Tropical Tea Party

 

0Tropical Tea Party designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp.

Spring has finally arrived which means summer is just around the corner!  I am starting to think about gardening and picnics and all sorts of outdoor activities.  It is time to create some fun jewelry!2

To make my bracelet I began with the elements I needed to make the unusual flower pendant component.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker

Tropical Punch Curved Petals

Elastic, Resin Clay –  Apoxie Sculpt

Miniature people, cupcake, teacup and saucer from my only collection.

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This is our latest flower maker.  The original Flower Maker already has a crystal in the centre but we wanted to give designers the opportunity to select their own colours and products to customize their projects.

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We have a complete step by step showing you how to add the lucite petals to the flower maker linked right here.

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To add my tea party miniatures I added a little “dollop” of resin clay to the open area. Since my miniatures would be placed at odd angles, I opted to make sure my lucite petals were already in place.

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You can see that I just pushed my miniatures right into the clay.  This was left to cure for 24 hours.

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At first I thought about wearing my pendant on a necklace.  I gathered two sets of color strands (these are lucite beads) from Tropical Punch.  A necklace would have been nice but I opted for a bracelet instead.  Beadalon memory wire was the simplest way to make everything wearable quickly.

Tropical Punch Bead Strand Collections

Beadalon Memory Wire For Bracelets

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The bead strands are so pretty.  It makes sense to grab two if you like the color palette.

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While adding my lucite beads to the memory wire I also added a few extra seed beads.

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My tea party now sits straight up from my wrist.   The final touch was a leather tassel to finish the end.

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Here is a closer look at the Flower Maker component.  You can see the loops allowing you to easily attach a finished piece to any stringing material.  It is also available in silver.

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