Sunday, February 27, 2011

3 Easy Scrabble, Domino Tile and Bottle Cap Jewelry Ideas to Try

This month's inspiration comes in the form of mixed media – wood and metal. You can make any of these more fabulous with some extra charms or beaded dangles. I made this bracelet in under 5 minutes. Just put a dab of e6000 adhesive on our oval bracelet form. Peel and stick our scrabble tile covers to each pad. You're done!
Click on this image for a detailed DIY view.
Our new extra large 4mm hole glue-on bails have arrived. Very easy to work with ~ fits all of our standard neck cords 3mm including clasp ends. I used e6000 to attach one of our new rectangle bails to either a scrabble tile or a bamboo tile, then strung through one or our 2mm leather cords. The end result is a ready-made custom initial charm or a beautiful blank jewelry palette to inspire you.
Click on these images to see our new glue-on rectangular backed large-holed bails strung on our finished leather cords.
We used our scrabble tiles and bamboo domino tiles here. Super easy! 
 You could also use pebbles, beach glass, dominoes, glass tiles, microscope slides, mosaic mirrors, cabochons, bottle caps or shrinky dinks. Click on the pendant image to the left for a closeup view of a finished bamboo domino tile pendant made very simply with our cord, tile, bail, e6000 and a calendar page scrap. Pretty much, with a little e6000, nearly any flat-backed item can become a pendant or charm.
We're very excited to introduce our fun, family friendly instant zipper pull kits – each flattened bottle cap charm comes with it's own adhesive dome – ready for your art, photos, more. Just clip to your backpack, jacket, button hole, purse, charm bracelet, necklace or key ring. Finish your image with a 1" circle punch or exacto knife on a cutting mat.
How cool is this? (They are still drying as I type.) I used our flat round glass tiles with our downloadable typewriter key art sheet and just ONE sampler tube of our 3D Crystal Lacquer and made these beautiful 3D glass typewriter key tiles - they are about 1" across each and will work great as pendants, fridge magnets (what a FUN gift idea! Somebody make me some!) :-)  I just printed them out from my laser writer on plain recycled copy paper. We'll have a full project sheet shortly.
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About the designer: I'm Kim Noland, founder of Rubber Nation Crafts, soon to be eCrafty. I love to see your ideas and hear your comments!
I am really lucky to have such an enthusiastic, talented bunch of crafty folks that work here and help make sure your orders go out with LOTS of care and freebies. We are very much an extended family business now ~ Besides my own kids, Kelly and NIck, we have an array of talented teens that help us part-time after school including Molly, Robin, Christian and Shenoa. They are backed up daily by moms Helen, Anne (mom of 2 of them) and Cheryl (grandmom to one of them!).
We put aside some of our profits annually to benefit our local schools as well as charities involved in giving families a helping hand.
We will soon have our new web site ( completed ~ including a project gallery - we'd love to see what you do with all the goodies we pack up! Send us a picture of your completed project, along with a few sentences about your inspiration. Don't be shy! We love to see what you create! If we include it in our new project gallery - we'll send you a $50 store credit to spend with us on more goodies!

Tell a friend, come find us soon on Facebook as eCrafty, and thanks always for making our 12th year in business our best and most fun ever!
Happy creating from all of us at Rubber Nation Crafts and!