Sunday, June 22, 2014

My Other Creations: House Pendant Necklace

Over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, the theme for this week is, "I ought to use that more often!"  Being the craft supply hoarder that I am, there were several materials, tools and supplies that I could've chosen for this challenge.  In the end, I decided to go with Glossy Accents.  Glossy Accents is a clear-drying glue that can be used for all sorts of purposes.  One of my favorite uses is to treat it like a faux resin on pieces of jewelry.  Here are some house pendants I made using Glossy Accents as a sealant:



I made the house frames out of metal, then filled them with collaged scenes.  On top of the scenes, I poured Glossy Accents to simulate the look of glass.  For this house, I used fabric scraps, stickers and a door.  The door is cut from a photo I took and the "happily ever after" text is from a book that was falling apart.


I made this one out of paper and Washi tape, with a little mushroom accent.


This one is also made from paper scraps, Washi and a mini Scrabble tile.  I added a flower and/or yarn fibers to each house to give them just the right tops.



The nice thing about Glossy Accents is that it's easy to use (no mixing or worrying about getting the portions right) and it dries clear.  It has so many uses and I knew it was just the thing for this challenge!

Here are some supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp for these little houses:





So what supply, tool, technique or trick should you use more often?  I can't wait to see your submissions!  If you upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, you are entered to win the $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  And you'll inspire us with your creativity, so why not give it a go? 50dollar_voucher_600px

28 comments:

  1. These are lovely. Can you explain how you made the frames?

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    1. Hello Linda! I made the frames by buying a sheet of flat metal at the hardware store, then I used a metal-cutting machine to cut it into thin strips. Once I had the thin strips made, I used needle-nose pliers to bend them into house-shaped frames. They looked like hollow cookie-cutter shapes, if that helps. I used silver industrial tape to connect the house shape at the roof to keep it together until I filled it in with the collage and Glossy Accents. I left the tape there as reinforcement and since it's silver, it matches the metal quite well. If time permitted, I would've soldered it together, but tape filled the bill with the time frame I was working with. I hope that info is helpful!

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    2. Clever idea!
      Yet another reason to love tape. Seriously. I love that stuff.

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  2. So beautiful Andrea! I in love with this...I will try your technique, sure.
    Thank you again
    silvia

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  3. Wow! Drooling here over this gorgeous assemblage of Andrea Jewelry! Love this!!

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  4. This is stunning piece, Andrea!! love it

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  5. What a cool design! Love every details of it, Andrea. You are always so creative :)

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  6. Oh wow Andrea! This is a Brilliant make - love all these dangling, tactile elements and the glossy accents adds to it wonderfully. Nicola x

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  7. Love your art so much! This is so pretty! Love the faux resin glossy accents! Hugs, Sandra

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  8. Andrea...YOU are such a genius! I LOVE these little houses!! Where in that creative brain of yours do you keep coming up with all of this very cool, unique stuff!?!?! It's all flippin' awesome! I love your use of the fabric yet again. The colors are always vibrant and so fun! Each of your little houses is a work of art and how you've attached them all together. The little added charms and fibers only add to the beauty of this piece! <3 Candy

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  9. Good call! Glossy accents is so awesome & versatile! You put it to good use :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. This is amazing I am deeply envious that you have this talent and I don't! Congratulations I am very jealous that you own this and I don't! xx

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  11. Those are wonderful Andrea, so colourful! Thanks for the reminder that Glossy Accents can be used as a resin substitute, what beautiful results!

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  12. These are WONDERFULLY CREATIVE and I can hardly wait to make some... I go thru Glossy Accent like it is water... use it for everything under the sun... and if the sun broke.. I would try mending it with Glossy Accent... LOL... I think these are ADORABLE and so very useful for so many altered projects, and you can use almost anything... thanks so very much for this NEW to me idea... LOVE IT... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  13. wow, the little houses are very creative, great idea !! Many thanks for your comment. Hugs, Kerstin

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  14. Thank you so much for your very encouraging comments. You made my day :) Ive been goin through your blog for more than an hour now and the more I see the more Im falling in love with your work. Youve got yourself a biiig fan and a new follower.

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  15. This is simply amazing! Really love these little houses and I love all of the beautiful embellishments and how they work so well together. You did a great job with a great technique.
    Mar x

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  16. My coworker is going to love the pendants when she reads this post! And how poetic that sometimes happily ever after comes from something falling apart.

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  17. Love this Andrea. Such a cool idea and lots of gorgeous elements to look at. Thanks for your lovely words left on my blog recently too. Made my day. Hugs, Wends x

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  18. These are fantastic Andrea!! LOVE your wonderful houses. All the details and colours are perfect. Glossy Accents is one of my all time favourite products.

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  19. Andrea!!!!! Wonderful pieces ! I love your necklace, it's so original! Glossy is a wonderful products , so versatile!!! BArbarayaya

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  20. Your houses! I love them! Those wonderfully wee dwellings are fabulous! Man, those collages are LITTLE! I am amazed that you created so much goodness on a such a small scale. Another inspiring piece.
    I love visiting your blog. :)

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  21. Every time I come to your blog, you blow me away with your creativity and this has done just that...it's wonderful and I absolutely love it!!!! It's original, beautiful and just a fabulous work of art, Andrea! :)

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  22. These are gorgeous! They are so out of my comfort zone, but I just love them. Thanks for your long comment on my blog. It was really appreciated!

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  23. Beautiful! So fun and creative! I love each little charm!

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  24. Andrea, these are sensational! I love Glossy Accents, but you've made me fall in love with it all over again! You are so creative, imaginative and original! Love what you create! Julie Ann xxx

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  25. Gulp! I always come away from your posts so filled with inspiration and ambition... and rarely manage to find the time to play with what's so inspired me, but this time I'm determined to!

    These are tiny showstoppers - completely gorgeous... fun, original, quirky, and altogether delightful. Thank you for the endless inspiration.
    Alison xx

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  26. oh my word!!!!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!!!!

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