I hope you are too.
The year has been interesting.
Thank you so much my dear friends for staying for the year, for sharing your love and your hearts, and for giving me a reason to keep writing.
I am better for knowing all of you!
I have been playing with some new things. New year, new things, I started early.
I thought these were very fun and I thought you might like to try too.
This is like scrapbooking jewelry... woooooooooooo whoooooooo.
I knew my boatloads of fun with Jodi would lead to something like this.
I also like it because it is one of the bib necklace findings I just loaded in to my HoardersCloset Etsy store here for gold,
and here for silver,
I have had these for years and I have added clay to them and that is fun, but this is cool because I can use all of my newly collected scrapbook and paper supplies on these too.
You will need:
1 brass or silver tone crescent
Chain necklace with clasp and jump rings
Scrap book paper
Gel medium- soft gel
1/4" flat brush
jewels and metal bits
assorted goodies and beads
Glass rhinestones and cabs
Anything else you think might look wonderful on here
Turn over the crescent and place it on top of the paper.
Pick up the both of them and press the paper on.
The gel will squish out around the edges
Set this aside and let the gel dry for a little bit.
Cut off the paper below the loop on the crescent.
Like so. Do both sides.
After it has dried a little cut the excess paper around the crescent.
It should look something like this.
I go around the edges and press the edges to the crescent.
Now I distress the edges of the paper on the crescent with walnut stain Distress Ink.
I love the way this looks.
Cut a section to go on one end also, I liked it like that.
Place gel on the back of the other piece and place it where you want it.
Put gel on top of that one.
I set it aside and let it dry on the crescent. Because of the curve of the crescent I lift it upon something (scissor covers) so the edges down.
When dry cut, away the excess doily.
With Crafter's Pick Ultimate or E-6000 Glue on your bits.
I had to throw in some clay. I only use a little glue in the centers of the butterflies the glue seems to press out to the edges when I press them down on the paper.
I haven't finished this but I will post it when I do.
Have fun with this. I would love to see what you do.
Have a great 2012, much prosperity, health, and peace for us all.
Blessings all over you all.