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Sugar Skull Magnets with Santastik’s ColorPlus Clay

Day of the Dead is a hot theme all year round with sugar skulls popping up everywhere! I created these FUN colorful clay magnets with Sandtastik’s ColorPlus Natural AirDry Clay!

Skull MagnetsVisit Sandtastik online today for a full step-by-step project tutorial!

ColorPlus Natural AirDry Clay features all of the wonderful benefits of traditional natural clay, while offering new vibrant colors and even the ability to mix custom colors! Here’s a quick video about Sandtastik’s wonderful new ColorPlus Natural AirDry Clay:

The creative possibilities are endless!

Check out the video tutorial:

Bracelets and Magnets Oh My with Impress Art Metal Stamps

So if you’ve been tuning into my journey into the world of silversmithing and metal stamping, you’ve already seen me learn how to make a ring and oogled my mom’s wearable perfume pendants! Now I am excited to show you more of the pieces I’ve been working on…

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I created a beautiful silver bracelet with a gunmetal patina that features 3 hand set bezels with CZ stones and the stamped words love, faith & family. I used the Impress Art Newsprint Letter Stamp Set and some of their design stamps as well.

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Here you can see me modelling my new creation alongside a trio of beautiful stretch bracelets that I created from a kit by Jolene Star of The Bead Fairy TV. If you’ve never heard of Jolene, I highly recommend that you check out her YouTube Channel for tons of super cool and creative beaded inspiration! I met Jolene at the 2015 Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show and was instantly a mega fan of her beautiful and brightly colored creations!

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I think Jolene’s bracelets add a nice touch and accent my hand stamped bangle beautifully! And now for my next creation…

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I designed a trio of majestic natural bangles that incorporate a silver scarab, large pearl, herkimer diamond and rough cut amethyst. I love the juxtaposition of the thin silver bangles alongside the large stones. These really remind me of my flower childhood, growing up in Woodstock, NY amidst the healers, psychics and metaphysical enchantments!

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I practiced the metal stamping for the love, faith, family bracelet, on a small sheet of brass before stamping into my hand forged bracelet. Then later I cut up the practice sheet to make this adorable set of refrigerator magnets!

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As you can clearly see. the journey into the world of silversmithing and metal stamping is beginning to take us into some very inspired and exploratory places! Be sure to tune in next time to see my new geode necklace and mom’s poetic bangles! These creations are not to be missed!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop – Magnetic Sizzix Awesomeness by Marisa Pawelko

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Be sure to enter the  Rafflecopter  GIVEAWAY chock full of awesome prizes courtesy of the creative product manufacturers who’ve generously sponsored this amazing handmade holidays blog hop!

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Magnetic Awesomeness

For my stop on the hop I created a plethora of handmade magnet examples all cut with steel rule dies from the Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist collection for Sizzix! I made them with all sorts of materials including Adhesive Rhinestone Sticker Sheets from The Buckle Boutique, Fairfield Oly Fun, various papers, fabrics and craft foam. Here you can see these funky magnets adorning the window frame in my office.

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You can make these in all sorts of motifs to suit the gift recipients unique sense of style! With the Modern Surrealist Collection of Shape Cutters for Sizzix, there’s something for everyone!

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These easy to make magnets make a cute addition to greeting cards, kind of like an extra little bonus gift. Or you can make a whole bunch and gift them in a bag or box. Here’s a tutorial on how to create these fun and flashy magnets:

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Gather up your supplies. I highly recommend the Sizzix Big Shot, Westcott Brand NonStick Scissors for cutting the materials for this project! And of course you’re gonna need my die cutters!

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Layer the magnetic sheet on top of a piece of Adhesive Rhinestone Sticker Sheet sticky sides together. Use your Westcott’s to trim the pieces to fit on the die. This is when those Westcott NonStick Scissors really come in handy!

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Trim and place the whole assembly on the die and into the Big Shot Machine.L1090863

The dies cut through both layers like butter!L1090865

Now you’ve got blinged out chains magnets. But wait there’s more…L1090867

Repeat these same steps with some glittery craft foam and magnetic sheets for some Fabulous and Scandalous magnets!L1090869

Don’t get lippy with me! Well actually… DO!L1090870

Who doesn’t love a little trucker cap magnet made with adhesive bling and Oly Fun?L1090873

Here’s how to do the layering technique for two tone magnets…L1090874 L1090875 L1090878 L1090879 L1090880

Did I just inadvertently make a mustache magnet here? LOLL1090882

The 3-in-1 Sunglasses Shape Cutter is a great value and lets you customize magnets as gifts for the James Dean, Kanye West, or Lolita in your life!L1090884

I used Oly Fun for the lenses. It’s fun stuff!L1090885

Paper offers lots of possibilities too!L1090886Make some Thought Talk Bubble magnets with funny sayings or inside jokes!

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Here I recreated the blinged out unicorn just like it’s shown on the packaging! L1090889 L1090890

Here they all are together! These make really fun, quick and easy gifts for your friends and loved ones, especially kids, tweens and teens. Kids love making these for their friends because die cutting is just so easy and fast! Perfect for decorating lockers, file cabinets, refrigerators, cars and more!L1090895 L1090896 L1090897 L1090898Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap

Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow

Graphic 45

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Westcott

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

 

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

Handmade Holidays 2014 Hop Logo SPONSORS 300dpi

Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing