Today I am going to show you how to create a unique, wearable butterfly shadowbox. These are reminiscent of those specimen boxes you used to see in science class- but we will not be harming any butterflies in the making! 🙂
Here are the supplies you will need to make your own butterfly jewelry pendants:
- Ranger® Inkssentials™ 1.5 x 1.5 in Chrome Memory Frame
- Frame Charm-Rectangle-Silver-1 x 2 inch
- Signed, sealed and remembered chains (your choice of styles)
- Mini Feather Butterflies
- Butterfly Stickers
- Xyron Sticker Maker (optional)
- Mini Butterfly Punch
- White Cardstock Scrap
- Spectrum Noir Markers
- Liquid Adhesive
- Distress Ink Pad
- Adhesive Flatback Pearls
Notice on the packaging of your memory frames, it will specify a size. This is the size of the inside of the frame. It makes it very convenient to cut your material to fit the frames.
I like the rustic feel of old text. I thrifted this awesome dictionary:
Then apply adhesive to your patterned paper, and adhere it to your chipboard.
I love to use my Xyron sticker maker for projects like this. I don’t have to wait for glue to dry, and it provides an even, permanent adhesion.
Once you insert your backing, you can begin to add your butterfly specimens!
You can choose to add stickers. I found these beautiful 3-D gold vellum stickers. I simply adhered a butterfly to the backing with some liquid adhesive, and added a mini-pearl “body.”
I also found these adorable feather mini-butterflies.
Use a craft punch to create mini-butterflies from white cardstock, then customize with Spectrum Noir markers.
Start by outlining the butterfly with a darker shade of color, make sure to “outline” the body of the butterfly too.
You could also use chalks, inks, or pre-printed patterned paper. Really, the possibilities are endless here. Match a specific outfit! If you used less permanent adhesive, like a glue dot, you could switch out your butterflies!
I hope you are inspired to make your own!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).