I recently got my hands on Julianna's new Beadalon Jewel Loom™! First, I opened up and read the instructions, watched THIS video by Julianna and taught my niece how to make one first. She is 14 and LOVED this, and was finding the process VERY easy. She is now thinking Christmas gifts for all her friends.
The next day, my friend Sam came over and I taught her and she LOVED it as well. The learning curve for simple bracelets is quick. Then it was my turn and I have made 3 pieces so far.
I am sharing one with you today - on Julianna's blog. The one side, I coated with glitter so that it could be DRESSY for the evening - it looks so sparkly in the sun. The other side I left plain for more casual wear. I could have coated the whole thing with black glitter, blue, pink, and the possibilities are really endless.
How exciting for me that you're here on my blog! I thought I would share with you some pieces of jewelry that are completely re-creatable and the earrings especially are great for kids or people who can't stand heavy earrings, because they are so lightweight using the Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Crystal Beads from Fire Mountain Gems Tools (Round Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Flat Needle Nose Pliers)
Cut Spellbinders™Nestabilities S5-157 Labels Thirty (dies #1,2) from Shimmer Sheetz, cutting four of the smallest ones (die #1) and two of the second largest ones (die #2). You may have to run them through the machine twice and in a different position to get a nice cut.
Emboss the die cut shapes using Spellbinders™EL-024 Butterfly Kisses M-Bossabilities (Side A), and make sure to use the right plate combination when embossing with the folders, using the base plate and the Spellbinders™ GC-008 Grand Calibur Raspberry Spacer Plate.
Punch small holes in both the top and bottom of each die cut. Gather your jewelry supplies. You will need:
tools (round needle nose pliers, wire cutters, flat needle nose pliers)
Assemble one earring at a time as shown, opening up jump rings with 2 sets of pliers. Be careful not to open them by pulling the opening apart, gently open it so that it stays in a circle shape, and bend it slightly to allow an opening where you can feed through the die cuts and other jump rings. Close the same way.
To make dangling gems, thread a bead onto a headpin, and using the Round Needle Nose Pliers, form a loop with the headpin and wrap excess wire around the space in between to secure the bead. Trim with Wire Cutters.
Adhere Want2Scrap purple gems to the earrings for extra weight and bling!
Thanks for coming by and seeing what I made for you today using two of Spellbinders NEW releases this Winter CHA 2013!
What I love about Spellbinders, is that you are not limited to cutting paper. As you can see by my first project, I was able to cut AND emboss plastic! In my second project, I was able to cut another plastic that is shrinkable and what you know as Shrink Plastic, or Shrink Film, Shrinky Dinks. Amazing that you can cut these materials, as well as cork, felt, canvas, vinyl and more!
Dyed Cheesecloth and Hand Made Bead Bracelet
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Have a wonderful day people! But before you go, here is a link to Heidi Van Laar's blog - she is also showcasing some of Spellbinders NEW releases! If you do visit, make sure to participate for more chances to win!
That means NEW RELEASES! See below to see what Spellbinders Paper Arts and Julianna C. Hudgins are releasing.
Spellbinders never ceases to amaze me with the innovative products they come out with. I have been playing with these products since September, and can tell you that they are amazing. See all their blog posts of releases HERE and their videos HERE.
Also - CHECK THIS OUT - Julianna Hudgins new bead loom from Beadalon. I will be working with the Jewel Loom soon and will show you what I create.
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I made a little piece of art today, a reminder really for the upcoming year 2013. You can be your own cheerleader! Simply start with the word BELIEVE and go from there. What do you need to believe about yourself in 2013?
The project came together quite quickly using several different products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. I used my supply of Stamper’s Big Brush Pens for most of the work, because I find with a little bit of color, it can go a long way with water!
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for a chance to win a $5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their
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Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative boundaries...do something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".
Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.
Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.
Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.
Memory Craft® takes all the guess work out of color coordination! I used their amazing products to layer, blend and highlight my stamped image. For the main color in this card, I used the Paper Crafter Crayons (Red/Yellow Mix n’ Match). The package comes with 8 colors, so you could even blend more colors for a beautiful look.
I love the holidays because it allows me to make personalized gifts for friends and family, right down to my color choices. I am always on the look out for color mediums that don't bleed, are permanent when dry. Thankfully, India ink is like that! And that is the ink found in Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pens!
Christmas will be here before you know it! To get ready for this amazing holiday, I decided to share a card that is quick, has a simple design, and will impress! I used three different mediums from Faber-CastellDesign Memory Craft® for this card.
Hello there! I have a photo tutorial for you today using stamps and Stamper's Big Brush Pens!
I have been having fun experimenting with my newFaber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, especially, their Stamper's Big Brush Pens! When they are wet, they react to water and when dry, are permanent. When you stamp with them, act quickly to get 2 or 3 impressions with one application of color to the stamp, by spritzing lightly with water in between each impression.
To create this layout, I used only THREE Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products. Staying the Blue-Green family helps this project come together, and the ability to Mix and Match complimentary color families is so easy!
This project is short and sweet! If you’re in a pinch and looking for a cool way to decorate wine glasses for an upcoming party or for a hostess gift, think about using Julianna’s Spellbinders Jewel Keys die templates to cut this modeling film (a flexible plastic when heated, but keeps its shape when cool). You can shape the keys any which way you like!
For the next 3 months, you will see some of my work using amazing products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! I made their Guest Design Team (Oct to Dec). If you haven't heard of them, they make watercolour pencils, artist pens and pencils, pens for stampers, etc.... So many colouring options! I've seen their products most recently at the Michael's store in Ancaster, and I think Karen at the Art House Studio in Kitchener soon to be Cambridge might carry them too!
I worked with Kit #2 Sweet Sunshine - so many beautiful colours in here, made my layouts easy to put together. A little Mustard Seed Distress Ink helped add some colour to the first layout, and I used some new Spellbinders die templates from their CHA Summer Release.
I am a person who love the art of paper crafting, altered art, and jewelry making. I am constantly being inspired by others. I like to share ideas, teach, create videos, and discover new techniques. Thanks for visiting my blog.