Sunday, November 3, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 3!!!!




Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share  a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?



Today I have a fun creative project for all of you. Nothing says more heart felt than homemade. This necklace would be a wonderful gift for that special someone this Christmas or that perfect finishing touch for those holiday parties!


 To create this piece you will need, polymer clay, ICE Resin, Jewelry pieces(Industrial Chic), Smooch in (Olive Twist), Color Box in (Fawn), Pliers, paint brush. 


First use the polymer clay and fill your bezel with the clay. Then you will use a rubber stamp to make a design in the clay. Once you have your design put it in the oven and bake until finished (look at guidelines on the box, products and bake times may vary.)


Once your piece is cooled you can now color it. First use your ColorBox ink and run it over the surface of the clay. You can then use the smooch, with its fine point brush and paint in the crevasses to add more dimension to the clay.  



To protect your surface add ICE Resin with a brush. It's self-leveling so you won't have to be too precise when painting it on. You just don't want to add too much. (To mix your resin use the plunger and add your 1 to 1 mixture and stir to make sure the two parts are blended evenly.)


Now you can add your chain and other embellishments to finish the necklace. You can use so many different colors and materials to create this look!! Now go and get your creativity going and make your Holidays handmade ones. 



I have a mixed media prize pack up for grabs!! Leave a comment and you will be entered for the pack valued at over $50.00!!!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


November 3:
Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Nathalie Kalbach www.nathaliesstudio.com
Tanner Bell   http://www.craftteen.com
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com
Vicki O'Dell http://vickiodell.com/

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation. Thank you for sharing how to make it.

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  2. Nice necklace - may have to try my hand at this

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  3. Hi jaylynn, I just had to tell you how much I love your necklace design. I have never seen Ice Resin used as a protective layer over colored polymer clay before & can't wait to give it a try. Thanks, Theresa x

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  4. Wow... I have never attempted jewelry, I am a scrapper, but this is such a cool gift, I would love to learn how to make it. Going back over the tutorial slowly...

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  5. Great Necklace. Love the tutorial made something intricate easy to achieve.

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  6. Such a gorgeous necklace - really amazing design and looks so expensive!

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  7. Beautiful. It looks like an antique. thanks for the instructions.

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  8. LOVE your necklace! I have never used the ice resin as a protective coat so am very intrigued! I am just getting into mixed media and am soooooooooooo loving the journey! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Would love to try my hand at this, love the necklace

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  10. Always nice to see polymer clay used - I really like using the colorbox ink for the top and then using the Smooch to fill in the details

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  11. I love to see polymer clay used in different ways - I especially like the idea of using the Colorbox ink for the top and then using the Smooch to get in to the recessed areas.

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  12. I love this necklace and thanks for sharing great instructions. It will be fun to make something like it and fun to wear it.

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  13. Very beautiful necklace. Inspirational...might try this one!

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  14. What an awesome necklace. It's so nice to see the instructions along the way on how it's made. Thank you so much for sharing you're talent.

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  15. That's an awesome necklace! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  16. very pretty, would make great gifts for friends :)

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  17. This is awesome!! Love this look. Thanks for the tutorial.

    How lovely of you to offer a chance at a prize, too!! Would love to win the mixed media surprise.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the textures that you created in your necklace

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  19. i love this! tx so much for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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  20. i love this! its so pretty, tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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  21. i love this! tx so much for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

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  22. Gorgeous!!! I love your necklace!!!

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  23. I want to make that! Love it Jaime!

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  24. Hi Jamie! This Blog Hop has been awesome. I was so glad to see you as one of the designers. I am loving all the ICE Resin projects and can't wait to play with some. Love that you added some clay to that bezel! Cool idea and your necklace is gorgeous!!

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  25. amazing projects, thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

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  26. Lovely and creative necklace.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  27. I really really love this!! I wish/would loive to be able to make this! Thanks so much!

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