Sunday, November 9, 2014

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 3 - Rowlux Chandelier Earrings by Marisa Pawelko

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Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! 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.

And BE SURE to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post to win tons of amazing prizes courtesy of all of the manufacturer sponsors participating in this inspiring handmade holidays blog hop! 

Rowlux Chandelier Earrings by Marisa Pawelko

For today's blog hop project, our favorite craft designer Marisa Pawelko of Modern Surrealist created an awesome pair of Rowlux chandelier earrings cut with one of the NEW steel rule dies from her soon to be released Modern Surrealist collection for Sizzix! We are excited to assist Marisa in unveiling this new shape cutting tool to the market! If you are eager to make Rowlux earrings today, see Marisa's current line of steel rule dies, many of which can be used to cut Rowlux earrings with the assistance of a hole puncher. These ones would be perfect for a night out on the town and can be made in any color of Rowlux to suit your gift recipient's unique sense of style! They are super easy to make by die cutting Rowlux (or you could also use scissors), embellishing with gems adhered with Dodz from 3L Adhesives - which work great for all your Rowlux project needs! Add some jump rings and earring hooks and you've got yourself a super fast and stylish custom handmade gift! And if all that wasn't enough, Marisa also shows you how to create a custom 2-in-1 earring stand (embellished with Gem Brads from Ice Resin Art Mechanique) that also doubles as a picture frame!

Scroll down for a full step-by-step tutorial on this awesome and easy project!

Step one, gather up all your supplies.

Cut out the Rowlux frame using one of the frame dies from the Eileen Hull collection for Sizzix.

The Rowlux cuts really easily with both the Sizzix Big Shot and the Sizzix's Eclips electronic cutter!

Assemble the frame with the gem brads.

Optional: Print out a photo, or inset a handwritten sentiment into the frame.

Now you are ready to cut out the base for the chandelier earrings out of Rowlux! For these earrings, Marisa went with the Hot Pink 3D Rowlux, but feel free to change up the colors. We have tons of different Rowlux colors and patterns to choose from!

Cuts like butter!

The versatile steel rule die allows for three different options for the dangling charms: teardrop, circle and square! For these Marisa used the square danglers in Lime Green 3D Rowlux.

Cut out six squares for the charms using Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors and lay them each onto the die over the dangler shape you've selected.

Cut out all of the danglers one at a time.

Attach the danglers to the earrings using jump rings and jewelery pliers.

Get ready with your earring hooks and gems!

Attach flat back gems to the earring base with Dodz
The Dodz adhere really well and are perfect for Rowlux projects!

Repeat on both earrings. 

Add your earring hooks and get ready to share this amazing gift with all of your stylish friends!

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!

  Clearsnap  Westcott  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Ellison Educational Equipment  ICE Resin  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Walnut Hollow  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Rowland Technologies  Graphic 45  Hydrangea Hippo   Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique  Tami Mayberry Art & Design - Tami Mayberry  Jamie Dougherty - Jamie Dougherty Designs  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Raquel Mason  Meagan - The Charming Farmer  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Angela Ploegman   Carolyn Dube - A Colorful Journey  Pink and Main - Mistyana Wright  The Buckle Boutique - Niki Wilson  It’s Sew Lorine - Lorine Mason   ‎ Therm O Web - Andy Knowlton  L. Grace Lauer - Uniquely Grace  Clearsnap - Meihsia Liu Oh Snap Lizzie - Lizzie Sanchez Graphic 45 - Katie Zoey Ho Charity Wings ICE Resin - Tatiana Allen Polly Carlson - Pieces by Polly Ellison Educational Equipment - Jan Hobbins  RoseRedd Paper Studio - Rochelle Washington a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. This product is amazing. I love the illusion it gives. TFS!

  2. AMAZING!!!!!!!! I think I need to get some of these dies so I can make some jewelry with my Rowlux sheets!

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
    Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

  3. I can't wait to give this a try. I've never used Rawlux but I will now!

  4. Super cute earrings for a teen girl.

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