October 14, 2012

Stunning Charms with Connie Crystal

Need a quick and lovely gift idea?  Here is the perfect gift- a charm that can be used as a cell phone charm, key charm, stylus charm, on an ID badge, a purse charm...oh the potential is just limitless. To create the charms I simply strug the crystals on beading wire and finished off the ends with a crimp bead.  The three strings of beads were then added to a simple "cell phone charm" so that they can be attached to just about anything.  To finish off the gifts I recycled some jewelry boxes that I had lying around and covered the boxes with paper that coordinates with the crystals and beads and added a monogram to each box. 

I made 4 of these little beauties as gifts for some crafty friends. 

October 12, 2012

OK, guys, I know some of you many have seen this, but I have been so busy with school that I am just seeing it today & wanted to share.  I was a guest designer on the G45 blog on Monday (I didn't know what date it would go up).  Just wanted to share as I'm pretty excited about it!
Graphic 45 Blog

October 1, 2012

Graphic 45 and Connie Crystal

Hello!  I am so pleased to be a guest designer for Graphic 45 today.  Graphic 45 and Connie Crystal are a perfect, elegent combination.  Today I want to share a fun combinations of pary favors and decor.  To begin I want to share the take out boxes. 

The box was made using a simple die cut  ( I used Cricut cuts, but there are lots of others on the market) and then embelished with lace, Connie Crystal- crystals and beads, and chipboard elements from Graphic 45. 

While the take out boxes were quite simple the lantern is a bit more intricate.  I used some computer based software and a di-cutting machine to design the lantern from the ground up.  The design incorporates cherry blossom flowers and the openings are stung with Connie Crystal.  If anyone reading this is user of SVG files I would be happy to share the cut file. 

Each flower features a crystal and gold glitter in the center. 

And of course as this is a lantern, there is a battery operated candle inside that gives the whole lanterna a special glow. 

Graphic 45 Song Bird papers
Connie Crystal  crystals in assorted sizes
Liquid Glass Adhesive (From Close to My Heart)
Beading wire
Crimp Beads
Gold Glitter