Retired - Cute as a Button Ornament

PROJECT C1020
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
The perfect gift for any new parent or grandparent, this ornament features a personalized baby photo pendant and a stamped name and birth date on a little button blank.
Instructions
  1. Choose your photo for the ornament. If you have a regular photograph, make a color copy of it. If you have a digital image, print it out on a color laser printer.
  2. Use the second circle from the left on the top row of your circle template (marked 32/4) to trace around your photo with a pencil. Then cut out the circle. Make sure it will fit into your Vintaj Natural Brass 32mm circle bezel pendant and adjust if necessary.
  3. Use a paintbrush or your fingers to spread Nunn Design glue onto the back of your photo and press it down into the bezel pendant. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Use Nunn Design sealant to prepare your image as shown in this video. Allow all three coats of sealant to dry thoroughly.
  5. Mix 1 ounce of Ice Resin and fill your bezel as demonstrated in this video.
  6. Allow your resin to cure for three days.
  7. Watch the video: How to Make a Name Stamped Mother's Necklace. You'll only be using the metal stamping technique demonstrated, so feel free to disregard the rest of the instruction.
  8. Using the technique demonstrated in the video, stamp the name and birth date onto a Vintaj Natural Brass 24mm blank stamping button. See photos for placement details. Use the Vintaj relief block to lighten up the button stamping and make the name stand out more.
  9. Take your length of pine green silk fabric ribbon and bring the pointed ends through the hole in your photo pendant, leaving a loop. Then pull the ends through the loop to create a lark's head knot.
  10. Next, thread each pointed end up through one of the bottom button holes from the back to the front. Then bring them back through the top button holes from the front to the back.
  11. Adjust the placement of your button on the ribbons until you like where it sits.
  12. Decide how long you want your hanging loop to be and tie the ends in a bow above there. Trim the ends if you like.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-7198 - Vintaj Natural Brass Blank Circle Bezel Pendant 32mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7374 - Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank Stamping Large Button 24mm (4)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48053 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Pine Green
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1032 - Nunn Design Sealant Protectant 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0714 - Beadsmith 36 Piece Letter & Number Punch Set For Stamping Metal 1/8 Inch 3mm (1 Set W/ Wood Case)
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0163 - Eurotool Oval And Circle Template Set - Assorted Sizes
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients PND-7198, PND-7374, XCR-48053, TRC-12, XTL-1031, XTL-1032,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$19.99 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$16.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
$10.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0254
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Eurotool Oval And Circle Template Set - Assorted Sizes

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