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Grace’s Fairy Birthday Card

I was playing with my brayer again and made this fairy card for Grace. I had painted the fairy in green before I had found out that she has just been to a party dressed as the absinthe fairy (spooky!)

Inks: Big and juicy mountain meadow, Black document ink
Card: white, black, silk card
Stamps: Stampin up pocket silhouettes, Fairy stamp (unknown), Rubber stamp tapestry clear set (butterflies), Lavinia stamps (birds)
Other: stickles, H2Os and glitter pens to colour

I have also been playing with my melt pot too and made her a pendant using a memory frame, UTEE, and some old earrings.

Once the UTEE had melted I poured it into the frame and while it was still hot I stamped a swirly image into it. When cooled I then swished it with perfect pearls and a little stickles. The filigree metal on the front are pieces from an old pair of earrings and a gem. To distress the frame and little chain dangle I dabbed on some black alcohol ink.

Posted in brayer, card, fairy, jewellery, Lavinia, pendant

Faux dichroic glass pendant



My first attempt at faux dichroic glass! In the Craft stamper magazine (Feb 2009) there is a fabulous tutorial for this technique by Sid which I more or less followed. I don’t have a melt pot (yet) so I had to improvise with a craft iron turned upside down and a small Teflon coated dish from an old Raclette machine. It worked up-to-a-point but I also needed a heat gun to completely melt the UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). I only had one piece of sea washed glass from the local beach and it wasn’t totally flat but it made a good practice piece.

Materials used:
sea washed glass
UTEE clear and also coloured with raspberry alcohol ink
Tonertex foil swirly multicoloured
silver foiling flakes
chain and aanraku bail
raspberry alcohol ink

Posted in faux dichroic glass, jewellery, pendant

Bamboo tile pendant



It is Tegan’s birthday today so I made her a bamboo tile pendant. It is two bamboo tiles inked and stamped with a paper concertina inside with the Happy Birthday greeting.


The closure is just a piece of elastic cord sewn together, which slides on and off, with an embellishment to hide the join. The leather thong has sliding knots so she can adjust it to the perfect size. It also means it can be dismantled easily if she wants to use the component parts for something else.



Inks: alcohol inks red pepper and yellow, gold accent pen and Krylon pilot pen, black Stazon

Stamp: parts off Michael Strong’s Cloisonné vase

Other: black Cloisonné beads, red bead and gold coloured spacer beads, black leather thong, black elastic cord, gold embellishment, mod podge to seal.

Posted in bamboo tile, cloisonne, jewellery, michael strong, pendant

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