Working with a kit from Tres Jolie, I made a chipboard gear necklace. I am a guest designer for the month of June. #sponsored
This month I am a guest designer at Tres Jolie Kits. I was sent the Cards, Tags, and More kit. The kit included chipboard gears. I used those to create this chipboard gear necklace.
I used a variety of metallic paints on the gears. To begin I painted one in brown/bronze and the other in silver.
The necklace would be fine in brown and silver but I tend to like a bit more color so I used a blotting technique on the silver painted gear. I also painted the backs of the gears so they would look finished.
After gluing the dried gear pieces together, I added a thin layer of UV Resin. The resin adds a finished glossy look to the piece as well as adding stability.
Wrapping craft wire around the end of my paintbrush made for a bail for the back of the gears.
I Super Glued the bail to the back of the gear pieces that were glued together. In the above photo you can see that back of the piece is painted.
All that is left to do is thread the cord and ribbon necklace through the bail. I toyed with the idea of making this into a pin or a necklace. Obviously I chose the necklace. Which do you think you would choose?
Make a necklace from Shrink Film. #sponsored @graphixarts
I was sent a sample of Shrink Film from Grafix. I was so excited to see the film in silver and gold. I wasn’t aware of the color options. The gold was such a nice color for jewelry making. The technique I used was so simple and easy to do and the result is one of my favorite pieces.
Shrink Film – gold
StazOn black ink
scissors or paper trimmer
toaster oven or heat source
UV resin (optional)
UV light (optional)
jewelry making materials
To finish it off I used a black spacer bead and a gold crystal. Gold wire was used to join the pieces together and it hangs from an adjustable waxed cord in black.
Today QVC is hosting a special show called QVC Inspirational Gifts Show. I was sent a few products that will be on the show to review and promote this special event. It airs at 10am CT; 11am ET – check your local channel listing or watch live on the QVC Facebook page. The theme of the show is meaningful gifts that help convey our affection for the ones you love. I encourage you to watch and shop this special show.
This beautiful scarf in hot pink that I have used in all the backgrounds of the images for this post is a part of the products available. Headbands of Hope gift a child with illness a headscarf for every one that is sold.
These beautiful necklaces are from The Vintage Sparrow. The little one on the right is probably my favorite (although hard to get a good photo of it).Although no “live” guests will be in the studio, the show will feature the following:
Annie Moss – Owner and Designer of the Vintage Sparrow (you should have received her product in your mailer!) – Calling in LIVE
Product: Inspirational Pendant Necklace Set in Choice of:
a. Faith over Fear Necklace set (Faith)
b. Choose Joy Necklace set (Joy)
c. Still I Rise Necklace set (Brave)
d. Love Wins Necklace set (Love)
Jess Ekstrom – Owner of Headbands of Hope (you should have received her product in your mailer!) – Calling in LIVE – Headbands of Hope donates a headband for every one sold to a child with an illness.
Product: Set of 2 Headscarves in Choice of:
a. Headscarves – Set of 2 – Navy Paisley/Navy
b. Headscarves – Set of 2 – Pink Paisley/Solid Hot Pink
c. Headscarves – Set of 2 – Camel – White Striped/Solid Champagne
Candace Cameron Bure – Skype in to promote her two products:
a. Welcome Mats
b. Promise Box
Jesus Loves Me Lamb & Blanket – Kerstin will sell this product and it is SO cute! The lamb plays Jesus loves me and the blanket is so soft! Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the product/product information. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.