Tuesday, 14 August 2012

1st Sneaky peek

Here is my 1st sneaky peak on my Birthday ,at what can be created from the Winter Paintbox  Poppets that is pick of the week on Create and Craft from this Friday at noon.

The images on this CD are stunning and it is so hard to choose where to start. As my DT role is slightly different from the other DT members I had to come up with an item of jewellery using items from the CD and products from the Beaders Companion website.But where to start????
The backing papers are all stunning so i just went with my favourite colour, pink  and printed 3 sheets from the design sets and 3 sheets from the coordinating papers onto light printable card. These were then cut length ways into triangle shapes and the rolled on a wooden kebab stick and glued and then left to dry overnight.
Once dry I sprayed them with the new pink spray and sparkle from Crafters Companion to seal them and make them more sturdy so that they did not fall apart when worn.
I then set out the design on my bead board coordinating between the patterned beads and the plain. I then used some of the wonderful pink pearls from Beaders companion to create and more substantial piece. I used 3 strands of gold beading wire and cut it to 3 different lengths.At the end of each piece of beading wire a crimp bead was added and then the wire secured to a jump ring.  The beads were then just simply threaded on and once happy with the design a crimp bead was added and attached to a gold jump ring. Once all 3 layers were completed they were all attached to gold jump rings and then the fastener to create a  multi layer necklace.
The earrings were very easy to make using a head pin and adding a pearl and then cutting down and forming a loop and then attaching an eye pin and then the paper bead and another pink pearl and then forming a loop and attaching to the earring finding.
The bracelet is made with stretch elastic and is simply beads added onto the elastic and when happy with the size and design a surgeons knot was used and a dab of clear nail varnish to secure. You can use very fine stretch elastic as the beads are so light.

All of the findings were from the Beaders Companion box of gold findings.
I then needed a gift box to co-ordinate with the jewellery so I printed off the same backing paper that some of the beads were made from and just matted and layered it using coordinations card and centura pearl. The topper is just so sweet and from the toppers section of the CD. There are so many to choose from but this pink poppet was perfect.
Using a couple of beads left over I created a small embellishment on the box. I used some gold beading wire and coiled the end and then added the paper beads and the pearls and finished off with a bow.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to watch Create and Craft for the big launch on Friday.


  1. mmmmmmmmm friday u say ? lol know what im going to be doing on friday these look great x

  2. Cathy this is stunningas always and thank you for the fantastic instructions

    Pam xx

  3. Beautiful and Brilliant as always Cathy! xxx

  4. Wonderful pieces yet again. Love suexxx

  5. Yet again wonderful work Cathy

  6. Totally awesome Cathy!! You do a brilliant job!!
    Debbie x