Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Celebrating Summer Blog Hop

Beach greetings to you!  As you may know I have had sand and sun on the brain for a few weeks now which is perfect because today it's time for our Celebrating Summer Blog Hop.  If you arrived via Barbara's blog then you are on the correct sandy path, if you have not been hopping along with us before than you can start back at the Sparkle and Sprinkle blog to learn about the five fun prizes being given away.


Sparkle N Sprinkle's Celebrate Summer Blog Hop


For my project I wanted to create some embossed polymer clay jewelry.  Rather than stamping into raw clay this time I rolled, cut, and baked a piece of polymer then once it cooled it was stamped and embossed with detail black powder.  The saying " The voice of the sea, speaks to the soul"  is part of a stamp set called Ocean Treasures.  After the embossing is finished,  the polymer clay can be drilled at the top to make a hole for the bail and again at the bottom to hang a little shell.  


directions are here
Be sure to leave a comment...it's kind of like digging in the sand, every once in a while you will unearth a treasure...or in this case maybe dig up a prize.  Next you will want to hop over to Karalee's fantastic blog, to see how she is Celebrating Summer.


SNS Home Blog addy:  http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog
April Williams   http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist  http://craftemarie.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn   http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com
Julie Zippel  http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
Shanna Shands   http://scsdesigns.blogspot.com
Barbara Bruder  http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com
Angie Blasingame   http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com  (that's me!!)
Karalee Ingram  http://kareescardsandcraftsofcourse.blogspot.com
Jill Jacobsen http://www.stampinhands.com/
Gerlinde Townsley   http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com
Charlene Driggs   http://www.paperandinkplayground.com
Karin Martin   http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
Brenda Smalle   http://www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com

30 comments:

Brenda said...

Fabulous! Looks like beach glass and love how you've displayed it! Great job as always!

Barbara Bruder said...

Awesome project!! It is a perfect addition to thje shell or a jar. Would look cool on display in an entryway.

Charlene said...

Fabulous idea...I am so casing this!;)

Julie Z said...

Great piece of jewelry! And I agree with Barbara - it's looks just as pretty as a display piece! Very neat and beautifully displayed!!

howo34 said...

Thats a neat little jar of treasure!

Karalee Ingram said...

Wow - you always come up the best ideas! Very, very cool!

Cat said...

Fabulous jewelery! LOVE how you "posed" it with the seashells! LOVE your card too! I want to be there!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous idea...making a treasure jar and your ocean theme is perfect for summer time.

Julie said...

Jewelry ideas using your stamp sets looks like a fun way to entertain the grandkids. Summer is almost here!~!

Shona Erlenborn said...

How awesome is this? What a great idea and I love how you have presented it. Superb job all round.

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome . Love Shells and the way you have added them to the Jar is great. love the Tags. just perfect. thanks for sharing.

Dianne Potter said...

Fantastic idea! It would also make a wonderful "fan pull". Thank you for sharing.

Aurora Christina said...

Cool idea! It came out great!

Kathy Vogel said...

The polymer clay does look like beach glass. I like your take on the theme & the addition of the shells.

HelenM said...

Wow! WIth polymer Clay! Never thought to use that! Thanks

NWFlamingo said...

So many cool ideas and so little time!

jaymack said...

I love playing with clay. This is a great idea.

E. Marie said...

Very creative!! What a great idea for all kind of things. Looks great with the jar of shells.

Gerlinde said...

Love the jewelry piece, but the display is almost as great as the piece! Great job!

judys said...

What an unusual way to use a stamp (at least for me). I really must try this -- beautiful results.

Karen L said...

Love this creative way to use these stamps!! this is so sweet!

Karin said...

What a fabulous decorative item or a great way to show off some vacation memories! Super creative!

Janet LoBianco said...

Quite a different way to use the stamp. Very creative.

Kathy Vogel said...

I love how you made the clay look just like beach glass. Seashells are some of my favorite things. I hope this comment doesn't disappear like the one I put on last evening.

Gina R said...

Love the combination stamps with clay.

aileen said...

I really enjoyed you different take on the theme of the blog. I love jewelry, and your piece was right up my alley. I also liked the piece with a shell as an embellishment. Thanks for the inspiration

Frann said...

What a great idea! It's a really cool piece of jewelry. I love the way you staged it for the photo--a nice beachy setting.

Barbara said...

Love those pendants! Your work is always so stunning!

CraftyHope said...

This is a really cool technique. I'd never thought about embossing baked poly clay before. Thanks for reminding me to think outside the box even more. I appreciate it.
Oh, and your pieces turned out fabulously!!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

This is so cute and I love the colors you used...so summery and beachy!!