Metal Rose Necklace


Since I had so much wonderful feedback when I created my Sunflower Brooch a few weeks ago, I thought that I would share another creation for all of you – The Metal Rose Necklace.  Just like the Sunflower, this Rose is die cut from thinner weight metal and then hand colored and shaped to create this beautiful flower.  This time I thought that I would make it into a necklace, but this flower would look just as stunning as a ring!


Let’s get creative!


Cut the following quantities of petals using the Create-A-Rose die from aluminum metal sheets:
• 12 each of large petal
• 8 each of medium petal
• 5 each of small petal
Note: Use the Metal Shim plate when cutting pieces with the Artisan X-plorer™ machine.

Color the cut metal petals:

  1. Apply a base coat of Inka Gold Metallic Rub Base Coat with an InkBlusher on both sides of each petal. Allow to dry completely.
  2. With an InkBlusher, coat both sides of each petal with Inka Gold Metallix Rub. Once dry, use a paper towel to buff each petal to reveal gold luster.
  3. Place a large drop of Boysenberry Silks Glaze on the stem end of the petal.
  4. Add a generous amount of Vavoom Red Silk to an InkBlusher and spread from the stem outward while blending the two colors together. Allow to dry completely.
  5. Repeat for all petals.
  6. With an InkBlusher, edge all the pieces with StazOn Metallic Gold.



Assembling the flower:

  1. To begin assembling the rose, use red line tape to adhere the first large petal at the stem and place into the bezel.
  2. Add three more large petals (as shown) for a total of four to complete the first layer
  3. Shape the petals to form a cup and slightly bend the tips down to give a realistic appearance.
  4. Repeat for two more layers of large petals, offsetting the placement of each layer.
  5. Build two layers of medium sized petals in the same manner.
  6. Complete the petal construction by adding the final layer of five small petals.
  7. Following manufacturer’s instructions, mix ICE Resin and paint onto each rose petal to add a protective seal.
  8. Add the rivoli to the middle of the flower with ICE Resin and allow to cure completely.
  9. Wrap the plain rhinestone chain with metallic embroidery floss to add color to the chain.
  10. Attach chain to each end of the bezel using jump rings.





IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Metallic Gold solvent ink, GlazOn layer protectant

Beadalon flat nose pliers, jump rings, necklace clasp

ICE Resin ICE Resin, Medium Square Hobnail Bezel, brush

Spellbinders Create-A-Rose die, Aluminum metal sheets, Artisan X-plorer Machine and Metal Shim plate

Viva Color Inka Gold Metallic Rub Base Coat, Inka Gold Metallix Rub, Silks Acryllic Glaze: Boysenberry, Vavoom Red

Miscellaneous red line double sided tape, rhinestone chain, faceted crystal rivoli, metallic embroidery floss

3 Responses

  1. Neva Cole

    What a wonderful creation. I am anxious to try this technique to create gifts for the holidays.

  2. Wow you’ll be opening your own jewellery store soon with these wonderful creations

  3. This is so pretty! I love the colors, especially the gemstone in the center is like icing on a cake.

    Thanks for sharing!

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