Wednesday, March 18, 2015 charming

Welcome Crafty trekkers I am so glad that you have stopped by. Before we get to my project lets take care of the business of PRIZES! Don't forget to go back and comment on the May Arts site for your chance to win 1 or 2 prizes packs...who can say no to fabulous new crafting supplies? NOT me! This stop on your journey brings you to a little out of the box use of the Epiphany Crafts products...

I created a fun spring necklace that gives the butterfly flight. I won't bore you with ALL the details and how to's but I will give you a few great tips I learned along  the way as I designed the project. As always if you have questions or would like to learn more on how to just ask. 


The first big trick of this project is making the bubble capped butterfly into a charm. Start as you would with any Epiphany punch/bubble then add another bubble to the back side of your paper. To create the hole heat up an awl or piercing tool with a heat gun then push the tip through the desired hole location. You will need to reheat your tool a couple times and push slowly though so as not to crack the bubble.

I used all white plastic pearls dyed to match the colors of the paper. Using Big Brush markers from Faber Castle gave the pearls a good cover then hit it with the heat gun to dry them completely.

 And finally the trick of getting the silk ribbon threaded through that wee little hole in the bead. I cut a 3-4 inch length of beading wire and folded in in half. With the 2 ends  together push through the hole thread the ribbon into the loop and pull. the perfect threader out of a scrap of beading wire! WIN!!

So what did I use to make this whimsical necklace you ask....well let me just tell you.

May Arts
1/8 inch Silk Ribbon SK-8

Butterly 25 and bubble caps

Ribbon clasps
Claw Closure
Jump Rings
Scrap of beading wire
fabric glue
Fiber Castle Big Brush markers

heat tool
awl/ piercing tool
jewelery pliers

Thanks soo much for stopping by!

Enjoy your journey...
o    Mary Brockway

o    Lalo IK
o    Karen Hanson

o    Karen Baker

o    Jen Shears

o    Emily Lanham

Monday, March 9, 2015

May Art Spring Release 2015

Welcome all! This hop will undoubtedly create a long want list of the most fabulous ribbons, so many great new ribbons to see. As per the usual there don't forget to head back and comment on the May Arts Blog for your chance to win free ribbon. Now onto my projects, firstly I have a head-cold so disregard the poor photography and what ever words that may seem a little garbled! Why is it that a stuffed up nose causes your brain to stop working?  Anyway...moving forward!

A simply stitched cuff with added studs is a quick and easy gift or accessory for  spirit day fastened with a snap for easy removal.

Woven ribbon make for a fun textile. Using a contrasting color for a pop of fun this little envelope will make the perfect phone clutch.

Creating hearts for your sweet little ones nursery. Soft and flexible it can be hung over the crib with no worry falling.

So did you love a project? You want to see a full tutorial? Comment below and I can be enticed to share all the details when my brain is clear of this stupid cold. ;)

Thanks for stopping by enjoy the rest of your New Release Journey.