Thursday, September 29, 2011

Double the Fun with 2-Sided Domes, Magnetic Bottle Cap Pendants, More!

Our friend and coworker Anne came up with these brilliant little tricks to make your craft supplies serve double duty!
1. Magnetic Bottle Cap Pendants Made from fridge mags! Our 1" epoxy circles and 1" glass domes fit perfectly on the back of our double sided adhesive flat circle magnets.  Peel n stick, pop the finished dome in our bottle cap pendants (inside or outside) and you've got an instant, interchangeable bottle cap pendant necklace. When you get home, you can put it back on the fridge or on your jewelry organizer! :-)
2. Convert Mini Bottles into Art, Message in a Bottle Charms. Add a set of our new eye screw tops 1206A to the corks of any of our mini bottles ~ roll up your art or scrap or fabric and put it inside ~ smooth against the edges with the thin wood end of a paintbrush. You can make your mini bottle coordinate with just about anything with a simple switch of a scrap!
3. Create 2-sided reversible rectangle pendants using our new 1x2" domino size epoxy bubbles e6000'd on the back side of our rectangle pendants 412A. You will have to trim about 2mm (tiny tiny amount) off of the bottom of the epoxy bubble.
4. Make 2-sided glass dome keepsake jewelry.  This works best with our thin-rimmed pendant bases such as 413A bases and glass dome tops. Try some combos like a photo with initial on the back, a baby pic and grad pic on the other side, wedding day and first date pic, etc.
You get the idea!  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).

5. Create reversible charm blanks
- no domes needed! Try our 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.
6. Epoxy Bubble Finger Rings. Our friend and coworker Shenoa, Cheryl's granddaughter, made this fun, bright finger ring using just our 1" epoxy bubbles, one of our brown and pink floral batik beads, and ring blanks, along with a dab of e6000. This is a great idea for kids, teens to make for quick and fun instant jewelry.
7. Fall Hues Necklace. Our friend and coworker Cheryl (Shenoa's grandma) made this lovely necklace by intertwining just a few of our new items ~ sparkle and watercolor beads by the yard, and a medallion from our new Fearless Crafters' LIghtweight Metal mix, along with a with a few of our customer favorite ~ 10 yards of seed beads necklace in amber red fall hues. 
Our annual FALL SHIPMENT is here! Make sure to check out ALL 125! of our new items this month! Also, make sure to use your 20% savings code OCT2011 at checkout AFTER you sign in (this means, make sure to register ~ you'll receive 20% on everything in your cart) at checkout when you use code OCT2011 in the promo code box. Please e-us or type a note in the comments section of your order if you have any problem getting your code to "take" after you've signed in. 
About the designers:
Anne Strasser is a crafty soul. Watch out - if you turn your back, she will have glued something to something. When she's not here, she's busy gluing stufff, gardening and raising her wonderful daughters.
Cheryl Satterlee is also a crafty soul. Watch out - if you turn your back, she will have beaded something or organized something! When she's not here, she's busy being a grandmom to 3 wonderful kids.
Shenoa Satterlee is a theatrical soul who also just happens to be Cheryl's granddaughter. When she's not here, she's in middle school, or at theater practice. We miss her during the school year but we are happy to have featured one of her creations this month!