Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feeling crafty?

Latest creation....... visit my shop Roundabout 

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A little something yummy...........
Halloween Fun...........

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Heartfelt" jewelry

My daughters recently asked if I could some how save a special flower they picked. We talked about drying it, or even pressing it. But how would they be able to share this flower? Anyone with kids knows that "sharing" can be almost impossible sometimes! So I came up with a way to use the petals that all of us!

I found some really fun new Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. It gives the same effect of using a resin, but with out all the chemicals! Also I found some small pendents that would work well for a necklace(for the girls) or earrings (for me!).
First, using the tips of the petals from the flower, I shaped them in to a heart.
Next, using a little regular Mod Podge, I dabbed some glue using a small paint brush.
Then with the help of a few tooth pics, gently place the petals in the middle of the pendent.
Now just fill up the pendent with the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic glue!
Tip: squeaze a little glue out before filling. This helps get any little air bubbles.
Now let dry for at least 24 hours.
The petals took on a whole new look. This worked out so well that I can't wait to try some new things with this! I have so many ideas :)
The girls loved their new necklaces & I love my new earrings :D

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