Wedding Charms

Mar 28, 2015

Do you need a quick gift to give to a new bride? If so, this is one fast project she will cherish and can either wear, place in a shadow box or on the spine of a wedding album. To create the bead flower bouquet all I did was place one bead onto a headpin then curl the end of the headpin to form a small loop. Once I had 12 completed I bunched them together and wrapped a headpin around the middle of the bunch. Then I attached a jump ring to the wire wrapped area. Super simple. Supplies Used: 13 Headpins, 12 Beads, 3 Jump Rings, 2 Long Rectangle Blanks, 2 Vintage Beads, Black Acrylic Paint Tools Needed: Bench Block, Metal Stamps, Brass Metal Stamping Hammer, Long Nose Pliers (PJ Tool Jewelry &...

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Making Customized Jewelry is Fun & Easy

Aug 5, 2014

Taking an item you have created and customizing it is something fun and easy and means the world to friends and family when given as a gift. This double heart pendant could have been left plain with just the wire wrapped freshwater pearl but adding a metal stamped word pops it up a notch. You too can customize all your gifts by metal stamping. All you need are these basic metal stamping tools and supplies. Brass Hammer, Stamping Block, Stamp Straight Tape, Stamping Blanks, Jump Rings and Letter Stamps. The list of items you can personalize is endless… Charms for Jewelry, Spoons, Housewarming Gifts, Key Chains and so much more. If you have any questions about metal stamping please ask and I will do my best to answer. I’m already starting to plan my holiday...

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Cross Necklace

Jul 16, 2014

This simply stated cross is a reminder that we are all slightly flawed yet still beautiful. I love the red, aqua and yellow colors as they scream RETRO and go with any summer attire. The tin has a few slight scratches here and there but I feel it only adds to the beauty of the cross. I wire wrapped a vintage clear iridescent bead that dangles from two jump rings. The cross measures approximately 2.25″ in length and hangs from a 24″ ball chain necklace. It is listed in my Etsy Shop. This matching bracelet measures approximately 7.5″ in length. If needed, I can custom size the bracelet for you. I attached vintage wire wrapped pearl beads to jump rings which dangle all along the bracelet.  This piece can be found in my Etsy Shop too. I...

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The Art of Felting

Jan 11, 2012

I’ve been playing around with several new mediums lately and felting has been the latest one. It has always intrigued me and I find taking wool roving and shaping it into something is quite relaxing, that is unless your my dad. Then, well… it’s not so relaxing. I taught him and mom how to do it during their Christmas visit and he was not too impressed. He’s decided to stick to woodcarving. But I do have a star and a bird that they both completed that I’ll show you tomorrow. They did a great job. I decided to take this felted heart and cover it with small scraps of stamped muslin, linen and burlap then accent them with vintage buttons, pearls and charms. I attached two jump rings at the top of the heart...

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Make Art!

Jan 4, 2011

I love these two little words. I have a wonderful cheerleader for a friend. She always sends me email filled with words like you can do it yes you can… I know you can… etc. She is the best and SHE is SUPER TALENTED too. She LOVES flowers and always signs her blog posts with “make art!” I love that. Late last night while I was looking at her blog I thought I would make her a little something to give to her at CHA. I soldered this flower pin several months ago and it’s been sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Actually, I have lots of stuff sitting on my shelves collecting dust. So I’ve decided to start sharing them with friends and family as well as in class participants. My sweet friend...

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Lots of fun stuff today…

Dec 1, 2010

First I will end the suspense of who the winner of my book “Delight In The Details” and Free Access Pass to my “All Things Winter” workshop. The winner is … Judi Lindgren with her Comment: OMGYGTBK! This is a BFD – I’ve definitely got my FC! I had to research all those text words. . .I don’t even own one of those fancy phones or thing-a-ma-gings you text with! Got a really cute grandson that does tho(to young for a 16 year old I fear). I really want this- really, really! I would be SETE. Your Mom’s site is OTT! Congratulations, Judi. Email me your address and I will get your book in the mail. I will have you set up and ready to create in the workshop, today. And since many of...

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Tarnished Ornament, Charm or…

Nov 3, 2009

REALLY cool keychain… yes, this is what I will be using as a keychain for a bit. This piece makes me so happy! It reminds me of my two sweet daughters Terri and Ansley, I love the sound of jingle bells (the little bells jingle), I love the look of tarnished silver, antique jewelry and chandelier pieces (this includes all three) and stamped on the Trinket Pin is one of my favorite words “Vintage” we all know I LOVE anything VINTAGE! So what do you think of my new keychain? I LOVE IT and think it will make running errands a lot more enjoyable. And now to the tutorial.. you know I LOVE figuring out ways to make things look old and yesterday I figured out how to make silver look tarnished… talk about...

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Super easy project…

Dec 6, 2006

Here is a very simple project using a Bazzill Mini Mono Album. Supplies needed are as follows: Bazzill Mini Mono Album Silver Pipe Cleaner (I’m addicted to these) Heidi Swapp Bling (I cut up the rectangles) Rhinestones Pattern Paper White Cardstock Jump Rings Metal Eyelets (numbers or letters) FYI…

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Altered Letters

Nov 27, 2006

Making sure to trace your letters backwards, then cut out Apply Mod Podge to your letters, place your your cut out letter on top and smooth out all bubbles, set aside and allow to dry Cut ribbon make sure to allow enough ribbon for a double knot and attach the jump rings to the metal eyelet letters Once letter is dry using a Krylon leafing pen outline the edge of the paper on the letters as well as covering all the white or wood on the top, bottom and inside of letters.

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