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DIY Fall Earrings

Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

These fall earrings were really fun to make and I love how they turned out. Often times larger earrings are heavy, but because I paper-mached these they are really light and easy to wear.

To start off with, I used my ScanNCut to cut out this shape out of a thin piece of chipboard...it happens to be a Christmas ornament shape that's built into the machine. Shhhh, don't tell.  
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

 

Next, I took a lot of layers of ripped up tissue paper and adhered it to the shape with Gel Medium. I allowed it to dry between layers and just continued to build it up to the thickness I wanted.
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

 

I even devised a clever way to allow them to dry by bending paperclips and hanging it off of one of my tool baskets.
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

 

Next, I mixed up some of the Gelatos Color of the Week, Cinnamon, and a little bit of Glaze and applied it to the earring bases. I allowed it to dry and then repeated that process until it was the desired look I wanted.
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

 

After they had thoroughly dried overnight, I took just a tiny bit of the Gold Texture Luxe and applied it to the earrings. Oh how I love Texture Luxe!
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

 

I applied it with a damp (not dripping wet) finger to the earrings so that it really just transferred onto the high points of the folds of texture. I also applied it along the edge as well.
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings
Cinnamon Gelatos - DIY Fall Earrings

I added a few beads and fishhook earrings and voilĂ , they are ready to wear!

Cinnamon Gelatos - Fall Earrings - Erin Bassett

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother ScanNCut and Faber-Castell to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

 

 

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Handmade Holidays - DIY Winter Necklace

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Welcome Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Visitors!

Jewelry is such a great gift to give as a gift and handmade jewelry is treasured even more since you put your heart into it! Giving a piece that's seasonal is fun too since every year they will be reminded of your love year after year.

For this project you need:

CreativitE - Winter Necklace

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I like using Ice Resin for projects like this because it's a jeweler's grade resin, so it's dries clear, is naturally doming, self-leveling, and there's NO BUBBLES...that's HUGE my crafty friends!!! Now while they sell this two part resin in individual contains that you can mix (which is great if you're making a bunch of jewelry for all your friends), I strongly recommend getting the one that has a pump so you can accurately squeeze out the exact amount you need of each part, it' makes it sooooo much easier if you're just making a few pieces! Oh, and you can just use the amount you need and place the cap back on to use it later. -Love that!

 

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Ok, here's a video tutorial on how to create your very own necklace to keep to give as a gift:

 

 

Giveaway!!!

The organizers of this blog hop are having a giveaway of over $600 in craft supplies to help you make this holiday handmade. Enter to win using the widget below:

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Thank you

And a big "thank you" shout out to the sponsors of this blog hop:

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This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

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Yay, My First Rocksbox!

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Have you heard about Rocksbox? It's a great way to add jewelry into your life with out the clutter, big price tag, and boredom you sometimes get from trendy pieces when the trend is dying out.

Here's a video of what was in my first box:

 

When Rocksbox first asked me to try out their jewelry I wasn't too sure about the whole thing...I'm really picky with jewelry...but my stylist did a great job with figuring out what would work for me based on their style survey. I love that the three pieces they sent in my first box work great together and on their own mixed with things I already own. Now the tough part is figuring if I just want to continue to borrow it or if I should splurge and buy it!

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Chime in if you have an opinion!  I'm really thinking about keeping the necklace...it's too versatile to pass up!

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Hurry on over to Rocksbox and use code: erinbff528 to get your first month FREE!!

 

sponsor: Rocksbox

Disclosure: I have received jewelry from Rocksbox to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product. This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from this link it won't cost you a penny more but I make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony)

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DIY Jewelry Earring Holder

After moving (over a year ago) my jewelry became quite a mess.  Necklaces tangled. Earrings and rings awry. Day after day I just delt with it since I didn't have time to fix it. 

DIY Jewelry Earring Holder 2Today that stops, or I'm going to lose my mind.

While I was purging my studio/office I found a 12"x12" sheet of punched metal that was giving to me at a trade show and although I loved it & wanted to use it I just never got around to it until now. So while I was at my local craft & hobby store I picked up one of those adjustable shadow boxes that you have the ability to layer stuff in, and crossed my fingers that the metal sheet would fit into it. (It did, just barely.)
DIY Jewelry Earring Holder 2The way I ended up sandwiching this whole thing together was by flipping the frame upside down and removing the glass.  Then I added two of the frame inserts, adding the metal sheet, adding another frame insert, added the glass, added a white piece of cardstock (I tried different patterned papers but it was just too busy and I wanted my earrings to be easily chosen without distraction.), and then I finally added the frame backing on.
DIY Jewelry Earring Holder 2Then I started the arduous task of sorting through my earring pile. Not fun...but I'm making headway...and I've discovered I have a lot of earrings.  ;)  Time to purge & make second earring holder!
DIY Jewelry Earring Holder 2
DIY Jewelry Earring Holder 2

 

This is NOT a sponsored post...but it does contain affiliate links for products I use & love.

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Sponsor Giveaway: Lisa Leonard Designs

Happy weekend!

How about a giveaway?  Lisa Leonard Designs would love to give one special blog reader their very own gold wildflower necklace!  Keep it for yourself or give it away to a special Valentine.  

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To enter to win:

Just leave a comment here on the blog post you are currently reading!

For additional entries....

  • Follow Lisa Leonard Designs on social media and comment below letting me know you did it....here is Lisa's links: Twitter or Facebook or Instagram.
  • Follow me on social media and comment below letting me know you did it....here are my links: Twitter or Facebook or Instagram.

 

I will draw a random winner from all the entries on Tuesday, February 4, 2013 and will promptly email them.  Winner must reply within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. 

Disclaimer: Lisa Leonard Designs is providing the prize for this promotion at no cost to me. Prize fulfillment will be done by Lisa Leonard Designs and I will provide them with the winners name, postal address, and email address. I received compensation for this promotion.

Comments are now closed & a winner has been choosen.

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