Crafty Betty

Project 111 of 365: My First Bead Weaving Necklace November 23, 2010

Hi All,
As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been making a lot of jewelry the past few weeks.  Probably because it is easier to pack up a small box of beading supplies and work on my lunch hour than it is to try to pull out all the stamping supplies (plus more portable.)
So the necklace below spawned from a necklace I had seen somewhere that cost far too much for me to afford.  What I love about making my own jewelry is that it is not nearly as hard to do as it looks, and since I am broke its the only way I can afford something that looks fabulous.
Once again I took the photo with my iphone in very poor lighting….In person this necklace has a lot of BLING factor to it.  Looks very fancy with those clear glass seed beads reflecting every hint of light.  Sorry that the photo really doesn’t do it much justice.
Project 111 of 365: My First Bead Weaving Necklace
111 of 365

111 of 365: My first bead weaving necklace.

In this necklace I used mostly natural materials….I used sesame jasper beads, black onyx beads, and dark jade pendant (so this was dyed or color enhanced), glass seed beads, and tibetan silver findings to give it a more vintage look (and not as likely to tarnish as sterling silver.)

Hope you like my divergence from stamping for a while 🙂

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