Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hobnail Heart Pendant Tutorial

We now carry Art Mechanique Hobnail Pendants!

Directions to make the hobnail heart pendant:
1. Start with blank tray.
2. Cut or punch out paper for pendant.
3. Coat each side with crystal lacquer. Let dry.
4. Apply thin coat of ice resin to tray.
5. Add the paper heart. ...Press down to release any air bubbles.
6. We then added some word stickers. We wanted an antique look, so we brushed the edges with a black permanent marker.
7. Next, we added random items- embossing powder around the edges, faux brown pearl stickers, mica flakes, and a little glitter.
8. Fill tray half way with ice resin. Let dry. Then, add just a little more of the random items. This gives the pendant more depth between the decorations. Fill tray to top with ice resin. Let dry.
9. Add a necklace strand, and you are done! Enjoy your hobnail heart pendant necklace!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pendant Tray Video Tutorial

How to make Pendant Tray necklaces!

Making pendant tray necklaces can be fun and very easy. We have taken it one step further by making a video to walk you through it! Just click on the link below, and enjoy!

Peel Nail Polish Earring Tutorial

These peel nail polish earrings are so easy to make! And, you don't have to limit yourself to earring trays. You can use this same technique with necklace pendants, ring pendants, and more!
Here are the steps:
 1. Start with your peel an stick nail polish.
 2. Cut out the nail size you will be using. It needs to be slightly larger than the glass and pendant tray.
 3. Grab your pendant tray. We used our earring trays.
 4. If you have a paper punch the size of you tray, use that. Otherwise, you have two other options. First one, set the glass on top of the polish and cut. You want to cut the polish slightly bigger than the glass.
 5. Second cutting option is to place the polish over the tray and cut carefully.
 6. Once they are cut to proper fit, peel off the protective back to expose the adhesive.
 7. Stick into pendant trays.
 8. Carefully apply a small amount of E6000 to the edge of your glass.
 9. Insert the glass into tray. Wipe away and excess glue, and you're done!

 Pendant trays, glass cabochons, and E6000 can all be found at or

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!!!!!

Thanksgiving weekend sale!!!!!
All weekend until midnight on Monday, December 2nd, get 10% off at with code thankyou10.

get 20% off 6-11am EST with code thankyou20,
and 15% off 11am to midnight EST with code thankyou15.
All day Saturday and Sunday, get 10% off with code createcraft10.

All codes MUST be used at time of checkout, no exceptions.
Enjoy!!!!! And thank you all!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Magnet Polish Pendant Tutorial

This pendant is fun and easy to make!

Materials: pendant tray, pendant glass tile, Sally Hansen magnetic nail polish, clear base coat nail polish, E6000, necklace strand, crystals (optional).

1. With your pendant glass face down, apply a coat of the clear polish. Let dry.
2. Grab your magnetic polish and have the magnet cap they provide ready to use!
3. Now, add a generous coat of the magnetic polish. Go quickly to step 4 because you do not want that polish to dry.
4. Take the magnetic cap and hover over the polish as close as you can, 10 seconds each area. You will see the waves form! Continue until entire polished area has designs. Let dry.
5. Apply another layer of clear polish. Let dry.
6. Now apply some E6000 to the back of the glass (the same side you just painted). Gently set into tray and press down firmly. Once dry, add to a necklace strand, and you are done! For extra bling, you can also glue on a few crystals!

If the waves don't turn out right on your first try,  no worries, just clean the glass with nail polish remover, and try again!

Jewelry supplies can be found at our stores   And

#diyjewelry #pendanttray

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DIY Jewelry Display

Make you own jewelry display board!

Directions for the jewelry display:
 1. Have your aluminum board ready. Cut it down if it is too large for your frame. You want it larger than the frame center, but smaller then the edge of the frame, so it does not hang over.

 2. Use a staple gun and staple the metal board to the back of the wood frame. It is best if your unfinished frame is approx 2 inches wide on the actual frame part itself. If you can't find an unfinished frame, most hardware or Home Depot stores will cut wood for you, and just use wood glue to create the frame.

 3. Now flip over the piece so you can lay the paper.

 4. Cover the frame with adhesive. We used mod podge. Once the frame is coated, cover it with a piece of scrap book paper. Press down firmly to make stick. Let it dry.

 5. Once dry, cut out the middle square, 3/4" away from frame. You will then glue that 3/4" to cover the inside lip of the frame (again, using mod podge). Let dry.

 6. Now it's time for the fun! Decorate any way you would like! We used a glue gun and E6000 on various ribbon roses, buttons, crystals, etc. Enjoy! This is the creative fun part!

 Note- please use caution and protective goggles when using a staple gun! Not to be used by children!
You can find the aluminum boards in different sizes and styles at our shops:    or
#jewelrydisplay #aluminumboards

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Trapped Crystals" Pendant Tutorial

New pendant idea! Get the brilliance of crystals without giving up your glass! Here's how:

Materials: rectangle pendant tray, rectangle glass, E6000, Diamond Glaze, ball chain necklace, flat back crystals (size 9ss), rectangle Piddix pendant image, scissors or paper punch. 
1. Have blank pendant tray.
2. Apply a thin coat of diamond glaze covering inside bottom of tray. 
3. Cut or punch out your image. Lay on top of diamond glaze and gently press down, making sure no air bubbles. If any glaze seeps out, wipe away carefully. Let dry.
4. Using tiny dabs of E6000, attach your crystals where you want them. Let dry. 
5. Apply a thin layer of E6000 all the way around the glass. Then, carefully lay in to pendant tray. Press it in as much as you can. Wipe away any excess glue. Cover with a washcloth to protect the glass, and apply weight as it dries. A heavy book usually works well. This will keep the glass deep in the tray as it dries. 
6. Once dry, add to ball chain strand, you are done!

You can find all except the scissors and crystals at  or #diyjewelry

New Noosa Items!

We are so excited to now carry Noosa jewelry items! They are very versatile since all the chunk snap charms are interchangeable. We have leather bracelets available in three colors.


And light brown:

We sell the snap hardware as well. And, of course, necklaces, too!

All Noosa products can be found at  or  #noosa

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Textured Pendant Tutorial

Directions to make this pendant!
Materials: 25mm square pendant tray, ball chain necklace, paperclip, ice resin, Piddix image, scissors, Recollections micro beads.
1. Punch out or cut out you image. We then cut off the black border to change things up a bit.
2. Apply thin coat of ice resin to bottom of pendant tray.
3. Place your image in tray. Press down on image to get air bubbles out. We used the paperclip. This also allows the ice resin to ooze out, giving us adhesive to add the beads.
4. Grab your micro beads. 
5. Apply around the borders. This gives the pendant a neat textured look. You can use the paperclip to assist in moving the beads around, if needed. We then let dry, keeping the pendant level with the trusty paperclip!
6. Once dry, fill the pendant the rest of the way with ice resin. Let dry on level surface.
7. Add to ball chain necklace, you are done!
Pendant trays, ice resin, ball chains, and Piddix images all available at our stores:   Or

Friday, November 1, 2013

Holiday Print Organza Bags

Add a little cheer during the holidays with our Christmas/Holiday Organza bags! There are four styles total. Great for jewelry, candy, and even party favors!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas Stocking Buttons!

We LOVE our super cute and oh so fuzzy Christmas stocking buttons! Great to use in all kinds of ways! You can cut off the loop, paint the back with nail polish, then attach an earring bail and wire. Ta-da! Earrings!
Or, cut off the loop and add to a pendant tray. A word of caution, because they are covered in a felt like texture, they will soak up any ice resin or glaze if used in a pendant tray.
Let us know if any questions! or
#christmascrafts   #christmasbuttons   #christmasstockings

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Pendant

Just a reminder, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Early detection is the best prevention! This is a topic that hits very close to home for us. So, if we can do our part to spread the word, and spread the hope, we certainly want to do our part.
And, if you know a survivor, or someone battling to become one, a little token of hope never hurts....

Saturday, October 12, 2013

This and That- ice resin pendant

Do you have left over beads or trinkets you aren't sure what to do with? Throw them in a pendant tray, add some ice resin, and you're done! So fun to experiment and see what can be created!
Pendant tray, ice resin, and the bead bar necklace at:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Alcohol Ink Fun!

Alcohol inks can be so fun to work with, especially on glass! Though they seems to have a life of their own at times, they sure can create some amazing images!
This pendant tray, glass, necklace, and glue can all be found in our jewelry supply shops:     or

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pearl Pendant with Ice Resin!


Steps to make pendant!
 Materials used: 1 inch square pendant tray, ice resin, 1.5 mm ball chain, crystals, freshwater pearl beads, mica flakes.
1. Starting with blank tray, add a thin layer of ice resin. While still wet, cover bottom of tray with mica flakes. Then add another thin layer of ice resin. Do not fill to top of tray.
2. Add in some ball chain. Position any way you like.
 3. Add in the pearls. We then let dry. Once dry, we added another thin layer of ice resin. From there, you can add the crystals. Do not cover them with the resin. The tray should be filled at this point. Let dry on flat surface.
 4. Add chain, and you are done!

You can find the jewelry supplies at Or



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Fly" Pendant Tutorial

Here are steps to this neat pendant!
Materials- 25mm vintage brass square pendant tray, ice resin, flights of fancy Piddix collage image, Diamond Glaze, 2.4mm antique bronze ball chain, crystal embellishment, plastic half pearl sticker, letter stickers. 
1. With your blank pendant, attach the Piddix image to the pendant with a very small amount of diamond glaze. Position your letter stickers where you desire. Let dry. 
2. Add the plastic pearls, then cover pendant with ice resin. Do not fill to the top. You will be doing another layer once this first layer dries. After dried, add a second layer of resin, and add the crystal. Careful not to cover crystal with resin as it may lose the sparkle effect. Let dry on flat surface. 
3. Attach to necklace, and done!

All jewelry supplies can be found at either of our shops:
#iceresin  #diypendant   #jewelrytutorial   #piddix

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Just Breathe" Ice Resin Pendant

Having too much fun playing with our newly added Ice Resin!
Here are the steps to make this cute and easy pendant:

Materials: Ice resin, Glitter flakes, Pendant tray, Flower stickers, Verse stickers, and Organza necklace.
1. Start with blank pendant tray. We used oval, but you can use any size really.
2. Fill pendant tray with a layer of Ice Resin.
3. While still wet, add a layer of glitter flakes. They will sink themselves into the resin. Let dry.
4. Once first layer is dry, add stickers. The resin will have made a hard surface the stickers can stick to.
5. Next, add more resin. At this point, we added a little more glitter flakes to blend in the edges of the verse stickers, and just make other areas pop. You can move the glitter with a push pin. Be sure that with the new layer of ice resin and the additional glitter, your pendant tray is filled to pretty much the edge. Let dry on a flat surface.
7. Add the pendant to your organza necklace, and you are done!

You can find pendant trays, ice resin, and organza necklaces at our shop or

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dragonfly pendant with Ice Resin

Ice Resin is here! It is an excellent filler to use in your pendants. And it is pre-measured! Just squeeze, stir, and use! It hardens to such a crystal clear finish. 

So easy to use! #iceresin

Find the ice resin here:

Or here:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cupcake Hairbow

We are in love with this cupcake hair bow we made using a hairclip, our cupcake buttons, our pink bottlecap, and some ribbon!
#cupcakecrafts  #hairbows   #buttoncrafts

"Dog Lover" Keychain

Calling all dog lovers!
Here are the steps to make this "Dog Lover" keychain. So simple but so cute! Enjoy!

1. Punch a hole in your unlined bottlecap (we used our black bottlecap and a heavy duty punch).
2. Attatch 2 jump rings to the bottlecap, then to a swivel clip and key chain. We painted the inside of the bottle cap with agold glitter nailpolish. Let dry.
3. Cut off the loop from the back of the dog button and make as flat as possible. Glue dog and hearts in using E6000. Let dry.
4. Cut off loop from back of dog bone button in same manner as step 3. Glue to other side of bottlecap. Let dry.
5. Glue "I love dogs" flat button to a bail. Let dry.
6. Add "I love dogs" to key chain clip, and you are done!

#buttoncrafts #diykeychain

You can find all supplies except nail polish at our shops!  or 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Sale!!!!

Labor Day Sale!!!!!
All coupon codes MUST be entered at time of check out.  15% off code is laborday15 10% off code is laborday10 (order must be a minimum of $20.00 before coupon).
Both codes are good through Monday, Sept 2nd, 2013.
Happy Labor Day!!!!

Snowman Pendant Tray

Here are the steps to make this cute Snowman pendant!
Materials: Diamond Glaze, nail polish, stickers, rectangle pendant tray, ball chain strand, snowflake buttons.
1. Paint a few coats of nail polish in bottom of pendant tray. Our color was a glittery light gold. Let dry.
2. Cut off the plastic loop on back of button with wire cutters as much as possible. Position snowflake buttons into tray, then fill with a coat of Diamond Glaze. Let dry.
3. Position stickers as you like them.
4. Once stickers in place, fill with more Diamond Glaze. Be sure to remove any bubbles (if any). Let dry.
5. String on a necklace, you are done!
You can find jewelry supplies and buttons here:


Monday, August 26, 2013

"Christmas Cookies" Pendant Tray Tutorial

Christmas Cookies Pendant  
Directions to make the "Christmas Cookies" pendant. Enjoy!
 1. Apply a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze to bottom of pendant tray.
2. Sprinkle some glitter on top. Let dry.
3. Grab your button figures.
4. Add another coat of glaze and glitter, but add the cookie cutter as well. Let dry.
5. Remove the loop on the back of the cookie button with wire cutters. You want as flat as possible.
6. Add another coat of glaze, and add the cookie button as well. You can add some faux pearls in this step as well. Let dry.
7. Add a little more glitter onto pendant. Then place your words where you prefer them to be.
8. Cover entire tray with a final coat of glaze (pop any bubbles if you get them).
9. Add to a necklace strand, and you are done!
You can find the supplies in either of our shops!

Friday, August 23, 2013

25mm Antique Bronze Circle Pendant

A example of a finished necklace using our antique bronze 25mm/ 1 inch circle pendant tray with domed glass. 

My assistant used the crackle nail polish method. You can find that tutorial under videos. 
Find the circle pendant tray here:
Or here

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sailboat Charm Necklace

Time to set sail!

Time to set sail! My assistant put a new spin on the use of our sailboat charm. It is connected to our 30x40mm oval pendant tray with glass via jump rings. Below, we show the full "sunset" with the boat pushed aside. Enjoy!
Jewelry supplies can be found at


Monday, August 19, 2013

Crackle Nailpolish Pendant Video Tutorial

If you love to make jewelry but are running out of new ideas, this is perfect! Using Crackle Nail Polish, turn your ordinary glass cabochons into little works of art! This is very easy, quick, and fun. It allows for creative freedom experimenting with different color combinations. This technique can also be applied to earrings, bracelets, magnets, and more. You can use the finished glass cabochon in any way you please!

Swirl Design Necklace with Bail Tutorial

First, start with a cup full of water. Using a clear nail polish and a very dark (we used dark gray) nailpolish, start to make drops into the cup. It doesn't really matter which color you start with. Let a single drop go into the water. You will see it start to spread out. Now drop a drop of the other color (whichever you did not just use). Drop it right into the middle. You will see it actually push the first color out, as if forming a ring. Keep alternating colors in this fashion until the cup is full of rings.

Next, you will take either a long pushpin or toothpick. Poke it into the center, and drag out to the edge of the cup. You will see designs being formed. Continue doing this all around the circle.

Once that is complete, take your glass, flat side facing up, dip into the edge of the cup and swoop us. As you do this, you will see the designs placing themselves into the flat side of the glass. Once you have the nailpolish designs on as you like them, take the glass out carefully. Your fingers will be messy, so you may want to clean your finger with nailpolish remover. Also, using a Q-tip, clean off the front of the glass (not the flat side with designs!). This will make it look more tidy.

Once the polish for the design has dried, use any colors of nailpolish you would like and paint over the dark designs (on the flat side). You can use one color or many colors! Whatever you prefer. Once painted, let dry. We repeated the same process a couple times to make the color stronger. Once those layers of color dry, add a coat or two of white nail polish.

Once all polish has dried, add a small amount of E6000 to the glue pad of a necklace bail, and place onto the flat side of your glass. Once the glue dries, add it to a necklace strand, and you are complete!!!

You can find necklace bails, glass cabochons or glass tiles, E6000, and necklace strands at our shops:   or