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June 29, 2010

Heritage Silhouette Jewelry

Hi everyone. My name is Yolonda and I am glad to be this weeks guest designer on Tuesday Treats. My name on the message board is Crafty Scentiments. I wanted to make a video of my project, however, after I came back from my vacation I had a bad cold and I literally have had no voice. What little voice I do have sounds terrible, so I thought I would spare you.

This is the first project that I made using this cartridge and it turned out really nice. So nice in fact that I have taken this idea even further and designed some other pieces of jewelry using other cartridges. I will be posting them on my personal blog ( later this week. For today's project I designed a very simple pair of earrings.

Here is a list of my supplies.
Heritage Cartridge pg. 68 (silhouette 5)
Black Card stock (Recollections)
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Martha Stewart hole punch
Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Kit (Jewels)
  • Forever Red
  • Forever Green
  • Forever Blue
  • Forever Violet
Ranger Mini Mister
Needle Nose Pliers
Jump rings
Silver Plated Ear Wires

Although the Gypsy is not really needed for this project, it makes designing projects so much easier. You can really see just how big an image will be. I started by cutting the silhouette at 1.5 inches. I cut 2 layers for each earring. One set I cut in the original orientation, and the other set I reversed the image to cut them out. I used black cardstock for this project so the colors of the Perfect Pearls would really stand out.

Using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, I glued the layers of the silhouette together. I used the Martha Stewart punch to punch a hole at the top of the piece.

Before adding the jump rings and ear wires, I colored the pieces. The Perfect Medium that comes in the kit is like an embossing ink. I stamped the entire piece to cover with it with the thick substance.

The powders come in a variety of colors. The powders are very fine and a little goes a long way. I dusted the entire piece randomly with the Perfect Pearls Powders making sure to clean the brush between colors.

To set the powder, you need to lightly mist it. I used the Mini Mister by Ranger to spray a fine mist in the air. Then you sweep the piece across the mist of water. You really need very little water and by sweeping across the mist that is in the air, you won't use too much water. I then attached the silhouette to the ear wire by using a jump ring.

And here is the finished piece. They are very lightweight and really fun to wear.

That's my project. Thanks for taking the time to view it and I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to leave me a comment. I would love to hear what you think.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow, this is so unique! What a wonderful project and your tutorial is great making it easy for us to follow. Thanks for sharing your talent with us today.

Deanna said...

What a great project. I love it. And thanks for explaining about the perfect pearls. I never knew what the medium was for and always wondered. I may have to get some and try them out. Thanks.

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Lovely project and perfect pearls is one of my favorite mediums .I bet I would look pretty with this hanging from my ears.

217 Creations said...

I never knew what to do with Perfect pearls! THANKS!

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Lori Apgar said...

These were pretty when they were just black cardstock, but then you added the colors and WOW they are Gorgeous!!!

flowerdisco said... cool is that? tfs! gorgeous and so!!! a big applause for you :)

hope you are feeling better.

Yolonda said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments. I'm having a ball playing with the perfect pearls and distressed inks.

I am feeling much better. Thanks

Sharon said...

These are just awesome!! I've got some perfect pearls but haven't used them yet. What a fun and unique way to use them. These are just wonderful!!! :)

cissi said...

What a great project!!!! Talking about thinking outside the box, I would of never thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing can't wait to try this. :)

Char J said...

love the charms. tx for sharing.

Magoo said...

now talk about thinking outside of the box!!

BRAVO!! (insert picture of me clapping here).

LOVE, LOVE LOVE this project....and thank you for explaining how to use perfect pearls...this is something I have looked at when in Michael's but always passed by it not knowing how to use it :)

great job!!

Lisa said...

Wow, very different, Beautiful.