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Monday, May 07 2012

The Designer Craft Connection Blog Hop is all about jewelry this month! I wasn't sure what I was going to come up with as jewelry is not my area of expertise. I had a couple wood bracelets in my craft stash and I have been wanting to make a few dyed projects. I decided on a vintage kind of feel for my bracelet, gathered some other supplies and chose a color from the ColorRit Color Formula.

Rit Liquid Dye Petal Pink and Taupe
9" x 12" Pina Colada  XoticFelt by National Nonwovens
Favorite Findings Buttons by Blumenthal Lansing
Wood Bracelet by Diy Bangles
Sizzix Big Shot
Flower Die, 3-D Wrapped
by Eileen Hull for Sizzix
KaiserCraft Paper Blooms
1/2 yd Lace, 2 yd Ribbon, Aleene's Tacky Glue, Westcott Brand scissors, paper towel, plastic drop cloth, gloves, measuring utensils and container.

I wanted to create a tone on tone, an ombre effect by dyeing different materials in the same color family of whites and creams. The pearls did not dye  so I substituted some colored ones I had on hand. I followed the directions and dyed all of my materials. I did not read my color formula directions carefully and added equal amounts of the Petal Pink and Taupe dyes instead of double the Pink to Taupe. However I like the color I created.

Use the Big Shot and Flower Dye to cut out several flowers from the lace and felt.

Begin assembling the flowers mixing the lace and felt. Insert a paper flower through the center of each flower.

Cut a thin strip of lace and wrap bracelet gluing ends. Glue three larger flowers side by side to bracelet. Fill in with remaining paper flowers. Tie ribbon into half dozen bows, glue in between flowers. Glue on pearls and buttons. Wear and Enjoy!

Happy Hopping, be inspired to create! Upcoming this Saturday the 12th twenty of us hop again with designs created from the fabulous ImpressArts metal stamps!

Posted by: Debra Quartermain AT 12:01 am   |  Permalink   |  11 Comments  |  Email
Posted by Ann Butler on 05/07/2012 - 04:49 AM
This is beautiful Debra!
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 05/07/2012 - 09:05 AM
Thank you Ann!
Posted by Julie on 05/07/2012 - 11:33 AM
Love this Debra!
Posted by Sue Eldred on 05/07/2012 - 11:45 AM
This is so elegantly beautiful.
Posted by Molly Smith on 05/07/2012 - 06:12 PM
Love the idea of die cutting the lace. Gorgeous flowers and design. Your tone on tone worked out perfectly, Debra!
Posted by Melony Bradley on 05/07/2012 - 07:23 PM
Love this Debra. Don't you love dying with Rit? I have had several "happy accidents" while mixing colors too. Love the end result here.
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 05/07/2012 - 07:35 PM
Thanks gals for your kind comments! Yes Melony having fun with Rit Dye!Love your designs!
Posted by Terry Ricioli on 05/07/2012 - 08:44 PM
This is so pretty! It would be lovely for bridesmaids!
Posted by CindiB on 05/07/2012 - 09:33 PM
Absolutely STUNNING!
Posted by on 05/10/2012 - 01:26 AM
Deborah, I never thought of dyeing buttons before. I love the subtle organic looking effect. Thanks for the inspiration! Now I can transform lots of stuff I never would have imagined dyeing.
Posted by Debra Quartermain on 05/10/2012 - 09:04 AM
Thank you! You can dye almost anything, nylon buttons work the best. The Rit Dye site has many great tips.

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 Magical Mimi to Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate & celebrate. Sharing  joy and inspiration from our 200 year old home, Quartermain House B&B on the east coast of Canada.

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