Saturday, March 30, 2019
Craft Your Own Trendy Accessories With Susan Block
Hey, crafty friends! I have one more guest designer for the new Designer Dangles products to share with you today: Susan Block. Susan is an avid paper crafter and a class instructor at the TE Studio. Susan has also been into jewelry making for many years and has lots of great tips and tricks to share. You can visit Susan’s blog HERE.
Watch the video below to see some of Susan’s projects and learn some great jewelry making tips:
In the video, Susan shared some great tips and tricks for using jump rings, creating mirror image shapes, and embossing stamped patterns onto craft leather.
Now let’s take a closer look at some of Susan’s earring designs created with the Designer Dangles products:
On the pink and teal teardrop shaped earrings (on the left and at the top) that are die cut with the Designer Dangles – The Bigger The Better dies, Susan stamped a pattern onto the die cut craft leather using the Big Butterfly stamp with Versamark ink and then embossed the stamped design with metallic embossing powder.
The other two pairs of earrings in this photo are die cut with the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection. Susan masked the top part of each shape, added Versamark ink to the bottom part of the shapes, and then embossed the inked area with embossing powder. They look like they have been dipped into gold and silver paint!C
In this next photo, the pair on the left uses the 2 smaller sizes of the Designer Dangles – Free Flow die collection. Susan created mirror images with the shapes by cutting one shape with the die on the right (front) side of the craft leather and then turning the leather over and cutting one shape from the wrong (back) side. She also added some extra bling to her earring design by adhering some crystals to the craft leather with jewelry glue.
The earring pair on the top uses the chevron shapes from the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection. Susan die cut and additional chevron with the hole punched at the bottom, instead of the chevron without the bottom hole, so she could add a sparkly charm to the bottom of her multi-tiered design.
The pair on the bottom has embossing on the bottom portion. Susan masked the top part of the long skinny rectangle that is die cut with the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection, inked the bottom portion with Versamark ink, and then embossed the inked area with a metallic embossing powder.
The pair on the right is die cut with the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection from the Weave craft leather set. Susan added some gold chain layered over the top of the angled rectangle for a lovely, sophisticated look.
In this last photo, the earrings on the left are created with the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection using cork and gold craft leathers as well as jump rings to create the multi-tiered design.
The earring pair at the top is die cut with the Designer Dangles – The Bigger The Better die collection with the new leaf charms in gold layered over the top.
The bottom pair is a simple one layer design using the angled rectangle from the Designer Dangles – Shape Shifter die collection that is cut from the Weave craft leather.
And finally, the design on the right is die cut with the Designer Dangles – Free Flow die collection. Susan die cut mirror image designs again for this pair and layered a small strand of pearl beads over the top for an elegant look.
Susan really shared a lot of great details and had a lot of great tips for creating earring designs like adding charms, bling, and elegant embossed designs. I think my favorite tips that were shared today was how to create mirror image shapes and tips for using jump rings on your projects. Click below to shop for your favorite Designer Dangles products that we featured this week!
I hope you enjoyed learning about all of the new Designer Dangles products and the endless possibilities for creating with them. Make sure that you join us next week for the Taylored Expressions April release sneak peeks starting on Monday! See you then!
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