Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fit for a Queen Two... The Dark Side.

The Sweet Summer Blog Hop

I re-vamped Monday's project in a darker pallet.
I like the darker base clay with the embossing powders.

To complete this project you will need:
Stampendous Encrusted Teal Jewel kit embossing powders and glitters
Opaque blue ink pad
Clear ink pad
Super glue
jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw, head pins, 22 gauge wire, crystal faceted beads, 

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Rolling pin for clay use only
Craft knife
Medium grit nail file
Drill with fine drill bit
Three in one jewelry pliers, double round nose, flat and wire cutters.

Flatten your STAEDTLER fimo soft black clay to a 1/4 inch thick sheet and load your Stampendous crown stamp with opaque blue ink. Lightly stamp the clay without leaving an impression. Use the craft blade to cut around the inked image. Bake the piece in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes and allow the piece to cool

I re-stamped the piece with clear ink and dusted it with detail capri embossing powder. Re-baked the piece at 230 degrees for another ten minutes and let it cool. Then I drilled holes in either side of the crown to hang the piece and added the jewelry findings to make the necklace.

Now I want to try a pink one!!!

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Lea said...

I can't wait to see your pink one! These are so awesome! I would love to see inside your jewelry box! I bet you have the coolest handmade jewelry ever! I'm going to have to try some of your techniques as you have seriously inspired me! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

LauraEva said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

I like this darker version! Very pretty!

Unknown said...

Ok, your fimo jewelry rocks!! Sooo creative!!!

Unknown said...

I love it - I think I like the black one even better..but now you have me wanting to see a pink one! :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty in this color version too.

Rhea Weigand said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Your project is FAB. Rhea

barbara macaskill said...

I can see this in pink for a little girl or even as party favors at a girl's b-day party! Thanks for the inspiration!

Iris said...

so cute

Denise Bryant said...

Another beautiful project! Love the inspiration... haven't made jewelry before!

Kailash said...

Oh I really like this darker color, so vibrant and gorgeous!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! I think I like the darker palatte better actually!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty detail with the bling.

Sabrina said...

I hope you will show us your pink one when it is done. This blue one is just exquisite!!

Kathryn said...

This is just lovely. I like this version the best so far!!

jengd said...

Once more, a lovely piece! Love the crystal accents!

Suzanne C said...

Both are beautiful! The black background makes the teal show beautifully! The white makes it pop in another way!

Pat Moore said...

I do like the darker better, but I'd take either one. LOL

Nancee said...

How fun, my "princess" granddaughters would love this. They would have to be pink though. :)

Kathleen said...

WOW! Cool idea.

Barbara said...

Both of these are beautiful and the darker one is fabulous, too! I'm amazed that something so fab can be crested in this way!

craftymom205 said...

Love this project.

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Unknown said...

This "dark side" crown pendant is soooo cool! I know some teenaged and college girls that would go nuts over this!!! I am going to pull out my Fimo Soft clay and see what I can do! Thanks! Please make the pink one also!

Turnedgypsy said...

Awesome..have not worked with clay before. must give it a try.

WOWSA I got lost and hope I am on the right track now, lol.

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.