I didn't have to think twice about what project to choose for my entry in the Waltzingmouse April SOAP CASE competition (to copy the theme of a Design Team blog entry for the SOAP blog hop): I knew I wanted to CASE Anya's cool bracelet featured on her WMS Soap Day 3 post. I've got tons of beading supplies here so it was time to dust them off, and here's what I came up with:
The bracelet was made in a similar manner to Anya's, except Very Vintage Labels No. 4 stamp set was used. A Spellbinders Labels 4 die with a Spellbinders Classic Ovals die centered within it were used to punch out the shapes from Polyshrink, then the pieces were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Two 1/8" holes were punched, one at each end. After shrinking, the pieces were colored with deep blue permanent marker, outside the stamped area and also on the sides. The pieces were assembled into a bracelet using gold-toned findings (clasp, jump rings, crimp beads, pearls, blue beads, 20ga wire, and Beadalon beading wire.
It was fun to do, and I'd like to thank Anya for the inspiration!