I had to make six necklaces for a jewelry swap and this is what I came up with. I started with black polymer clay and rolled it out to about a 1/8 inch thickness. I used a cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes and a round straw stirrer to cut out holes on either side on the top of the heart. I stamped the hearts on the left side with a Posh Asian floral stamp and Stampin' Up white pigment ink. I then baked the hearts in my melting pot. After cooling I added self stick diamond jewels on the right side of the heart and self stick pearls to the branch on the image. I squirted on some Diamond Glaze and spread it around with my fingers over the entire front of the heart including the bling. The sides and back of the heart with brushed with clear nail polish. I used white tube beads, clear silverlined #6 seed beads, gray pearls and black chips to bead the necklace and finished it with a teapot and spoon toggle clasp.
Friday, April 1, 2011
I used the polished stone technique for an April swap I was in but I didn't want to do a background as usual. My polished stone was made using Ranger Alcohol Inks in red pepper, cranberry and butterscotch. I put drops of those three colors on my applicator and pounced them all over semi-gloss paper. Next, on the same applicator felt, I put a few drops of gold mixative and squirted on some blending solution and did some more pouncing here and there. I then dug out my favorite kimono stamp by Judikins and stamped the kimono with black permanent ink and cut out. Used sparkly red card stock for the base card, layered on a piece of black cardstock and a torn piece of a Japanese magazine, affixed the kimono to the magazine piece and added some Asian symbols.