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Chrysanthemum Fimo Necklace

My coworkers have encouraged me to explore jewelry making, so I’ve been experimenting with necklace pendants using Fimo clay. My wonderful neighbor Emi volunteered to model my first creation, which is a two-leafed pendant with a purple “spiky” flower.  It’s my attempt at making a Chrysanthemum, which was accomplished by “rolling” the clay into small tubes and placing them together.

If you are interested in purchasing the piece for $35.00 please contact me.

Model: Emi Claire of Seattle, WA and Columbia SC

Photos and Photoshop work by Heather Blazek (me).

Enchanted Bangle

This week I decided to try out the popsicle bracelet project I’ve seen on several blogs. My initial result did not go as planned, as I discovered that the sticks began to stretch once covered with Mod Podge and newspaper. Using some modification I crafted a one-of-a-kind bangle using Mod Podge, newspaper, sticks, tissue paper and rub-on transfers.

Here’s my results:

I soaked popsicle sticks in water for 2 days until I could easily bend the sticks into a glass. Expect breakage so use more sticks than necessary. I let the curved sticks dry for a day and paper mached newspaper and Mod Podge, covering the surfaces. After the Mod Podge dried, I used clips and made a circle. Using more newspaper remove a clip and paper mache the ends together until sealed (repeat on the other side). Dry and paper mache tissue paper onto the surface. Dry again and apply rub-on transfers and add gems (if you wish). Using a paint brush layer a final coat of Mod Podge over the transfers, and gems to seal them in. Allow one evening to dry and wear it to work the next day to show off :)