Friday, December 9, 2016

Bracelet Giveaway

Win this Bracelet Kit!

How to enter:

Single entry if you post the name of your favorite Christmas cookie!

Double entry if you include a picture...

Triple entry if you include the recipe!



Random drawing will determine the winner.

Contest starts now and ends Sunday, December 11th, 11:59pm Est.

One recipe per person please. 

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fall Sale

FINAL DAY OF FALL SALE!

Enjoy 20% off all Necklaces,

Pendant Trays, and DIY Necklace Kits!



On Www.WillowRunCrafts.com

use promo code:

Happy20

No code needed in our Etsy shop!

Www.Etsy.com/shop/WillowRunCrafts

 

 Sale ends Sunday, November 13th at 11:59pm Est.

 

**Code must be used at time of checkout, no exceptions.**

**Cannot combine with any other coupons.**



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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Batty Glowing Pendant Tutorial

Are you looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft? Our glow-in-the-dark pendant necklace will be right up your alley!





Materials needed:
25mm faceted circle glass
Silver heart necklace bail
Black leather necklace
E6000 glue
White nail polish
Glow in the dark nail polish
Glow in the dark nail polish with bats

Let's get started!

1. First, grab your faceted glass piece and your batty nail polish.
Apply one thin layer of polish. This will also apply a couple bats.



2. Then, using the polish applicator, fish out a few more bats from the bottle and place them on the glass tile where you desire. 
**The nail polish does not have to have bats in it, that just happens to be the one we found!**


3. Set aside and let dry. This is what it wil look like once dry.




4. Now, grab your regular glow in the dark polish. Apply a layer over the previous nail polish layer. We did this because this polish seemed to have a stronger glow than the bat polish.




5. Add as many layers of the regular glow in the dark polish as you would like. But be sure to allow to dry between applications. We did three layers. 





6. Once that dries, add two layers of plain white nail polish, allowing to dry between applications. Let dry.




7. Next, add just a small drop of E6000 glue to the glue pad of your necklace bail. Then, attach the bail placing the glue pad side on top of the white side of the faceted glass tile. Be sure it is where you want it. You will not be able to move it once it dries.




8. This is what the pendant looks like in the dark!
**This is glow-in-the-dark material, so it must have exposure to light to "charge" in order to glow. The glow lasts a few minutes. Flashing it with a flashlight helps recharge the glow very quickly!**



9. Add a necklace, and it is complete!



We hope you enjoyed this Halloween jewelry tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!
-Willow Run Crafts

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Halloween Lace Ribbon Pendant Tutorials

Our new Halloween Lace Pendant Tutorial is actually 2 tutorials in one spot!
The pendants in the photo above are made two different ways. The one on the left has the lace ribbon UNDER the glass cabochon. The pendant on the right has the lace ribbon OVER the glass cabochon.

We will first focus on the under the glass tutorial.
Materials needed:
1 glass cabochon- we used 30x40mm oval
1 pendant tray- we used 30x40mm oval in antique copper
1 necklace strand- we used bead bar chain in antique copper
1 tube E6000 glue
1 pair scissors
Clear nail polish- optional
Lace ribbon- we used in black and orange colors

Here we go!

1. Start with your glass cabochon flat side up towards you.
 
2. Apply a thick layer of E6000 glue over entire flat surface of glass cabochon.

3. Place the glass, flat side down, onto the desired area of your lace ribbon. Press firmly to ensure any air bubbles are released from under the glass. Now, protect glass with a washcloth and stack weight on top as it dries. We like to let it dry under the leg of a heavy chair. Allow 10-20 minutes to dry.

4. Once dry, cut the ribbon around the glass. This does not have to be perfect since it will be going into a pendant tray.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sherbet Ombre Pendant Tutorial


Okay, we have to admit, we are in love with the Ombre nail polish pendant technique! 
This one reminds us of ice cold sherbet on a warm summer day!
 

How did we do it? We are happy to share!

Materials you will need: 
Applicator sponge
Popsicle stick
E6000 glue
4 colors of nail polish
White nail polish
Glass cabochon (we used this oval glass)
Pendant tray blank (we used this oval tray)
Jump ring (we used these antique bronze)
Necklace (we used this bead bar chain)

 
1. First, drop a few large droplets of nailpolish onto paper. Be generous with the polish. Continue this for all 4 colors of nail polish. Be sure you drop the colors close to each other, but not on top of each other.


 
2. Make sure the total area you have planned out with the polish will be enough to cover the area of glass. Looking at ours, we have enough! And, we will be able to fit all 4 colors on to the glass.
 

3. Now, you will want to grab your stick and gently blend the edges of the colors in to each other.
 

4. Next, grab your sponge. Place it gently on top of the nail polish. Be sure it covers all four colors. Press down on the sponge to be sure the polish sticks to it. Pull the sponge up.
 
 
5. Press the sponge on to the flat side of your glass. Be sure to press firmly. That will help ensure all 4 colors make it on to the glass.


6. Once you have the colors pressed on to the glass and it is the desired darkness of color, set aside to dry.
 

7. Once dry, paint over the colors (paint flat side) with white nail polish. This is just an additional way to make the colors more vibrant. Let dry.
 

8. Once the white polish has dried, apply a few dabs of E6000 adhesive to the flat side of the glass, over the white polish.
 

9. Press the glass into your pendant tray. Wipe away any excess glue. Attach your jump ring to the loop on the top of the tray. Set aside and let dry.
 

9. Once dry, attach the pendant to your necklace chain, and you are done!





Hope you enjoyed our Sherbet Ombre Pendant Tutorial!
You can find most of the materials used in our shops:
Www.Etsy.com/shop/Willowruncrafts
or
Www.WillowRunCrafts.com

Thanks for stopping by!

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