Step 1: Supplies and Equipment
2" heart pendant base (pink acrylic is shown, but this could really be painted wood, other acrylic or anything similar)
silver no-hole beads in two sizes
heart shaped rhinestones
clear glue - clear nail polish or clear craft glue are good choices
clear glaze - I used a tabletop resin
toothpicks or a rhinestone tool
utility or exacto knife and cutting surface
gloves, a mask, and surface protection for safety when using the clear glaze
Step 2: Plan the Design
Step 3: Mask and Paint
Paint over the edges of the masking with something clear - your clear glue or clear nail polish are good choices. Let dry.
Paint the unmasked areas black. Let dry, recoat if necessary until you have an opaque finish.
Carefully peel the masking - you may need to lightly score the edges with the knife first.
Step 4: Glue on the Beads
Glue in the rest of the large beads along the masked lines. Tuck tiny beads in between them.
Glue the heart shaped rhinestones in place and fill in with beads around them.
Step 5: Glaze and Finish
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE RESIN YOU ARE USING. Gloves and a mask are a necessity, as well as some good covering for your work area.
Use the smallest amount of glaze possible to cover it, and keep the glaze off the rhinestones. Glazing over rhinestones softens their facets and makes them less sparkly.
Let dry completely before adding a chain and turning into jewelry!