Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Whimsical Christmas Jars/Glass Glitter

This weekend at our craft fair one of the ladies had a small display of German Glass Glitter. I was very excited to pick some up from her. It is so pretty on art pieces but never took the time to find it for myself. I think I will have to share some of this with a few artsy friends of mine. I just love the color of the bird.

Here's to finishing all 12 toppers for my mother-in-law!!!! I'm a bit obsessed though. I don't think I'm finished for the season.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Whimsical Christmas/Winter Jar Tops

I have been having a great time creating my jar toppers this year. I love how the details all come together. Sometimes it's hard to stop adding "mini" details!

The trees are decorated with mini strings of lights and red and gold mini tinsel.
Lace adorns the red bird house. Real cedar and pine cones along with all the snow and sprinkles of twinklets and glitter give the look of our rustic Maine winter. I still 4 more to create for my mother-in-law. She wants to fill them with her yummy fudge for her 12 cousins. I'm so glad she wanted me to be a part of her gift giving this year.

So the key to these toppers...sheetrock compound under the glitter snow and hot glue when I can't count on the compound to "glue" the smaller pieces. But I cover any trace of the hot glue with more snow.
I hope to put some on my Etsy soon, after I finish my mother-in-law's order. If anyone has any requests, let me know!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scrapbook pages/Glass-Like Tags

So I finally used the epoxy "glass-like" tags I made a long time ago. I was waiting for the perfect pictures and I finally found them. I went to a CM crop and was able to finish 8 pages in two evenings and part of one day. Not bad since I sometimes get a little crazy about details! I did a little paper tearing and curling, sewing and used some wire on these pages. This is my favorite lay-out of the crop. (check my labels for "tags glass" for the "how to make the tags")
I have some dried pressed flowers on order so I can make more tags. I didn't have any of my own this year. I'll leave the link to the great on-line shop I found when I post them.
I'm working on some Christmas toppers to glass jars for my mother-in-law. I hope to post those before Thanksgiving. They are pretty cute, but I love minitures anyway.