Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anthropology Inpired DIY Fabric Flower Necklace

I get the Anthropology catalog, I have a store very close to me that I wander around in, I never buy anything.  because it's too pricey for my budget (o.k. I'll give them credit for some good sales).  Wandering around upscale stores, thrift stores, even hardware stores for inspiration and then going home to make it, yeah, I'm that person. In high school I fell in love with some bait in a fishing tackle store. They were adorable little painted wood fish with feathers on them. They became earrings.
This charming little piece of eye candy was made by hot gluing rolled fabric flowers to a felt backing. Hung with a gorgeous piece of seam binding, subtly died with Heidi swaps Color Shine Sprays.

Here I am wearing my new favorite necklace.

Rubber , Acrylic Stamped Easter Eggs

At first I tried clear embossing and then dying the eggs, Craft Fail! The embossing powder did not stick to egg, it just melted off when I used the heat gun, and the heat gun made the eggs crack.
Soooo, I old fashioned dyed the eggs with the Paas dye, and then used Staz On ink to acrylic stamp them.
The Staz On was the ONLY ink that would dry and stay on the egg. The clear acrylic stamps were need because I had to kind of roll the inked stamp onto the egg very slowly and carefully and had to see where I was stamping when I double stamped a second color over the first.
What do you think?