Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beaded Jewelry Gifts

I started to do beading about one year ago. I think the hand-made gifts are the best gifts for friends (hope my friends also think the same way). Below are the finished beaded jewelry gifts I made and sent to different friends. 

The first one is a beaded pendant made by Swarovski 6mm crystal bicones. Love the different shades of blues. 

The second one is a beaded bracelet made by Swarovski pearls, bugle beads, and Swarovski crystals. The blue crystals were caged in the beaded bugle cages.

The third one is a beaded snowflake pendant made by Swarovski crystal bicones.

Next one is a simple and metal look bracelet made by SuperDuo and bugle beads.  

Below is a bracelet made by Tila beads annd Swarovski bicone crystals. 

This is a bracelet and earrings set made for a friend who received baptism a few months ago.

Below are two beaded strings I made for my Mom and Mother in law for their glasses. I am glad that both of them like it.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Love From Our Home To Yours

I love the text of "love from our home to yours" in Paper Smooches' Bitty Bungalows set. So, I want to use this text and set to make a card. I found the Memory Box's Country Landscape die is a good match to this stamp set and will combine these two products for my card.

Here is the finished card:

First, I cut out the landscape die from the white cardstock. I colored the two houses with Inktense watercolor pencils and cut out, then attached them onto the landscape die. Then, I stamped the text at the bottom of the landscape die with a red heart colored with the clear Wink of the Stella pen. I attached the foam tapes on the back of the landscape die and glue it on the light blue card background to make it dimensional. I white embossed the clouds on the light blue background and colored with silver Wink of the Stella pen to finish the card. Below is another look of the card:

I would like to have this card to attend this week's Paper Smooches Sparks' Anything Goes challenge. Below are the challenge photos:

I also have this card to attend this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes. Below is the challenge photo:

Cardstock: PTI (white), Stampin' Up (light blue)
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink Pads: Archival ink (black), Versamark, Stampin' Up (red)
Dies: Memory Box
Others: Inktense watercolor pencils, Wink of the Stella pens, white embossing powder, foam tapes

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