Wednesday, March 18, 2015 charming

Welcome Crafty trekkers I am so glad that you have stopped by. Before we get to my project lets take care of the business of PRIZES! Don't forget to go back and comment on the May Arts site for your chance to win 1 or 2 prizes packs...who can say no to fabulous new crafting supplies? NOT me! This stop on your journey brings you to a little out of the box use of the Epiphany Crafts products...

I created a fun spring necklace that gives the butterfly flight. I won't bore you with ALL the details and how to's but I will give you a few great tips I learned along  the way as I designed the project. As always if you have questions or would like to learn more on how to just ask. 


The first big trick of this project is making the bubble capped butterfly into a charm. Start as you would with any Epiphany punch/bubble then add another bubble to the back side of your paper. To create the hole heat up an awl or piercing tool with a heat gun then push the tip through the desired hole location. You will need to reheat your tool a couple times and push slowly though so as not to crack the bubble.

I used all white plastic pearls dyed to match the colors of the paper. Using Big Brush markers from Faber Castle gave the pearls a good cover then hit it with the heat gun to dry them completely.

 And finally the trick of getting the silk ribbon threaded through that wee little hole in the bead. I cut a 3-4 inch length of beading wire and folded in in half. With the 2 ends  together push through the hole thread the ribbon into the loop and pull. the perfect threader out of a scrap of beading wire! WIN!!

So what did I use to make this whimsical necklace you ask....well let me just tell you.

May Arts
1/8 inch Silk Ribbon SK-8

Butterly 25 and bubble caps

Ribbon clasps
Claw Closure
Jump Rings
Scrap of beading wire
fabric glue
Fiber Castle Big Brush markers

heat tool
awl/ piercing tool
jewelery pliers

Thanks soo much for stopping by!

Enjoy your journey...
o    Mary Brockway

o    Lalo IK
o    Karen Hanson

o    Karen Baker

o    Jen Shears

o    Emily Lanham


  1. What a lovely necklace Jennifer!!!
    LOVE the knotted ribbon with the PRETTY pearls & butterflies!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your TOP TIPS too - I ALWAYS appreciate getting handy hints that make creating easier :)

  2. Very pretty and unique idea!

  3. I see I'm missing out on a lot of new products now that Archiver's has gone out of physical business.
    I could always keep up with new ideas - that's how I started with bubbles.
    Love the butterflies. Will have to look for those.
    the necklace is so pretty. thanks for sharing

  4. Great tips and techniques for this pretty necklace!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. How clever and great
    Carla from Utah

  6. What a beautiful Spring necklace and could be used to make so many other things as well!! Thank you for the tutorial and closeups of the project!!! I think it is so precious and love the butterflies especially!! Nothing makes us think of Spring more!

  7. Very pretty and thanks for the great tips.

  8. Love this sweet necklace with all the free flying Butterfly's and lovely ribbon! What a delight!💞💞💞 thank you for sharing how to create it!

  9. This necklace is beautiful. I will have to try this for my 3 nieces, who would be in awe.