I thinking everyone is looking forward to Spring after the harsh Winter this years. I’ve already begun looking toward and working Easter and Spring craft and jewelry projects. ~ Glitter Chic Egg Decor Turorial ~ A very easy little Easter craft … Continue reading
Here is where we are linking up this week: I Heart Nap Time, Nifty Thrifty Sundays, It’s So Very Cheri, Mad in Crafts, CRAFT, Sumos Sweet Stuff, Craft O Maniac, Sugar Bee Crafts, Hope Studios, Ladybug Blessings, Homework, Not Just a Housewife, Elizabeth and Co., Gingersnap Crafts, Handy Man Crafty Woman
I adore raw brass findings and stampings, and already carry several styles in my shop, Alyssabeths Vintage. These pieces are so easy to use as is or to age or patina using several different methods from fumes, to chemicals and even paints.
These sweet little flower stampings are found in my shop, I often used them as cabochons in jewelry creations but decided to punch a hole into them to create connector pieces (I found my metal punch at Michaels in the jewelry section)
After these have dried I removed bits of the pink paint with a low grit file until I felt that I had enough of the golden raw brass showing, then sealed with a clear matte finish (make sure your pain or sealer is lead free).
Waiting some more…. and then I simply added gold earring hoops and vintage Czech glass rhinestone teardrops! So easy and very little time!
Ok, so apparently I am really… terrible at time management lately. I’ve been so busy trying to get the second shop up and running that I’m way behind on my blog and my Jewelry shop. Hoping the time management thing will start getting a little better.
And to top it all off I managed in a flurry of photo deleting to delete all my step by step photos for this weeks craft tutorial, so I guess it’s going to be more of a look what I made kind of post, lol.
But I will tell you that I started with a lovely, very old bottle that I purchased at a Flea Market for .50, the patina is so wonderful. I brought the bottle home and soaked out all the dirt and grime. I then adhered a tea stained paper doily to the front, accented it with some vintage with tassel fringe, and then a bit of old ecru lace. Mod Podge par of the bottle and doily and sprinkled on clear iridescent fairy dust glitter.
The create the framed French woman I started off with an old rhinestone shoe buckle. To cover up missing stones I created a little collage in one corner with layers of antique brass filigree and a tiny pink resin rose, the other corner I used an antique brass Fleur de lis charm with the loop snipped off. The image of the French Fashion Plate was of course found on the Graphics Fairy – no surprise there. Printed the image off on cream card stock, cut to fit into the rhinestone buckle (makes such a great frame) and Mod Podge both back and front for extra durability.
Hey girls, well I’m sort of back to crafting. I’m so busy shopping and hunting down items for my upcoming vintage jewelry shop that it’s pretty much taken over all my free time, plus the weather is not cooperating with several furniture re-vamps that I have planned.
Normally by now I have posted a new frugal craft project, but to be honest time got away from me this week and I didn’t finish my project. I’m getting ready to open a new Etsy shop in the next couple of months selling vintage jewelry, findings & beads and more of my great flea market and estate sale treasures! I’m really excited about this new little shop and pretty much got all wrapped-up in it this week.
But…. on another good note I’m feeling a lot of blog love this week having my blog and Etsy shop featured on tow separate blogs this week. I’m truly honored and thrilled!
Kelsey over at Poofy Cheeks is doing a crafting space series and featured my new Shabby Chic crafty space this week! I hop you pop over and give my little feature some love and if you have a crafting space that you’d like to share please contact her.
Instead of a regular ol’ Valentine card, I decided to do something a little different for my best girlfriend – who by the way is super girly, and create a framed rose Valentine with vintage chic pink rose gift bag.
While I was out shopping the other day I popped into Michaels and found they have started putting out some really girly stuff for spring in their dollar section. I picked out a shabby chic little chippy white frame, a packet of pink paper roses and a pack of tiny floral note cards.
First step in this easy little craft is to cut a piece of one of the note card to fit into your frame, now glue your little paper roses into a heart shape onto the paper you’ve cut out. (Each little rose has a sticky backing, but they aren’t sticky enough to stay so I glued mine with Elmer’s.) Now insert into your frame.
I decided to create a little muslin bag for my little framed rose Valentine. As usual I found the perfect vintage pink rose Valentine image over at Graphics Fairy and added the word Valentine and printed out on a iron on transfer paper. Because there is wording on the image you will need to print this out as a mirror image, so if your photo or graphics program is unable to flip the image you can do this in a couple of easy steps at Picnik.
Linking up with: I Heart Naptime, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, 1929 Charmer, Craft o Maniac, Creating Awesome, Embellishing Life, Southern Institute, Graphics Fairy, an Original Belle, Skip to My Lou, the Girl Creative, Sumos Sweet Stuff, Polly Want a Crafter, Knick of Time, Cherishe, d Bliss, Sugarbee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Carolyns Housework, Mommy by Day, the Kurtz Korner, Giggles Glitz & Glam, Ladybug Blessings, Project Queen, Trendy Treehouse, Hope Studios, Sew Can Do, Someday Crafts, Gingersnap Crafts, Hoos Got Talent, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Thirfty 101, Somewhat Simple, Saved by Love Creations, the Artsy Girl, Yesterday on Tuesday, Blissful & Domestic, My Simple Home Life, the Charm of Home, Creation Corner, Home is Where my Story Begins, French Country Cottage
Ok girls, I found the cutest little plastic heart trinket boxes at the Dollar Tree last week and what a bargain, 12 for $1.00. I’m not a big fan if purple so I decided to use only the red and pink heart boxes in the package. I thought these would make adorable little treat boxes for my girl friends, once I’ve adorned with glitter and little cabbage roses!
Glue – I used E-6000