evanoras necklace from Oz the great and powerful movie

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From the moment that I first saw the trailer for Disney’s Oz the Great & Powerful, I was hooked. The preview promised to take me on a visually stunning adventure to the Land of Oz as it told the story of deceitful carnival magician Oscar Diggs and how he transformed his life to become the great wizard. I watched the previews so many times that when I finally got my hands on a copy of the film a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to watch it!

Oz the Great and Powerful

The film didn’t disappoint in its incredible scenery – the visuals are even more intense and breathtaking than I imagined they would be! I truly felt like I was exploring the Land of Oz alongside the movie characters. Oh, and speaking of the characters, you should see the gorgeous costumes that these lucky actors got to wear! The details are incredibly intricate with so much visual interest, but the piece that caught my attention right away was Evanora’s emerald necklace (or is it an amulet?). I was so enamored with the piece that I was inspired to create my own version of her necklace…and the best part is that it only took me five minutes (not including drying time)!

Evanora’s Emerald Necklace

pretty diy emerald necklace

I decided to do a little bit of experimenting along the way, so I created two slightly different versions of the necklace – one using a glass cabochon to finish the necklace and one using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to finish it. The only difference in the process is at the final step, so just choose which finish you prefer best, and use the appropriate method.

DIY Evanora and emerald glitter being made

Begin by filling the bottom of the pendant tray with a thin layer of Dimensional Magic. Top with a solid layer of glitter, and allow to dry flat for at least 3 hours. Shake off the excess glitter once the pendant is dry.

DIY Evanora and emerald glitter being made

For the final step, you have two options. To finish the pendant with Dimensional Magic, carefully fill up the remainder of the tray with a thick layer of the product, and allow it to dry overnight. It will be cloudy when you first apply it, but it dries crystal clear and glossy.

Alternatively, for a more convex pendant, top the glitter with a very thin layer of Dimensional Magic and finish by placing the glass cabochon on top.

diagram showing mod podge dimensional magic creates thickness in diy emerald necklace

I’m not entirely sure which look I prefer! I like the profile of the glass cabochon, but I found that the glass slightly dulled the sparkle of the glitter when you compare it to the Dimensional Magic version. Either way, they’re both pretty awesome!

Evanora inspired Emerald Oz necklace

Which one is your favorite?

Evanora inspired Emerald Oz necklace

I’m sort of in love with them both!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this tutorial! They are both beautiful, but I think I will try it without the cabochon.

  2. I love them both! But when you put them side by side, I think my favorite is the glass one. You made a great Oz inspired project!

  3. I like the brightness of the Dimentional Magic and the black of the other. That’s what I will probably do 😀