4. Epoxy Domed Zipper/Backpack Pulls.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
4. Epoxy Domed Zipper/Backpack Pulls.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Free online photo cropping tool! If you need to reduce or enlarge your photo, try Google's FREE online tool ~ go to http://pixlr.com/ You do NOT have to download any software - you can work online, add any image, crop, shrink and print! If you have Microsoft Word - just copy your photo and open a new document. Insert your photo. Grab or click on the corners, crop or trim, and print.
Photo labs at your local drugstore or office supplies superstore - You can also go to your local photo copy center, sometimes even your local grocery store has a photo kiosk, and have them help you make the reduction you need. Just measure the acetate insert and take in your photo - they can print out a sheet for you.
It's easy to shrink your image! Work in fractions,divide, find your desired reduction. For instance: You need your photo to be 1", your original is 3" - 1 divided by 3 is ....33% - you will need to print out your oriignal at 33%. You can do this with any set of measurements easily!
Our photo bracelets and mini memory frame charms have acetate inserts in each of the frames - if you take out one of the inserts - you can use that to place over your photograph and trim to size.
Our Recipe for an Easy Holiday Crafting Party:
Here's what's great about earrings and wine charms - anyone can make a pair or a set to take home - especially beginners! With very few supplies, your guests can leave with their own handmade party favors!
Earring Crafting Party: Take 1 set of our 100pc ear wires, 1 set mixed crystal bicones, combine with 1 set 10pc assorted millefiori bead strands, add 1 set of our headpins, eyepins, jumprings assortment, and you've got a recipe for fun!
Holiday Wine Charm Crafting Party: Take a set of our ribbon photo charms or memory frame minis, 1 set of our jump ring mega mix, a sheet or two of our laminating film, some simple adhesive squares, and just about any 1" art you'd like. Our friend and coworker Anne made these with artwork from return address labels.
OK! Now get to it! Remember to reward yourself with a 20% discount on all items in your cart with the code NOV2011 in the promo code box on your payment page. Thanks always and happy creating from all of the folks at Rubber Nation Crafts, RubberNation.com and soon, eCrafty.com
As always, e-us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Happy creations!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Our square bases 400P work well for double sided square charms and pendants. You can use them with either our 1" square epoxy bubbles or 1" square glass domes. (This is Anne's baby to grad sample with daughter Molly).
1500J Photo Frame Charms - just under 1" tall each. Trim your photo or art, cover with our laminating film (instant) and e6000 onto the base. Turn over, repeat, done! You can also get the same effect using our 3D Crystal Lacquer and our Ink Jet Fixative stick - let dry overnight.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Wow! We had an amazing response to our "In Black and White" freebie download collage sheet from the July newsletter and Facebook post. We hope you find these 6 projects as inspiring as we did! Click on any photo to for a closeup.
First up, Kristine Richards joins us as a regular contributor and creative force extraordinnaire. Lucky us! She works in many mediums - this time she used polyclay along with our clear epoxy domes and favorite inks, wire and crystal faceted beads to transform our "In Black and White" freebie download collage sheet into the gorgeous necklaces you see here. Hang on to your collage sheets ~ there's more to come! This is probably do-able for a medium-level crafter. For a detailed project sheet (PDF format - printable instructions) on Kris' necklace, just e-us.
Next up, our friend and coworker Hannah Greenberg came up with a different rainbow interpretation of our "In Black and White" freebie collage sheet - using watercolors on a black/white printout. She trimmed and rolled the colored squares of paper inside of our mini glass bottle charms. The results are gorgeous - and probably just the right level for beginning crafters. For a detailed project sheet (PDF format - printable instructions) on Hannah's' mini bottle charms, just e-us.
For our bead loving readers, our friend and co-worker Cheryl Satterlee came up with two ingenious ways to incorporate our ball chain necklaces with our spunky black, white and pink lampwork beads. Her latest creation is a new twist on a beaded necklace and chain using 20 gauge wire and assorted glass pearls.
Here is another variation on this new technique from Cheryl. She chose the focal bead with the largest hole for the centerpiece of this pendant. Again using 20 gauge wire she threaded a mixture of focal beads, spacer beads and metal bead caps onto the wire. But this time she created a loop at the bottom and threaded the wire through the center bead twice. The tops are just loops of wire connecting the pendant to the ball chain.
For a detailed project sheet (PDF format - printable instructions) on Cheryl's ball chain technique, just e-us.
Last but by no means least, our friend and co-worker Shenoa Satterlee (Cheryl's granddaughter) made a beautiful necklace for Grandma Cheryl in all of her favorite colors. Here she used one of our Batik Focal beads as the center of this design. She created a pattern of beads and chain for this necklace. Try one of ourJewelry Makers Mixes in your favorite colors. A few findings of jump rings, headpins, chain and clasps are all you need for a gorgeous new necklace.
If you're still reading this, then you are a die-hard crafter indeed! Don't forget to use your 20% Newsletter Subscriber coupon code SEP2011 in the promo code box on the payment page at checkout. You must be signed in for this promo code box to appear.
If you cannot see it, or you bypass it at checkout, just e-us in the "comments" section on your order - we'll arrange a discount for you in the form of a refund when your order ships. Remember, SEP2011 in the promo code box saves you 20% on every order this month!
Thank you to our wonderful contributors this month:
Kristine Richards lives happily ever after in the mid west, taking time to smell the roses, create poly clay and lampwork beads and jewelry, attend craft and bead classes, spend time with her family, all the good stuff. There is probably a more accurate bio to write on her - but the newsletter deadline is near! We'll do a formal bio on her project sheets. Welcome Kristine! You are our fairy godmother of craftiness!
Cheryl Satterlee lives happily ever after here in Northern California with her family and grandchildren nearby. We're very grateful to have her help on EVERY front! Packing up your orders, looking after things that would normally slip thorugh the cracks, and creating beautiful jewelry in her spare time. She is multi-talented and enjoys beading, baking and babysitting for new family members!
Shenoa Satterlee lives here in Northern California just a stone's throw from Grandma's house. She is a bright, industrious middle schooler who happens to love absolutely everything about the theater ~ writing! acting! singing! lights! camera! action! She has helped us a lot over the summer here in the office. Thank you Shenoa!
Hannah Greenberg also lives here in Northern California, works hard in high school, love to dance, and does some amazing bending of wire and beading of beads in her spare time! We're lucky to have her here helping us and thinking up so many COOL new uses for our craft items!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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Happy August! Here's 3 fast and fun ideas for near instant art jewelry.
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