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.
1/8 inch Silk Ribbon SK-8
Butterly 25 and bubble caps
Scrap of beading wire
Fiber Castle Big Brush markers
awl/ piercing tool
Thanks soo much for stopping by!
Enjoy your journey...
o Lalo IK