Friday, August 17, 2012

Give-Away Winners and Jewelry FUN!

 This is for my dear granddaughter Britta Haifa, who made her plea "I hope some of that Halloween stuff you're making is going to come my way!"

I'm paraphrasing, but, she loves Halloween...she's my little Ghoulie.


 I used the new Mini Halloween  and Apothecary stamp sets from Tim Holtz here.

The skulls are stamped onto gessoed Shrink Plastic and colored with Frayed Burlap Distress Stains using my Transdermal finger. (love using that term)

The little bottles have Poison stamped on white copy paper with Seedless Preserves and embossed for the label. Espresso and Rust Alcohol Inks are swirled inside for color.
Then Ripe Persimmon and Vintage Photo Distress Inks make it more grungy.

I bent wire to make the hangers for the Light Bulbs and added Butterscotch and Lettuce Alcohol Inks.

They're all added with Jump Rings onto a Link Chain.

Pretty easy stuff here. I made the ear wires and used silver jump rings for the earrings.

Last night I took the most wonderful class at Pumplin Glass Gallery in Morton, IL.

We learned to etch with Etchant onto copper and wire wrap around pearls. These round ear wires were very cool to make. Something quite new for me.

Then we dumped them into Liver of Sulphur to age them.

It's hard work, but very worthwhile. Wonderful newer techniques made it easier. Teresa is a great teacher!!!

This shot is taken with my phone because it got the least glare. This pendant is also etched and colored with the Liver of Sulphur.

The disc earrings are NOT antiqued with the L of S. I left them shiny.

Different type of ear wires here and more wire wrapping on both pieces.


The classes are so reasonable and small for all the help you need. Go there if you can!

And the winner of the Ladies' Diary Paper pad is Karen Conner who said:

Love what you did with this! I love altering things. G45 is perfect to use. Adding the canvas is genius!
I agree-a little distress ink never hurts anything! LOL

And the winner of the Cloth Paper Scissors is.....'s Candy Colwell!!!! She said:

Linda...where do I start? OMG...that Graphic 45 Halloween piece is just jaw dropping! must sit up nights thinking of this stuff! It's absolutely incredible! I love every little nook and cranny of it! Congrats on the publication in such a cool magazine! I would love to win your extra copy! Fingers crossed. If not, I'll have to go get one...that magazine looks too cool to not have! And, I'd love to see your layout. I also love your art piece donated for breast cancer. A beautiful piece for such a worth cause. Congrats on all of your work!!

Fun to see someone I know win.

So send me your addresses ladies...and I'll get them out to you next week.

Be Well and enjoy this WONDERFUL's so welcome here.



inkfairy said...

LOVE the Jewellery!!
Congrats to the winners,
Inky Hugs,
Michelle xx

SusanK said...

Cool, cool, VERY COOL!!!

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Linda These are really cool pieces! Loving the jewelry! The shrink plastic piece is pure genius! Way cool Love!

Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us!


Ryn Tanaka said...

Linda, you make jewelry too?! Love the Halloween necklace! Were you using stamps to etch the copper? A friend of mine has used one of my small stamps to do that. Looks so neat!

Candy C said...

Linda...I am over the moon excited to have won the copy of your magazine layout! Thanks so much! I also love your necklace you've made with the Mini Halloween and the Apothecary stamps/shrink plastic. You are such a creative gal!!! Love them! <3 Candy