A couple of months ago, I decided to check out what this diamond-painting hobby was I kept coming across. To me, it looked like paint by numbers, only instead of paint, you use little pieces of plastic. And that is one way to look at it. I also saw it compared to cross-stitching, but with the bits of plastic. Craftibly has a blog post with all the details.
I decided to get a kit off amazon. I chose to get a kit that included little plastic mandalas to diamond paint. You would then use them as keychains. This kit used rhinestones as it's "bits of plastic", versus a solid, colored square. And while I was making my first one, I thought it would be fun and possible to make my own diamond painting design.
I ended up finishing one side of my mandala keychain. But after my son decided it would be a good idea to mix up the rhinestones, my motivation to finish waned a little. And that left me with plenty of rhinestones to make my own little version of a diamond painting.
Find the center of your wood slice.
Mark it across both ways so your design is even.
Draw your mandala design on the wood slice in pencil
Erase any dark lines.
Figure out where the best place to drill the hole for the jump ring and drill a small hole.
Color in your mandala with colored pencils.
Fill in the whole piece with color
Add a dollop of mod podge or glue to your wood piece and add the rhinestone.
Using a gem grabbing tool or tweezers, pick up single rhinestones to put on your wood slice.
Put the corresponding colored rhinestone as is what is colored on your mandala.
You can use different sizes and shapes of rhinestones throughout your mandala.
Once the rhinestone setting glue is dry, spray both pieces with a clear varnish.
Add the jump ring and earring hook.
I'll be honest, I don't have pierced ears anymore and due to the pandemic, I don't have a model for them. But when you go out to the store or even around your house, you can wear them proudly.
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