I am Nadine from the Material Girls Quilts. I am so excited and a little in awe that I am doing a post for Brassy Apple. I have been a blog stalker of hers for sometime (don't tell her). A little about me, I own a quilt shop in South Jordan Utah, and yes, I do have the greatest job in the world. I love anything crafty, spray painty, glue gunnish, and thrift stores!! However, my first love is fabric. I have 2 kids, one girl Shelby age 20 who works in the shop with me, and Parker age 18, who swears when he gets married that she won't even own a glue gun (not if I have any say!) and one fantastic, supportive hubby! When I saw that Megan was looking for contributors for jewelry I knew exactly what I wanted to post. I am sure most of you have seen all the resin flowers and what not floating around blogland. If not, I am going to show you! I bought my molds for the cameo, (which I might add I am in love with cameos right now) and flowers (lots of flowers) off of Etsy. I bought the resin from the actual company. So, Lets get started.....,
There are a lot of different resins on the market
I bought my molds off of Etsy, there again there are a ton to chose from
Fill the mold right to the top of the design, with the mixture of resin and the dye.
The resin takes about 5 minutes or so to harden.
Once the resin hardens it will pop right out of your mold
I added my cameo to a jewelry blank, I prefer a pin but didn't have the right size. I glued it in and then on to a circle of wool felt.
I then cut two 3 inch strips of a linen like fabric called Prairie Cloth.
I chose to do a wrapped flower, you could do whatever you like. Tie a knot in the end of your strip and twist and wrap it around the knot gluing it as you go. I use a fast drying fabric glue called Fabri-Tac. I wrapped it until I had a flower about 2 inches in diameter.
I then glued it where I wanted it, this is where it is nice to have the felt circle to adhere it to.
For the second wrapped flower, I decided to add a little color, so as I was wrapping it I wrapped a piece of embroidery thread, you could use ribbon, rick rack or any type of bling you want. If you didn't use a pin blank, you will have to add a pin, you can use a safety pin, just make sure to glue it well.
This is where you can let your personality shine girls! I added, pearls, and a little brass button, with a chiffon wrapped flower. Be creative here!
Walah!! Add it to your favorite sweater, headband, purse or whatever and get your SWAG on!!
Thanks so much,