Friday, May 24, 2013


I'm completely overwhelmed by the many talented designers who participated in this weeks STAEDTLER Sweet Summer Blog Hop and giveaway with Stampendous. We got to merge the wonderful products that these two companies offer and I had a blast playing.

Here's a list of links to the many fabulous blogs and their authors. I plan on keeping an eye on each and every one of them and am sure you'll want to visit too. (If I've missed any of the blog hop participants please let me know and I'll add you)

I'll be announcing the winner of STAEDTLER's Sweet Summer Giveaway early next week, along with three of my peeps who will have won some of the pieces I made for the hop.
I'm also flabbergasted by the wonderful comments I've received this week. I hope to see you all in the future.  I've got so many new projects planned for the next few months that I can hardly sleep and I'd love to share all of them with all of you.
You still have time to add a comment and join this site at the bottom of the page for a chance to win.
The comments will be open until midnight tonight.
Deadline extended until Sunday.
Here are some of the great "new to me" toys you'll see me playing with in the near future.
I'm a HUGE fan of the Stampendous product line. 

See you all next week!
Good luck!

Swing Bling Earrings

Last day of the STAEDTLER and Stampendous Sweet Summer giveaway Blog Hop.

Special Announcement!

We will be giving away one of the STAEDTLER Sweet Summer packages on Monday to a lucky reader who has joined in and commented on this weeks projects...
See the bottom of this post for details.

But there will also be three bonus giveaways!!!
I will be picking three names from the followers who have commented as a thank you to my peeps.
The prizes will be the finished jewelry sets you've seen posted this week.


Good luck and thanks so very very much for reading!

To complete this project you will need:
Clear ink pad
jewelry findings, chain, jump rings, lobster claw,head pins, 22 gauge wire, 

Tools you'll need to complete this project:
Home oven
Parchment paper
Water in a spray bottle
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.

Roll out your STAEDTLER fimo effect clay to a thickness of 1/8th of an inch and spritz with water. Stamp with the small cameo frame hard enough to make an impression in the clay.

Use a craft knife to cut away any un-stamped clay and a toothpick to make a hole in the top of each piece to later hang them. Bake the pieces in a preheated 230 degree oven for 20 minutes and allow them to cool. Load the small cameo frame stamp with clear ink and stamp the pieces again. I used Stampendous Detail Capri embossing powder on the clear inked pieces and re-baked them for ten minutes in the 230 degree oven. I allowed the pieces to cool again.

I coated the center cabochon of each piece with STAEDTLER fimo liquid gel and then sprinkled with a variety of Stampendous glitters and embossing powders. I re-baked the pieces again in the preheated 230 degree oven for ten minutes and let them cool.

They were interesting but I wanted even more bling.

I added a drift of STAEDTLER fimo liquid gel onto each middle section and sprinkled glass glitter onto the uncured liquid clay. I re-baked the piece a final time at the same temp for ten minutes and let them cool completely.

I used the jewelry findings and pliers to assemble the earrings. They're very swishy and will add a little pop of colour and glitz to my summer wardrobe. Seriously loving these products together. Hope you all get a chance to try them all out!

Don't forget to join this site by clicking the link at the very bottom of this page and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this wonderful STAEDTLER Sweet Summer Giveaway collection at the end of the week.
Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the US only.


 The “Sweet Summer” Giveaway includes the following:

Visit the other Blog Hop artists by following the links below for a chance to win a Stampendous gift too!
Visit and leave comments on this Friday's Blog hop posts for a chance to win even more: