For these necklaces you will want to find small little flowers. I keep a little book or paper towel in my nap sac to protect the flowers until I get home. You can dry and press flowers by placing them in a book and letting them dry for a week or two. Or you can use your microwave and preserve them in minuets!
To preserve your flowers with a microwave you will need two ceramic tiles and some paper towels. Place your flower face down on a paper towel and sandwich between the tiles. Place in your microwave on 50% power for 1.5 minuets.
Open up the tiles and check the flower to see how dry it is. If it still feels moist return to the microwave for a minute or two more. You can over cook the flower and have it turn brown so keep an eye on it.
Once it is dry remove it from the towel and it's ready to go. I love this method because it is quick and the flowers retain their color.
To make the necklaces;
1. Cut a paper background that fits the jewelry piece and glue in place.
2. Use a little E6000 to glue the dried flower onto the paper background. Let dry.
3. Once it is dried, you can either cover it with the glass top or with my favorite resin called Diamond Glaze. If you are covering it with the glass top adhere is with the E6000 and press into place. It you are using resin, follow the instructions for the product and let dry.