Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dora Centerpiece Toppers

Hi all! In addition to the Dora invitations that I made for my cousin's daughters birthday, (here) I also made the centerpiece toppers to match the invitations. They came out really cute. My cousin made the centerpieces with some vases and filled them with candy pieces, and these are going to go right in the middle of each vase. So cute!

This is the majority of the supplies I used. I printed each Dora charactor on white cardstock and used my Prismacolor markers to color them all in.

Each colored scalloped circle is 5" and each white scalloped circle is 4 3/4". I tied together 4 pieces of curling ribbon around wooden dowels, then glued them onto the colored circle and covered each with the white circle.

After I finished all of them, I used foam adhesive squares to adhere the pictures in the center, then curled each ribbon.

They look great in the middle of the vases with candy, goes really well with the Dora Candyland theme! Anyways, hope everyone is having a great week, I am so excited that it is almost Friday, and then I have 9 days vacation! Woohoo!!! Night all!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry

Making jewelry has definitely always been my first passion. I've gotten into all kinds of crafts, from polymer clay to candlemaking (my least favorite) to scrapbooking and cardmaking. I have not created any jewelry for a lonnngggg time, so I decided to start making some new stuff. I made these last night, and I am going to try and see if I can add them to etsy later.

I used 8mm and 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicones, 8mm cats eye beads, various 0.925 silver findings, and fine soft touch wire. I had made a bracelet like this years ago and it is my favorite, so I thought I would make more in different colors. I can't wait to make a trip to the craft store, I have not browsed the new jewelry findings in a long time!