How ya doin’? Do you ever get those moments when you want to make something but you don’t have much time to spend on it? I completely know the feeling! From work, to chores, and spending time with the family, sometimes it can be difficult to find some “me time.” In my opinion, one of the best ways to conquer creativity with other tasks is by making small projects that only take a few minutes.
I’ve paired up with my colleague Elisa from our production department to show you how to make a quick and easy EPP necklace. Making this necklace was such a fun way of combining EPP techniques with our new Printemps Fusion and Pure Elements solids to create something quilty you can wear. Follow the steps below to see how you can make your own version.
What you’ll need:
Jewelry Making Cable Chain (size depends on how long you want the necklace)
Jewelry Side Cutters
Open jump rings
Small Jewelry Lobster Clasp
Print template on cardstock and cut out the hexies. Place hexie templates on fabric and trace the hexies about ¼” from the edge of the template. Fold in the edges and baste the fabric around the hexie template.
Once you’ve basted all of your hexies, place the hexies face to face and sew them together at the edges to create the desired shape for your pendant (for this project we’re going to keep the paper inside out hexies to make the shape of the pendant sturdy). We recommend making 2 of the same pendant shapes so that the pendant can be double sided.
Place both pendant shapes “back to back” and sew all around to secure.
Cut your chain in the desired length you want the necklace to be. Puncture a small hole at the top of your EPP pendant with a pin and attach a small ring (it’s called an open jump pring). Press the ring closed with the pliers. String the chain through the pendants ring and use a second jump ring or attach a jewelry lobster clasp to close the necklace.
You’ve made an EPP necklace!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tutorial! Let me know what you think in the comments and tell me all about the projects you’ve made with EPP techniques.
Till next time!