Pink Rose and Crystal Cross Necklace by Heidi Blankenship

Good morning, everyone!  I hope you all had a very special long weekend with family and friends, and didn’t deplete your wallet too terribly much with all the sales ;P  I do have a special treat for you…alumni design team member, Heidi Blankenship, has agreed to do a couple of jewelry projects for ButterBeeScraps 🙂  Today I have the pleasure of sharing her first project…a beautiful pink rose cross necklace and matching pair of earrings:


Heidi used a Bronze Decorative Cross Pendant (#J397-B) as the base for her necklace.  She then used Glossy Accents to glue a beautiful pink rose image from ArtCult on Etsy to the underside of a small round glass cabochon (#CAB018).  Heidi then glued the cabochon into a small bronze setting (#F018D-B) before gluing it to the cross using E6000.  For the final touches on the cross, Heidi added an SS16 Light Rose Flat Back Glass Rhinestone to each of the four points.


Heidi jazzed up the chain of her necklace by adding a few beads on either side of the pendant.  She used a combination of glass faceted abacus beads from her stash paired with 6mm bronze and clear crystal rhinestone rondelles (#BD006-B/CL) from the ButterBeeScraps shop.  Here’s a close up of the beads she used:


Heidi used more pink abacus beads and bronze rondelles (#BD006-B/CL) to created a pair of earrings to match her necklace.  The really cool thing about these earrings is that Heidi used Bronze Ball End Head Pins to create the earring wires…pretty cool, eh?  Heidi used a nifty tool to create the earring wires 🙂  Here’s a really close look at her earrings:


I hope you enjoyed Heidi’s project today.  I feel pretty lucky having her back for a few guest appearances 🙂  If you’d like to share some love with Heidi, please hop on over to her blog and tell her how much you like her project.  I thank you again for popping by for a visit on my blog today 🙂  Cheers and have a great week!

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • ArtCult Floral Image
  • E6000
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Powder Pink Crystal Beads
  • Pink Beads
  • Bronze Chain
  • Bronze Jump Rings
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Flush Cutter
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Bent Nose Pliers
  • 1-Step Ear Wire Maker