Greetings, lovely Iggle Campers!! Gillyweed here, with another craft challenge just for IGGPPCamp! Last year, I posted a new craftastic challenge every day, and this year, I’m doing it again! I decided to go with some simpler crafts this time around, with hopes that more lovely folks join us this year!
Today we’re doing a troop necklace for Troop Lumos! (TROOP LUMOS ALWAYS)
- Necklace chain
- Tiny necklace jars
- Glow in the dark glitter
- E6000 craft glue or hot glue
- Pen & Paper
- Coffee, tea, or a lighter (to age the paper – Optional)
- Scissors (not pictured)
- I found a need for screw eyes as well, I’ll explain that later in this post.
First, fill your tiny jar with the desired amount of glitter. I kept it around half, but you can fill it to the top or barely put any in – it’s all up to you! I found glow in the dark glitter in the craft glitter section of Michael’s (not the scrapbooking glitter section) for only a couple of bucks. Plus I had a 40% coupon, not too shabby!
This is how much I filled my tiny bottle. In the background you can see the blur that is my teabag is sitting on top of my paper, changing the color to make it look more “aged”. You don’t have to age your paper though – the amount of paper you’re using is so tiny you might not even notice it!
You’ll then want to add some glue to the insides of the neck of the jar or the sides of the cork to permanently secure it shut.
Now use your pen to write “LUMOS” in your tiniest handwriting. Hopefully the ink in your pen will oblige! Cut out your LUMOS.
Glue the Lumos to your jar. If you’re using E6000, it doesn’t hurt to spread some over the paper too, help waterproof your paper.
Believe it or not, it was at this point – almost at the end of the necklace making tutorial – that I realized these tiny necklace jars did not have a tiny screw eye attached to their corks. I had never purchased this style of jar before, so I don’t know if these just don’t come with the screw eye, or if I was jipped. (My opinion? If I’m buying tiny jars in the jewelry section of the store, it would be great if that jar included an easy way to attach it on to jewelry!)
My craft store was closed by that point, so I ended up at Home Depot, where I purchased the tiniest screw eyes I could find. Then I screwed one in to each cork.
Tada! The finished Lumos necklaces! I think they’re adorable! Granted, the brass necklace chain doesn’t quite go with the silver of the screw eye in that first necklace there, but that’s okay!
And there you have a shot of them glowing in the dark! I cannot begin to describe how difficult it was to take a picture of the glow! lol!
Don’t want to make a Lumos necklace? Try coating the inside of a tiny jar with gold enamel hobby paint, and BAM! You’ve got your own bottle of liquid luck!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s challenge and that you give it a try yourself! If you do, an achievement awaits!! Enter campersgetcrafty3 to get IGGPPCamp Challenge Achievement #3, and please don’t forget to share your pics via twitter and hashtags #IGGPPCamp and #IggleCC!