Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Hideaway projects

  • The necklace was a side project hosted by Karen "Keychain". There were 40 people attending (+3 counting Tim, Mario and Michelle). Everyone made a charm, no larger than 1" x 1". The first night we had dinner hosted by Mario, and then we all made charm Bracelets. I had seen several charm Necklaces at Art & Soul in Portland in October and Really Wanted one. So I brought my own necklace so I could add the charms to that instead. Everyone's charms were so wonderful & so different. It made a Fun necklace. :-)

  • Our first project on Friday morning was a metal covered book using Ten Seconds metal sheets and embossing plates. We covered small canvases, then stitched the book & attached to the canvases. I used pesto alcohol ink to get the green color. I have nearly all of the Ten Seconds tools........I Love working with metal. But I actually learned How to work with the metal. I was just winging it before. Rather than just rub the paper stylus over the metal to get the pattern, we used a "defining tool" to really bring out the pattern. Also, rather than just using One pattern, we used many different patterns to create a patchwork look. I had never thought of that.

Since I Still can't seem to figure out how to get blog posts in the order I want and end up taking Forever to move pictures where I want them, I'm going to add the projects in different posts. SO, more to follow..........soon. ;-)


Linda B said...

I love your blog :)

Carol said...

Fabulous projects. Can't wait to see the rest of them.
When loading pictures on blogger, you now need to load them in the reverse order you want them shown. HTH

chrissy said...

This is COOL Margaret!!! Did it take forever to do?
Like Carol....I add my pics in reverse order when I post to my blog.