Friday, August 31, 2007
FINALLY. Oh, how I've missed you
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Create easy to make & wear memory wire jewelry. Memory wire keeps its shape & can be adjusted by the amount of wire you cut. I like to use seed beads as spacers between beads. Sometimes I make symmetrical designs & sometimes I go with the flow. One of my trademarks is the pendant that I hang from the middle of the bracelet. Bring a pendant or a favorite focal bead (hole top to bottom), eye pin & split or jump ring.
On memory rings, I like to use shank back buttons. The possibilities are endless. Make these as gifts or one for everyday of the week for yourself.
Make a necklace or bracelet with 2 or more strands. You can make them graduated or all the same length. This is a basic to intermediate class type. A bead board is helpful for beginners. We'll go over any quick basics such as attaching clasps with crimp beads. This will take your designs to the next level.
The following frames are examples of what you can do with the $1 - $1.99 wood frames from AC Moore. For adhesives I use Gel Medium, Mod Podge (matte) and Scotch Scrapbooker's glue with dual applicator.
Acrylic paint, Scrapbook paper, SEI floral sequins, Making Memories foam stamp, rubber stamp with embossing powder, Sharpie marker, Monogram stickers, Vellum quote
Acrylic paint, Scrapbook papers, Monogram sticker, Basic Grey rub-ons , Rubber stamp & embossing powder, 7 Gypsies 97% stickers
Acrylic paint, 7 Gypsies paper, chipboard, sharpie marker, glitter, rubber stamps, embossing powder, German foil.