Today, we are going to create a Mandela necklace using paper, Dew Drops, jewelry findings and a ribbon chain. It is a super easy idea that would make a great gift for a special friend or to wear yourself.
2 inch circle punched from heavy paper that was pre-painted with acrylic paint – alternately you could work on a 2 inch flat wooden disc.
Posca Pen – white acrylic paint pen.
Pitt Pen – Black Bold
Uniball Gel Pen – Silver
Clear drying liquid adhesive
Ribbon or chain for hanging
Assemble all your ingredients and think about the design you will use (Pinterest has lots of great examples).
Punch a two inch circle from heavy watercolor paper
Lay out your design on the circle. My top tip here is when you get it how you like take a photo with your camera, so you have a record of your preferred design.
Starting at the center adhere Dew Drops to the paper with liquid adhesive, referring to your photo as needed. Continue until all Dew Drops are in place. Let dry
Add accents with the Posca Pen and let dry.
Add accents with Black Pitt Pen and let dry
Finally, add silver accents if desired.
Add jewelry finding to make necklace focal
Finally add ribbon or chain to the focal and you have a super cute necklace for gift giving.
Hope you are keeping cool if it’s summer where you are. Have fun with this project and if posting on social media use #dewdroplove so we can see all of your lovely creations.