We played with Alcohol Inks and Lucite beads today, and got some great results with little time and effort. Here’s a quick recap:
Assorted White Lucite Beads
Alcohol Inks, lighter colors best
Cup or jar of water
baby wipes for clean up and Blending Solution
I like to set out 3 or 4 colors that coordinate, I used Pastel shades for a more watercolor look. So, used Peach Bellini, Cloudy Blue, Sandal, and Juniper. I laid out a small puddle of each color on my silicone sheet and with the brush randomly dipped in to a color and brushed it on the white lucite flowers, from both the inside and the outside, in strips, randomly applying color till it was what I wanted.
So, you can see from these examples that the enameled charms are good go-to pieces for easy, quick, and meaningful designs. You can visit the Charms folder HERE for more inspiration!
And for the entire charms folder check HERE, lots more to choose from. Have you made a set of earrings with any of these charms? we’d love to hear what you think.
Lindsey made these lovely long and dangling earrings recently using a chain that makes this look so easy. The chain alternates between the larger flat links and the smaller grouped chains so you just need a section of chain to make this look work. The 3-Petal Bellflowers come in lots of lovely colors and finishes, but this color worked so nicely with the chain.
When I see these earrings the song ‘Tropical Heatwave’ starts playing in my head. They have a swaying movement to them, along with the glitter of the crystals, I just start thinking of the dance floor!
This lovely bracelet has been a favorite of mine for awhile now. I love the Vintaj Lovebirds connector and the magnetic clasp on this bracelet makes it a breeze to put on and take off. The magnets are strong enough that if they get close to each other they quickly jump together, so slick! Also,… Continue reading Victorian Lovebirds Bracelet
Leather cord is the new go-to for making fun and casual earrings. This design uses 2mm round leather cord but often 1.5mm works too. The really good thing is if you have purchased some leather to make a bracelet with often there are scraps leftover that are perfect for earring making.
We offer all kinds of charms, and have a line of enameled charms that are cute and fun. This set of teeny tiny Penguins appealed to my love of all things tiny, and I realized they were small enough to fit in the small bezel earrings if I cut off the loops at the top… Continue reading Do you Love Penguins? Using Charms to make Earrings