Monday, August 26, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - How to make vintage style note holders

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Of course I'm always trying to make treasure from broken bits you'd normally throw away. And it's even more so when it's something I've had a sentimental attachment to for a long time.

I've just come home from BeadFest-Philadelphia expo (read about it here) feeling all refreshed and inspired and what I learned from there you'll see incorporated into the next series of videos.

 I was so excited to see that the new release for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ was hatpins!  Working with mixed media, I was excited to get my hands on these and  as they say,  Explore Beyond - which means make them into something they're not. Because the wire is attached to the hatpin itself, it was easy to turn these into decorative note holders.  There’s so many ways these can be displayed, as photo holders, name place settings or wedding décor. How would you use them?

Watch the video and then leave your comments below :)

Vintage Hatpins

by: Linda Peterson

Project Dimensions: Varies depending which size bezel you select

Spellbinders Supplies:
MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine
MB3-004S Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Diamond Hatpin- Silver
MD11-014 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Diamonds one Die 
Miscellaneous crystal beads
European style beads (large hole beads)
2 Silver filigree findings pendant bases
Silver wire 24 gauge
Glass knob with screw assembly attached – (needs to be flat on the bottom so the note holder will stand up)
Clear glue
2-part epoxy – 5 minute set (you can also use 2-part resin and let it cure)
Round nose pliers
Wire cutters
Clothes pin

Optional supplies: broken bits and pieces of jewelry, metal findings, crystals etc. 
Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Ephemera Papers book

(hint:  hold objects in place with a clothes pin while drying.  If desired, seal front and back of photograph with glue and let dry. )

Add a bead onto the wire of hatpin.  Coil the wire with round nose pliers.

Cut the photograph using the #2 (with #1 being the smallest)  Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Diamonds One die. 

Glue into hatpin bezel

Mix epoxy glue according to the package instructions and add into the bezel.  Allow to cure fully. 

With backsides together, secure 2 pieces of the filigree finding pendant bases with wire, just above and below center.  Slightly pull apart the lower ends.

Place a couple of European style large hole beads onto the screw assembly of the knob. 

Insert the end of the screw assembly in between the layers of filigree findings.  Glue with epoxy to secure in place.  Wrap with wire a couple of times to provide additional stability.

Glue bezel onto front of filigree finding with epoxy.

Embellish as desired and secure in place with glue or epoxy.  

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