Find it, Cut it, Wear it

Die cut flower pendant
My recent acquisition of the Sizzix Big Kick die cut machine has created a cut monster.  I had no interest in getting one of these since I have a Cricut, until I began dabbing with metal work in my jewelry.  Cricut will not even think about cutting metal.  Sizzix has dies that cut right through metal up to 24 mm thick (according to them), with tons of shapes to choose from, and I finally caved.

Since getting it, I have cut through several different materials (the popsicle stick pendant from the Scribble Challenge is a good example), and will be sharing my experiences and results with you as I go along.

This project was born out of my morning run.  I spied some random scraps of metal and plastic on the ground.  Immediately I pictured running them through my Big Kick, so I snatched them up and brought them home.

Make Jewelry With Sizzix

Die cut jewelry

You can make this necklace so easily with Sizzix.  All I did was die cut the shapes using the Sizzix Flower Layers #2 stack them, secure them with Crafter’s Pick, embellish with pearl in the center, and attach to chain with jump ring.  The bottom 2 layers are grungeboard with scrapbook paper glued to the top.  I had to hole punched a petal in the metal flower for the jump ring attachment.
Found Objects JewelryHere I made a flower embellishment for a pendant I had already created.  I simply cut a flower from the metal and the plastic I found in the road & adhered them with Crafter’s pick right on the front of my pendant.  The plastic layer (bottom) is colored with a pink copic marker.  What an easy way to completely makeover a pendant in a snap!

I am in love with this machine.  I don’t know what took me so long.  Wait until you see what you can do with polymer clay and the Sizzix!