Wednesday, July 09, 2014

New 2014 Alcohol Ink Colors Mariner and Conservatory Sets

I finally got a chance to play around with the newest Adirondack Alcohol Ink colors by Tim Holtz / Ranger Ink. The two new sets each contain 3 bright colors including:

"Mariner" set includes the colors Indigo, Mermaid and Teakwood.

"Conservatory" set includes the colors Honeycomb, Botanical and Poppyfield.

I have tested out each set on a domino game tile and updated the alcohol ink color chart page with all individual colors, and also a guide to how all sets of 3 look together.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Quick and easy faux dichroic glass tutorial using rubber stamps

The "other things to do with domino size rubber stamps" tutorial page has received an update!

View the full free tutorial, step-by-step imitation dichroic glass jewelry tips and tricks here.

Since traditional dichroic glass involves heating glass to fuse it with reflective metallic particles, it is not something you can make easily at home with no special equipment. I've always liked the look of these glass pieces and here's my super simple DIY way to mimic it!

Using Stazon Jet Black ink pad, rubber stamp the back of a glass piece (here I used an insert for pendant trays) you can also use this technique on any transparent flat bead, acetate/film transparency, plastic food container packaging etc. Color over the stamped image with glitter glue or acrylic paints.

A substantial amount of updates have been happening site-wide including tutorials, a new section for game tiles/flat beads to rubber stamp or draw on, many new products in each category including several new designs of blank pendant trays in the jewelry making section. I will work on blog posting about each section's updates soon :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Mini Domino Rubber Stamps, Nature Set, Pendant Trays, Site Update.

Now that the holidays are over I have time to dust off the ol' blog and post some updates :)

Here are some of the things recently added to The Enchanted Gallery.

New scenic rubber stamp set -

Miniature domino size stamp sets for tiny jewelry projects such as earrings and bracelets -

New jewelry making supplies -

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and now that things are calmer I'll try to get all the new tutorials and artwork that I've been working on posted asap!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Media Mixage Bezel Pendant Trays by Spellbinders and Ice Resin by Susan Lenart Kazmer

I was very happy to see the new "Media Mixage" line by Spellbinders that recently came out. The deep pendant trays are perfect for polymer clay, resin and multi-layer collage that uses items such as charms, glitter, gold leaf, photographs and more. I've decided to add some of these new pendant trays to The Enchanted Gallery's jewelry making supplies page.

This and other media mixage projects can be found on the Spellbinders blog-

These trays work wonderfully with "Ice Resin" by Susan Lenart Kazmer. You may also be interested in the Ice Resin mixed media artwork and jewelry projects blog.

I'm happy to see more products on the market that allow me to create unique jewelry easier. I'm excited to start experimenting with these bezels and resin with my polymer clay projects.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Glass Domes for Terrarium Craft Jewelry and Floral Theme Beads

Many new items have been added to the terrarium craft and floral theme section including glass domes:

and a variety of acrylic flower and leaf beads, tree charms and bead caps:

More site update announcements coming shortly :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hand charms, Wings and Face beads

I'm currently working on adding dozens of new charms, beads, terrarium craft and other jewelry making supplies to The Enchanted Gallery. Here are some of the newest items on the Dollhouse and Mixed Media supplies page.

More updates coming soon :)