Wood is one of my favorite materials in crafts and when it is needed I try to find ways to make it part of projects and look at it from a different points of view. Having canvas wooden wedges around for some time, I decided to color them with Walnut Ink and make pieces of jewelry. The canvas wedges are covered Iridescent Creative Medium and decorated with heat embossed stamps. It is easy to craft and is also a nice way of upcycling.
Skill: Beginner Time: 1 hour
Cut two of the four wedges 1/4 inch to make the earrings.
Color the wedges with the Walnut Ink in Willow.
Cover all sides with Creative Medium Chartreuse.
Having a rubber with no cling sheet, I used the Tack N Peel to set and work with the stamp.
Stamp the design and heat emboss using VersaMark and Imagine black embossing powder. Make sure to stamp both sides on the wedges to be used as earrings.
Center and attach small screws to the top of the wood pieces and continue to embellish with metallic beads. Attach earring hooks, and a chain.
The mystical and powerful energy of a dragon is difficult to refute. Perhaps that is why we have always been so attracted to movies and shows with fire breathing dragons as a major feature—much like today’s current obsession for many, HBO’s Game of Thrones. What better way to boost your style and personal mojo than with a handmade dragon necklace.
Using StazOn Blazing Red and Royal Purple with sponge daubers, I blended these two ink colors on a SHEET Metal ATC, creating a cloudy sunset effect on the metallic background. StazOn is a solvent ink and will stay on the metal once dry. After it is dry, divide the ATC into 3 pieces of large, medium and small lengths with all corners being round punched and sanded. Next decorate the pieces with the dragon & branch stamp by stamping with VersaMark, coating with black embossing powder and heat set. I also did a second layer of stamping and embossing with silver. After the inking and stamping are complete, add a layer of GlazOn for an extra layer of protection for the art.
Finish the necklace by attaching the pieces together in a cascading order from large to small. Punch holes to attach all the pieces together with jump rings. Your dragon spirit will show well!
Whether you build a special spot for them in your garden or look for them in a ring of toadstools, fairies are elusive creatures that have fascinated children and adults for ages. Of course, if you’re lucky enough to get a visit from a fairy, you’ll need a place to store any gifts she might leave behind. This tissue-decoupaged box is embellished with a fairy-sized gate and greenery to look like a nighttime garden that is sure to attract some sort of magic.
In today’s blog, I have created a special mini book gift that transforms into a piece of jewelry. The mini book is made of Vertigo Sheets and is durable enough to allow the book to be worn on the wrist without being damaged. The length of the book bracelet can be adjustable by either using a bit smaller Vertigo squares or by changing the number of jump rings used on the front and back covers. You can stamp it with designs, use more colors, include a name or a special message depending what you create and customize. This is a perfect project to have at a craft party or to gift to a special loved one.
Skill: Intermediate Time: 1 hour
Cut 1 x 1 inch squares from the Vertigo sheet. There are several patterns of Vertigo to choose from.
Stamp with the Waffle Flower dots stamp from their Planner Collection using the StazOn Blazing Red inkpad and distress with the StazOn Dove Grey.
Stamp letters or images with StazOn Jet Black.
Punch holes on all corners of the letter squares. Punch two holes on the right side of the interior squares and one in the middle left of the front and back cover or exterior squares. (see final photo below).
Add jump rings and connect the squares into a chain.
Add jump ring and a lobster lock on the front cover square. Be sure to adjust the size you desire and test the length.
Add any polishing touches such as these cute heart embellishments with On Point Glue and you are finished!
Wear the sun with tangerine colored jewelry! Braided cords in two sizes colored with warm, sunny colors creates a thicker marine-like rope. The silver round charm, hanging on the braided ropes, has a bright center matching the thick cord. This project is easy, but some jewelry making tools and knowledge is required. If you have never made your own jewelry then accept this fun challenge and add it to your bucket list of craft projects!
Skill: Beginner Time: 30 minutes + drying time
Cut a 16-inch long piece from the 7mm cord and dye with the Memento Tangelo ink using a sponge dauber.
Cut another two 16-inch long pieces from the thinner cord and dye the one with the Memento Desert Sand and the other one with Memento Rich Cocoa inkpad.
Braid the cords starting with the thicker one in the center.
Trim the endings to same length and secure with an end cap. Add jump rings and a lobster clasp.
Make a round shape with the hot glue gun and color it with the irRESISTible Tangelo color.
Place the silver charm on the braided rope with the help of some craft wire and glue the colored round shape in the center of it.
I love wearing jewelry and wanted to make something colorful, light and airy for hot summer days. In today’s quick post, I am using Imagine’s Sheet Metal, VersaMagic and StazOn ink — all products perfect for jewelry. Jewelry making is super fun because of the creating and imagination process. It is fun to watch something transform from raw material to something beautiful and wearable.
I started out with plain metal pieces of Sheet Metal which is a sturdy but thin crafting metal. I choose four square pieces and one circle to contrast the others. Sheet metal is thin enough to use with embossing folders so I embossed with a couple different embossing folders to get different shapes and textures.
Then I colored the pieces using a combination of VersaMagic Chalk inks with the ‘direct to paper’ technique. This technique is using your inkpad directly on the metal blank to add color. After adding each color, heat emboss the newly inked sheet metal with Imagine’s Clear Embossing Powder. This will help you develop a layered ink look. Since this is metal, use extra precaution by holding your sheet metal with tweezers to avoid burning yourself. Now that your heat emboss is finished, add sentiments or your favorite small stamps using StazOn ink. When finished, seal your work with a clear sealant and attach the jewelry components.
My daughter has been playing with this shrink plastic that I got her awhile ago, and while watching her, I came up with this idea to stamp onto the plastic sheets with some layered stamps and make some earring with them. Jewelry isn’t something I normally make, but these were so easy to make I want to more. For the goldfish stamps, I wanted to create metallic sparkly scales, and the Brilliance Ink worked even better than expected.
Below, I put together a tutorial video showing how I created these cute little shrinky dink goldfish earrings…..