Monday, January 16, 2012

{Valentines Blog Hop ~ Love Necklace}

Welcome to the "Love Me Do" Valentine's Blog Hop!

This week, January 16th - 20th, we have a group of 5 talented designers sharing projects with you on their blogs to get you prepared for the upcoming season of LOVE!
Whether you use these designs to create something for your loved ones or spring-board off the inspiration given, we would love to see your work as well, so leave a comment on the blogs as you go through.

On January 24th, we will be giving away a collection of goodies from the group to one lucky participant. The giveaway will be hosted through filling out a Google Docs. form, on Live.Teach.Create on January 20th, asking various questions about the posts throughout the week. All those  who enter with the correct answers will have a chance to win!

I went shopping last week and found a great deal on Teresa Collins Blingage  accessories, so I scooped them up. Once home I wondered what to do with one of the accessories. It is a big jewel called Kayla's Gems...

I also found a great deal for these satin ribbon necklaces too so thought here was my first valentine's item...I wanted to see if I could challenge myself to create something other than paper crafting. I also wanted to try different techniques too...

I added a couple jewelry hoops to the ribbon and found that it definitely did not scream ...Love or Valentine's....well, it never screamed anything....good thing cause it might have startled me....

I took a look around my craft room and wondered what I could do to add something to this piece and thought...maybe a stamp?!?

I found a petite perks stamp set from CTMH and it was perfect! It had a heart and the word LOVE and they were just the right size...Now what?!? How was I going to stamp this onto my jewel and make it stay...Stazon might work but I don't have any....Archival Ink? Not really sure so kept thinking...What about embossing it?!?

I got my Versamark ink pad out and my Black Embossing Powder out and went to try the unknown...I have never embossed on anything other then paper so this was going to be an adventure in crafting....

I stamped it and everything stuck....I stamped it again and only a little bit stuck....I stamped it a third time and carefully removed any excess powder from areas I did not want it to be and here is what I got....

Now I want to make you aware that the jewel was double sided and it was mirrored so that made this more of a challenge to photograph. I think that it worked out quite well and I might have a little bit of an itch to try other jewelry items in the future...My wheels are turning...

Thank you for joining me today for Day 1 of the "Love Me Do" Valentine's Blog Hop!

Next person in the hop is Jenn, check back again with me tomorrow as well for another new idea.
Let's Live Inspired!

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