Thursday, July 14, 2011

Feeling like a giveaway!... and some jewerly ideas to share

It's an exciting week with all the new CHA peeks going on.  The Heartwarming Vintage blog has been hopping with new things, and giveaways too.. so be sure to pop over there each day this week.
Sandy at Crafty Secrets is letting each of the girls on the Design Team give away one of the new "Creating with Vintage Patterns" CD on their personal blogs also...........so..........   
I'm giving mine away this Friday July 15th, right here!  All you have to do is leave a comment in this post anytime between now and then.  Easy huh?   I'll draw a random winner Friday morning and announce it that day in my blog post.   (Remember to be sure to get in on chances to win on the Heartwarming Vintage blog also.  You can get links to the other DT girls blogs on the side bar of the Heartwarming Vintage blog , so that you can watch for their giveaways also.



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Today I thought I'd share with you so jewelry I've been making using the new Mini Vintage Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets.  They are great smaller images that work great for all kinds of things, today I'm focusing on jewelry.

Crafty Secrets has been adding some gorgeous Pendants to the website.  These first 3 photos of charms I'm showing are for sale on the Crafty Secrets website. I have the links highlighted next to each one.

1" Round  Blank  Pendant  Silver Finish HERE

Here are the
Mini Vintage Creative Scraps (Double sided)  HERE



1.5" Oval Blank pendant Brass finish with bail  HERE


1.5"  Round Blank Pendant Brass Finish HERE

I have done these all a bit differently so you can see a variety of ways they can be done.  On the oval one,  I didn't use anything to over it..but highlighted some areas with a iridescent gel pen.  On the round one above I used "Glossy Accents" from Ranger over the top of the image.  Diamond Glaze by Judykins also works really well. ( I love that they both dry so quickly). I don't put a really thick layer, but if you do decided to add more, I suggest doing one thin  layer, let it dry and repeat two or three times.  Seems to dry quicker and more evenly, with less chance of bubbles:)
You can also use clear epoxy stickers.

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* Okay.. I don't want to confuse anyone here so please note that the above pendant shapes are for sale by Crafty Secrets, but the ones below are a variety of things I'd had found at Hobby Lobby earlier this year.  They do carry them on a regular basis.  The name of them is "The Jewelry Shoppe Findings"

All of these come together so quick and easy with circle punches if you have them, otherwise, even tracing them and cutting them out doesn't take long at all.  The bottle cap necklace pieces below have round epoxy pieces in them.   ( see the little Word confetti I added to the butterfly?  the Creative Scraps sheet also has a number of those you can add to your images if you choose).  I love having that choice.


I also did these side holder necklaces  with the longer thinner images.  I should have remembered to take photos of the backs, so you could see, because since these image sheets are double sided, you can put slides in both sides, so that you have a double sided necklace charm.
I do believe these are available at Hobby Lobby also , but these were some I had that were from Ranger.


The ring is also "The Jewelry Shoppe Finding" brand from Hobby Lobby.  I used "Glossy Accents" in it , over the image.


I loved using these mini images in this bracelet... so fun!



They also have hair clips and barrettes.  ( Diamond Glaze on these)


Only one warning... these are so addictive!  lol  Once you start making them It's hard to stop:)
I got all the pieces I got from Hobby Lobby when they were on sale 1/2 off, and they do that often, so watch for the "bead and jewelry" sale when they have their sales.


Hope you feel inspired to create some of your own!



Don't forget to put your name in for the drawing.  ( if you don't have a blog I can reach you at .. be sure to leave an email or check back on Friday when I announce the winner okay?)


Have a fantastic day!

Vic


52 comments:

Jenny Holiday said...

ooh everything is so beautiful! Love it all to bits! :)

I'd love a chance at winning such a fab prize! :)

Happy Summer!
xo

Maggie said...

How fun, I totally love them!! I'm always love looking for new jewelry project ideas!

Nica said...

I love them all! ♥ I also like to join! :)

Lucy said...

You are so creative! They are all so gorgeous :) iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

huntla1 said...

Hi Vicki! This CD has been intriguing me since it was first brought out for sale. I'd LOVE to win one, but if that doesn't happen, it will eventually come home. Thanks for the opportunity.

Vicky H said...

I love all of the jewelry! I think I will have to go to Hobby Lobby this weekend. Thank you for the opportunity to win the CD! I looks awesome.

Sheila R said...

Love the mini images and your jewelry. Thank you for the chance at winning your giveaway.

Have a great week.

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Those are so cute! I love the bottle cap ones something about them just makes me happy :). I saw your bottles on the CS site and I knew before I saw your name that you had made those. Your work really has your signature flair to it!! Love your stuff!

Not posting to be in the drawing cause honestly it's not something I would use :) Good luck to everyone else though!!

debbiek said...

Oh Ms. Vicki, your jewerly pieces are adorable. Just ALL of them! I'd be tickled pink to win the CD you are offering. Thanks for the chance:)

-DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

Jan said...

How cute! You'll certainly look like a vintage girl with the bracelet, hair clips and pendants! I'd like to see them all on at once :) Love the new mini vintage creative scraps!
Hoping your mom is doing ok :)

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

The jewelry pieces are amazing. I would love a chance to win such a great cd. I love everything crafty secrets comes out with.

mrushlow said...

How beautiful!!! You do such good work...I would love to learn how to do these some day!! Hope all is going good!!

Bev said...

What a wonderful giveaway! So love all that jewelry you made!

Phyllis M. said...

Love all your beautiful jewelry you made some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway too. Will be checking in tomorrow to see who the winner is.

Sue A said...

What great ideas you have for us in this post. Jewelry is quite fun, I love all the little mini scraps. Thanks for the chance to win!

Steph said...

So Beautiful !! simplyliving.blogspot.com

Debby said...

I so love those charms. I am still enjoying my win. You should have seen my DIL's face when we went scrappy and I showed her what I won.

harrahx2 said...

Vicki, I love charms. My niece made me do some of the elders in our family that are deceased. She attached them to her wedding bouquet because she wanted everyone at her wedding! They were beautiful. The square bracelet is amazing! Love it.

Angie Smith said...

Hi Vicki!!!! I love anything vintage. Thanks for sharing these crafty ideas.

Angie
overtherainbeaux@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your jewelry is so beautiful. Just love the vintage scraps and all that can be done with them. Thanks!
Jan B.

stampqueen said...

Oh I just ADORE all the jewerly pieces!!!! Awesome!!!
The CD is a wonderful giveaway - would love the chance to win!!!

malia said...

LOVE
IT ALL!!!!
Would love to win the g-way ( -:
XO Malia
Gonna tweet it now!

malia said...

ps The more I think about this... the more I hope I win LOL

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Now all I need is a Hobby Lobby : )

Anonymous said...

JUST so nice, and creative,love to have this, pick me! pick me! vanessanicole10@yahoo.com

mary k said...

Just love all the jewelry! I would love a chance to win the CD. Thanks

Mary Beth S said...

I so love your projects. Can't wait 'til the new Crafty Secrets products are available to purchase!

Georgee said...

Ooohh, they are all so beautiful!!! Love them. Would love to win also of course. lol

rush said...

i absolutely love all of your projects using the smaller crafty secrets images. so many ideas!

Sheri said...

Love these little scraps. Also excited about the CD, unlimited paper, my dream!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love what you did with these images. Such pretty things. Thanks for the info on them too.
Now about that cd... I really want that baby.

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
As always, your creativity is just inspiring. And you are so generous with sharing your techniques and your shopping resources.
Thank you for all of it!

starqueen15@comcast.net

karen said...

I do love your jewelry. If I don't win I will have to buy this CD

Gisèle said...

your pieces are stunning...oh, i so love this CD !!! fingers crossed

Jane Wetzel said...

Once again Ms Vicki- you blow me away! Now I gotta check these out for myself- CS is really coming out with some gorgeous new stuff! Have a great weekend!

Bonnie Williamson said...

You are such a creative and talented lady--you are the best inspiration for me

bethann said...

these are beautiful. i'd love to wim but my DH says i'm death to anything electronic so i'm not very puter savvy. and i don't scrap digitaly at all, at the most i'll print out some journaling, not even titles. lol

JensTreats.com said...

So cute- the bird ones are my favorites!!

julie said...

Just adore all your makes!

The Vintage Dresser said...

I'd love to win the CD. The jewelry is beautiful & I love all your new vintage designs!

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

What gorgeous little things you are crafting! They're just exquisite. Hope you are having a great summer!

Lana said...

Oh my gosh they are all soooooo beautiful, guess I am going to have to go shopping online and Hobby Lobby now!!!! Oh the misery NOT LOL LOL
Love them all thanks for all your wonderful art work so inspiring!I would love to win that wonderful prize!!!!

Diane said...

I love vintage! I absolutley love the new lacey stamp....got to have it!!!! I have to tell you that you gals are outstanding!!!!!

Julie said...

I love the vintage look and feel! I've been using crepe paper and old paper from books to decorate my cards and make home decor!
Your Blog is beautiful!
Julie

Anonymous said...

cool blings...

Mi Mi said...

I'm going to have to try this. These charms are so cute. Love the CD

Pamela A said...

Loving your jewelry, so makes me want to try and lucky you when you hit a great sale! Thanks for the great giveaway

SuZeQ said...

LOVE your jewels. Love them LOTS.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance. These are all lovely.

Sunfairy said...

Gorgeous inspiration for your yummy new Scraps!! The CD is a Must Have!! I can hardly wait to get started!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Well, I missed the deadline but still wanted to comment on your amazing creations and this new lovely paper! WOWZA!!! Looks like I'll be doing some shopping!
Thanks for always inspiring us Vic ... you're creations are always fun and beautiful!

Cindy Bowers said...

Love the bracelet. Can envision mixing in old family pics with your images.