See How to Create Beautiful Coral Themed Jewelry Charms

by Roni Johnson

See How to Create Beautiful Coral Themed Jewelry Charms

I was so excited when I found out the color of the month was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 – Living Coral. Why? Well, this color brings to mind summer, the beach and warm temps, something that I’m all for at the moment. I used the Coral Ultimate Pigment Refill on SHEET Metal circle charms as my jumping off point. I decided it would be fun to add a bit of blue sky using the Versa Magic Ink Sea Breeze and the sparkle of the water with irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Shimmer to these Charming Coral pieces as well.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Pounce VersaMagic pigment ink in SeaBreeze and VersaColor inker in Coral (see link below) onto the circle pieces. Sprinkle the charm with clear embossing powder; shake off excess and return it to the jar. Heat the embossing powder to melt.


Step 2

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Jet Black StazOn ink around the edge of the charm.


Step 3

Stamp desired texture onto the charms using Jet Black StazOn ink.


Step 4

Glue shell charm to small circle using On Point Glue. Cover each charm with a layer of Shimmer irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and let dry.


Step 5

Use jewelry tools to secure both charms to the other; add additional charms or beads as desired. Thread charms onto a ball chain necklace.

BONUS!!

I had so much fun making the first set of charms I just kept going. This time I decided to ink up a few fender washers. These charms were made using the same technique as above using steps 1-3. Antiqued copper charms and findings to finish off the washers.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Just For Fun Rubber Stamps – Crackle Stamp
  • Jewelry Findings
  • Jewelry Tools
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond – Glass & Bead

Learn How To Make Your Own Beads Using Light Weight Clay

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make bead pearls out of lightweight clay to use in jewelry pieces. The pearls have a marble-like effect that was made using the Radiant Neon Electric Coral ink pad and the help of Imagine Craft Mat. The intense of the coral color can lighter or darker by allowing the clay to absorb the relative amount of ink when it is rolled on the Craft Mat.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 45 minutes + drying time

Directions


Step 1

Heavily stamp with the Radiant Neon in Electric Coral ink pad on Imagine’s Craft Mat.


Step 2

Roll on the inked surface a piece of lightweight clay formed into cord-like shape. Form a ball/large pearl in your palms. Continue making more large pearls.


Step 3

When you finish forming the pearls, and before the clay dries, use a piercing tool to open holes through the pearls. Make sure that they are well opened to allow easy access to the cord.


Step 4

When the clay dries, pass the pearls and the metallic beads in alternate order on the waxed cord. Add end clasps and lobster hook at the ends of the cord.


Step 5

For the earrings pass a bead and a pearl in flat head jewelry pin and using the round nose pliers attached on the earring hook.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Lightweight clay
  • Jump rings, lobster hook
  • Earring hooks
  • Metallic beads
  • Waxed cord
  • Piercing tool
  • Pliers

See How to Make Earrings with Rinea Foil

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

See How to Make Earrings with Rinea Foil

To be a star yourself, you need extra star shine in your jewelry! Crafting a pair of supersize star shape earrings is easy with Imagine Sheet Metal and the Starstruck foiled paper from Rinea. The Sheet Metal star frames that are created with dies, keep inside the double-sided foiled paper that shows on both sides of the earrings with no extra work. Tear It Tape is a great tool to attach the metal pieces and the paper together. A liquid glue that may leak on in the center. To gift the star shape earrings, create a small pocket with more Rinea foil paper and a small sentiment stamped with VersaFine Clair ink. See how I did it! 

Skill: Advanced
Time: 40 minutes

Directions

Imagine's Sheet Metal using a 2.5-inch and a 1.75-inch star dies
Step 1

Die cut four star-shaped frames from Imagine’s Sheet Metal using a 2.5-inch and a 1.75-inch star dies.

Die cut 2 Rinea foil paper stars
Step 2

Die cut 2 Rinea foil paper stars using a 2-inch wide star frame.

Tear It Tape around the Sheet Metal star frame
Step 3

Place Tear It Tape around the Sheet Metal star frame on the back side of it.

Rinea foil paper star
Step 4

Set the Rinea foil paper star. It will leave space around it so you can easily glue the second-star frame.

Punch a small hole and add a large jump ring and an earring hook
Step 5

Punch a small hole and add a large jump ring and an earring hook. Repeat on the second earring.

5x5 piece of cardstock
Step 6

Score a 5×5 piece of cardstock at the lower 2-inch mark, place Tear It Tape on the short sides and fold to make a pocket.

Rinea foil, place Tear It Tape and glue on the folded side
Step 7

Cut a 1×5 inch piece of Rinea foil, place Tear It Tape and glue on the folded side.


Step 8

Punch two hole on the main card, leaving 1 ½ in from each side.

Stamp the "Wish" sentiment stamp with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink
Step 9

Stamp the “Wish” sentiment stamp with VersaFine Clair Purple Delight ink and cut along.


Step 10

Set a star of Sheet Metal that previously removed to make the frame and the “Wish” stamped paper cutting on the front of the card using Tear It Tape.

make a set of star earrings with a matching wish gift card

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Rinea – Starstruck Violet foiled paper
  • 5 x 5 white cardstock
  • Star shape dies
  • Die cutting machine
  • Jump rings and earring hooks
  • Hole punch
  • Crackerbox & Suzy – Wish stamp

How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

How to Create a Metal Stamped Look with Creative Medium in Silver and Gold

I’ve been pondering puzzle pieces lately—as a craft medium and metaphor for life. Somewhere along the mental stroll, I was reminded of the old Girl Scouts song “Make New Friends” which goes

Make new friends
But keep the old
One as silver
And the other gold

Today’s project was inspired by the way friends fit into our lives like puzzle pieces, the song, and the best friend necklaces I swapped with those close to me back in the day. Metallic silver and gold Creative Mediums and letter stamps were a perfect combination to turn a couple puzzle pieces into jewelry charms.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sticky Dots
  • Paint Brush
  • Darice – Heat Tool
  • Contact USA – Letter Stamps
  • Cornstarch
  • Craft knife
  • Jewelry findings
  • Satin cord or ribbon

Make Lavender Feather Earrings Out Of Clay

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make these quick and easy jewelry pieces out of lightweight clay. The feathers are colored with Memento markers in Angel Pink and Lulu Lavender colors to create  contrasting but still matching shades. I decided to use markers instead of ink pads as they can easily color in the fine details of the clay feathers. The clay feathers are covered with gold embossing powder around the edge and on the backside to give a faux metallic case for the feather.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Press lightweight clay in the feathers mold and set it aside until it is dried.


Step 2

Color the clay feathers with the Memento Angel Pink marker and continue with the Lulu Lavender marker following the pattern of the feather.


Step 3

Press the back side of the feather on the VersaMark inkpad, cover with Imagine gold embossing powder and heat set. Repeat the process with the second feather. To give a bit of extra shine, emboss the edges of the clay feather.


Step 4

Color a couple of same size white feathers with the Memento Lulu Lavender marker. Let them dry well.


Step 5

Cover the clay feathers with the Creative Medium Iridescent Blue to protect the colors and to add effect.


Step 6

Attach earring clasps and jump rings.

See my tutorial on jewelry making for more information on supplies: Want to Learn How to Make Jewelry?

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Silicone feathers mold
  • Lightweight clay
  • White Feathers
  • Heat tool
  • Earring clasps
  • Jump rings
  • Pliers

Color of the Month for August is Lavender

The Color of the Month for August is Lavender. We love this soft purple color and with summer in full gear, the lavender is blooming in full. We are reminded of how well this color compliments green leaves and also is the favorite of honey bees. With cardmaking and scrapbooking, lavender is a must-have to express sensitivity and delight! Imagine and Tsukineko offer several products to help achieve this beautiful color. Ink swatches such as Memento in Lulu Lavender, Brilliance in Pearlescent Purple, and All-Purpose Ink in Wisteria are great examples! In the meantime, we have a couple of sneak peeks of this month’s tutorials for you!

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou creates Lavender Feather Earrings 

Martha Lucia Gomez creates a beautiful Geometric Butterfly Card

Roni Johnson goes stencil crazy with this Mixed Media Stencil Art

Stay tuned to the Imagine Blog for more inspiration!