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Trimmed-Out Jewelry

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Welcome to our May Blog Hop - Sponsored by Expo International.  Please start at the beginning,there's a "Treasure Chest of Trims" giveaway, all you have to do after visiting all the blogs comment on the DCC blog about your favorite projects to be entered to win!! simple right?  Here is the link to the start point DCC Blog .
I received some really fun trims from this company, as soon as I opened the package and saw them I knew I had to make some fun jewelry.
I used the Deanna beaded pom pom trim which is approximately 1/2" in width to create my first project.   I decided to increase the width of this trim by crocheting with some white beading wire and at the same time add some beads to match the tiny gold beads in between the pom poms, I added beading wire to each end of the bracelet to finish and add a clasp.  
Here is a photo of the Deanna beaded pom pom trim   Below is a photo that shows some of the materials I used to crochet, the gold beads and the beading find…

Homage to "Our Lady of Guadalupe" - Pendant

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Hi there, today I want to share a special project.  I love to work with my hands, and make unique jewelry pieces.  I wanted to make a heart with wings and I decided to use Creative Paperclay to sculpt this piece out, but first I had to sketch it out so I had an idea of what to create.
Here you can see the simple sketch of what I wanted to make.


Creating with Creative Paperclay is so much fun, I get my hands dirty, I get to make what ever I want to make and is so simple to use, all I needed was a bit of water and some wet paper towels.  I was so busy making this piece that I didn't take photos of the process, plus my hands were full of clay too. 
I created the heart first, it is a bit high in the center, I didn't want it to be flat, once I shaped the heart out, I simply carved some lines and added textured to the piece, once the heart dried, I started to add the wings little by little until I liked the end piece, this is not supposed to look "perfect" I wanted it hav…

Day of the Dead - Mini-Purse

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Hi there, today I want to share fun project.  I love, love to paint, seriously I can paint all day if I could.   I purchased this small wood purse at Michaels craft store.  I won this huge prize from Paid and decided to use some of their paints.  I didn't really know what this was going to look like, most of the time I don't have any ideas, I just start painting and let creativity take it's own course. 
I used folk art Pickling Wash coral beauty and haze to paint the outside of the purse and for the handle I used their  brushed metal  in gold.  I like the pickling wash paints because it allows you to see the grain of the wood.  I thought at this point it would be a nice effect.  

Here you can see the two different colors I used.
Well, as I looked around I decided to use another product that was new to me.  I took out  some ink pads from Ann Butler by Color Box it said you could use on wood, so I had to give it a try.   I decided to use ocean breeze, aquamarine and Berry. …

Blog Hop with Marabu Creative USA Products

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Welcome to our DCC Blog Hop with Marabu Creative USA products.  Make sure you start at the beginning of the hop click on the link above to start at the beginning.

I love to paint and I jumped at the chance to try some of the products from this brand.  This hop is sponsored by Marabu Creative USA products.  Let me tell you a little bit about the two products I received.

Porcelain & Glass Paint Markers  these are high-gloss porcelain and glass paint markers.  Ideal for painting on porcelain, ceramic, glass, Plexiglas and much more.  Pump system with highly pigmented ink, these are dishwasher safe after hat setting, they are water based, easy to use, they are permanent once heat set, and are available in two nib sizes

Porcelain Paints  this is a medium viscosity and highly pigmented, water-based paint designed for glazed and unglazed ceramic.  It can also be used on other surfaces such as Plexiglas, vinyl, and polypropylene. This paint becomes dishwasher safe after 3 days or you can h…