A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 307,591
Currently Running With Scissors:
494 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My valentine's conversation heart charm bracelet  (Read 2111 times)
Tags for this thread: valentine , conversation_heart  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
rockmygypsysoul
Joker of All Trades, Master of Nonsense
Offline Offline

Posts: 1275
Joined: 23-Oct-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: February 22, 2007 08:12:39 AM »

Okay, so I think conversation hearts are the cutest things in the whole world.  So I was DETERMINED to find a way to make a bracelet using REAL candy hearts and then some beads and heres what I came up with...



and heres a bit of a closeup...



Hope you like it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Swapping up a storm here!  Totally open to personal swaps - I am always in need of awesome stuff Wink

Blog: www.alwaysbeenastorm.com
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/alwaysbeenastorm
loves2experiment
Swap Moderator
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Irreverent. Indomitable. Incorrigible.
Offline Offline

Posts: 9219
Joined: 09-Aug-2005


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007 08:17:20 AM »

It's pretty!  What did you use to preserve the candy hearts?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

loves to experiment...not a monogamous crafter...

STS Winter Market 2016
FunThreads
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007 11:25:40 AM »

Too cute! How do you keep the candy from cracking and going bad?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

amc-
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 03:19:56 PM »

Absolutely AH-DORABLE! Tutorial please and thank you.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
semicharm86
Offline Offline

Posts: 598
Joined: 05-Jul-2005

You met me at a really strange time in my life.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007 03:24:42 PM »

how did you punch the holes in the candy? i tried this last valentine's day and mine kept breaking and cracking--i must know your secret!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rockmygypsysoul
Joker of All Trades, Master of Nonsense
Offline Offline

Posts: 1275
Joined: 23-Oct-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007 04:16:46 PM »

Okay, what I did:

1.  Weed out all the crappy hearts from the good hearts.  You will have approximately 1/3 of them left!  Wink

2.  Spray with lacquer, front and back, 4x on each side

3.  Drill with dremel

4.  Use either 9 or 10mm rings - I stuck with my 9s, but it was incredibly frustrating because in closing them, several of the candy hearts would break and I think 10s would have been easier

5.  Thats it!  Its incredibly simple, but TIME CONSUMING, you have to be really careful and delicate-the drilling was actually way easy (I only broke a few), although you have to clean off your bit every 2-3 hearts.  the putting the rings through and then closing them again was MUCH harder and took forever

Thanks so much for the positive feedback!  Its been a little weird, because I loved it but really wasnt sure if other people would think it was pointless or weird...  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Swapping up a storm here!  Totally open to personal swaps - I am always in need of awesome stuff Wink

Blog: www.alwaysbeenastorm.com
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/alwaysbeenastorm
DisneyMommyMichelle
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007 08:45:57 PM »

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! and TARGET has their Valentine's DAy stuff at 90% today!!!!

Very cute!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Dare to Dream!
Check out my stuff!
www.michellescharmworld.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Hot/Cold Rice Packs
Tute Tuesday: Tea Wallet
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Personalized Pet Collar

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.