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Tutorial: Washi Tape Statement Necklace

washi tape statement necklace

Do you washi tape craft? Washi tape is one of the easiest and most fun new craft supplies to play with. What is washi tape? It’s japanese-style masking tape that comes in many colors and patterns. You can put it on just about anything and make an instant statement! I crafted this rainbow crown statement necklace up in ten minute sessions — between changing diapers and cleaning up messes. It took about thirty minutes total (not counting drying time), and it is just so pretty, sassy, and fun!

Project Materials:

  • 1 Mod Podge Acrylic Shape, $1 (Pack of 6 is 5.99)
  • Assorted washi tape, $1 a roll and up
  • Flower cabochons, buttons, or other embellishments
  • Dimensional Magic from Mod Podge, $5.99
  • E-6000 glue, on hand
  • 2 oversized jump rings, on hand or a few cents each (packages usually cost about $3)
  • A silvertone necklace (16″ or 18″ is great), $1 and up
  • Needle-nosed pliers to open jump rings
  • Drill with small bit, on hand (or Dremel)

Total: about $10 (with lots of supplies left over for fun projects)

About the Supplies:

  • Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes: I got my hands on one of the brand new Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes from Plaid (these are BRAND new and should be available at Michaels and Jo-Ann very soon), and I had such a blast crafting it up. I was honestly sad that I only had one to play with, and I can’t wait to get some more.
  • Washi Tape: You can get washi tape online at Love My Tapes, or on Etsy, and I just heard that Wal-mart has small rolls of washi tape for 97 cents in their scrapbooking section!
  • Flower Cabochons: I picked these flower cabochons up at Mindy Mae’s Market. You can also use cabochons from the craft store, or spare buttons or broken jewelry from your stash.
  • Dimensional Magic: This is a really awesome glaze that looks like resin, but is non-toxic and water based. It is by far one of the most fun craft supplies I have in my craftbox! If you have always wanted to try resin jewelry, but are afraid to try, Dimensional Magic is a great way to try it out without the muss and fuss.

washi tape crown pendant

Make the Necklace:

1. Cover Mod Podge Acrylic shape with washi tape as desired. I layered mine in overlapping rainbow-ish stripes. Trim any overhanging tape with a craft knife.

2. Place the acrylic shape on a stiff cardboard work surface. cover the surface of the shape with Dimensional magic. Use a “royal icing” technique — outline the shape with DM first, and then flood inside. If you get any air bubbles, try to breathe on them to pop the bubbles. If that doesn’t work, just use them as a marker for your cabochons later (that’s what I did – ha ha!)

3. Place the shape (on cardboard) on a flat, level place that maintains a constant (preferably somewhat warm) temperature. The top of your fridge is a good place. Let the piece sit undisturbed for 12-24 hours.

4. The next day, drill a small hole on each side of the piece, where you will hang it from. If you have never used a drill, it’s not that big of a deal. I just held one side of the piece down with my left hand, and let the side I was going to drill hang over an edge, and then drilled into it with a small drill bit. Then I switched to the other side. And, done! You can use a drill, high-powered electric screwdriver, or Dremel-type tool for this.

5. Glue a sprinkling of flower cabochons on the top to add a little extra interest. I used E-6000 glue.

6. Take a 16″ or 18″ silvertone necklace (I get them by the 10 pack from Fire Mountain Gems) and open up a link in the middle of the chain. Discard link. Attach pendant to each end of the chains with an oversized jump ring.

rainbow crown necklace

Jewelry stand by Premiere Prop Co

Linking to Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It

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8 Responses to Tutorial: Washi Tape Statement Necklace

  1. Michelle L. says:

    Oooh ahhh! That is just amazing – looks exactly like a fused glass pendant! Love love love the stripey design on that great shape. Beautiful photo!

  2. I have never heard of this tape! Fun! Can’t wait to try using it. Thanks! I found you through TidyMom’s link up. Have a great weekend.

  3. Taylor Bradford says:

    I can’t find the acrylic shapes anywhere :(
    Can you order them online?

  4. Beautiful!!! sharing!

  5. this is so nice! I like the shape..perfect!!

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