Friday, November 7, 2014

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 1 - Rowlux Statement Necklace by Marisa Pawelko

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out. 

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Rowlux Statement Necklace by Marisa Pawelko

Today's inspiration project was designed by Rowlux's resident crafting expert Marisa Pawelko of Modern Surrealist. Marisa created this gorgeous statement necklace out of Rowlux using some of the funky Modern Surrealist steel rule dies from her collection with Sizzix and Westcott Brand scissors. She incorporated some really beautiful Bezels, Art Mechanique Silhouettes, Gem Brads from Susan Lenart Kazmir Ice Resin, super strong and dimensional adhesives from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives, beads, baubles, chains and other various unique findings! Scroll down for a full step by step project tutorial showing you how to create this incredibly stylish piece of statement jewelry!

First thing you're gonna want to do is gather up all your supplies. 

Trace the shape of the bezel onto the Rowlux and then trim inside that line to fit. 

Once you've cut the Rowlux to size, test it inside the bezel to make sure it fits.

Layer the piece on top of a 3D Foam Creative Sheet.

Trim the excess with Westcott Brand Titanium Bonded Nonstick Scissors.

Peel the paper backing off of the sheet.

Adhere the shape to the inside of the bezel. 

Layer up more Rowlux on a 3D Foam Creative Sheet and die cut with the Modern Surrealist Big City die from Sizzix

Repeat this step with more Rowlux cutting stars with the Modern Surrealist Bustier Mini Card.

The Modern Surrealist Bustier Mini Card die also cuts cute little hearts that you will also see featured on this necklace as we progress along.

Assemble all of the die cut pieces of Rowlux into the bezel to suit your liking.

Then you are ready to begin embellishing some Art Mechanic Silhouettes.

Trace the shape with a freshly sharpened pencil.

And cut the Rowlux to fit on top of the hearts.

Adhere the Rowlux to the hearts with Dodz.

The Dodz work amazingly well for securing Rowlux on projects!

Embellish another silhouettes using one of the 3 shapes included on the the Modern Surrealist Lush Lips die from Sizzix.

And layer it up to suit the look you are going for. 

Continue embellishing in this method using the Dodz and 3D Creative Sheets.

Punch some holes into a piece of rowlux and add some blinged out brads from Art Mechanique.

Secure the assembly in place with more Dodz.

Then it's time to get out your beading platform and begin arranging your jewelry elements. Get funky!

And here you can see the beautiful finished product in all it's colorful glory!

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

And don't for get to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to win fabulous prizes from all of the participating sponsors of this inspiring blog hop!!!

 Clearsnap Ellison Educational Equipment Walnut Hollow Graphic 45 Neat and Tangled Therm O Web Westcott Elizabeth Craft Designs Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Rowland Technologies ICE Resin Hydrangea Hippo Clearsnap - Suzanne Austin Stencil1 - Ed Roth Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa  Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s - Joanna Grzeszczak Homemade Ginger - Megan Kapple Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Asia King Ellison Educational Equipment - Anna-Karin Evaldsson One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta Therm O Web - Alice G0lden Lovely Etc - Carrie Spalding ICE Resin - Clare Horner Pink and Main - Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio Modern Surrealist - Marisa Pawelko A Little Craft In Your Day - Tanner Bell Artsy Findings - Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy - Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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