Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cuttlebug Jewelry for CHA

Another project that I had the opportunity to create for CHA was jewelry formed in the Cuttlebug! This was made with AirDry clay from Crayola, though, if I was doing it again, I would prefer to use Fimo, or another baking type clay. Anyway, I created a ball of clay, and placed it in a 2x2 embossing folder, adjusted my sandwich for the Cuttlebug to a very light pressure, so it wouldn't squeeze all of the clay out, and this is the impression that I got!
I painted them with regular acrylic paints, highlighted the black set with a gold ink pad, and then sealed it with triple thick brush on gloss glaze. The white set was painted with white acrylic and then the flowers were done with pearlized watercolors. The pearls were attached after sealing. They were finished with silver jewelry findings. (Sorry no photos of the finished project....they were dangle earrings, so you could choose the side you wanted to show, and the necklace had a reversable pendant holder, so it could hang showing either side.) I believe these were all stolen from the booth at CHA. Oh, well. I had fun making them, and they were a hit at CHA.

This is an easy project, and very versatile, so I encourage you to give it a try!


ellen s. said...

these are amaZing, betty!

Beth said...

Wow my friend the talent you have now we are doing jewelry lovely pieces.