This tutorial will set you back a couple of bucks and ten minutes, and in the end, you’ll have a handful of little gemstones ready for whatever projects your imagination can scheme up.  Read on for the easy step-by-step and few ideas for how to put these little beauties to use.

Materials: wooden rectangles, pencil, fine tip paint brush, craft paints in colors of your choosing, black, and white

Step one: Begin by sketching the facet lines as shown. They don’t have to be perfect.

Step two: Mix up six shades of the color of your choosing using black and white paint.  Just remember that the black paint goes further when mixed than the white.

Step three: Use the fine tip brush to carefully paint inside your sketched facet lines.  Start with the mid-tone in the middle, and the lightest shade all the way to the left.  Work your way around as shown. We paint the edges and the back in the mid-tone as well.

Try out some other colors and use them in all sorts of ways…jewelry, keychains, napkin rings. How would you put them to use?

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See also:

DIY Felt Trees

35+ Creative Leaf Animal Art

Flying Paper Lanterns