Jan 262018

Druzies are popular in jewelry and home decor these days, and even though they aren’t particularly expensive, it’s a fun project to make them yourself!

Besides, who doesn’t love being able to customize the sizes, shapes and colors?

ff faux druzies cover

In today’s video I show how you can make your own chunky, glittery and utterly organic faux druzies.

There are only two ingredients you need to make druzies: glitter and glue. In the video I show which ones work best.

Then all you need is something to put them in such as purchased metal bezels, or you can create your own custom bezels out of polymer clay.

green faux druzies

In case you’re interested, this is how the druzies that I made in the video came out.

Gotta love all that sparkle!

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the DIY Faux Druzies-Druzy Jewelry Pendants-Friday Findings Tutorial video at YouTube.

Jul 302015

Welcome to week #3o of my year-long polymer clay dragon challenge. This week you get to meet Darnell.

Click on any of the photos for a closer look.

dragon #30 Darnell (1)

This week’s dragon is more about his accessories than the dragon himself.

While looking online for inspiration I came across these dragon bracelets by Night Sky Jewelry. You can see the influence on mine but I think mine has a very different feel.

If you’d like to keep up with my dragon creations this year, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.

dragon #30 Darnell (2)

Her technique reminded me of a faux druzy tutorial I saw some time ago. After watching it again,  I immediately went out to Michael’s and bought all the supplies, including a dozen colors of glass glitter.

faux druzy

Here I am in the midst of experimenting with all the different combinations.

These were a lot of fun to make, but WHAT a mess. As I was cleaning up all I could think of was what the man said:

one does not simply wash off glitter

Haha, so true.

dragon #30 Darnell (3)

I really love the look of the little rice shaped bits along the spine instead of the spikes I usually add.

dragon #30 Darnell (4)

A tip for you, if you’re going to build a bracelet like this over a filigree blank, make sure you get the blank fitting you comfortably first because you don’t want to be changing the shape afterwards or pieces might pop off.

dragon #30 Darnell (5)

This bracelet is surprisingly comfortable to wear. Don’t know for what occasions, but wear it I will!

I chose his name because Darnell means hidden place, and it looks to me like he’s hiding in a cave somewhere with all his sparkly treasures.

Even if you never make a dragon you can have a lot of fun making your own sparkly treasures.  These faux druzies would be fun to make with the kids, as well. 🙂 I made my own bezels out of clay, but you can keep it simple and use purchased ones.

Happy creating!

To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.