After discovering some awesome tutorials on glue gun crafts I decided to try making a necklace. I am not 100% satisfied with the result. The lines of glue turned out a little bit wonky and bubbly, but, my hands are shaky and my glue gun was cheap so honestly, I wasn’t expecting a better result. I like the design I made though, and just imagine this necklace with perfect straight lines – It would look damn cool!
I used the exact same technique as used in this Glue Gun Masquerade Mask Tutorial video on youtube. Check it out! It’s really cool!
To make this necklace you’ll need: A glue gun and some glue sticks, tulle fabric, plastic wrap (not pictured) and a necklace template. You can download the one I did here. Fit and print onto A4 paper, you should be able to tell by the size of it (cut it out and try around the neck) if it printed the right size or not :)
I laid out the template (1st layer, bottom), plastic wrap (2nd, middle) and tulle fabric (3rd, top) on top of each other. I secured the layers to the table with tape.
Then I tried to glue straight lines with my glue gun and failed pretty hard, BUT! I did manage to glue the entire template without burning any fingers!
This is how it looked finished.
I carefully removed the necklace from the plastic wrap. Trimmed off the excess tulle (and some of the plastic wrap too as it tends to melt a bit from the heat), spray painted and added a closure. If you use my template to make a necklace you will need a short chain, some jump rings and a clasp for this. Also make sure you make little loops with the glue where yo can attach the chain to the necklace.
I also have some news. I don’t think I have ever mentioned this on the blog before, because it makes me depressed, but I live with my parents. I’ve been saving up money to buy my own place for several years and I am actually at a point now when it’s possible to do so. The problem is that most apartments, even studios, are really REALLY expensive. And they’re few, very, very few. Which means bidding wars. And bidding wars equal expensive beyond reason.
I had a really good shot at getting this wonderful all original details 60′s studio a couple of weeks ago, but chickened out when the price went up a little too far. I regret not bidding one more time though and I am quite sure I would have gotten it if I had done so. I would have gone bankrupt, but at least I would have had a place to call my own.
I am also have this weird longing to live in the country. For some odd reason I want to chop wood (WHAT), I want to compost things, I want to grow my own food. I often find myself collecting stuff that would look cool in a cabin in the woods. It’s weird but I really feel like there’s something in the country that I need to do. I AM SO CONFUSED. But, I have always been a lover of trees and nature, so I guess it has finally caught up on me.
To make things worse (there’s always something that make things worse), work has been crazy and my parent’s apartment is getting renovated (completely gutted) so, the landlord have decided that we need to move. My plan was to get out of here before this happened, but now I have no other choice but to move with my parents and I’ve never been less enthusiastic about anything ever. I think we have 56 boxes at this point and we haven’t even begun packing any books! HELP!
So, that explains why I haven’t updated my blog in a month.
With the move and no internet in the new apartment for a few days the blog will take a break again and I will be back when things get a little better and more manageable. See you then!