|Sizzix Dies - Let Me Count the Ways!|
|Our Blog - General|
|Written by Angela Crandall|
|Sunday, 04 September 2011 00:00|
Wow! Have you seen the newest Sizzix dies that have arrived at Simple Pleasures? They take customized jewelry and DIY (Do It Yourself) embellishments to a whole new level…
Each box cover showcases gorgeous jewelry made using the die, even a close up of the piece, so you can see the detail. My favorite part of the box is the picture on the front that shows you the shapes the die actually cuts - so many possibilities! These dies are steel rule dies, so you can use your favorite materials - Grungepaper, chipboard, polyshrink plastic, even Ten Second Studio Colored Metals and more.
These dies cut shapes that are perfectly sized for smaller projects such as card and scrapbook embellishments, as well as jewelry components.
Hmmm…need an idea or two to start?
Ovals #3 is a versatile die. Four different sizes of ovals that you could layer brads, bling, ephemera, etc. onto (and, of course, we could stamp it, too!) We could cut a large oval from Grungepaper and the same size oval using Ten Second Studio's Colored Metal. Adhere them together. Let's emboss the metal/Grungepaper oval using a Sizzix embossing folder to give it texture. What's your favorite color metal? Peacock is a pretty turquoise…
Have you seen the Vintage Groove collection? We could use the Tim Holtz drill press to make tiny holes to attach the oval to a Vintage Groove necklace strand using jump rings.
Fabulous, customized elements…easy peasy, right?
Then we could repeat the process to make matching earrings or bracelet and even a matching embellishment for the gift card!
I can't wait to try this - I hope you feel inspired to make a bit of art, too! We'd love to see what YOU make!