Saturday, October 20, 2012

Paper crafting Piccolo Pendant

I love when I can use papercraft products for other projects.  Globecraft Memories has introduced a line of Piccolo products that are perfect for this.  They are small and dainty and are great as embellishments for cards or layouts, but they also make fantastic jewelry pieces.  This week Art Glitter has teamed with Globecraft Memories to create fun and beautiful projects.  Check them out on the Art Glitter Blog!

For my project, I used:
Piccolo Vintage Lock & Key Necklace Set
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive
Piccolo Enamel Powders - Enchanted Aubergine & Victorian Bronze
Piccolo Easy Grip Tweezers
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive (DDCA)
Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter - #79 Black
Round Jumprings - gunmetal
Oval Jumprings - antique bronze
Leather necklace cord

Begin by separating the Piccolo pieces from the packaging board.  A craft knife is helpful to get some of the tiny pieces out.  Piccolo charms are made from book board which makes them strong but flexible.

Use the Enamel Powder Adhesive to coat one side of a Piccolo piece.  Do not squeeze the bottle - just use the dobber top to cover the piece.

While the adhesive is wet, cover with Enamel Powder.

Hold carefully with tweezers, and shake off the excess powder.

Use a heat gun to heat set the powder.  I love this vintage, hammered metal look!

Repeat this process on all of the pieces.  On the large base piece and the keys (not pictured here....oops!), you'll want to do the front and back.  The other pieces will be glued down so it is not necessary to do the backs.

Use DDCA to cover an oval in the center of the base piece leaving a nice boarder around.

Cover the DDCA with Black Ultrafine glitter.  Shake off the excess.  The black will add contrast between the two metallic colors, while also adding some rich sparkle.

Use a toothpick to add DDCA to the back of the tiny flourish pieces and glue them in place.  For the doorknob, glue the two smaller circle pieces down on top of each other and the embossed larger circle on top.  (Note that I did not emboss the smaller circles since they won't show)

Once the glue on the glitter is dry, use a toothpick and DDCA to glue your pieces in place as desired.  I opted to angle the brass piece rather than centering it, so I only ended up using one of the larger swirls.  I'll just save the other one for another project.  The keys are attached to the bottom with round gunmetal colored jump rings.

I used three antique brass colored oval jump rings to hang the pendant from a black leather cord.

Check out the Art Glitter Blog for more glittering fun!!


  1. As you know, I love the Piccolo line. You did a great job with this set, KC!

  2. I LOVE the Piccolo line and their metallic powders. This necklace is great. It looks like metal but it's actually very light weight. That would be wonderful for large earrings that won't pull/hurt your ears.