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
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fragment Charms
Gear Stamp by Technique Tuesday
Ranger Archival Ink pad
Blue Moon Face beads
heart wing charms
various Industrial Chic charms (forming bodice of Angel)
copper metal sheets
Alterations ATC die by Tim Holtz from Sizzix