Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hardware Washers/Crystal Effects 101 Class

My Three Favorite
Get ready for 101 Jewelry Class. I am getting ready for a craft show in two weeks and just finished twenty sets of jewelry.  These are all my own designs and I do not mind if you case but if you do please give credit where do.  Being a StampinUp demonstrator I try to use their supplies as much as possible.  In these sets I used micro beads on the base of the washers, the flowers are from the Pretties Kit, and I used the square scallop die for the base card stock (and card stock from StampinUp). I used clear packing tape to attach the backside of the jewelry to the card stock.  That way when my customers pick up the square everything stays in place and does not get mixed up or lost.
I had fun with the green one here. How do you like my modern design? There is a lot of work in these, more than you would think.  Crystal Effects is a must here for multiful purposes.  When not using wire to attach things I used crystal effects it is such a strong glue.  Also when done I gave my pins and necklaces a top coat and it gave the metal and beads the looks of glass.  I am at a loss without this stuff I use it all the time in my craft making it is a must buy.

Red and black are some of my favorite color combos.  Brown is not high on my color list but do like this set.
Teal is another color that I like.
I already sold the red one before I even got it to the sale. And I liked the teal one on the end so I made a duplicate to keep for myself.
This brown base is different it is wood and the beads are all wood. I think the pink one reminds me of an old antique set.  It is super heavy.
Three more sets that I really love.  The first one is so nice and shinny.  It has a little gold butterfly on it.  The middle one I used the silver duo bead set from StampinUp with silver wire wrapped around.  I liked how I used the wire to loop the string on the necklace.  The blue set is just that right shade of blue and I love the assortment of shapes on the beads.

Well I racked my brain this past week and can tell you there is not much space left to create more jewelry. So now I am off to use what is left to start doing some tiles.  Catch you later let me know what you think, have a good day, it is cold and rainy here.


  1. Okay, Kathleen, Out of 12 sets I like 12 of them! Gosh, these are georgeous (SP). I really can't pick one as the best. I like how you used wire, wooden beads, bolts, etc. None are alike and the colors are so cool. Boy is the hardware store going to get a lot of business after everyone sees these. Great work.

  2. Oh my gosh, I have been trying to post a comment on your sight since we hung up on the phone!! That was over 3 hours ago!! So, you get the short comment now: They are all beautiful, but my favorite is now the black and white (like you said). I like the flowers on this one -- still not into the beads, but tons of people are so these should be sold out at your show. I so hope this goes through this time.