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!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Season of Green Earrings




March is here and as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, many, whether Irish or not, begin wearing green in celebration.  These “Season of Green” earrings which combine the sparkle of Connie Crystal with the texture of hand-made Makin’s Clay® beads, along with a touch of the Leprechaun’s gold of course, are a great enhancement to any green ensemble whether formal or casual.   These earrings are also featured here on the Connie Crystal blog - check their blog out for lots of creative projects with that special Connie Crystal sparkle! 
Materials: 
13mm Green Connie Crystals 
120g Green Makin’s Clay® 
Makin’s Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder Deluxe Set 
Makin’s Professional® ClayCore® Extruder Adapters – Set A 
EarthSafe Finishes Iridescents by Ann Butler Designs – Green 
Scissors, jewelry pliers 
Goldtone jewelry head pins, French earring wires, goldtone bead findings
Instructions: 

Place each green Connie Crystal onto head pin.  Add gold finding bead.  Set aside. 

Place green Makin’s Clay® into Ultimate Clay Extruder, add ClayCore® adapter over clay,  place square extruding disc into cover and screw on to extruder.  The ClayCore® adapter lets you extrude beads with the holes already in them.  

Extrude square clay bead until all clay is used.  Remove from extruder. 

Use fingertip to apply even coat of green Iridescents to all sides of extruded bead.  Let dry approximately 24 hours.  

Use scissors to cut individual 3/4″ beads. 





Add clay beads above gold findings on pins.  Add small gold beads on top.  Use jewelry pliers to coil remaining ends on pins and add to French earring wires. 




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