Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Wearable Art Created with WOW Embossing Powders

Hello, and happy Sunday to you all!  It's been a couple of weeks since my last post but for very good reason. As most of my regular followers are aware, I was laid off from my job in August 2010 after having been with the company 14 years and was unemployed for 18 months.  Well, I finally found a new job and I love it, even though I come home mentally and physically exhausted every day and by the time I finish my evening chores, I don't feel very creative.  That's not to say that I haven't done any crafting in two weeks though!  I have been lining up some new projects for the WOW Design Team and working on a couple of others plus birthday cards and gifts for some of my family members.

Today, I have a project I made for WOW using their fabulous... and I mean FABULOUS embossing powders!  My assignment, in conjunction with Valentine's Day was to create a piece of wearable art using the colors we associate with this holiday.  If you have visited the WOW blog, you saw the following sneak peak.
Well, to create this sweet pendant, I took two charms from a Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Adornments set that contained 8 charms and used the heart and the wings.  Here's the set, in case you're interested in making one of these for yourself or someone special.

Well, these charms are awesome as is, right?  Right!  But I wanted to add my own touch as well as some color (that's what embossing powders are all about after all) so I pressed the heart charm into my Versamark embossing pad and coated it well, then covered it in WOW Cable Car Red embossing powder from Suzy West's By the Sea Collection and heat set it.  That was better but the color was somewhat transparent so I repeated that step.  I could still barely discern the tiny dimples in the surface of the heart but the color was much richer and more opaque.  I wanted to add some gloss so I coated it twice more with WOW Clear Gloss powder and that did the trick!  After it cooled, I used E6000 Adhesive to attach the wings to the back of the heart and let that set overnight to form a permanent bond between the two metal pieces.  I added a jump ring and attached it to the chain.  And here's the finished project.

Then I took crystal hearts and bicone beads in red, pink and amethyst and made dangles for my necklace as well as a cute pair of earrings to match.  I really like how it turned out and it illustrates very well the versatility of WOW Embossing Powders.  You can use them on most non-porous surfaces and some porous ones, such as wood.  If you haven't tried them yet, you really should!  I'll be back later in the week with some birthday cards but be sure and check the WOW blog all week for wonderful projects by my design teammates.  Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Annie that is a really GREAT idea, my mom does jewelry making and I am going to pass this on to her....neat!!


  2. What a unique project! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Loving this piece Annie. The necklace is just PERFECT!!!!


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