Wedding Day Dreaming

Gettin’ hitched.

Wedded bliss.

Dreaming of the DAY.

Crafting elements of your wedding will add a special meaning to the day and keepsakes beyond the ceremony.

Here are a few ideas:

Wouldn’t this be a pretty post-wedding necklace for the moms and grandmothers of the bride and groom?

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Bouquet of Memories http://wp.me/p1MCno-2we

This wedding cake topper also serves as a keepsake memento or ornament to remember the couple’s special day.

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Forever One Wedding Cake Topper http://wp.me/p1MCno-2Ar

Fun with bridesmaids!

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Snarky Princesses http://wp.me/p1MCno-2jS

 

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Hello, Good-by and a mixed media giraffe

Art Mechanique molding puttyThis little mixed media giraffe seems to be saying hello to the 2014 ICE Resin Creative Team — the  members will be announced December 13.

Sandy Marin made the body and legs of this so so fashionable critter  out of an upcycled wooden box, paint, a ruler, an tulle for the skirt.

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The body is cast ICE Resin using Art Mechainque Molding Putty.

“Hello” or “Good-bye” we, Susan, Jen, Kristen and Carol want to give a round of applause, several really loud cheers, hugs all around, and warmest wishes to (in no particular order):

Sandy MartinSweet Pea Jewelry

JoMama, ShopJoMama

Lexi Grenzer, Shabby Calavera

JoAnna Pierotti, Moss Hill Studio

Cindi Bisson, Behind These Eyes

Lesley Venable, Flatwoods Folk Art

Thespa McLaughlin, Vintiquities Workshop

Susan Weckesser, My Sweet Earth

Jen Crossley, A Mark in Time

Susan M Walls, Charming Trinkets

Pamela Huntington, Pam Huntington

Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design

These creative women were truly  awesome, supportive, and every-ready. We will miss them,  hold them in our hearts, and most certainly see them around!

We hope you won’t forget to keep following all the wonderful projects on their blogs!

 

 

Magic Acorn Necklace

My inspiration for this necklace was the cute little vintage acorn charms I received from a friend. My original plan was to to use greens to enhance the natural theme of the acorns. I changed the color when I discovered some lovely teal Sari ribbon that went fantastically some chrysocolla rounds I had.

Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design

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Shield Hobnail Bezel, Medium  bronze SLK1603
Hobnail Capped Tassel Bezels, Small  bronze SLK1627
12″ Sari Ribbon, teal
German glass glitter, green and gold
Fine teal glitter
2 brass acorn charms
1 1/2″ Gold cup rhinestone chain
1 1/4″small gold chain
Chandelier crystal, sm round
Brass jump rings: 15mm, 9mm, 5mm
Brass wire 22gauge
Brass lobster clasp
Brass head pins
2 gold plated ribbon crimps
brass cord crimp
Swarovski crystal bicones, 2 teal, 2 yellow, and 2 amber
3 Czech glass leaves, teal
6 Chrysocolla rounds 8mm
Gilder’s paste, patina

Necklace length 17 1/2″
Pendant drop 5 1/2″

Technique:
1. Cut the loop off an acorn charm and file smooth. Cover the back of a shield bezel with clear packing tape and burnish. Prepare resin and fill 1/2 of the bezel. Place the acorn charm in the resin and sprinkle in some gold and green glass glitter. Fill with resin and a tiny amount of fine teal glitter. Let dry.
Rub a little Gilder’s on the back side of the second acorn charm and fill with ICE Resin. Let dry.
If needed, prepare resin and add add a layer to top and or back of bezel to create a dome.

2. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire, string a Czech glass leaf, create a wrapped bail covering the top half of the leaf. Connect to a small length of gold chain using a small jump ring. Cut a small length of Sari ribbon. Connect a cord crimp to one end. Connect a small round chandelier crystal to the other end using 22 gauge wire. Connect an acorn charm to a small length of rhinestone chain using a small jump ring. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire and make the first part of a wrapped loop. Connect the three dangle chains to the loop using small jump rings if needed. String both ends of wire through the hobnail cap bezel and make a wrapped loop. Connect to the bottom of the shield bezel using a small jump ring.

3. Cut off the head of a head pin and make a simple loop. String a chrysocolla round and make a simple loop. Repeat 5 times. Connect three chrysocolla beaded links to each other using 9mm jump rings. Connect a 15mm jump ring to one end of the beaded link strand. Repeat for the other side of the necklace using the remaining 3 Chrysocolla rounds.

4. Cut a length of Sari ribbon and string through the 15mm jump ring at the end of one of the beaded strands made in step 3. Bring the ends together and tie two knots in the Sari ribbon spacing them out through the length of the ribbon. Cut to desired length and attach a ribbon crimp and crimp with chain nose pliers. Connect a 9mm jump ring to the crimp end. Connect a lobster clasp to the 9mm jump ring using a 5mm jump ring. Repeat for the other side of the necklace connecting 3 9mm jump rings to the crimp end using a 5mm jump ring.

5. Connect both sides of necklace to the pendant using a 9mm jump ring and a 5mm jump ring.

6. String a head pin with an amber Swarovski crystal bicone and make a wrapped loop. Repeat once. Repeat with turquoise crystal bicones. Repeat with yellow crystal bicones. Cut a length of 22 gauge wire, string a Czech glass leaf, create a wrapped bail covering the top half of the leaf. Repeat once.

7. Connect crystal bicone dangles and the wrapped Czech leaves created in step 6 to the 9mm jump rings on each side of the necklace as shown or desired pattern by opening and closing the jump rings.

 

 

Cindy’s “Golden Age” (upper left – contents) necklace and earrings set is in the current issue of Bead It Today Magazine.ContentsPage500

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A Rue Romantique Adorned Christmas Tree – Day 1

T’was many days before Christmas and I was planning my list

of sweet gifts to make and ornaments of bliss.

I’d need resin — clear ICE, and bezel from Rue

 for that Romantique look, so Victorian and true!

I’d need rhinestones and charms and oh so pretty papers

photos of loved ones up and down through the ages.

My kitchen table is full of my tools:

jewelry pliers, paint brushes and magical glue.

Wait! I need glitter and scissors and such

I’ll invite a friend over! A working coffee clutch!

Lovely things will appear as as we laugh and create

our Rue Romantique Christmas is going to be great!

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Welcome to Day 1 of our 3 Day blog hop. We have the best team of designers and they have gone all out to make ornaments that will be cherished for years to come. We are sure you will discover ornaments that will inspire your holiday spirit. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, Nov. 8

Kristen Robinson

http://kristenrobinson.typepad.com/kristenrobinson/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Jen Crossley

http://amarkintime.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-ornament-blog.html

Cindy Cima Edwards

http://www.cindycima.com/2013/11/08/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop-the-merry-duck/

Cindi Bisson

http://fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/ice-resin-rue-romantique-christmas-blog.html

You can look forward to these ornaments:

Saturday, Nov. 9

(ICE Resin site) Carol La Valley http://wp.me/p1MCno-2W3

Lexi Grenzer http://lexigrenzer.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop.html

Pamela Huntington  http://pamelahuntington.typepad.com/february_2007/2013/11/handmade-holiday-blog-hop.html

Susan Walls  http://www.susansartcircus.com/christmas-with-ice-and-santa/

Jen Cushman  http://wp.me/p1lhEq-Gb

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lesley Venable

http://flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/lesley_venable/2013/11/a-very-rue-romantique-christmas.html

JoMama http://www.shopjomama.com/blog/rue-romantique-ornament-blog-hop

Sandy Martin http://sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-christmas-blog-hop.html

Susan Weckesser http://mysweetearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/rue-romantique-bloghop.html

Rue Romantique Kristen Robinson ICE Resin

Cardboard Tip when you work with ICE Resin

Cindy Cima Edwards shares a tip for working with ICE Resin. This is what she uses 12 by 12 inch sheets of cardboard for in her studio:

 

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