Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Wings" Mixed-Media Pendant & Ring

Sharing another project as part of National Craft Month!  Beautiful image sheets I received from B-Muse inspired this matching pendent and ring set I originally designed for Rubber Road Adventures ezine (http://rubberroadadventures.ning.com/page/wings-pendant-and-ring) .  As I love to “mix things up a bit” as often as possible, I combined portions of images from separate sheets to come up with the unique image on the pendent.   Then I let my mad scientist muse loose to dabble with clay, paints, beads, epoxy.....
Supplies:
B-Muse Butterfly Wings – 2 CS-BW2 image sheet and
Vintage Cat Ads – CS-VCA image sheet 
White Makin’s Clay ®
 and Makin's Clay ® Cutters, square and rectangle 
Krylon Silver Metallic spray paint
JudiKins Soleil Sunlight Curing Epoxy 
Silver findings (unknown brands)
Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive 
Darice black glass bugle beads 
We R Memory Keepers Cropodile Punch 
Westcott Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors

Instructions
  • Roll out white Makin’s Clay ® to approximately 1/8” thickness.  Use clay cutters to cut one 1 ½” square, and one 1” long rectangle (or cut to appropriate sizes to fit your ring blank, desired pendent size, etc.) Let dry (12-24 hours).  
  • Place dry Makin’s Clay ® square and rectangle onto newspaper or scrap paper in well ventilated area.  Spray with Krylon Silver Metallic paint.  Let dry. 
  • Select cat image from Vintage Cat Ads sheet and carefully cut out.  Select wings from Butterfly Wings sheet and cut out 3 wings.   Arrange cat and wings as desired on silver clay square and single side of wings onto rectangular silver clay square.  Use a small amount of Elmer’s Craft Bond adhesive to mount.  
  • Use adhesive to mount rectangular piece in ring blank.  
  • Use adhesive to mount a row of black bugle beads around inside edges of ring and outside top edges of pendent.  Let dry. 
  • Arrange ring and pendent on flat surface in sunlight. (Tip:  use a paper or Styrofoam cup with a hole cut in the bottom for the ring – slip the back of the ring through the hole and it will lie flat for the next step).  Fill remaining inside area of ring with Sunlight Curing Epoxy.  Fill area inside bead edge on pendant with Sunlight Curing Epoxy.  Any bubbles can be popped using a pin before epoxy is dry.  Let dry according to manufacturer directions.  
  • Use Cropodile punch to punch hole in top of pendent.  Add jewelry findings. 

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