I’m a Byrd (pronounced bird) and as most birds, I like sparkly things. Most girls love anything with a bit of a shimmer and shine. That’s why it’s important that we know how to make sparkly things rather than spend a fortune on it! It’s unbelievably easy to make a glitter necklace using Mod Podge.
So today let’s learn how to make this glitter necklace. It’s easy, and will cost only a couple of dollars. (Or if you’re looking for a fancier version, check out this tutorial to make a glitter necklace using resin.)
First let’s break down the supplies and cost.
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This is all you will need to make a glitter necklace. In fact, with these supplies you can make two or you can buy more bezels and make a ton of them!
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic – $5.00
Round 3/4′ Bezel – 2 for $2.00 at Hobby Lobby
Fine Glitter – 6 different colors for $5 at Hobby Lobby
All together the price is $12. But the price to make just one only using a portion of these supplies would be under $2. If my kids don’t steal my Mod Podge Dimensional Magic again I can use it along with the 6 tubes of Easter colored glitter to make a lot of crafts this spring. I also still have one bezel left over.
This would be a great easy jewelry craft to make with a group of friends, teachers at the end of the year, or for your kids.
To start you just need the bezel and the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. You need the Dimensional Magic, not regular Mod Podge, to make this project successfully.
Place a thin layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in the bottom of the bezel. You want it to be less than half full.
Next add a thin layer of glitter. It’s ok if there’s a short mound of glitter in the middle, the Mod Podge will absorb it. Then while it’s still wet add a small amount of glitter that’s a different color.
I just stuck with two colors per necklace. You could try more if you want or try metallic colors for a really pretty necklace.
Now let the first thin layer dry for about 15-20 minutes. Get some snacks or work on a different necklace.
Wait! You’re not done though! You have to finish it!
Now add another layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic that comes just under the edge of the bezel.
Repeat the same process with the two tones of glitter.
The bezel doesn’t lay flat so you will have to put something under one end to make the top an even surface. I used the cardboard label from the bezel package and it worked great.
Give it a few minutes to set up and then take a pencil or chopstick and push it down gently through the top layer. Don’t worry – this does not leave a hole. The pencil or chopstick will clear away an area of glitter and help you see the bottom layer. The Dimensional Magic will fill in with a small clear area.
Let the bezel dry completely for 4-5 hours.
Then you’ll be left with a pretty sparkly necklace that your friends won’t believe you made for less than a cup of Starbucks!
That’s gorgeous but so are these:
Get the full instructions to make these necklaces using resin, which are just a few more steps then making the sparkle glitter necklace.
This one is my favorite:
Well, one of the many favorites.
If you want more easy jewelry craft ideas check out my all time favorite jewelry craft; wire wrapped bracelets.
Or if you’re tired of jewelry, check out the Burlap Sunflower Wreath:
hello, I want to make these with my nieces when they come up from houston in the summer for a visit. My questions are:
1. does the glitter fall from the necklace when wearing
2. when using the pencil: do you push down the whole area or just one?
Thank you so much! Loving your page
no the glitter becomes encased in the mod podge and does not fall off at all. I just pushed the pencil through in about 3 random spots. Have fun!
marilyn peters says
Wanted to do thus since I lost an opal. Thank you!!
marilyn peters says
Wanted to do something like this since I list an opal out of a favorite necklace ~ thank you!!
Jessica Huling says
Can you complete this craft using sand instead of glitter?
wanda jordan says
I’ve looked everywhere for this Mod Podge Dimensional Magic – $5.00 No one seem to know where I can find it. Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby, Jo Ann’s or Walmart. SO what and where do I find it?. It is not with regular Mod Podge Please email and tell me where to get. tljwljw2 @ suddenlink.net
I buy it at Hobby Lobby where all the other Mod Podge is at.
Amazon has it.
Hello! This is such an interesting project to try! But I wonder if there’s any substitute to the Mod Podge? The local craft store here doesn’t sell Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. I could order it online, but only from foreign online sellers which will cost me more than a cup of Starbucks, I guess.
you could use an epoxy resin but it’s messier.
Francine Salter says
resin is not that bad, my necklaces come out beautiful and shinny, but i am going to try it your way and see the difference, resin takes longer to dry, but i love the out come
I’m on the fence about resin. I think it’s a great product that dries harder and more durable but I still like Mod Podge products.
I tried using Dimensional Magic but wasn’t pleased at all. My pieces domed beautifully but once dried sunk in the center. I’d seen reviews (after purchasing it) saying this happens. Any suggestions?
Bobbie Byrd says
You would need to use resin to get a really great dome or do the dimensional magic in two steps. Do a base layer and then build up a second layer after dry but your best bet would be using resin.
I have not had any experience with Mod Podge since i couldn’t find it. I did make up my own substitute from what i found on Pinterest. You mix up a combination of water and elmer’s glue and it works pretty good. I have put it on shoe heels and it has stuck pretty well. On the other parts of shoes that get a lot of creasing you will have some flake off with the sparkles but not as much as you might think. Surface preparation is key for that application. Clean the surface well from wax and oils and then gently rough up the surface with a bit of sandpaper. Good effect, but try other materials too. Sparkles get a bit too bling-ey sometimes. Colored sands can work well too.
Hi! I was wondering if you had any good craft ideas to do with rings that have sentimental value. My best friend us getting married and we have these two rings we bought together a few years ago but I don’t want to just give her the same ring.. I want to see if there’s a way I can re-gift or to get in a different way.
Oh that’s so sweet. I don’t have any crafts but you may want to look up wire wrapping on Pinterest. You could do a pretty wire wrapping around it and turn it into a necklace. Or maybe mount it and frame it in a shadow box with some other memories?
I use glittery nail polish and they make glass bevels to go on top. The nail polish makes the bevel stick…..your idea is good idea variant!
Aditya Chatterjee says
Hi, I want to make this necklace for my friend. But, the thing is I’m from India and I might not get Mod Podge here…therefore, can you help me with an alternative or tell me what chemical this mod podge is so that I can check with the art and craft’s store here!
I’m not sure how to make that form of mod podge but you should be able to use resin. Just follow in the instructions on the resin.
Michele Kernechel says
Will Mod Podge work for making beach sand pendants? I want to create sand pendants, using sand from various beaches.
Beth Saguto says
So you don’t need to put a cap of any kind on the bezel once it’s finished?
Bobbie Byrd says
No it’s done.
I loved it…but..I wanna ask something
is it possible to write name on the necklace.?
Bobbie Byrd says
You could probably buy very small letter charms and push them down into the mixture before it’s hardened but I don’t think it would fit a whole name, probably just initials.
I made a necklace like this with regular modge podge and sand and it did not turn out, so I look forward to trying it your way with the dimensional magic. My question is, why do you push down in it with a pencil? What does this do?
Bobbie Byrd says
It just seals it all within the pendant. You can just try sprinkling it on top but some of it will come off after it’s dry.
Hi we made the glitter pendant necklaces with Mod Podge. We followed the directions exactly and glitter is still coming off. Can we seal it with something? Thank you so much for your time.