or your scissors (something with a fine tip) to press the image to the base of the glass. once your image is secure leave it to dry for a minute.
Now you need to pour in a small amount of beads, enough to cover the base of your motif without covering the whole image. You need a decent amount to shake.
I pierced my I pin through the Cork lid,and formed a loop at the top using my pliers.I pins have a small head at the base that prevents them from slipping of your charm. Then I dabbed my glue around the cork bung and plugged it in the bottle to secure the contents within. This may seem like allot of steps but you can always use super glue to fix a wire loop to the top if you don't feel sure of how to fit an I-pin.
Thread a necklace through and there you have it a snow globe necklace to enjoy :)