I am back in business! I'm out of bed and craft supplies are once again laying all over the house. I got a new camera and photo booth for Christmas. While they are Faboosh…I need to learn how to use them both. Some of my pictures are great and some…not so much…. bear with me… user error.
For some reason I decided I wanted to make some Valentine Jewelry… Valentine really ended up mostly because of the colors...I've dabbled in jewelry before with very bumpy results. Frankly I usually end up frustrated. For some reason I decided NOW is the time to figure this out. Along the way I discovered a new product that made me do a big ole happy dance…hint* it involves Swarovski Crystal Chatons…yeah, no, I didn't know what a Chaton was either. It is the SHAPE of the crystal.
Sticking with the Valentine theme I made this fun necklace. My Ryann saw it and immediately staked a claim...that is a good thing, right? I adore it. I think it is shabby chic but elegant. All of the beads- except the pink glass heart-are Swarovski crystals or pearls.
I'm not sure what sparked the blue and brown bracelet. I used a Tim Holtz bracelet and more Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Can you see me? I'm doing the happy dance!!! I learned what a Chaton is…This is a Chaton... crystals with the cone shaped bottom.Crystal Clay Online but I see lots of places have it. Once the two parts are mixed together you have 1 1/2 hours to work with it and it hardens overnight. The clay comes in like 20 colors.
|Front: Red Stones in Silver Clay|
Back:Pink Stones in White Clay
This is my first successful ring. I realize I need to put the stones closer together but this was made using the Chaton Bag that I ordered with my kit and I was limited in the size and selection of stones.
I didn't love the silver clay as is because it didn't look silver…it looks more grey. I watched one video where the artist used glitter but frankly it looked like crap. I was considering what to do and I remembered I have PearlX in several colors.
I have white pearl PearlX which I will try with the white clay when I make my next ring. I ran out of gloves so production stopped.
I need to get my Valentine projects going…problem is my studio is still a mess but I can't create until I clean so I better get cleaning….