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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