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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall is Fashionable with Steampunk Fall Jewelry to Adorn Anything But A Card Challenge #4

Welcome to FALL!!! Thanks for stopping by today!

It's week number two of the "Fall/Halloween" challenge at "ANYTHING BUT A CARD"!!! ABAC is a bi-weekly challenge and today, the Design Team showcases NEW projects using the current "Fall/Halloween" Challenge number FOUR. Head on over to ABAC and see all the fantastic projects shared by the fantastic design team AND submissions by all of you. The best part...there's still another week to play along and link up via inlinkz froggy.

Anything But a Card Challenge 4 is use Fall/Halloween Theme!

For this challenge use a FALL/Halloween theme for your project. Create with a Fall/Halloween inspired theme or use earthy colors of the season {reds, browns,golds, greens, yellows, rusts}. This challenge theme is so much fun! I hope you are playing along!

Here's more about my Fall/Halloween project for ABAC Challenge #4.

I have created a piece of FALL jewelry in my finest STEAMPUNKERY - a necklace using chain pieces, a stamped silk leaf, a diecut leaf out of mica and painted vintage book paper, and of course...gears! I started with a red silk leaf and I stamped a flourishy script text onto it. I die cut a leaf out of painted book paper and also a piece of mica using my Cuttlebug Leaf/embossing combo set. I ran the mica through again in the embossing folder. It worked - BUT - it did break my leaf into a couple of pieces. So I glued it to my book page leaf with Diamond Glaze. It's still a little delicate, but it's not going anywhere. The next time I'm playing with my resin, I'm going to pour some over it so that it's permanently preserved.

Now for the WISHBONE...yep - I made that, too! I cast a real dried/bleached wishbone in Amazing Mold Putty and cast it in Amazing Casting Resin colored with Alumilite Metallic Powders for resin. Please CLICK HERE to see how-to.

Using jewelry pliers, I opened the chain links and added gears between the links. The leafs are brads that I affixed by bending the arms on the brad around the chain link.

What are you making??? You still have a week to link up your FALL or HALLOWEEN creations and I will be looking at them ALL. I love seeing all of the creative ideas everyone is sharing! The next Challenge will debut on Sunday, October 28th. With Halloween just around the corner...I wonder what challenge the dark and devious crafty divas will present??? Remember...The only thing NOT allowed is a card! Sb : )


  1. This is just gorgeous! I love all the details and fabulous elements....too cool!

  2. That's a fabulous piece! The steampunk + autumn makes for a great combination... love it! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alison x

  3. This is absolutely stunning Susan! I will send you my address so when you are doing a cleanup it can come to a good home :)
    Failing that I would love to see you decked out in your beautiful piece with someplace to go!


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