creating with a kid: abstract cardboard necklace
Lately I am loving the abstract jewelry trend that I am seeing out there. Lucy and I thought it would be fun to put our own twist on colorful statement necklaces but only use cardboard and paint!
Cardboard is actually a really versatile material, it can withstand lots of paint and it makes great jewelry because it is so lightweight.
We started by painting lots of messy layers of paint.
Lucy and I thought it would be fun to go for valentine themed surfaces so we used lots of pinks and reds and added little hearts and xo’s.
We painted 2-3 layers on the front and back of our cardboard.
Once the paint was dry, we gave everything a quick coat of matte gel medium to seal the surface.
Then we cut up the cardboard into all kinds of shapes.
Then we started arranging the shapes.
And using jump rings, connected the shapes together
The last step was to add a chain.
The result is a super abstract and funky necklace!