February 12, 2017

ECO FRIENDLY FAUX SOLDER CABOCHONS & PENDANTS

I have always loved Solder Glass Pendants pieces.  But because the process to make these are so time consuming and the materials used are so pricey that I can never find solder glass pendant pieces that are affordable.  In addition to that, working with soldering materials can be toxic.  Many of the materials that are required to make soldered jewelry have toxins in them and they do give off toxic fumes when working with them.  I am very sensitive to chemicals so traditional materials and processes are not an option for me...there has to be a better way I thought to myself. So it took many years of researching, practicing, making many mistakes, and failures...I've finally perfected a process that is affordable, beautiful, and quality at the same time.  So here is a sneak peak of my newest line of Cabochons and Cameo pieces...Solder Glass Pendants pieces.  These are made from resin, plastic, glass, metals, etc... Many are found objects and recycled materials.  And because they are made from different types of eco-friendly materials, I will call these Faux Solder Cabochons & Pendants

COMING SOON!

WWW.STUDIO11CHARMS.COM

August 24, 2016

HOW TO CLEAN OLD JEWELRY- SUPER EASY METHOD!

<https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeednifty/videos/1747664808821577/>

I was trying to embed the video to my blog so you guys can conveniently view it.  But for some reason it can't be loaded so I have provided the above link to the video and the written instructions below are from the same web article.  Credits are given to buzzfeed and nifty (no other authors was mentioned in the original article).  

What you need:

· Bowl or dish
· Aluminium foil
· 1 tablespoon baking soda
· 1 tablespoon salt
· Spoon, for stirring
· 1 cup hot water
· Clean rag, for buffing

Instructions:

1. Cover a bowl with aluminum foil.
2. Add the baking soda, salt and hot water. Stir until dissolved.
3. Add jewelry to the mixture and let soak 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Remove and buff away any tarnish with a clean cloth.

July 28, 2016

BOTTLECAP EARRINGS & BUTTONS

WWW.STUDIO11CHARMS.COM BUTTON SAMPLE

Picture and project courtesy of kathrynblackmun.etsy.com

These are Buttons 1 inch flatbacks inserted into bottlecap settings. 

COLLECTIONS:  HEROINE 1 & COMIC 1 WOMAN

Look how beautiful they turned out.  She meant to purchase the bottlecap cameos (which are low dome resin cameos) to use with these bottlecaps but accidently purchased the buttons version instead.  And whoa-la, what a happy little accident.  The bottlecap cameos are 25mm in measurement.  And the 1 inch buttons are a little bit smaller (about 1 to 2 mm smaller). Even though they are known standard in the industry as 1 inch.  1 inch is about 23-24mm. 

Kathryn Blackmun is a ceramics artist for many years.  Check out her shop on Etsy.  She mostly sells in galleries and in boutiques.  If you want her make a pair for you, just contact her via her shop on Etsy. 

July 23, 2016

WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH YOUR CAMEOS AND BUTTONS? INSPIRATION GALLERY

***I am still working on adding to this post.  Any images that is not cited were found on google images and there was no direct source linked to it.***

 

BUTTON EARRINGS & MATCHING BRACELET

TUTORIAL CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://www.cloverandviolet.com/2016/02/cover-button-jewelry-tutorial.html

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BUTTON NECKLACES

GLUE THE BUTTONS TO SETTINGS AND ADD A STRING

Product was found on Wanelo.com but it was not linked to any specific shop. 

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BUTTON HAIR PINS

Step 1: get some blank hair pins.  Available at most local craft stores:  Joann, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Wal-mart

Step 2: get some buttons.  Use buttons you have in your craft boxes or buy them from my shop.  Flatback buttons from my shop works best for this project. 

Step 3: get some glue: (E-6000 or other craft glue). 

Step 4: glue the buttons to the blank hair pins and you are done.  Don't forget to wait 24 - 72 hours before you can touch the finished product.  Otherwise things may fall apart. 

Images from: craftgawker.com

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BUTTON HAIR CLIPS AND BROOCHES

Materials:

Blank hair clips (buy from craft stores or at Walmart or Walgreens).  I've even seen hair clips at the dollar store.  

Buttons (use what you have or buy them from my shop). Flatback buttons from my shop is the best for this project.

Glue: jewelry glue or E-6000

To make the pins, just glue a pin back (found at craft stores) on the back of the buttons.  Or I also make pinback ready buttons in my shop.  Just go to the Buttons section, make your image selection, then choose "Pinback" in the drop down menu option. Saves you a lot of time and money having to do it yourself.  But if you want to do it yourself, then here is the tutorial on how to do that. 

images from: madewithcotton.com

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BUTTONS MADE INTO BRACELETS: 

Step 1: Get a "blank bracelet setting."  Can be purchased on Etsy or from your local craft stores in the Jewelry section.  Joann, Michael's, and HobbyLobby all carry these.  

Step 2: Get some buttons.  You can use sewing buttons or I use the buttons that I have in my shop. 

Step 3: Get some glue.  Jewelry glue or E-6000 is my go to glue. 

Step 4: Glue the buttons to the blank bracelet setting.  Do not touch it for at least 24 hours.  It is recommended to wait a full 72 hours before handling or wearing. 

Image from: Pinterest (original source was not listed and unknown).

image from: goodlifeeats.com

image source: found on google search for images button jewelry

image found on craftgawker.com

image found on wikihow.com

image found on google and the source said etsy.com (it didn't label or link to which shop). 

BUTTON TAGS

image found on google and it stated "pinterest.com"

image found on google and the source is listed in the picture.

image found on google and it was listed as "etsy.com" but no specific shop was listed. 

image found on google and it was listed from crafthub.com

image found on ilikebigbutton.com

image found on google and it was source from etsy.com but no specific shop was listed or linked to it. 

image found on google and it was source from etsy.com but no specific shop was listed or linked to it. 

 

image found on google and it was source from wanelo.com but no specific shop was listed or linked to it. 

image found on google

image found on luulla.com

image found on loveitsomuch.com

image found on google and it was source from etsy.com but no specific shop was listed or linked to it. 

image found on adventuresofaquiltingdiva.com

 

 

 

 

Image is sited as from Etsy but no specific shop was linked to it. 

ecrater.com

Etsy.com, but no specific shop was linked to it.

www.countryliving.com

pinterest.com, but no other website was linked to this.

 

 

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**DISCLAIMER: This will be a series of tutorials, how tos, and inspirations on projects to make from items that I have in my shop.  Feel free to make any of these items for personal use or to sell.  Ideas are to be shared.  Some of these are my own ideas and tutorials.  And some will be links and pictures that I have found from other sources.  I will include links to the appropriate owners of those contents where possible.  However, in some instances where images are found on Pinterest or through Google, the link to the original content is wrong or doesn't work.  So in this case, I am removed from liability because I am not taking credits for any of those contents.  I only take credits for projects that I do myself and pictures that I take myself.  But this is an archive to share with others my passion and ideas and not intended to make money on.  Also, if you are the original owner of an image or link, feel free to email me with any corrections.  I want to give credit where credit is due.  Thanks. 

 

July 01, 2016

JEWELRY 101

I get a lot of questions about how to make jewelry and different techniques.  So I have put together a list of books that are great resources to have on hand if you love making jewelry.  These books are great for beginners and advanced jewelry makers.  These are just great books if you are a crafting addict like me.  Books NEVER go out of style.  If you know of any other great books out there, please comment so that we can all rush to check them out.  Everything on this list is available on Amazon and at your local craft stores and book stores.  

**Also, I do not make money off any of these books nor have I received any compensation for providing my endorsement, reviews, or features of the books/products. These are my own opinions.

1. TOOLS

GREAT STARTER TOOL KIT FOR ANY JEWELRY MAKER BUY IT HERE.

YOU WILL NEED THIS TOO.  It's a GREAT jewelry guide and work pattern for your projects.  For necklaces only. 

BUY IT HERE! 

2. BEGINNERS BOOK

These are great books with LOTS of pictures if you are a visual learner like me. Also check out Youtube.  There are many great and talented designers there too with lots of tutorials. I was going to make my own tutorial video and then I thought that there are just so many out there.  

BUY THIS BOOK HERE!

THE FOLLOWING WERE FOUND ON AMAZON FROM THIS BOOK PREVIEW HERE. 

3. INSPIRATIONS AND DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES

 

I will be updating this article from time to time whenever I stumble on a really book to share.  

November 03, 2014

COMING SOON.... A SNEAK PREVIEW OF OUR NEW FRAMES

Many of our customers having been asking for us to bring these frames back, so here is a sneak peek of what we have been up to...get excited!!!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 12, 2014

MISS CRAFT HAPPY MADE: PENDANTS made from High Dome Faux Ceramic Cameos

July 28, 2014

CRAFT HAPPY: MAKING EARRINGS

July 21, 2014

MISS CRAFT HAPPY MADE: PRINCESS BROOCH AND PINS

 

SIZE 40X30MM OVAL

SILVER & BRASS SETTINGS

PRINCESS THEMES

 

 

 

 

July 21, 2014

NEW ITEMS: Metal Brass Frames to Fit Cameos Size 25x18mm oval

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW THE NEW ITEMS LISTINGS