I’m so excited about sharing this project today because I saw a variant of the Beauty and the Beast Rose necklace on Pinterest, but it was clearly not any easy DIY jewelry project. However, I daydreamed about ways to make it easier, make it something that I could do, as I’m a crafter, not a professional jeweler. Then while browsing the beads section at my local Michael’s store lead me to an idea, and sometimes my ideas don’t work. Luckily this one did, and I was able to come up with a way to make my very own Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace. And while the final results aren’t as fancy as those by professional jewelers, I was so pleased by how the final necklace turned out!
Honestly, gathering the supplies for this project took almost as long as making the necklace. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your own.
Supplies for Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace
- Small Rose Beads
- 20 Gauge Wire
- Premo! Sculpey Polymer Clay in Green
- Green Floral Tape
- Antique Gold Chain
- Jump Rings
- Lobster Clasp
- Basic Chain Jewelry Pliers
- Glass Dome Pendant (This is the hardest item to find, and I used this US-based Etsy seller.)
- E6000 Jewelry & Bead Glue
I started by running the wire through the rose bead. I used 20 Gauge wire, which was thin enough to go through the bead, but thick enough to support the rose. (You must use a heavier gauge to insure that it’s strong enough to hold the bead up.)
Then I wrapped the floral tape around the wire, to hide it. This was what it looked like immediately after I wrapped it. Then I smoothed it out and trimmed the wire to make sure that it was the correct link to fit into the Glass dome.
I then took a small piece of the Premo! clay in green, and created a base for the rose. (I wish I could suspend it in air like it appears in the movie, but that’s beyond the my skill.) After I created the base in the polymer clay, I baked it, and glued it to the base of the glass dome using the E6000 Jewelry and Bead Glue (affiliate link).
Then I glued the bail to the top of the glass dome and attached the jump ring. I also created my chain using the chain link, jump rings and lobster clasp.
Then I glued the rose into the clay base before carefully sealing the glass dome around the jewelry base. This is one of the projects, where I’d really recommend speciality glue… and no little people. This glue is stinky and powerful. Do it while they are in bed!
Now let it dry before you wear it! For the record, this project took me about 15 minutes to make, other than baking and drying time!
What do you think? Am I all ready for the release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tomorrow?
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