Friday, May 1, 2015

Stampendous Blog Hop is Klik'n

It's the full team blog hop day! We like to be able to bring you as much inspiration as possible so there is a Friday Blog Hop that we all get to share a second round of creations.

First I'd like to thank the companies that were generous with providing me with these products to try out, enjoy and blog about. The more I work with making jewelry, the more fun it is for me.
Stampendous Impressions Metal Complex (Klik product) and Envirotex, Inc.... thank you!

Now there are three commenters from this entire hop that will be pretty excited on Monday. There are prize package including some of the same goodies you've seen me use on projects this week. Just comment on all the participating Stampendous and design team blog posts and then sit back and wait until Monday.  Can you do it?

My project today is a leather bracelet with two Snap bases and one Bezel Snaps. When I first got this package I didn't really understand the Snap Bases concept. I looked around my supplies trying to figure out what I could glue to these snaps.We'll see if this works long term, but I decided to use up some of the Resin Clay and make cabochons. Since I had the clay mixed up and always seem to gauge it on the side of too much I made the Bezel Snap with clay too..
 So here's how I made it.


MG10 Teal Micro Glitter
MG13 Copper Micro Glitter
MG17 Cinnamon Micro Glitter
FRG09C Black Glass Glitter
FX72 Clip Tool

Klik Small Snap Bezel
Klik Small Snap Blank
ETI Jewelry Clay
ETI Jewelry Resin
Dry Paintbrush
Upholstery Tacks
Large and Small Gears (Paper Studio Spare Parts)
Florist Wire

  1. Mix Jewelry Clay per instructions.
  2. Mound equal parts onto Snap Blanks and press in to fill the small lipped edge. Clasp it with a Clip Tool and set into jar for a short curing time.
  3. Press clay into snap bezel just enough to cover area. 
  4. Press a larger gear down over clay to press it through holes in the gear. Add more clay to top and mound. Set aside on flat surface to cure a short time (30 minutes)
  5. On a piece of wax paper or tray sprinkle a small amount of each glitter and with a dry paintbrush apply to clay. The clay will still be malleable, but firm.
  6. Press a small gear into the bezel's clay.
  7. Wrap florist wire around yarn needles a few times. Squeeze wraps together to make a fake spring leaving both ends with 1/8-inch piece. Press into bezel clay.
  8.  Wrap florist wire around medium marker, Emboss Pen was my choice, 3-4 times. Bend the end and pierce the side of the bezel clay. Be sure to keep the curve while wrapping it around the Blank Bezel.
  9. Add three upholstery tack to blank bezels near or around the wire to keep it in place.Add one large tack to the bezel and additional small ones.
  10. Pour a small amount of resin, per instructions, and with a small old paintbrush (that you are ready to throw away) and paint a thin layer onto the clay surface. Sprinkle Black Glass Glitter by pinching a few and dropping them over the bezel.
  11. Let this cure for a long time so the clay will harden and not loose it's steampunk parts and pieces.

Thank you for stopping in to see my project. If you've not been hopping with us you can start at the beginning by going to DAY ONE on the Stampendous blog, but otherwise just find your next hop below after my name.
Janelle Stollfus - You are here!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Klik into Jewelry with Stampendous

Hello and welcome to my stop on the hop today! Stampendous is hopping along with this fantastic new Klik© jewelry system that allows you to create, klik and modify, repeat.

Thanks to Carmi Cimicata and Metal Complex who so generously provided the Stampendous Design Team with oodles of jewelry snaps, but also ETI Jewelry Resin.

As usual, Stampendous loves to share so there are three prize packages up for grabs. Three prize packages with Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. 

To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

Here's who's hopping today!

Janelle Stollfus - it's me!

Ready for my bezel blank necklace?

Supplies: (and long instructions)

SSC1222 Eclectic Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
NKCRS02 NK Studio Wired Cling Rubber Stamps
DP100 Detail White Embossing Powder
MGK04 Valentine Micro Glitter Kit
FRG16 Fuchsia Glass Glitter
SSH34 Medium Acrylic Stamp Handle
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
CP811 Creative Palette
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
FX72 Clip Tool

Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Decou-Page by DecoArt
Metal Complex Small DIY Snaps
Metal Complex Large Combination Pendant
ETI Jewelry Resin
ETI Jewelry Clay
ETI Mold Release
Necklace Findings, wire, black beads, jewelry tools
Anti-static Embossing Tool


1. Create a monoprint with some acrylic paint. Let dry.

2. Stamp flower bunch from Eclectic Charms set with Memento Black Ink onto monoprint and color with water and acrylic paint (greens).

3. Seal with Decou-Page. Let dry.
4. Trace bezel onto sticky note and cut out center. Use this window tool over the stamped image to find composition.Trim circle out of monoprint paper.

5. Glue stamped image in bezel and let dry.
6. Pour a small amount of prepared resin into bezel and let cure.

7. Grab the DIY snaps and create a few cabochons with the Jewelry Clay.Mix clay according to directions. Press out equal amounts into two snaps. Let set 15 minutes.

8. Grab the snap back with a Clip Tool. Roll snap with mounded clay, into a hand mixture of Red, Pink Glitter and Fuchsia Glass Glitter.

9. Take clay snap and carefully rock into the Wired mesh stamp. Set to dry per instructions.
Repeat steps 6 -8 for second cabochon.

10. Stamp postage image from Eclectic Charms onto acetate paper with Versamark Watermark ink and emboss with Detail White. Use a Static remover pad first.

11. Cut it out and insert it carefully into the bezel. If there are air pockets add a drop or two of resin into bezel before adding anything else into it.

12. Add embossed postage and fill with resin.

13. Sprinkle Pink, Red and Silver Halo mix around edges. Set aside to cure.

14. Add Halo Mix around the edge of cabochons. Brush any leftover resin onto cabochons sealing glitter.

The rest is assembly!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stampendous and Klik Jewelry Blog Hop

Hello Stampendous fans!

If you are hopping along in the week long collaboration with Metal Complex you have come to the right spot, but unfortunately I've missed the party for Wednesday. Please continue to hop along and I'll be back on Thursday!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Product Review on Splitcoaststampers

I had the opportunity to be on a team of product reviewers on Splitcoaststampers the last couple of months. Today's product review is with the Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Folders and you can find the whole review here.

You can also see the last month's product review of the Chameleon Pens here with a little eye candy from that review.

Yeah, I posted these in a previous post.

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