Hand sewn small projects become instantly wearable if you have a collection of bar pins in your stash. Dazzle-it has three sizes to choose from.
.75 Bar Pin
1 inch Bar Pin
1.5 inch bar pin
A simple whip stitch on the reverse of my pin and my bar pin is in place and I can wear my brooch immediately!
Here is a second version of Fernando Dasilva’s wrapped pendant design. Featuring Metal Complex Fish leather and some of the fabulous colours in the Dazzle-it Rattail cord collection.
Of course….the extra crystal embellishments makes this piece as glamorous as Fernando Dasilva!
I wanted to share with you a tip for working with the waxed cotton cords and the flat braid.
The waxed cotton cord creates a much more open weave, so it is more likely to unravel when cut.
I attach a good double sided tape to my flat braid before I cut my cords. That give me a good strong edge to place in the ribbon end cap. If I had used glue, it may have stained the cord and become visible.
I taped the edges for both of these projects!
Here is a link to one of my favorite flat braids.
I have been working in a new Instant Glam bezel.
I found this image of “Tuscan Windows” and thought they would look beautiful showcased in a rectangle bezel. When you pour resin over paper, you need to do some work ahead of time. I sealed the paper image with three different applications of a decoupage medium and let it dry clear. Then I poured in Jewelry Resin.
The colours in the window scene are bright and colorful. I had this special yarn in my personal collection and I was hoping to add it to a necklace. This was my chance!
I set up my kumihimo disk with some of the yarn and some classic rattail for strength.
My braid was just what I was hoping for!
I finished my braids with silver endcaps.
I also added two different gunmetal chains to complete my necklace.
New Dazzle-it fancy toggle sets are sold in packages containing two complete sets.