As mentioned yesterday, I had a nice Michaels visit yesterday and they had an additional 25% off coupon for one day only, so I got some great items:
Lots of new acrylic paint - some are metallic and are going to look great on the boxes I got. I want to design some new boxes for jewelry or dice, hence the wooden boxes. Finally got a great new work surface: The We R Memory Keepers Precision Glass Cutting Mat and can tell you even after one use, that it's worth every penny. Super happy to have a work surface that is big enough, I can cut on, easy to clean and non-stick! I also bought a little drawer unit to start my second studio (yup I have two rooms of craft tools and supplies, the one room needs to be cleaned and tidied before it can be called a studio though).
When I got home, I realized that my purchases would give me something to blog about. For example, I made my first "test" notepad and it turned out pretty good (used the Tacky Glue in the photo). I will be making a second, much prettier version to show you very soon. After the notepad, I wanted to try out my wonderful new work surface (see last paragraph) and I have been thinking about a golden snitch inspired necklace; therefore, that's exactly what I decided to make:
Although it's still in the prototype phase, I'm quite happy with what I made. I will be posting images of this necklace as soon as I have it ready for Etsy, but just wanted to share what I really love about this piece: my interpretation of the golden snitch rocks and the metallic lustre accents made possible with the Metallic Lustre Wax by DecoArt. That made me realize that I should write a review of this great product and show you how I have used it- it really deserves its own post, but a quick summary for the moment:
• So far I'm super pleased with results I had both on wood and on polymer clay.
• I only have silver and gold colours at the moment because not all colours are easy to find in Canada (or they are ridiculously over-priced).
• I want to try them all, especially the black shimmer,
• A review is definitely on the way!
Thanks for reading!