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Alcohol Inks add color in a watercolor style to Lucite Beads and organizing tips

We played with Alcohol Inks and Lucite beads today, and got some great results with little time and effort. Here’s a quick recap:

Paint Brush
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.

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Victorian Lovebirds Bracelet

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

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Chrysolite Etruscan Earrings | DIY Tutorial

These earrings remind me of my backyard on an early autumn morning. The Vintaj Etruscan connectors mimic the curves and swirls of my garden bench, and the light greens harken thoughts of the early morning fog settling on the moss that grows all over the patio. These earrings are simple, and the crystal bicones add a… Continue reading Chrysolite Etruscan Earrings | DIY Tutorial

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His and Hers “First Kiss” Necklaces

These necklaces are more than Vintaj components put together, they are the coordinates of the first kiss my fiancee and I shared.  We were outside after our first date, my 30th birthday, under the moonlight and stars… It really could not have been more idyllic!  The image is forever burned in my memory and now… Continue reading His and Hers “First Kiss” Necklaces

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The Red Woman at the Lily Pond

The inspiration for this piece started when I saw the new Vintaj component called Waterlily Base. It’s an evocative piece, made me think a bit of Monet’s Waterlily paintings, and once I found the red woman collage piece I knew it was the perfect one for this component, and once patinaed it developed into the… Continue reading The Red Woman at the Lily Pond

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Vintaj and Patina Birdhouses | DIY Tutorial

Here at Bello Modo, we’ve been trying to think of fun, new, and creative ways to use the huge array of supplies we have in stock. Jewelry is the obvious answer, but we like to think a little out of the box. The sun has been out, the birds have been chirping, and that’s got… Continue reading Vintaj and Patina Birdhouses | DIY Tutorial

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Focus on Vintaj Natural Brass

Vintaj Natural Brass is one of my most favorite components to work with. They are the original, and still the best patina brass components on the market in terms of quality and patina. They just came out with a new introduction of some cool components, including 1″ Paddle Headpins, very cool! I sat and played… Continue reading Focus on Vintaj Natural Brass

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