Friday, June 22, 2012

Festive Friday Hop!!!

Welcome to another great Festive Friday Hop - make sure you started at the beginning by stopping by Terri's blog - http://www.terrisproul.blogspot.com/

Now I know is summer, but you need to get started early if you want to make Christmas cards to give away, you don't want to have to go and purchase a box of cards - I love giving out cards that I make to my family and friends, come and see what everyone has done this week.

I'm not really able to walk around much right now - having problems with a bad knee and my craft room is upstairs so I have a small space in my living room where I get to craft a bit.  I just got my first cricut and got this new cartridge - so I was playing around, I have never used any machine like this one so it was fun.  Well I decided to use one of the flower napkin rings to make my card.

This is my festive card!!!




Here are some of the materials I used (sorry forgot to include Tim's  green ink pad I used)


Make sure to go over to Laura's blog , go see what great project she has done for all of us to enjoy!!!  http://www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Macrame jewelry

Black beauty - this is my favorite - love the twist and how these crystal beads sparkle - 
 I decided to go back and do some simple macrame jewelry - I did this type of beading quite a few years back and decided to get back to it again.   I've done some for my daughter using hemp cords in different colors.   I like to play with how the beads get placed.  Here are pictures of some of the bracelets I've done in the last two weeks.  Last night I decided to make one with an imitation leather cord from Darice and another with silk cord and gold wire from Beadalon, for this two I used swarovski crystals and crystal beads, these are my favorite and are for me.  Feel free to drop a comment.
I decided to use the silk cord as the base and use one of Beadalon's gold wire to wrap the swarovski crystals around the silk cord, these and the bracelet on top are mine to enjoy!!!

this bracelet can be wrapped around more than once on the wrist or ankle or can be worn around the neck.










Friday, June 8, 2012

Blue Jeans Ring!!!

I love making jewelry, I love creating with different products, I guess I have a creative addiction for which there is no cure! I love to wear jewelry and even more when I know is something I made, because I know I will not run into anyone, anywhere wearing the same thing I have.  I discovered duct tape for crafting over a year ago, ever since I have been using it for many things. From wallets to flowers, to using it to make a holiday card instead of using paper, also to make rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Today I want to share the latest ring I've created -

I love how this ring looks on!!!  The smaller the flower the harder it  is to make, but I enjoy the challenge, specially when  it comes out the way I want it.

I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to adhere the ring to the ring base -  testing to see how good it holds - but might end up using hot glue just to make sure it stays on ( I already know the hot glue works great)

Now here is a top view of the ring - you can see all the layers - I'm loving this ring - time to make lots more to sell and to keep some for me of course!!!  I was going to paint on the  white edge but to me it looks like them old worn jeans that are so comfy to wear!



Materials used:
The Duck Brand duct tape - Blue Jeans Denim color tape
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (as glue)
Three iridescent crystal beads (two sizes)
Plaids ring blank in silver
Westcott's non-stick titanium scissors

Duct tape is no longer just for handy repairs, now you can wear it too!!!! My dad was right when he said years ago, the there was nothing you couldn't do with his favorite silver duct tape!!! He got a kick out of watching me make flowers with duct Duck tape.

Lots more duct duck tape jewelry to come - 

Festive Friday Hop


Welcome to another exciting Festive Friday Hop. Make sure you start over at Terri's blog  http://www.terrisproul.blogspot.com/

For this week's card I wanted to use duck tape - I have an addiction to crafting with duck tape and I used the candy cane tape along with the gold tape.   I used  Tim's green moss distress ink stamp to make the tree, and Staz-On black stamp to do the trunk of the tree.  I strung green and red seed beads on green and gold Beadalon wires and taped down the edges with the gold duck tape.  I used mod podge in glitter to the entire white area around the stamped tree - I loved the fact that the ink from the distress ink stamp bled a little - it gave the white paper a little bit of green tint with a sparkle from the mod podge.  I used regular mod podge to add some white sequins and in the center I added a tiny red seed bead.  The clear sequin picks up the green color from the stamp and the colors from the glitter.  To finish it up I used a crystal gold pearl as a star and strung some gold beads on red wire that was wrapped around the card over the gold duck tape.

Here is a close up of the tree



I just wanted to make a different card - I have the paper and stamps and other paper crafting products I could have used - but I just wanted to do something totally different. I love when you move the card around, the beads strung on the wires move around -

Products used:
White card stock
The Duck brand duct tape - candy cane and gold colors
Plaids Mod Podge sparkle and gloss
Tim Holtz - distress ink pad green moss
Westcotts non-stick scissors
Mod Podge Dimensional magic
Clear round sequins
Beadalon flex wires in dark green and gold colors
Red wire (brand unknown)
Red glass seed beads
Gold tubular glass beads
Swarovski crystal gold pearl

Well that's it for me today -now I ask you to please check out Laura's blog http://www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/ to see what great project she has done for us to enjoy.

Till next week's hop - keep on crafting...... keep on creating!!!!! and Sharing!!!

Thank you for stopping by and see you next time.

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