Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jewelry Box - ETI/Ann Butler Design Blog HOP

 Hi crafty friends! A warm welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop! I love blog hops there is so much creative inspiration packed in. So today I am sharing this beautiful box which can be used to store earrings or be used as a gift box for bracelets in this season of giving or use it as a decorative piece around the house, so without further adieu here is my project.

 Products used:
Ann Butler Design's 1" Doily Picnic Stamps by Unity Stamps
Ann Butler Design's Aquamarine Iridescent Paint by Earth Safe Finishes
EnviroTex Jewelry Clay
Rhinestones, Microbeads by Recollections, wooden bead, wooden bangle, gold glitter, gold embossing powder, glue, white cardstock.

First I marked outer circumference and inner circumference of the bangle on white 120 lbs cardstock. I cut 3 pieces of outer circumference and 4 pieces of inner circumference.
Then I glued one outer circumference piece to one side of the bangle which made the bottom of my box. I glued the 4 inner circumference pieces together and then glued it to the center of the outer circumference piece to make the top cover of my box.

I then painted my bangle using Ann Butler Design's Aquamarine Iridescent Paint by Earth Safe Finishes. I painted a few coats to get the desired finish

While the paint was drying I stamped by image on a white cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder, I need 6 1" square stamp images and 10 triangle images. I then cut out the stamped images and glued them to the bangle.

Now onto playing with EnviroTex Jewelry Clay and boy I had fun. Now jewelry clay comes in two containers marked A and B. When I opened one of them the clay was hard which meant I had to bring up the temperature of the clay. I put the containers in a ziplock bag and kept them in a bowl of hot tap water for about 10 minutes. Then I mixed equal parts of A & B, be sure to use gloves while working and follow the detailed instructions that come with the clay, though I think the jewelry clay is a little forgiving. After mixing the clay thoroughly I rolled it into a thin wire and wrapped it arround the bottom part of my box and covered it with microbeads and gold glitter.

I then covered the top cover made out of cardstock with the EnviroTex Jewelry Clay , added some rhinestones and covered it with microbeads. I also covered a wooden bead with EnviroTex Jewelry Clay and covered it with microbeads and gold glitter.

Dressed up the box with some rhinestones to finish the project. Below are some more photos.

Hope you enjoyed the project. Now lets grab a cup of hot chocolate and visit some more blogs with some amazing talent. Also remember to leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. YES, a comment on EACH blog gets you an entry for the BLOG CANDY shown below! Share the fun with your friends! We will Pick the winner on Saturday the 20th and announced on the Ann Butler Blog and ETI blog! Again, make sure and visit all the links and leave a comment.

      Lisa Rojas

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Stocking.....

Hello everybody! today I am stopping by to share an adorable project with you all and just in time for Christmas and its a very quick project because I know everybody already has a million things to do around this time :)

Products Used:
Ann Butler Design's EZ-De’s Flourish 2″ ABC’s
Ann Butler Design's Stripes, Dots, Hearts 1” by Unity Stamps
Green Glitter, Gold Embossing Powder, glue

I brought the stocking for 99 cents and wanted to make them more festive. 

First I stamped and embossed with the dots image and cut out cirlces.

Then I covered the white dots on the stocking with green glitter and stuck my stamped and cut circles. I then stamped and embossed the flourishes ABC's stamp and cut the alphabets out, the rest of the stocking came together pretty quickly.


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