Friday, March 4, 2016

Rockin' Necklaces

Hi everyone Steph Ackerman here today and I've been working with rocks. Yep, that's right.  Rocks. 


After washing and drying the stones, use the Precision Rotary Tool and assorted polishing bits with the polishing compound to polish the stones. 

Next, paint Iridescents on the stones to add color.  Iridescents have a rich, translucent color that looks amazing once dry.

Once the Iridescents dried, use the buffing wheel again to polish the stones.  This helps bring out the color and makes the rocks shine.

I used some wire to wrap around the rocks creating a pattern.  I am still getting used to wire wrapping, but I think they turned out ok.  I glued the wire to the back of the rocks to hold it in place.

Thread each rock onto ribbon or even some string for a more rugged look. 

Thanks for stopping by today.



Terri Sproul said...

What a fun idea...

Tammy Santana said...

OK...these are too cute!