Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bombshell Bling Challenge!

Susie Little, Bombshell's Guest Designer, aka Ms. July, set this month's Bombshell challenge, which is Bombshell Bling. She wanted us to create jewelry.

I've been collecting stuff so that I could make some jewelry, so I was delighted.

I used the cat from the Classic Tattoo set to make a 1.5" square glass pin.

The cat was stamped and colored with Copic markers. Glitter pen was added to the cat's eyes. When I was at the recent Scrapbook Expo, I purchased a bag of glass squares from Craft Fantastic. I was delighted that the cat fit perfectly within the square. I coated one side of the glass with Glossy Accents and then pressed it to the stamped image, slid it around to get the air bubbles out, and to get good adhesion. Then I put the entire thing into another room overnight, so I wouldn't be tempted to touch it until it was completely dry. I pulled it out today, cut around the glass with an exacto knife, then filed off the excess paper. I used my new-to-me Hot Glue gun and adhered a pin finding to the back of the square. My daughter, the recipient, was delighted with her new pin.

One cool thing. The glass tile actually works as a magnifier, so the image appears larger than it is! The glass also changed the color a bit or maybe it was the lighting. The hat is actually a nice pale violet.

But I wasn't done yet! I still had another idea that I wanted to try out!

I used the Sugar Skulls set. So, I pulled out a Vintaj Bamboo Bezel and Glossy Accents to make a necklace.

Here it is!

I stamped a Sugar Skull, masked it, repeatedly stamped the daisy-ish flower from the Hula Girl set, then colored the skull and flowers with Copic markers, using the B60 series and the E70s, plus a few YGs for the leaves. When I was happy with the coloring, I used a 1 3/8" circle punch and punched it out, adhered it to the bezel, then added Glossy Accents to the bezel. I put the whole thing out in the garage and ignored it for 24 hours so it would fully cure.

Here's a close-up of the necklace:

Then I discovered that I had no round jump rings in either an aged brass or aged copper finish. I hied to Michael's, where I found a bugly necklace that had a cool chain. So I pulled off the bugly heart and added a few jump rings, my Sugar Skull pendant, and a clasp. I'll mention that it might be the Glossy Accents or it might be my mad (bad) photography skillz, but the colors are a bit off in the photo. The skull is a bit more on the tan/rose scale and the blues are more azure. Oh well.

Then I gave the necklace to my daughter who loves Sugar Skulls and all was good.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Love that necklace! How cool!!

  2. Those are super cool! Really love that cool skull. Fantastic designs


  3. Fantastic projects, Kathi! Very creative designs!

  4. Oh, cool, Kathi! Love how you assembled them, too! Never would have thought of that! Bet your daughter is happy with you! :^)

  5. Awesome jewelry! I love the sugar skull pendant.

  6. Very cool! I love the pin, but I love the skull necklace even more! Love the masking & stamping & coloring!

  7. WAY fun! I love the black cat pin. It's simple yet sassy! Your necklace is fab too...and it's PURPLE. YAY!

  8. LOVE the Lucky kitty- great minds think alike!!! Love the skully pendant!!

  9. Wow, so cool! Love the design - and man, I don't think I can ignore anything for 24 hrs... I'm so impatient. Heehee. Mine would have had a fingerprint on it or something.