Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scrabble Tile Necklaces Tutorial & GIVEAWAY!!!

I have a new love:  making these adorable Scrabble tile necklaces.  I love this cherry necklace and it was so fun to make. 

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 . . . )


Mod Podge
Scissors
Pencil
Tacky or super glue
Ribbon necklace
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)

1.  Choose the paper you want to put on your tile.  Trace around the tile and cut out your paper.

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. 

14 comments:

  1. If I do all five, can I have five chances to win? Um, the only things I know how to make are rag quilts and baby blankets.

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  2. Thanks Amy. And Chris, OF COURSE. :)

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  3. Super cute! I think this would be a fun craft to do with the girls this weekend, especially since we have a scrabble game that has been taken apart by so many 2 year olds we could never actually play it!:-) Love your blog Jessica!

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  4. Very cute Jessica. I think everything you do is cute Jessica. I am your Mom. What else would I ever think Jessica? I love you Jessica.

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  5. what a lovely and super afforable idea, thanks for sharing, following you now :)

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  6. Brilliant! You know those things sell in SF for about $9-12 a pop? Also. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (In case I don't get a chance to tell you tomorrow or forget to send an o'dark'hundred text-message. ;) )

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  7. Adorable! I'm afraid I'm not clever or witty, but I'd love one of those cute necklaces!

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  8. Pick me! (Is that witty enough?)

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  9. Love these! How did you do the Cherry? So cute!

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  10. Hey Jess, I LOVE the jewelry! I'd love to check it out in-person next time I'm at your place. And, while I can't think of anything witty to write I can share one of my all time favorite quotes that I find pretty darn witty... "Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground." :1

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  11. So where do you find the scrabble tiles?

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  12. If I try to find you Scrabble tiles at garage sales next summer, do you I get extra points toward the drawing? Hee hee! These are so cute!

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  13. These are so cute! I wish I had more time to try out all of your fun crafts! I just get enjoyment from reading about all the fun stuff you do!

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