Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wonder Woman Jewelry

Welcome back friends! I completely forgot to share the Wonder Woman jewelry that I made for the Soda City Comic-con a few weeks ago. I saw a Wonder Woman charm bracelet at a small boutique in Florida last year and just fell in love with it, so of course I had to make one!

I found the Wonder Woman symbol, headpiece and costume
charms from Hobby Lobby and are made by DC Comics. I made
the bead charms and the small silver frame charms and added
the star charms from a pack that I got at Michael's.

Close-up of the charms. The bracelet base is a dark pewter color chain
that I added a magnetic closure to.

I printed some Wonder Woman comic images off the internet,
cut them to fit the charm and covered them with UTEE using
VersaMark and heat gun. Then I just glued the picture in the charm.

I found a blank bangle type bracelet on clearance at Michael's and added a printed picture of Wonder Woman to it using the same technique as above. This one is my favorite and it's the only piece that sold at the Comic-con.


Of course I had to make earrings!! 

And memory wire bracelets with charms :)

I added the charm bracelet, earrings and memory wire bracelets to my Etsy shop, so if you're interested, you can find them HERE.

Thanks for dropping by today! I'll be back again soon to share more creations!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Wire Wrapped Seahorse

Hello friends! Hope you are doing well! I just got back home from a quick weekend trip to Florida to visit family and to pick up a kiln and a bunch of molds that my aunt gave me. I don't know the first thing about how to use any of it, but I'm going to learn! I have to hire an electrician to hook the kiln up before I can start, but I will be reading the books that my aunt gave me to get a sense of how it all works.
I'm still working on some wire wrapping projects and this seahorse is one I am so proud of. It took me many hours to create, but it was worth it.

It is about 18 inches tall and 8 inches wide, so quite large and took a lot of wire and beads to create. 

It took me a good while to create the frame by looking at pictures of seahorses, both real and other art creations. I think I did a pretty good job :) I used mostly blue and green beads of all sizes, shapes and types. The metal word tag in the center says "fearless".  I try to include a word in each of my wire wrapping creations :)

Thanks for visiting today. I'll be back soon to share more creations :)
Until then...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Victorian Medallion Burlap Canvas

Hey there friends! I hope you are doing well! It's almost Friday, so I'm great :) I'm headed to Florida for a long weekend to visit family. My Aunt Rosemary is giving me her kiln and molds and other supplies while I am there! I am so excited to learn a new craft :)

Today, I want to share a project that I made for Scrap n' Art Magazine using Spellbinders dies, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Pebeo paints.

The Spellbinders die I used is Shapeabilities Victorian Medallion Three, which produces this beautiful, intricate medallion. I cut it out of a heavy water color paper and painted it with Glimmer Mists in yellows, oranges and reds. Once they were dry, I applied Pebeo Fantasy Prisme and Fantasy Moon yellow and red paints. The Pebeo paints dry to make your projects look like a shiny gem. 

While the medallion was drying (it takes about 24 hours for the Pebeo paints to completely dry), I painted the 6x6" burlap canvas with turquoise acrylic paint. I adhered the medallion to the canvas with Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. I love that the medallion looks like rusty metal that's been painted over.

I'll be back soon to share more projects. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fun Die Cut Flowers

Happy Labor Day Weekend crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying the weekend so far! The weather is just beautiful here in SC! We had solid rain beginning Thursday night, all day Friday and most of Friday night because of Tropical Storm Hermine. But yesterday morning, the sun was shining and it was much cooler than it has been. Love this kind of weather! 
Today I am sharing a small canvas I decorated with flowers and leaves made with Spellbinders dies. The picture is my sweet granddaughter Elizabeth. Love that baby so much! 

I used thick water color paper to die cut the flowers, then colored them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in pinks and purples and the leaves in (of course) greens.

When the flowers were almost dry, I shaped them to be dimensional instead of flat and layered them together and adhered them to the canvas around the picture. 

I loved making these flowers so much that I'm going to make more to keep on hand for other projects!
Last weekend, we worked at the Soda City Comicon in Columbia. Dan and Dakota sold comics and I made some Wonder Woman jewelry to sell at their table. I will share those creations next time. Until then....Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!