Friday, December 9, 2011

Steampunk Angel Ornaments

Hello All, I know---haven't posted in awhile.  Doesn't mean I haven't been creative, though!  I really wanted to do an Angel Steampunk theme for Christmas.  This is what I came up with:

Okay, so again---having problems with blogger rotating the pics back to their original direction even though I changed this in Photoshop.  Anyone know a way around this please feel free to let me know!

Back to the ornaments.  Obviously, I have been on a jewelry tangent lately.  Dria and I have been making jewelry together the past couple of weeks.  We even made some bracelets out of horse hair (long story I will save for another post).  These ornaments just sort of evolved.  As I said, I have been thinking about an Angel Steampunk theme so I made myself a necklace with pieces I have honestly had laid out on one of my work spaces in my craft studio for months! Once I made one I had to make 3 more, each a bit different dependent on what I had in my stash.  Then I made them into ornaments using fragment charms, alcohol ink and a Gears Stamp by Technique Tuesday using a technique featured on Tim Holtz' tag #5.  Really cool technique where Archival ink actually removes the alcohol ink---go check it out!

Once completed I just had to make containers for them (it's all about presentation, right?)  Yup, those are re-purposed embossing folder packages.  All I had to do was cut and emboss matching paper to have as a background.  Each Angel has a lobster clasp on it so it can be taken off the ornament to wear as a necklace.  Love this dual purpose ornament!  Fun little pressies for friends!

I am linking them to the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday's
Let's Ink it Up: Christmas Projects
The Artistic Stamper:  Christmas
Just Some Lines:  Handmade Gifts
My Sheri CRAFTS:  Decorate for Christmas

Hope you like them.  Will most likely be putting one in my Etsy shop very soon..............

Cuttlebug Gears Embossing Folder
Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragment Charms
jump rings
jewelry gears
ball chain
Gear Stamp by Technique Tuesday
Ranger Archival Ink pad
Blue Moon Face beads
heart wing charms
various Industrial Chic charms (forming bodice of Angel)
spacer beads
copper metal sheets
Alterations ATC die by Tim Holtz from Sizzix
lobster clasps
copper wire


SuzanneK said...

Wow these are amazing, love the Steampunk theme. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, hugs Suzanne

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, these are so cool looking and look like they took a lot of time in making! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

SUPER cute - love angels and love the steampunk stuff! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines.

Chelsea said...

great project ... thanks for joining us this week at Just Some Lines!

Mary J said...

Amazing project - just love it! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

Mary J x

Claudine C. said...

I am honored to have one of these, thank you Deanna, they are amazing!!

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing at LIIU!!
Hazel xx

Tina said...

these are for sharing at just some lines


Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines.
Love those angels and love that you can remove them to wear as a pendant! Genius!
Love, Laura

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is amazing!!
Thanks for joining Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

Tracy said...

Wow! these are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at LIIU.
Tracy x