So here's the deal: I love that you love to check out what's new on my blog. But I also love to know who you are!! It's cool to see that there are people from around the US and in other countries looking at my blog and I'm curious to know who you other crafters are. So, I'm going to give away one of these Scrabble Tile necklaces. No, it's not a high-end piece of jewelry, but it's fun and it could be yours . . . for free.
Here are 5 different ways you can be "entered" to win:
1. Leave a comment. Be fun & witty because--um--well, it will be more enjoyable to read!
2. Become a "follower." Okay, this is not the "Life Sew Good" cult or anything and I'm not planning on being the Pioneer Woman (Hello!! Despite her awesomeness, that woman has way to much energy; therefore, I am intimidated of her and cannot like her nor will I ever be like her. Just kidding. How can you not like her? Regardless, I still will never be like her.)
3. Make something that I have given you a recipe for or a tutorial on (can be something I've contributed on thinkcrafts.com) and click here to email me a picture of it. I will post pics of your creations on a future post.
4. Link this post on your Facebook and comment to tell me you did!
5. Link this post to your blog & comment with a link your blog.
Giveaway will be next Wednesday, which happens to my my birthday(!), October 6, 2010. I'll blog the winner, so check back!
Okay, now, maybe instead of winning, you just want to make one of these!! Here's what you need:
(a few of my favorite things . . . )
Tacky or super glue
Scrapbooking paper &/or transfers
Glitter Glue (optional, but who doesn't love glitter?)
Glue-on Bail similar to this
Clear Epoxy-domed adhesive bubble like this (optional)
Sculpey gloss (optional)
2. Glue the paper either with the Mod Podge or the Tacky glue (I used the glue).
3. On the picture above, I used a rub-on transfer over the paper before gluing the paper on the tile, but on others I used the glitter glue to enhance the pictures from the paper. If you are using the glitter glue, allow this to dry before moving to step 4.
4. Using a brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge over the surface and sides of the tile. This can be a little messy. Make sure you wipe excess with a wet, warm washcloth. It might be a good idea to set the tile on the wet washcloth while it dries so it doesn't stick to whatever else you would be laying it on!! (Can you tell I wish I had done that?!)
5. You can use several layers of Mod Podge OR you can use the clear adhesive bubble which will kind of give the charm a raised magnified look, like finished cherry necklace or the finished heart necklace. Also, you can use Sculpey, which is usually like a glossy glaze for clay, but it will also give a glossy finish to your neckace.
6. It's important to have the right size bail that will fit over the necklace clasp. I had to buy a little bigger bails than I would have liked, but I wanted to use the ribbon necklace, so I caved! Take your bail and use Tacky or Super Glue to stick it on your tile. Wipe away excess glue.
7. Viola! Made this one for my Bee's birthday Friday.
Now! Don't forget to "enter" to win a necklace.