Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Photo Inclusions - Part 2

A few posts back I gave some info on making acrylic photo charms. This post will show a few fun ways to get those charms into your designs. First, you can simply glue onto a hair clip base, a bail with a glue pad or a brooch base. You can also glue it directly onto a filigree with E6000 crafting glue (outdoors preferably 'cause this stuff stinks). Then you have all sorts of loops to start creating with.Another easy way to get a loop on these for hanging is with a glue on pinch bail - these are available in our shop too. Just wrap around your pliers to curve and pinch onto the charm with a bit of glue.This collage piece is a fun way to use the smaller acrylic charms - take a large blank wood piece with a hole drilled in the top then start building. I antiqued the wood a bit with some copper paint and then made a stencil from a piece of tag paper and a decorative paper punch. A blend of peridot and copper paint gives the stenciled Fleur de Lis a vintage look. Then it's all about the layering, a rhinestone here, the acrylic charm there and finish it off with a few brass stampings and a fabulous cocoa ribbon (From our vintage collection).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Twilight Fever

Yes, I know this was supposed to be a technique post, but I just can't help myself - I've caught Twilight Fever. All of you know our shops are full of Twilight inspired charms and now we are adding 6 exclusive cherry wood charms engraved with various Twilight inspired phrases and names ~~Edward, Jacob, Cullen, Twilight, Bitten, Be Safe~~

These are a Winter Rose Exclusive and for those of you also anxiously anticipating the release of the DVD this weekend we are having a fabulous sale on these new tags - buy any 6 or more of these tags this week only and you get them for a $1.60 a tag - a 25 cent savings per tag. (We will be listing them at $1.85 - So to get your offer, please convo me on Etsy and I will set up a special reserved listing for you.)

Have fun and yes...Be Safe~~~~

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Purple hits the Spotlight

If you create - you could get published - it's really that simple. And Somerset Studio offers ample opportunity for artists to show their work and get a bit of promotion for their shops. If you haven't already checked out their guidelines give them a quick read over here:

In particular they are having a Royal Purple Challenge - Aubergine with a deadline of August 15th. If you submit to this theme post us a note so we can all join in the fun. I think I will do something with the new purple ribbons we just got in the shop. I am thinking a cuff with hand stitched beads and bits of old brass....