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When I was given the opportunity to make a craft inspired by the movie Oz the Great and Powerful, I seriously couldn’t have been happier. I LOVE movies and I especially love fun, fantasy movies. Princess Bride, anyone?
So I popped the movie in and watched it. Twice. And I changed my idea for my project probably 20 times but one scene kept coming back to me… The point where Oz must decide to, quite literally whether or not to take the plunge into this fantastic fantasy world and to commit to his adventure in the Land of Oz. The colors in the clouds were so beautiful, so vibrant that they became the color palette for my jewelry project.
Want to see the scene I’m speaking of? Check it out!
Oh, gosh. That’s little snippet has really piqued your interest, hasn’t it? You can see how the oranges, pinks, purples and golds could be incredibly inspirational, don’t you? I went to the store with the colors in mind and was very happy that I was able to find the perfect findings for my new, Oz the Great and Powerful inspired rainbow jewelry!
To make the bracelet you will need:
- pink, purple and gold glass pearls
- gold jewelry wire
- gold crimp beads
- gold closure with three slots on each side
- jewelry making tools
Thread your first bit of jewelry wire through your finding. Wrap about two inches of the wire back. Slide your crimp bead on and push all of the way to the closure. Use pliers to pinch the crimp bead shut.
Begin stringing your glass pearls of one color onto the wire. Be sure that the bead covers both ends of the wire that you folded over. Continue beading until you get a length that will fit your wrist loosely.
Finish by attaching to the other piece of your closure, using your crimp bead to tightly affix. Run your extra wire through the beads. Do this for all three of your colors.
Prior to wearing, take the bracelet and twist both ends to make the strands twine around one another just like the clouds in Oz the Great and Powerful!
I picked this particular clasp to kind of be the centerpiece of the bracelet. Unfortunately the clasp is broken and won’t open up so I will be remaking this bracelet, soon. Be sure before you put all of this work into it that the clasp easily opens and closes, or take it back for one that does!!
To make the ring you will need:
- big multi color rhinestone (mine is 20mm I bought at Hobby Lobby)
- ring base
- huge beads caps (you can find these in a bead shop – take your stone in to make sure it will fit)
- super strong glue
Here are my bead caps. They are pretty and the perfect size BUT the wrong color.
That’s nothing a quick spray with gold paint couldn’t cure, though. If painting your findings to match, be sure to go over with a clear finish coat. I used Hard Coat Mod Podge.
And at this point you may also want to paint the back of your rhinestone to match. I didn’t and now wish that I had.
Put a healthy amount of glue into the bottom of the inside of the bead cap and wait for it to start becoming tacky. FYI – I used Amazing Quick Hold.
Set aside and allow to fully dry. By the way, isn’t that rhinestone gorgeous? I purchased all they had and now I have 7 more I need to find something to do with!
Turn your stone and cap over and place a good size daub of glue right in the center. Since I had a hole I really went after it. Allow the glue to become tacky and then set on top of the ring base. Hold until it wants to stay together by itself. It will still need to finish setting though, so place somehwere safe. I jammed the ring portion in between two tables for it to hold upright.
The think I love most about this ring is the way the colors change. In one direction it looks gold, then orange, then pink. The green is kind of a stretch, but I think that it really captures the beauty behind those gorgeous clouds in the Land of Oz, don’t you?
Well, that’s all of the DIY I have for you today. If you haven’t seen the movie, the DVD Blu-Ray combo pack comes out on June 10th and I really couldn’t recommend it more. I’ve only seen it in the company of adults but I am really looking forward to watching it with two little boys I know and getting their opinions, too.
Happy Hump Day!
I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign with Disney and The Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.