Sunday, November 9, 2014

Handmade Holidays 2014!!

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Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

Hi everyone :) I have created an unique necklace and jewelry board. I had the pleasure of using Ice Resin, Walnut Hollow, and Rolex product to create my pieces. Here is a how to of how I create this fun gift. 

Now remember you can change up the colors to fit your style. 

First I took Ice Resin's Molding Putty and one of my daughter's resin horses and made a mold of the horse. I then poured the mold with Ice Resin. I also cut shapes out of a couple of sheets of Rowlux and layered them with Resin also. This gave them a nice gloss finish and give them an extra layer of strength.  While those cured I moved onto my jewelry board.

I had created a mold from a $1 store frame and poured it with resin. The fun part about the molding putty is you can use any found object to create a mold out of. While the frame cured I took black chalkboard paint and painted the face of my Walnut Hollow wood plank. I let that dry. 

I wanted to add a splash of red to our board so i traced out on the board where I would like to place the frame. Then I also traced an insert onto a piece of Rowlux and cut it out. I adhered the Rowlux onto the board. 

I used liquid Gold leaf paint and painted the edge of my board as well as my resin frame. I then adhered my resin frame to the board. Using self tapping eyelet's I screwed them into the face of my jewelry board. 

To put my necklace together. I took a large bezel that I resined my Horse head onto (The red background is a piece of red Rowlux). I then used jump rings to attach my Rowlux embellishments to the bottom of the Bezel. The smaller bezel is resined with Rowlux confetti and Iced Enamels. 

Here is my finished result. A fun gift for that Romantic in your life. 
Happy Creating...

Supplies Used: Ice Resin, Iced Enamels, Ice Resin Molding Putty, Ice Resin Romantique Bezels, Rowlux film, Walnut Hollow Wood plank, black chalkboard paint, gold liquid leaf, Gold eyelets, misc jewelry findings and chain. 

 Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away! Clearsnap  Westcott  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Ellison Educational Equipment  ICE Resin  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Walnut Hollow  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Rowland Technologies  Graphic 45  Hydrangea Hippo   Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique   Jamie Dougherty - Jamie Dougherty Designs  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Raquel Mason  Meagan - The Charming Farmer  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Angela Ploegman   Carolyn Dube - A Colorful Journey  Pink and Main - Mistyana Wright  The Buckle Boutique - Niki Wilson  It’s Sew Lorine - Lorine Mason   ‎ Therm O Web - Andy Knowlton  L. Grace Lauer - Uniquely Grace  Clearsnap - Meihsia Liu Oh Snap Lizzie - Lizzie Sanchez Graphic 45 - Katie Zoey Ho Charity Wings ICE Resin - Tatiana Allen Polly Carlson - Pieces by Polly Ellison Educational Equipment - Jan Hobbins  RoseRedd Paper Studio - Rochelle Washington a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. Very interesting project. Your talent is wonderful! TFS!

  2. Interesting way to make accessories as such... Thanks for the tutorial, I'll try it one day...