Mod Podge "Mother" Necklace

Hey, friends!  I can’t wait to show you my latest jewelry project!  If you follow along on Facebook, you probably saw a photo this week of the huge box o’ fun I got…full of all kinds of Mod Podge, paint, and applicators.  On Wednesday, I get to show you the main project I made with the supplies, but I’ve tested them out on a few other things too, like this “Mother” necklace.
One of the items in my goody box was something called “Podgeable Shapes,” a collection of 18 ovals, circles, squares, and rectangles {some with holes, some without} just waiting to be Mod Podged!
I couldn’t resist playing with them, so I glanced around my craft room for something to make a necklace out of.  I recently got orders for four of my Dictionary pendants, three of which used the word “mother”.  I had an extra print-out of the definition, and much to my delight, it fit perfectly with the podgeable square!  I trimmed it to the right size, put some glossy Mod Podge on the back of the square, then stuck the definition to it.  Then, I coated the back with two coats of Mod Podge to seal the deal.
Once it was dry, I added a jump ring, as well as a little heart charm and a tiny crystal to represent LC’s birthstone {of course it has to be my least favorite one, that August peridot}.  The ones without holes could be done in the same way, just adding a bail to them instead of a jump ring.  I love the way this turned out!
{you know, sometimes I wonder what kind of conversations my neighbors have…if they ever say things like, “Honey, I’m not so sure about that girl next door.  Now she’s making her tree wear a necklace and taking its picture…do you think we should move?”}
Anyway, you could do it with any definition, as well as sheet music, or any photo or printed image you want!  For more ideas, go see Kate at Cheap Crafty Mama; she made these really cute reversible bird pendants with the Podgeable shapes.  And she happens to be giving some away over on her blog too…
I’m looking forward to playing around with some of the other shapes and seeing what I can create!  Stay tuned for LOTS more Mod Podge this week…my main project as well as a secondary project and a project made by Little Crafter himself!  ‘Til then,
Happy Crafting!

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  1. I just laughed out loud, literally when I read that part about wondering what your neighbors must think. I live in an apartment complex and right in the center is a little grassy spot with a wooden fence that ends up being the location of most of my sewing/ craft projects. I feel ridiculous wondering how many people are looking out the window at me while I fight with the wind to get my new quilt to hang just right…

    1. If you plan on getting them wet, I would use Outdoor Mod Podge. That’s your best bet. I don’t think I’d swim in it or anything, and I’d probably avoid taking showers with it on, just to be safe, but a little rain or a splash of water shouldn’t hurt it.

  2. those are cute! i’ll have to see if our craft store carries any of these. and lol at your joke about your neighbors. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

  3. I can’t believe I missed this post…I love this necklace…hint…hint…it would make a lovely Christmas gift… 🙂
    You make such beautiful things…
    Congratulations on reaching 1400 followers…

  4. You said the ones without holes you can use bails… can you explain this? I just got my first shapes and I am at a lost on how to use the ones without holes.

    1. Of course! Jewelry bails are pieces of metal that are partially flat and then have a loop at the top. You glue the flat part to the back of your shape, then the loop at the top allows you to string something through it {chain, cord} to make a necklace. This is what they look like: You can get them on Etsy, Oriental Trading,, or any jewelry supply store/website. Hope that helps!

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