In keeping with the theme this week of Flowers and Fairies, we have a bonus post for you.
Our good friends at Dazzle It sent me a wonderful set of products from their new Tropical Punch line. Reminiscent of Brazilian Carnivale and all the bright, gorgeous colors of the tropics, this line is intended for making gorgeous, custom jewelry. Especially those popular statement necklaces we’re seeing on all the celebrities.
But, of course, I had to participate by getting some Stampendous/Dreamweaver products in there. So I made a little something different.
My selection, sent by John Bead Corporation, Canadian Distributors of all things jewelry and amazingness, came in this fantastic little muslin, drawstring bag. I thought this would make a really neat purse for summer visits to theme parks and the beach, so I dolled it up with some Tropical Punch Flair.
This cute little muslin tote is about 8″ square. Perfect for cell, cards, cash, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.
It came with this gorgeous assortment of Tropical Punch jewelry makings.
I started by using the Gold Dreamweaver Memories Mist on the Cathedral Windows Small Stencil. The Dreamweaver Stencils products I used are all available at Stencil with Style.
I moved the stencil around, occasionally turning it over and pressing the ink on to the cloth to get an all over pattern.
I love how glittery and beautiful this mist is..yummm.
For some tropical punch (hee hee) I grabbed the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers Stencil and the Blue Martini Memories Mist.
I loved the flowers in the Martini Blue! But I wanted them to go higher.
I turned the stencil over, carefully matching the top flower, and masked off the edges with my paper towels to get a gorgeous fall of flowers up the side of the bag.
While that dried, I started my Tropical Punch Flowers. I received three of these flower centers with rhinestones in them. They have a central post to build your flower around plus two eyes for wiring them to nearby flowers, inserting jumprings, etc.
The flower petals are just gorgeous. They come in packs of 10, so I used 5 per flower to make two. You could use six for a fuller look, but I only had one package. Thread your wire/elastic cord/etc. through the flower petals.
And tie the wire around the center post. I used my pliers to pull it really tight.
OHMIGOSH… now you want some, don’t you??!!
I had enough to make two, and I’m in love with them.
So the bag had really short ties to pull it shut, and I’m more of a shoulder strap gal. But I received this interesting polyester tubing in my box.
It comes in heaps of colors (mine was pink and blue) and it is meant to be the basis for necklaces bracelets, etc.
You cut it up and use it in pieces as a tube, or as a fundamental piece with various ends and caps available.
There are also these cool sliders that can go on the outside of it for a jump ring to attach something wonderful.
Well, I threaded my polyester tubing through the casing in the top of the purse. I didn’t receive any end caps, so I pushed the cable ends through two of these sliders.
I overlapped the tubing and put a slider on each end.
Then I used my pliers to smash it like a crimp bead.
This gave me a place to hang the two filagree pieces I received after dangling some of my bling off them. Wow… a super cute shoulder strap!!
Finally, I just sewed on my gorgeous flowers and a bunch of the other beads and lucite flowers that I received. I totally love this darling bag!! If you love this look, head over to the Dazzle It Blog to see what lots of other designers did with their Tropical Punch products!