Showing posts from May, 2012

Heavy Metal Blog Art

Well, not really heavy metal, but metal at any rate.

Today's blog hop is sponsored by ImpressArt Metal Stamps, one of my favorite companies. I took a class with Theresa Cifali, the Queen of Metal Art, in Anaheim and I am hooked.

You might ask, "If you're so enamored with ImpressArt Metal Stamps, why don't you have anything made with their products or anything about it on your blog?"

And I might answer, "I was supposed to, but have been under the weather this last week (y'all know I never do anything early) and had to bow out. BUT bowing out doesn't mean down and out. I'll have a post up this week using their products."

In the meantime, click on the Designer Crafts Connection button at left  to begin your hopping and be sure to enter the contest to win:

Music in the Air

Welcome to the May edition of the Designer Crafts Connection. This month, we are featuring jewelry.
Be sure to hop through the blogs using the Designer Crafts Connection button at left to see all the amazing projects.
I actually created a new piece for this hop, forgetting that I had already made a couple of samples, which were taught at the River City Stampers April meeting by fellow CHA designer member Ronnie Goff. I created the samples and kits, and Ronnie did a great job pinch-hitting for me to lead the group through the steps.

The new piece I created is based on a music theme, very near and dear to my heart with my musician hubby. It was very easy to make for even the newest jewelry crafter.
Here’s how I made it: Supplies Silver Foil (Walnut Hollow) Sterling silver square pendant (Nunn Design) Chipboard scrap Aleene’s White Tacky Glue Beadalon Flexible beading cord Assorted beads and Swarovski crystals Silver jump ring Silver clasp Texture plate, Bingo and Patchwork, by Tim Holtz for Sizzix (E…