Crafty Betty

Projects 127-129: Jade Cluster Necklaces March 16, 2011

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

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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

 

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
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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

 

Project 81 of 365: Black Magic Get Well Wishes September 4, 2010

If you live in Wisconsin, isn’t this some crazy weather?  A few days ago it was so hot and humid that you didn’t want to leave your house, now its chilly and windy and you need a sweater.  Wow, it was summer one day and fall the next.

This card is another one made from all those Black Magic blocks I had made way back when.  And again, I’m sticking with some bold colors on this one.  I really like the way this one turned out with the different shades of blue pencil, set off by the Bermuda Bay paper.  The Layout is super quick and simple so keep the layout in mind for the next time you need a quick card. (The coloring isn’t so quick, but it is simple.)

If you need direction on how to do the Black Magic Technique just read the previous post (Project 80.)

Project 81 of 365: Black Magic Get Well Wishes

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81 of 365: Black Magic Get Well Wishes

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White

Stamps:

  • Kind & Caring Thoughts (retired hostess set)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:

  • Whisper White Craft
  • Basic Black Marker
  • White Gel Pen

Accessories:

  • Hodge Podge Hardware- Silver
  • 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for checking out another card 🙂

StampinBetty

 

Project 80 of 365: Black Magic Birthday Card September 2, 2010

So awhile back when I first discovered the Black Magic Technique I stamped and colored soooooo many images, but then they just sat in a pile waiting to be used, so today I decided to use a couple of them.  Not only this, but I also challenged myself to use colors I don’t normally use.  I decided it was time to be BOLD and use some bold colors, since I almost always tend to stick with Earthtones and Neutrals.  I just like “warm” colors 🙂  I do, somewhat, have a mixed feelings over my use of such dramatic and contrasting colors here, but in the end I do like it…I guess that is why they call it challenging yourself.

In case you have not yet discovered the Black Magic technique, it is so cool and so simple.  All you do is take a piece of black (or any darker colored) cardstock and stamp solid images using Whisper White Craft ink.  You then heat set the Craft ink, and when it is set you color over the white areas with either Stampin’ Up!’s watercolor pencils or PrismaColor pencils (I suppose any colored pencil might work, but I have got great results from these 2 types of pencils.)  Remember to use multiple shades of the same color to get results with more depth, and for that extra kick highlight with a white gel pen.

Maybe the reason I like this technique so much is because I get to visit one of my childhood favorite past times….Coloring 🙂

Project 80 of 365: Black Magic Birthday Card

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80 of 365: Kind and Caring Birtday

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Cameo Coral
  • Basic Black

Stamps:

  • Kind & Caring Thoughts (retired hostess set)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:

  • Basic Black- Marker
  • Whisper White- Craft Ink

Accessories:

  • PrismaColor Pencils or Watercolor Pencils
  • HodgePodge Kit- Silver
  • 1/4″ Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Fancy Label Punch
  • Tag Corner Punch

Thanks for checking it out.  I have more in store for you so keep checking back 🙂

StampinBetty