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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Patchwork Butterfly Jewellery (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a project made using the lovely Patchwork Butterfly stamp set. I love these stamps, they are so versatile.


To make the necklace and earrings I stamped the largest butterfly and the smaller coordinating butterfly on shrink plastic using Gold Stazon ink. I coloured the back of the butterflies with alcohol markers and cut them out. I punched holes for the jump rings using a crop-o-dile using the largest punch as the hole will shrink when heated. I heated the butterflies to shrink them, the largest one was flattened with an acrylic block but I curled the wings of the smaller butterflies while they were still warm. I added some beads from my stash to complement the colours of the butterflies.


I recycled a gift box to put the little butterflies in. I covered the box with some paper that I'd coloured with dye inks and mica sprays, crumpled and left to dry. I highlighted the texture with gilding wax and added some stencilling with gold texture paste. The butterfly was stamped on acetate and embossed with gold.

Thanks for visiting today, have a lovely weekend
Claire xx


7 comments:

  1. Love the Necklace and earrings x very clever and lovely make xx

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  2. The jewellery is stunning Claire, and the box using the crumpled paper coloured so prettily and the fabulous butterfly as the centrepiece makes this a fantastic gift.

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  3. Hi Claire. A fabulous way to use these lovely stamps. You do make wonderful things.
    X Chris

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  4. Absolutely stunning Claire, I love this beautiful setting and what a gorgeous gift box, you're so talented, Kate x

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  5. Wow!! Looooove these necklace and earrings!! Fabulous jewels, just perfect for summer!! The gift box is delightful, too! I have never embossed on acetate, thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. So pretty - and the box is a work of art too :)

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  7. Gorgeous, and I love the gift box that you've made. Sandra x

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