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Monday, 8 June 2009

Metal effect necklaces and brooches with alcohol inks

The Simon says challenge this week says Craft with Tim Holtz... the man who can resist. Using one of Tim's products... my favourite...Alcohol inks... I decided to create some jewellery.
First of all a necklace using a disc created with Cuttlebugged metal which I coated with alcohol ink. I layered ten discs of card sticking them together to resemble chipboard before adhering the metal to it. The metal was put through the script cuttlebug folder once the right way and then turned 90 degrees and put through again for the effect on this metal. I also made a matching brooch using the same technique and adding a bottlecap image from Lisa's altered art to the centre before decorating with pearl half beads

As usual I got a wee bit carried away and couldn't stop at one... so I did another using different coloured Alcohol inks combining red and green (my favourite colours of the moment) allowing the gold metal underneath to show through. This metal was put through the script folder just once.
I sanded over the top of both pieces to remove the ink from the top layer which turned silver. Playtime and happy accidents once
Have a great day all
Chris xx


Sandy said...

Wow Chris this is stunning.
Beautiful necklace. Love this.

Iris said...

Your jewellery are absolut gorgeous, wow!!!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge.


Kath Stewart said...

wow Chris these are are so talented and hey Mr TH himself will be mega impressed with these beauties....I so wanted to join in this challenge...but running out of time....Big Hugs Kath xxxxx

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!Chris you `Rock` with your jewellrey!!!!!
Its flamin gorgeous....
So Inspirational......
I love how you embossed the metal......Way to go.......

sErious apologies for being the worst blogger ever!!!!!
You know I love seeing your creations....
Iv missed so many this I m going to come back later so I can sit in peace and digest every last bit
my `friend`
Hope your well...
Have a lovely Day......
lots of love Chris :) x

Kristen H said...

Why is it that I follow you and don't get updated that you are posting. I don't know.
I love you stuff Chris! This necklace is great and I really have to learn about alcohol inks. They are divine.
How are you doing by the way. I don't see you much anymore. Maybe because I haven't come looking???
Have a great day, girlie!!! Off to look at your other GREAT makes!!!

Karen said...

Oh have an amazing eye for colour my lovely! Your other eye is pretty good too haha. I adore that second piece and I would never have thought to run it thru an embossing folder! You are such a clever girl! HUGS X

Denise said...

Oh WOW, these pieces are gorgeous Chris. Going to have to give this a try!

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow these are just gorgeous !! How clever of you !! Wear these with pride !! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)
Lorraine x

Shashi Nayagam said...

These are gorgeous and look like fun to make

Gez Butterworth said...

Awesome work Chris.

I thought you said you had fat finger syndrome! nowt wrong with yours hun.

You are such a natural at making jewellery. Enjoy your beautiful creations.

Thank You for all your kind birthday wishes. You weren't late my hun. I drafted my post before midnight & then forgot to alter it when I posted on Monday! doh. :-D

Take care & have a fabby week.

Pearl said...

o my !

More ridiculously fabulous jewellery creations, my friend !!!

Awesome use of the cuttlebug for the metal embossing !

With pals like you , who needs to go constantly looking everywhere for inspiration ! lol

thanks for all your kinds words- they couldnt have come at a better time ! when people have been rude & insulting to me about some of my creations ! yeah !