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« on: July 21, 2011 09:17:05 PM »

During a huge fiasco that involved moving to my fiance's house and back again (looooong story...) i managed to go through my hulking tubs of art supplies i've been hoarding saving -- ever since i could hold a glue stick. Anyway, i've been itching to make some jewelry since my busom is bare, and i decided to go through some of my older stuff and stash-bust some of it, and then came across these:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284002_2088712411895_1067746976_32312866_3837282_n.jpg
(Sorry for the link! can't post pictures just yet <3)

They're iron-on transfers from an oooooold teen magazine (i think it's teen-vogue now? not sure...) but they came as samples in one of the mags and i kept them for no real reason other than they were pretty and i couldn't live with myself if i just threw them away!

Well, armed with these beauties, and a bottle of modge-podge, i beseech thee -- how on earth could i make these into jewelry!?

I've thought about doing the scrabble-tiles, but it poses a couple of problems:
  • 1) All of the gorgeous color on these are on the wrong side!
  • 2) Nearly all of the images are bigger than a scrabble tile, and though i'm not above cropping things, i'm still not sure what to do with the big ones i don't have the heart to crop! (there's a HUGE butterfly that's begging to be a pendant...)
  • 3) I'd rather not have to iron them onto anything like felt since i want them shiny (again, like the bubble-effect the scrabble tiles have) and felt kinda.. well.. absorbs everything o.O

So if you guys have any ideas or inspirational photos, i'd love to see them! <3
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burntspaghetti
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011 02:39:09 AM »

My thought was that you could iron them on to white fabric and sew on seed beads etc as extra decoration. Then you could cut them out and back them with something sturdier, perhaps the felt. You can then easily attach jump rings and chain, something like this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011 04:20:43 AM »

How about something simple?

Get a piece of something stiff yet flexible-ish (e.g., poster board, stiff felt, thinnish cardboard), and cut them to match the iron on. Mode podge those babies right up, paper punch a hole, and VOILA!

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Noxika
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011 06:05:53 AM »

You could try image-transfering it on to polymer clay ..maybe? Good luck with whatever way you go.
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LilLouLouBell
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011 10:23:19 AM »

When I worked in a craft store I had a customer in a similar predicament.  We rolled white sculpey into 1/8 inch sheets and cut out tiles in the shape of the transfers she wanted to use.  While the tiles baked off, we transferred the imaged to white cotton.  With a little bit of fabric modge podge, some enamel paint, glitter, sequins, and a few bails, she had some very nice pendants to work with. 

I hope this helps!  Smiley

Good luck and good crafting!
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