Friday, March 19, 2010

Pink Saturday

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DSC05452Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please stop by and visit all the Pink Posts.

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DSC05452It all started when my daughter wanted to create some special centerpieces for her best friend's bridal shower.

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DSC05452She asked me to create some charms to dangle from the small crystal vase.
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DSC05452I found a wonderful supplier on Etsy, Kristen's Krafts. I ordered a starter kit, but she has quite a selection of different designs.

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DSC05452What you need to create these charms is Glossy Accents to glue the design leaving a transparent finish, heavy duty glue to add the finding on top, scissors, findings and glass charms. Kristen sells all of the supplies you will need to create any shape charm.

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DSC05452I love using scrapbook paper with a design on both sides.

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DSC05452First you find the spot you would like to use. Trace the area, cut it out.

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DSC05452Then add a thin layer of glossy accents and place the paper on top.

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DSC05452I then put the glass tile with the design side down on a paper towel, in case the glue leaked a bit.

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DSC05452I waited for the tile to dry for about five minutes. Then I added just a drop of the glue to a toothpick and added it to the finding. When I attached the finding to the charm, I made sure that it was centered. Then I waited for that to dry. Two hours is a good time to leave it to dry.

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DSC05452You can do the same thing using Chandelier prisms that are flat on one side. I found some lovely ones in a Vintage shop.

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DSC05452Place the prism on top of a piece of scrapbook paper, and find something you like.

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DSC05452Then trace it with a pen or pencil.Cut it out.

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DSC05452Add a thin layer of Glossy Accents.

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DSC05452Place your paper with the design you want to show through, on top of the prism. Don't worry Glossy Accent is magical, it will dry transparent.

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DSC05452Put the prism upside down on a paper towel to dry.

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DSC05452When it is dry, trim the paper, I like to leave a bit to fold over the sides a bit.

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DSC05452Then add a drop of glue to the finding, and add to the back of the Prism.

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DSC05452Leave to dry.

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DSC05452When you are finished you can add a bit of ribbon and turn your glass charms and prisms into all kinds of accessories.

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DSC05452My daughter is enjoying planning her friend's Bridal Shower, and I had fun helping her achieve her vision for the flower centerpieces. The flowers on all the tables will be hydrangeas and tulips. The charm ties in nicely with the flowers and the glass pebbles in the bottom of the vase.



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DSC05452The song for this post is A Charmed Life. I have just visited Fabulously French for the first time on Pink Saturday, and she is fabulously French! Stop by and wish her a Happy Pink Saturday. Here is a peek into some more ways you can use your charms and prisms.

A Charmed Life

23 comments:

Purvail said...

These are wonderful..you are so clever.

Suzie Button said...

thanks for the tutorial! I will most definitely check out the site too! I love these kind of details to craft with! Please visit me too, I'm having a giveaway for Pink SAturday weekend! Suzie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

These turned out beautiful..I have to come back and take notes. I would love to be able to do something as pretty as these.
Thanks for sharing these Karen
Maggie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen dear, I must buy one. Do you sell these yet? This is gorgeous, just gorgeous. I need to find myself some of that French script paper, but my local Paper Source doesn't carry it. I guess I need to go on-line!

I will run over to your shop.

Anita

Maggie said...

What a wonderful idea!

Happy Pinks!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes Match This Purse?"

Julie said...

Beautiful...Love all your pink...
Happy Pink Saturday
xoxo
Julie

Sherry from Alabama said...

Those charms are beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial. Your daughter has one lucky friend. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a terrific idea! thanks for the tutorial. I can already see hanging them on everything LOL

HaPpY SpRiNg!

thestonerabbit said...

THANK YOU for that wonderful tutorial, Karen!! I love your daughter's vision for the centerpieces....your creations will be the perfect touch to each table!

Hope you're having a great Pink Sat. L, dana

Diva Kreszl said...

thanks for this great tutorial...these are just beautiful!

Paula said...

Karen, these are wonderful!!! You've inspired me, as usual. I am now dreaming of all the pretty charms I can make and what I can do with them. My own studio is almost finished and I am dreaming of the time when I can go in there an create to my heart's content...and it's MY SPACE! :-) This will have to be one of my first projects.

Thanks for your comments on my post about the card catalog. Aren't they wonderful?! Yes, I can get lost in a library or used book store for hours and hours. I'm fortunate that my husband is the same way, and when we travel, we always look for the bookstores in every place we visit. I'll take photos of my new space and my card catalog in it's permanent home soon and post.

Hope you're doing well. I always enjoy reading about your latest creations. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Paula

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen, those charms are so pretty and will really add something special to the flower arrangements. I have never heard of Glossy Accents before. I am imagining all kinds of ways to use it now!
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Jenny S said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I make these all the time but have never used Glossy Accent! Can't wait to go find it! Happy Pink Saturday!

Zuzu said...

These are gorgeous, Karen! And thank you so much for sharing how to make them. The Bridal Shower will be lovely!!!
Happy weekend to you,
Zuzu

Elyse said...

hi karen,

these are so pretty and they appear simple to make (even for me - LOL). thank you so much for sharing!

~*~ happy spring ~*~

xo
elyse

Cindy said...

Absolutely wonderful and thanks for the tut. I would love to try this!

Cindy said...

Absolutely wonderful and thanks for the tut. I would love to try this!

Fabulously french said...

Merci beaucoup for the tutorial and merci for leaving a comment on myh blog so that I could find you :-)

Love how you have transformed the crystals, I may just have to give it a go myself.

A bientot,

Leeann x

Gracie Jewellery said...

Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing. A belated Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Karen.

I love crystals, and I love what you have done with these. The shower attendees are going to feel so special.

Thank you for the tutorial.

Lori said...

thanks for sharing the how to Karen!!! i will have to give this a try again:)

Deb said...

Hi Karen:
Very pretty blog. I am interested in scrapbooking but have yet to get into it. New grand-baby on the way so I think now is the time. I will drop by again. Deb (new follower)

nancy said...

You are so talented. Love the charms. What A great idea for favors and centerpiece for bridal and baby's showers. HPS Nancy