Monday, November 17, 2014

The Enchanted Gallery Regularly Updates at Pinterest!

The Enchanted Gallery is now regularly updating all new photographs added within the many pages of www.TheEnchantedGallery.com at one convenient place - PINTEREST!

If you're new to Pinterest, basically it is a picture board website where you can "pin" (post) photos you find around the internet onto easily organizable "boards" (custom categories.) It also allows you to see what new items have been added to a website you want to follow. Since this blog requires a lot more time and effort to make posts about new content, I have decided to put the bulk of my efforts into Pinterest for website updates.

You can follow all of my boards to be notified of everything I update, including all new products, tutorials, photography, artwork and craft project inspiration from my favorite websites. You can also follow/subscribe to specific "boards" (themed folders of images) for just the things you want to see. For example, alcohol ink projects OR jewelry making supplies and pendant trays OR new rubber stamp sheets. Unlike this blog, you can choose to follow only the types of projects that are within your interest, or you can follow them all to see every new product and tutorial as soon as it comes out.

Here's an idea of what the Pinterest website looks like:

I may still periodically post here in the future, but Pinterest will be much more active since it allows me to instantly place an image onto my boards as soon as it is uploaded to my website. For the most current look at what is new at The Enchanted Gallery, I invite you to come visit me at http://www.pinterest.com/kimberlycrick/

Thank you :)

Kimberly Crick

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 :)