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Showing posts with label Art Beat. Show all posts

An easy way to laminate paper charms for jewelry. Charmed BE bracelet series.

If you would like to see how the Charmed BE elastic bracelet band is made, read this:

Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it from Happening Again

If you would like to see how the bookmark portion of the Charmed BE bracelet is made, then read this:

Why Now is the Best Time to Make a Bookmark Bracelet...Now Where Did I Put That Bookmark?

If you've already read those, or you just want to view how the charm is made, then keep reading...

I decided since I had to make some tough decisions recently, I thought it best to have something here for you, a sketch showing my process for the charm. I'm adding more pictures today if you have already viewed this article. There will not be a graphic for this piece, just pictures and some words about how I feel about this project.

Here is an explanation and pictures of how the charms for the Charmed BE bracelet are made.


All right, I know it's not easy to see in this sketch, however, I will explain how the lamination process works with simple plastic packing tape and paper colored with colored pencil mediums.

Why now is the best time to make a bookmark bracelet...Now where did I put that bookmark?

Why now is the best time to make a bookmark bracelet...Now where did I put that bookmark?

by Jessica B. Hensley author of the Sketchwriterjess Blog and owner of the JBHensleySWJ shop.


If you haven't seen the first part of this series on how to make a Bookmark Bracelet, please read this post first to see how to make the bracelet. Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again

If you already have a bracelet ready made with a ring to allow charms to hang from, then read on. : ).

Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again

Why Your Elastic Bracelet Breaks and How to Prevent it From Happening Again 

by Jessica B. Hensley, Author of The Sketchwriterjess Blog and owner of the shop newsletter for her business JBHensleySWJ


You’ve Finished your bracelet, you’ve given them to friends and sold them to more friends and then one day, one of your friends writes to tell you that the elastic bracelet you made for her broke and beads flew everywhere, at her favorite restaurant!

Embarrassing for her and for you as a maker, it can be tough to get over the fear of this happening again and again.

Here are a few reasons this happens:

- The Knots Are not tied tight enough, the wrong knots are used, and there is no glue to hold them together.

- The elastic cord size is not correct and the beads are too heavy, so the bracelet breaks apart.

- One large knot is used to tie the bracelet ends together. This puts so much weight on the strand that with wear, the strand will rub against the beads too many times and it will break.

So, what is the solution to this problem?

Why Title a Mixed Media Art Sketch-Painting? The answers in the Islands...

swjreads from tumblr is now syndicated on the Sketchwriterjess blog:

Here is the follow up post to 2 months ago. It was posted the same night. However, I will not syndicate these posts anywhere from a week or more after post them. Follow my Tumblr Blog to see these extra posts first. Have a good one!

Jess

https://swjreads.tumblr.com/post/162417930460/the-islands-ahead-this-picture-gives-you-a-peek


Notice I asked why title art, not why one should? There's a difference I think. More on that thought in future posts.

Watercolor Pencil and Crayon: Abstract Mixed Media Study


Watercolor Pencil and Crayon: Abstract Mixed Media Study

Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley

Hello everyone,

I am writing a series of posts about Mixed Media. If you want to read my fresh take on Mixed Media you can go to my Tumblr Blog for extra insight on my Mixed Media Series. Fresh Reads about my mixed media art post Thursdayish on Tumblr.

This post is about the technique of how to combine Watercolor Pencil and Crayon to form an abstract work of art that has depth and meaning.


Materials used: Crayola Crayons, Fantasia Watercolor Pencils, Thin Small Paint Brush, Elmer's Purple Disappearing Glue Stick, Water, Cup for Water, Stylus, Mixed Media Paper.



To the right is a picture showing the two mediums on their own and combined. In my opinion, mixed media adds depth to a piece of art. Watercolor Pencil and Crayon on their own are not bad, but together they are dynamic...









Techniques for to make this study:

Charmed "Be" Bookmark Bracelet: New Year's Eve

The New Year's Eve Charmed "Be" Book Mark Bracelet, A Classic Accessory that not only can be worn at New Years, but worn all year round!

An elegant bookmark that can be worn as a bracelet.
Learn to make the hottest, classic accessory to
ring in the new year.

The color combinations, materials and brands used for each bracelet are...

Charmed "Be" Bookmark Bracelet: Holiday version, last minute gifts.

Bookmark Bracelet Charmed “Be”: Holiday Collection, From the 10 piece Charmed "Be" Collection of bracelets. 

Aqua, Magenta, Gold, Silver, Copper, Crystal, Glass, Felt, Embroidery Floss, Ribbon

These Ribbon bracelets lie flat so that they can be bookmarks. 

The charm is removable and can be pinned anywhere a person wants. Also Hangs nicely as a charm from the bracelet. Let's get started. This list of tools and materials is long, but necessary to work on making these bracelets.

Letterboxing: Insanity, Sweat, and Satisfaction

This is a feature article on Letterboxing which is enjoyed by a community on a website called Atlas Quest. 

Treasure, this author's 2 cents.

I have emailed the Main administrator of this site and let this person know I will be sharing this site online on my blog. Read on to find out more about this very unique website and activity, Letterboxing.


Treasure can be in the palm of your hand no matter where you are in the world: This answer may surprise you.

Imagine you’ve spent hours online...

Zen Mandala, Hand embroidery. Letting go of "Where's Mine?"

Note: This is a compilation of three blog posts I wrote in 2015 that I am putting into one post. All pictures from the other posts are now in this updated last blog post on this subject. This is my first tutorial and I've got more on the way. See ya, soon.


Phase 1

small sewing kit
Small Sewing Kit
Hello everyone,

Here are some pictures of my progress on one of my hand sewn mandalas. I started it a couple of days ago. I've enjoyed working on it, yet it is in the middle now...
and it's dragging a little which is to be expected. There is a lot more that needs to be stitched to make the design complete.