Make your own Costume Jewellery Gemstones

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make your own Costume Jewellery Gemstones

It's easy and fun to make your own faux gemstones and glass chips with WTA transparent Worbla. Colour the gemstones to the colour of your choice with ink pads and string together your gemstones with beads and pearls to make one of a kind necklaces, earrings, bracelets and embellish mixed media creations.

Using the sponge dauber lightly cover about 5cm x 18cm surface of the Worbla transparent sheet with the StazOn Ultramarine and Teal blue colours. Cut the coloured piece of WTA.

Heat well the cut piece of Worbla and wrap it to form a ball.

Using a round rolling tool, slightly flatten the Worbla and cut small pieces with a pair of scissors. Heat each piece and flatten further. Remember to heat before cutting the pieces as the Worbla will harden when it cools and become difficult to cut.

Using a piercing tool, make holes close to the edge on each of the flattened 'gemstone' pieces. Place a jump ring with the round nose pliers.

Arrange the pieces and set them to form the necklace design. Add some chain on the pieces that need to lay longer on the cord.

Place the faux stones with metallic beads on the leather cord and set a lobster clasp and an end cap to finish. ♥

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 10mm Lobster Clasps - 40pcs - Silver Tone ST14
  • Buddly Crafts 2mm Round Leather Thonging Cord x 1m - Black
  • Buddly Crafts 3mm x 4mm Fine Chain - 10m Silver Tone ST18
  • Buddly Crafts 8mm x 3mm Feather & Cord Crimping End Caps - 100pcs Silver Tone
  • Buddly Crafts Small Metal Beads - 36pcs Silver Tone
  • EK Success Non-Stick Craft Tweezers E5404000
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Earrings - 35mm Kidney #2417
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Pliers - Round Nose
  • Joy! Crafts Sponge Ink Daubers 3pcs
  • Knorr Prandell Hole Piercing Tool #397
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool UK Plug
  • Silver Plated Jump Rings - 6mm 144pcs #1135
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 13cm (5
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 18cm (7
  • Tsukineko StazOn Midi Ink Pad - Teal Blue
  • Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink Pad - Ultramarine
  • Worbla Transpa Art (WTA) Thermoplastic Modelling & Moulding Sheet - 180mm x 250mm x 0.8mm

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.