Sunday, September 8, 2013

My Other Creations: For the Love of Bracelets


As Stamptember is in full swing, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog issued a great stamp-related challenge this week: embossing!  And one of my favorite things to emboss are little trinkets and tidbits that I attach to jewelry.  It's quick, it's easy and it gives an added little dimension to ready-made jewelry components.

Here's a bracelet I put together using a gorgeous set of chains from Art i Cake, as well as some ribbon, a Tim Holtz plaquette, and a Prima birdie clip and flower.  I added just a hint of extra shine with some metallic silver embossing powder.



I added the embossing powder to the edges of the number plaquette and to the green Prima flower, as you can see in this close-up.



It's just a small touch, but it's a detail that makes this bracelet unique and gives it just that extra bit of shine for that deserving wrist of yours!

The great thing about heat embossing is that it requires just a handful of supplies.  One tiny bottle of embossing powder goes a long way.  I also adore Tim Holtz Embossing ink.  I've tried other kinds, but Tim Holtz Embossing ink seems juicier than others, which makes it that much easier for your embossing powder to stay in place until you can solidify it with your heat gun.

Here's a list of the products I got from Simon Says Stamp that worked amazingly on this project:



There are so many ways to emboss and I would love to see what you come up with!  Bask in Stamptember and enter your masterpiece into the Simon Says Monday Challenge blog for a chance to win your own $50 Simon shopping spree.
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10 comments:

  1. Andrea...your bracelet is really cool! I love what you did to the Prima flower and the Plaquette; simply by adding a touch of silver embossing powder! What a great way to show how you can really alter something without having to do a whole bunch of "stuff" to it! Love this! <3 Candy

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  2. Stunning bracelet Andrea! Love the silver embossing, it adds a wonderful touch.

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  3. Wow... how sweet! Andrea. The embossed flower and plaquette are gorgeous! Love it! :)

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  4. Gorgeous bracelet Andrea. Imlovethe simple touch of adding embossing to the plaquette. Simple touch but very effective. Love the Prima flower too. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  5. Pretty jewelry piece and what a fantastic idea!! Love it!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. I love seeing what you've been up to. :)
    I really like the added silver embossing. It really does add a lot of personalization. Very clever!

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  7. Wow Andrea! This piece is so pretty! Love the silver embossed TH piece! Very creative!

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  8. Your jewelry is stunning! I imagine you running around loaded down with all kinds of bangles and charms. :)

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  9. Really pretty bracelet! Love the altered plaquettes! I can only imagine how it would look on my wrist :). Hugs, Sandra

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  10. So gorgeous... the extra texture from the embossing really does make a massive difference. Wonderful wearable art!
    Alison x

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