Making the necklace

Michaels staffer Amber Voorheis offers these how-tos for the necklace she designed and made:<br><br>

1. Draw leaf-shape stencil on cardboard and cut it out.<br><br>

2. Trace stencil on the back of free hardware store paint chips in many shades of gray; cut out.<br><br>

3. Using 4-inch cardboard disc ($1.49) as base, attach one screw eye ($3.99 for 36) on opposite disc sides ¿ 180 degrees apart; Place glue on the screw first for extra security.<br><br>

4. Arrange petals in overlapping pattern as shown.<br><br>

5. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge ($6.49, 8 oz.) to entire disc surface using foam brush ($.49); individually attach petals to disc with more Mod Podge.<br><br>

6. Cut to desired length; attach chain ($3.99, 4 feet) to screw eyes.<br><br>

7. Attach necklace closure (6 sets, $2.99).<br><br>

( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / October 12, 2012 )

Michaels staffer Amber Voorheis offers these how-tos for the necklace she designed and made:

1. Draw leaf-shape stencil on cardboard and cut it out.

2. Trace stencil on the back of free hardware store paint chips in many shades of gray; cut out.

3. Using 4-inch cardboard disc ($1.49) as base, attach one screw eye ($3.99 for 36) on opposite disc sides ¿ 180 degrees apart; Place glue on the screw first for extra security.

4. Arrange petals in overlapping pattern as shown.

5. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge ($6.49, 8 oz.) to entire disc surface using foam brush ($.49); individually attach petals to disc with more Mod Podge.

6. Cut to desired length; attach chain ($3.99, 4 feet) to screw eyes.

7. Attach necklace closure (6 sets, $2.99).

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