Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Paper Beads, Alcohol Ink and Nail Polish

I have had such an exciting few months that I haven't had much change to blog, I have been welcomed in to the Tattered Lace Design team and I'm loving it.  I was also asked to submit a piece for the new CD kit, My Craft Studio Papercraft Collection A Gift From.  The CD comes with a booklet and lots of fun projects for jewellery making, gifts and paper folding, it's the first time my name has been in print and I'm thrilled.  I have caught the bead making bug and have been turning scraps of paper in to lovely beads.  This necklace is made with paper beads, pearls, sliver beads and a leaf cut from Clearly for Art modelling film with one of the beautiful leaves from the Lavish Blooms collection.

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Silver Leaf Neckace

The cylinder beads were made from scraps of scrapbook paper and painted with a thin layer of a pearl peach nail polish, then I added a layer of crackle Barry M white crackle effect nail paint which worked perfectly, I then gave them a thin coat of Xtras Glacier Gray nail polish which is a fine silvery gold glittery polish.  The leaf was cut from Clearly For Art black modelling film which I heated with my heat tool and shaped then coated on lots of layers of silver and sherbet pink alcohol inks, the last layer of silver ink I dropped in some of the Xtras nail polish and let it run in to the silver, it was a bit of an experiment and took all night to dry.  I I was to do it again I think I would try resin or a silver nail polish rather than the alcohol inks.  I really love how it came out and will be taking it on my hols :)

Scrap paper
pearl beads
Silver beads
Silver jump rings
Clearly for Art Modelling Film
Nail polish in various shades and textures
Alcohol Inks
3 small crystal beads in various sizes
eye pins
Clear varnish

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Happy crafting
Anna x


Anonymous said...

Love the leaf pendant, I'll have to have look for Art Film. Gorgeous :)

Karen said...

I love what you've done here. I'll be sending a link to this post to my sister-in-law as she does jewellery.