Crafty Betty

Projects 130-132 of 365: Vintage Inspired Jewelry March 16, 2011

I just love the look of vintage costume jewelry, so here are a few designs that I whipped up one afternoon, probably around Christmas time..  I’m not so fond of the bracelet….it came out looking a bit too sloppy, but hey, that doesn’t mean that someone else won’t like it..

 

When my new supplies arrive hopefully I will be able to make some of the bigger, chunkier designs that I drool over at all the stores!!

 

Projects 130-132 of 365: Vintage Inspired Jewelry

130 of 365: Vintage Flowers and Gold Necklace

131 of 365: Vintage Purple Flowered Necklace

132 of 365: Crystal and Pearl Bracelet

Well that’s all for now, but I do have tons more to post.  Hopefully I will find some more spare time tomorrow.  Hope you are enjoying my new jewelry kick 🙂

CraftyBetty

 

Projects 127-129: Jade Cluster Necklaces

These next three necklaces were all made with the same basic design, but with different colors of jade gemstones and then different crystal or metal spacer beads.  I especially love the flower toggle clasps used on two of these…It just gives the projects a more vintage feel….

The only downfall to these necklaces is that since these are all gemstone and real crystal they are very heavy, but then again, you won’t have to worry about losing it, because if it fell off you would definitely feel it 🙂

I made these back in November…

Projects 127-129: Jade Cluster Necklaces

127 of 365: Purple Jade Cluster Necklace with Crystal Accent

 

128: Christmas Jade Necklace

129. Green Jade and Copper Cluster Necklace

These were really fun to make….now I just need to find events to wear all this stuff to…..

Don’t go away, there is a ton more to see in this marathon project posting session I’m on 🙂

CraftyBetty

 

Projects 123-126: The first round of Jewelry projects

I am sure that all of you probably thought I had given up on my mission of 365 projects in 365 days.  After all, I haven’t posted anything since December.  I will admit it hasn’t been easy to find much spare time at all, especially with all the hours I put in at the Mercedes dealership selling cars (or at least attempting to sell cars…lol!).  I have still been creating with basically every spare moment I have.  I have so many projects done and ready to be blogged, I’ll probably end up over the 365 when I get them all up here.  So hang tight, as these next few posts will contain lots of projects and very little chit chat 🙂

 

The projects below are the very earliest of jewelry pieces I made back in October.

Projects 123-126: Early Jewelry Projects

123-126 Early Jewelry Pieces from October 2010

These were all pretty basic designs and so wearable.  Check back for more……And soon I will be putting all the jewelry up for sale, as its not possible for me to wear it all 🙂

Crafty Betty

 

 

119-122: More Scrabble Tile Jewelry December 27, 2010

It’s been hard to wait on posting these, but they were ordered as Christmas gifts from a friend at work….so I couldn’t risk ruining the surprise.

Some of these were designed using My Digital Studio images in Photoshop, and others were made from photos supplied by the customer.  I just love how these can be customized for ANYONE or anything. 

Be sure to contact me if you are interested in ordering one….I can literally put just about anything on these tiles.  The price for a tile pendant or charm is $8 (which includes shipping anywhere in U.S.)  If you want it personalized with a name, a specific image or photo the cost is $10 per tile (including shipping anywhere in the U.S.).

The $8 charms are any of the ones you see in this or other posts that do not have personalized words or photos on them…… Just contact me and I will send you a paypal invoice!!

Project 119 of 365: Just “Peachy” tiles

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119 of 365: Just Peachy 2

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119 of 365: Just "Peachy"

 

Project 120 of 365:  VIntage Vogue Charms

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120 of 365: Vintage Vogue Charms

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120 of 365: Vintage Vogue Bracelet

 

Project 121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Charms

These charms use the damask image from the digital version of the Friends 24-7 stamp set….

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121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Charms

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121 of 365: Friends 24-7 Bracelet

 

Project 122 of 365: Damask Charm

This is an example of an $8 charm (this includes shipping in the U.S.).  Contact details are on each photo…

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122 of 365: Damask Charm

It looks like the damask charm might be showing up too dark on some monitors 😦  In person it is a really pretty gray background with a black damsk image in the center….Looks great with any outfit!!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!!!

StampinBetty

 

Projects 104-110 of 365: Scrabble Tile Necklaces November 19, 2010

Tis true…if you love Stampin Up’s Patterned Paper as much as I do you can wear it!!! 🙂

I’m sure you have all heard or seen this Scrabble tile jewelry trend, so ofcourse I just had to jump on the bandwagon.  And I am so glad I did…..These cute little pendants are so fun and easy to make.  All I did was trim little focal areas out of some of my favorite patterned paper, adhered it to the tile, sanded the edges and sealed it with epoxy resin, attached a jewelry bail (so I could dangle from necklace), and there you have it….I personalized piece of art for your neck or charm bracelet.

I also stamped a small image on one of them….the one with the little vine/leaves was just stamped in Really Rust ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a pendant, necklace, or charm bracelet just let me know….I take custom orders.

Projects 104-110 of 365: Scrabble Tile Necklaces

(please excuse the photo quality…they were taken on my iphone and without proper lighting.)

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Projects 104-109

Come Back for more fun Soon!!

StampinBetty

 

Project 100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web October 4, 2010

Ok….One more card, then really I’m going to bed…LOL!  I seriously do need to get to bed, otherwise I’m going to oversleep my first day at work….

This card is based on a card by Phyllis Johnson, but I did make quite a few changes.  Again, since its Halloween, I dirtied up all the pieces (I’m still sticking to my guns….Halloween isn’t supposed to be pretty…hehe), purposely made it so all the pieces weren’t so perfectly lined up and even, added some spooky glam with pearl stickles, and replaced some of the expensive Designer Paper with my homemade patterned paper.

Project 100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web:

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100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web

Don’t you just love how the spider web emboss folder makes the dsp crack a little, letting the white core just peek through….Helps add to the disorder of the Spooky Halloween Cards.

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100 of 365: Midnight Musings Web- Inside

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Whisper White
  • Wicked Fun DSP

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary
  • Midnight Musings Jumbo Wheel
  • All Holidays (for inside the card)

Ink:

  • Basic Black

Accessories:

  • Spiderweb Emboss Folder
  • Stickles- Pearl
  • Circle Punches

Woohoo!!  I am finally tired now, so typing up these projects must have been just what I needed… and I’ll still get almost 6 hours of sleep 🙂

Good Night,

StampinBetty

 

Project 99 of 365: Old Olive Web

I should really be in bed right now, but it always seems like when you really need to sleep you are somehow wide awake.  Tomorrow is my first day back to selling Mercedes Benz, so tonight I have been running around trying to make sure I have everything organized around here so things don’t get too out of whack.  So today has been laundry, packing all my eBay sales so my husband can take over his new role of shipping all the stuff I sell (since I will be leaving for work before the post office opens, and returning home after its closed.), and just trying to figure out how to fit everything into my new schedule.

So now to wind down I’m going to try to post a couple more of those Halloween cards that have been piling up, waiting for their turn to shine here for everyone to see 🙂

Project 99 of 365: Old Olive Web

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99 of 365: Old Olive Web

This card was inspired by a card I saw by Elizabeth Price.  The only differences are that I added an extra layer by making the card black, and layering the web embossed Old Olive piece on top of it, then I roughed up the edges on EVERYTHING and distressed it all further by rubbing black ink all over.  The way I see it Halloween cards should not be pretty and orderly…The should be dirty, disorganized, shall we even say scary?  Lol!!

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Whisper White
  • Wicked Fun DSP

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary

Ink:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive

Accessories:

  • Spiderweb Textured Impressions Emboss Folder
  • Cutter Kit- Distress Tool
  • Dimensionals
  • Circle Punches
  • Scallop Circle Punch 2″ (this is slightly larger than the SU punch)

Thank you for looking!  Come Back Soon.

StampinBetty

 

Project 98 of 365: Midnight Musings on Square Lattice September 30, 2010

Here’s another Halloween card.  This one is based a card by either Lauren Maroco or Diana Gibbs (they both posted very similar cards on Splitcoast and/or the demo site.)  I changed the ribbon, the colors, and did not use DSP, and made my own patterned paper with a Jumbo Wheel Stamp.  So I guess I only cased the layout???  Lol.

Project 98 of 365: Midnight Musings on Square Lattice

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98 of 365: Midnight Musings on Square Lattice

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Very Vanilla

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary
  • Midnight Musings Jumbo Wheel

Ink:

  • Jumbo Stampin Around Cartridge- Basic Black
  • Basic Black
  • Cajun Craze

Accessories:

  • Square Lattice Textured Impressions Emboss Folder
  • Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking!  There’s Plenty more to come.

StampinBetty

 

Project 97 of 365: Sanded Candles

Hi all!

Well, its official….I am returning to my old job selling Mercedes Benz here in Milwaukee.  I know, who woulda thought…this craft loving girl is also obsessed with high-end German cars 🙂  It all started when I was 23 and bought a 2000 BMW 323i.  I remember people thinking I was being impulsive and irresponsible when I bought that car……But I truly wasn’t!!!   I caught all kinds of flack over it, about how I could have gotten a brand new Sunfire or whatever other crappy car for the same price.  I told them that I got a better deal and guaranteed them all that I would have this car far longer than all of my other friends who had recently purchased brand new cars.  I was right!!!!  I drove that car for over 8 years!!  I traded it in last year to get my 2006 Envoy, not because the car was worn out, but because we needed a larger vehicle.  I miss that car every day!!!  In the end I did save more money than all those who thought I was being young and dumb.  In that same time they had all bought at least 2 cars, making my purchase the cheapest of them all!!  When I traded that car in it was still beautiful (except for the few lovely door dings acquired by living in Milwaukee), there wasn’t a blemish in the interior, and it still handled way better than most of the new cars my friends have.  You hit the gas and it really went, you turn the wheel and it turned, and on the highway you never had to turn the radio up to cover up the “road noise”, and my favorite part…..no jiggly sounding loose parts.  So yes, I admit it, I am, and will always be a car snob!!  It has nothing to do with showing off to others, my car was a basic model, and the smallest 4 door car they made.   It is all about the feeling of driving a well built car that I knew wasn’t going to fail me when I needed it most!!

I know….that was a BMW, but I sell Mercedes Benz…..well….. When I applied for the job the first time I thought I would be selling BMW, but alas, they tricked me after getting me excited about selling cars, and then broke it to me I would be selling Mercedes Benz.  I wasn’t too thrilled in the beginning.   I knew nothing about Mercedes Benz, in fact, I thought they were only for elitist jerks who like to prove to their neighbors they make more money.  I was soooooo wrong!!!  And as soon as I pay off my current debt a Mercedes Benz is on the top of my “reward myself” list.  I can honestly say you will not find a higher quality car out there.   You spend more upfront, but if one car lasts you as long as 2 cheaper cars…..then in the end you actually paid less 🙂

Time to get back to the task at hand and get some of this growing pile of finished cards posted for you all…

Project 97 of 365: Sanded Candles

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97 of 365: Sanded Candles

This card is based on a card by Holly Krautkremmer (on both the Stampin Up demo site, and Splitcoast Stampers).  I just changed up the colors and made a few minor adjustments.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Basic Gray
  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie DSP
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Very Vanilla

Stamps:

  • Dark & Dreary
  • Sanded- Background

Ink:

  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive

Accessories:

  • Rhinestone or Brad (non SU)
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Paper Crimper
  • 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thanks for looking!

StampinBetty