EnviroTex Freeform Resin Pendant

Feb 27, 2013

This is the result of my first attempt at creating a freeform type resin pendant. I must admit it took lots of patience on my part and I mean LOTS but I did it and learned a few things along the way, so I’m happy. To create the shape of my pendant I used 16 gauge copper wire that I purchased in the jewelry section of JoAnns. I shaped the wire as I wanted my pendant to look then twisted the ends to create a loop type hanger at the top. Next, I placed the copper piece onto a steel bench block and hammered the wire until it was flat. Now, I needed something to enable me to pour my resin into the pendant so the resin would not flow out from underneath the wire so...

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Sneaks of 2 New Classes

Feb 20, 2013

Afternoon Tea is filled with soft tones of pinks, greens, gold and beige which are the perfect color combination for any shabby chic class. In this class you will create an altered cuff and linen mini album that’s perfect to fill with words or quotes to inspire or special moments you wish to document. You will use products by Maya Road, Ranger and The Crafter’s Workshop as well as vintage treasures I’ve included. You will decoupage, paint, ink and stamp and I’ll show you how easy it is using metal stamps to accent the butterfly embellishment for your altered cuff. These projects can be kept for you or are perfect to be given to a special friend as a gift for any occasion or special celebration. Here is a mini video I posted on Vine Afternoon Tea...

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Altered Frozen Charlotte Dolls

Feb 18, 2013

It is so nice seeing how others use my “Handmade Frozen Charlotte Dolls“. Some leave them as is when placing them in their projects and some alter them with paint or alcohol ink. I thought I would share with you two artists who have created some pretty unique items with their Frozen Charlotte Dolls. First up is Julie Smith Campbell, her blog A Vintage Chic is filled with loads of creative vintage eye candy. While on Pinterest, I stumbled upon Julie’s adorable altered locket, shown below, using one of the heads of my handmade Frozen Charlotte Dolls. You can read about her Sweet Charlottes and view some of her other beautiful creations on her web site here. Next are two pieces created by Sonia Hernandez Doneghue. Sonia has a really unique style that I always find so...

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EnviroTex Jewelry Clay

Feb 14, 2013

Oh goodness do I have an awesome and amazing product to tell you about today. As you know I love EnviroTex Jewelry Resin, well at CHA they released their new EnviroTex Jewelry Clay. I got to play with it during a make n take/demo and this stuff is amazing! I created the blinged out charm using this clay and honestly creating cannot get much easier. You can watch a short video on their website HERE. EnviroTex Jewelry Clay is easy to mix, shape, mold and add texture. It will adhere to stones, crystals, glass, metal, wood etc. and when fully cured it has a smooth porcelain like surface that can be painted, sanded and drilled. This product is AWESOME! To create the charm shown above all you need are the following supplies: Round Bezel,...

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Valentine’s Day Charms

Feb 10, 2013

These little charms are so sweet (I know, excuse the pun but I couldn’t help it) that I can hardly stand their cuteness. They are a perfect accent for any sweet Valentine to wear all month long. When Maya Road released their Vintage Glass Memory Vials I was so excited because they are the perfect miniature size for charms of any kind. You get 10 Vintage Glass Memory Vials, five of each size per package. I’m going to make a few using the sand I brought back from Greece and Italy then metal stamp a charm with Mykonos and Bellagio to attach to each vial as a fun memento. I love funky jewelry and plan on having loads of fun with these. The supplies needed needed to make your charms are a package of...

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EnviroTex Resin Button Charm

Feb 8, 2013

I love my “Vintage Button Bracelet” so much I decided to create a matching charm to wear on a necklace. Using Nunn Design Glue I attached a piece of vintage ledger paper inside the bezel. I only put one coat of glue on top of the ledger paper since just a bit was going to be seen. If the resin produced stain marks on my paper I was not going to worry about it. But I’m happy to say one layer of glue did the trick. But I’m not going to push my luck with just one coat if I want more of the paper showing. I will do 2 or 3 glue applications because you know how Murphy’s Law works… Once the glue dried I placed a vintage button that was slightly smaller than...

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Vintage Button Bracelet

Feb 7, 2013

This bracelet is seriously the easiest bracelet I’ve ever created. I started with the Patera Bracelet Small Circle by Nunn Design for the base of my bracelet. I love the aged look of all the Nunn Design items and the quality is beyond awesome. First I selected 7 vintage shell buttons that fit nicely and securely inside each of the bezels of the bracelet. I did not want any space showing between the button and the bezel so I made sure these buttons were almost an exact fit. Using E6000 as my adhesive, I applied a small amount of adhesive inside each bezel of the bracelet then pressed a vintage shell button on top of the E6000. Next I selected 7 additional shell buttons that were slightly smaller than the others. I attached these to the...

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EnviroTex Resin Charm Trio

Feb 5, 2013

I just realized I forgot to show you the Charm Trio I created for my oldest niece Amanda. If you are still on the fence about trying resin stop thinking about it and DO IT NOW! It is so much fun and EnviroTex Resin is so easy to use. So here is pretty much what I did for each charm. Starting from Top to Bottom. Charm One has a layer of Martha Stewart Brownstone glitter and a Making Memories Glitter Alpha Sticker. Charm Two has a punched circle of sheet music that is sealed using Nunn Design Glue. After about three applications of glue which was dried completely in between applications I attached a Nunn Design Transfer Decal on top of the sheet music as instructed on the packaging. I love that the decals...

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See You in Winnipeg…

Feb 4, 2013

Here are some sneak peeks of the cards you will be creating in my “Creatively Cute Cards” Class at Crop & Create in Winnipeg, April 5th – 6th. Teaching at one of Catherine’s events has been on my creative bucket list for quite sometime and I’m thrilled to get to check this one off my list. In my “Creatively Cute Cards” Class you will create four beautiful cards using the new paper line Modern Mercantile by Lisa Dickinson that she designed for Jenni Bowlin Studio. I LOVE the colors and patterns of this awesome new line. You will accent each card with Maya Road, Doodlebug and Jenni Bowlin embellishments and of course use awesome Ranger products like Distress Ink and Diamond Stickles to give your cards that added awesomeness. These photos are sneak peeks of my...

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