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 :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Martha Stewart Flexible Molds and Wood Buttons

New Martha Stewart molds have arrived on the nature and terrarium themed page. These flexible silicone molds are great for air dry or polymer clay, resin, UTEE, etc.

I've also added tiny wood buttons that have the word "handmade" burned into one side to the embellishment page.

Since the back of these buttons are flat, I couldn't help but experiment with rubber stamping them. I colored them with Copic markers and stamped using deer and bunny rabbit images from the woodland rubber stamp set.

I added highlights with a white Sharpie paint marker. I attached them to chain with 6mm jump rings and attached the glass leaf bead with a 7mm jump ring.

These would make a cute charm bracelet, I think I'm going to work on an animal themed one :)

Coming soon: mini foam toadstool mushrooms for potted plants and terrarium art, new glass shapes for photo pendants, pre drilled mini domino bracelet kits and new rubber stamp sheets.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Miniature Domino Game Tiles and Drilling Options

I have gotten a lot of questions about drilling options for domino jewelry, and also if I carry miniature dominoes and rubber stamps. I'm happy to announce that I have started carrying miniature domino sets and have plans to make coordinating mini rubber stamps very soon. The new rubber stamp sets will be sized for these 16mm x 30mm mini dominoes. This size is also great for stamping on beads, earrings, small polymer clay charms etc. Miniature domino size varies based on the manufacturer, I have seen them as small as 1/2" x 1" (about 12 x 25mm.) I have decided on 16mm x 30mm (a few mm larger than some other manufacturers) so that the new rubber stamps should always cover the entire surface of the mini domino instead of potentially being too small. There should be minimal image loss from cropping if you still decide to use smaller dominoes from another manufacturer.

These mini domino game pieces are made from the same quality white resin as the full size tiles without the dipped surface impression for the color dots. The glazed-on color can be lightly sanded if desired to create a flat, ready to decorate surface on both sides. They are small and light weight enough to be used for earrings and bracelets.

I use a handheld Dremel tool for drilling holes in my domino art. Some of the tutorial covered drilling holes through your domino and using wire, but another way to hang a domino is by using screw eyes placed into a pilot hole. This way you can use a jump ring to hang it from your cord, ball chain or earring components. Full instructions have been added to the bottom of the domino tutorial page.

Until the new mini rubber stamp designs arrive, I've been playing with the standard 1" x 2" rubber stamps. Here's an example of using one of the standard size domino stamps to create a pendant, then again using part of the image on the miniature dominoes for matching earrings.

I am also working on new plain shape clay molds, posting metal alphabet stamps and rub'n'buff paints for the polymer clay page. It should not be much longer for a rubber stamping in polymer clay tutorial as well :)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Jewelry Making Supplies Page Update

Many new items have been added to the jewelry making supplies page this week including inexpensive glue-on jewelry bails, new pendant trays, charms and more.
New tutorials and other products are in the works. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stazon Ink and Copic Colorless Blender to Highlight Domino Rubber Stamp Art

The domino coloring tutorial page has received an update today :) This project uses sponge applicators to apply Teal Blue Stazon ink to a domino, Blazing Red around the edges, rubber stamped with Jet Black.

I then used a Copic Colorless Blender "0" marker to lighten the Stazon Ink to create highlights.

Inside these "erased" highlights you can use any color marker to place a new color.

PS. Also using the new Wood-127 rubber stamp set, here's an Art Nouveau / Klimt inspired tree greeting card.