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.