Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our New Cameo Memory Pendants & Glass Inserts are Here! Squares, Circles, Rectangles LG and SM

JUST ARRIVED ~ our exclusive new CAMEO solid-backed silver plated metal art pendants with matching glass inserts!

I like things to be simple. So simple a kindergartner can do it. Yet elegant enough to give as a gift when I'm done. No such thing? Think again!

I have been wondering how to bypass the poured resin and/or layered Art Glaze method for art and photo jewelry. My world was turned upside down the second I discovered these pendant blanks with superb quality matching glass inserts. Just add your art and secure with clear adhesive or craft glaze - you're done!

Every part of these pendants are beautifully made - heavy frames, solid or patterned backs (on larger sizes), textured interiors to hold adhesive, superb fine-jewelry quality bails, and a raised tray edge which fits the optical lens quality glass covers perfectly.

We had our glass inserts cut and ground by an optical lens factory. The glass inserts are clear, with flat backs and very slightly domed surfaces. The are non-magnifying - your image under the glass is just that - perfectly protected under a layer of clear glass.

Our Cameo tm metal frames and matching glass inserts come in 6 sizes and shapes. Click here to see them all. Rounds, LG and SM, Squares LG and SM, Rectangles LG and SM.

We have easy instructions that go out with every set - just add your art glaze of choice or try our art glazes: Weldbond, Diamond Glaze, 3D Crystal Lacquer or DG3 Art Gel to finish. Complete the look with one of our cords or chains.

Please e-us ( with pictures of your finished samples - we'd love to feature YOUR creativity in our new Cameo Gallery on the website!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Collage Sheets for Memory Frames, Patera Pendant Blanks and Microscope Slide Jewelry

Having a craft-challenged moment? These sets take all the guess work out of what to put in those memory frames and charm blanks!

These handy sets (in either VINTAGE or WHIMSICAL) include 6 printed cardstock sheets (opaque) and 6 printed acetate (clear) sheets, each approximately 5 1/2"x 6".

Each set includes over 90 pieces of artwork, contemporary graphic images, as well as ideas for 12 easy and beautiful projects. See our memory frames for coordinating accessories.

This is a great gift idea, or a great place to start if you've just discovered how FUN memory frames and microscope slide jewelry can be!
These images have been designed to be combined/overlaid with each other, creating yet a third image, and to fit both Memory Glass microscope slides and Patera jewelry blanks.

Combine with our memory frames and altered art/photo charm blanks, ball chains, jump rings, neck cords, large-holed beads, bali spacers, jewelry maker's mixes, etc. to make beautiful altered art jewelry in a flash! These lovely papers and cardstock are acid-free and lignin-free.