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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tassel Fun For Everyone!

 I was so pleased to be asked by Carmi Cimicata to join in a blog hop for John Bead and their cool leather tassels and leather cording. Above is the happy mail I got! 
For more information about Dazzle-it products visit www.dazzle-it.com or their blog http://blog.dazzle-it.com. They are on Facebook too with regular give-a-ways: www.facebook.com/Dazzleit!
Pin It  Of course  my first thought was jewelry and then I wondered about doing something more "crafty".  I did end up making some jewelry items but I will start with a fun burlap canvas!  I used mostly the green packaged tassels.  I also decided to be Christmas like!
I loved the gold tops to some of the tassels as they give my "tree" the illusion of ornaments.  I then added some Vintage Glass Glitter Shards and Small Connie Crystals!  I did snip off the tassel top for the angel, painted the face white and then added the face.  I spread some of the tassels for "wings" and added the crystals for the halo and hands. 


The little dove was a little addition just for fun.  I layered the tassels on the bottom row first.  Three on the bottom row, two on the second row and the angel on top! I used Designer Dries Clear Fabric Glue from Art Glitter.  It holds well and does not show when dry. 
 
This is the finished project:
As for some other things made with the tassels, I added some Art Glitter products to the tops of the tassels.  I then coated them with resin.  I filled the bezels with resin also. 
Loved using some of the NEW Graphic 45 Paper for the backgrounds.  The Couture Collection is so fun.  I used the reverse side of the image paper that had peacock feathers and added Art Glitter...Of Course!  Then I added the real feather and the resin!
This was a bit of a different bezel that is not as deep.  I used the Spring Blossoms paper in the background.  Then added Glass Glitter!
I still love the Nutcracker from last year G45! I accented this with Connie Crystal.  Love being able to knot the cord and hold the beads!
LOVE Couture! A huge FAN of it!
Hope you have enjoyed this!  Make sure and visit all the other talented bloggers using the John Bead products.  Come and join me on my blog any time.  I hope to be posting more frequently in 2014~
KRISTI PARKER VAN DOREN (YOU ARE HERE)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For now...Happy Creating
Kristi

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Pin ItIt is time for my post with the CHA Designer blog hop!  Time goes by so FAST!  I have been in gift making mode and made some quick and easy journals from blank books as also from composition notebooks!  I used some fabric, which is super easy to do using double sided tape.  I used the tape from La Dore.  I don't use glue as much as it soaks through the fabric.  I also do this with paper from time to time! So these are a few things I have made...
 
 
 
I always have to add Art Glitter to the mix!  I also am thinking of giving some jewelry.  I have been using both Envirotex an ICE Resin!  Both have jewelry grade resin and is just too darn fun to use!  Add a little Connie Crystal bling and you have wonderful handmade gifts!  Hope you see some of my work at CHA!
 
 
Hope you check back soon for more projects and a lot using RESIN!
 
Happy Hopping.  Just click on the icon on the top of the blog to see the next designers fab work!
 
Happy Creating!  Kristi