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Thursday, June 24, 2010

SORORITY RUSH!!!!! In Washington State (and SURPRISE giveaway!!)







The lovely Karen at Some Days are Diamonds has started a wonderful blog sorority!!! We all had a challenge to use this image in some way. I FORGOT the take a picture of the item with ourselves part. Since no one of camera operating age is home now, I am sorry it will have to wait!! (My youngest takes great pics of the floor and ceiling!!) Okay I cheated and added a tiny pic of the item to a photo I already had!! (It's not obvious is it??) Tee Hee!

I made a pin using Tim Holtz acrylic pieces, and adding a resin rose which I hand set a vintage rhinestone in, as well as glass beads, and pearls.

The pendant is actually a laminated image that I soldered. I didn't have a glass piece big enough. Then I added glass beads, a broken jewelry piece, rhinestone spacers and a Czech glass bead. I made FOUR pieces. One came out okay. Needless to say, I am new at soldering. I have RUINED a ton of things practicing!!

Now for the SURPRISE part!! I am going to send one of these pieces to Karen and the other to a lucky Sorority sister who participated in todays Blog hop. Just leave a comment saying you want to be in the drawing Sunday Night June 27th.

35 comments:

  1. How fun and sweet of you! I think they look great!
    Guess I should have joined in!
    Deb :)

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  2. These pieces are gorgeous! I love them and your son still mezmerizes me he is so darn cute! Keep it up because you are good at this. Hugs, Pearl

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  3. wow you are so sweet and I wouldn't have known that it was you frist time soldering, I wouldn't tell how many time I have burn my fingers but I love doing it so I put up with the pain like most things in life. you have pain to get gain. pop over if you get time. kettle is on and scones are just coming out of the oven Hugs ~Wendy @ blissangels

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  4. Oh Jody! I'm sorry I emailed you instead of commenting. You just SURPRISED me so, I just hit reply!! I just love them. What a wonderful job! MY GOODNESS!!!!
    I am new to soldering too. I had to make 33 tags and I got to be quite good at it that way! (at least I think I did!) I am going to a class in October up in Oregon to better refine the technique. Because I love to solder.
    Anyway - like I said in the Email - you let me know if that is OK and then you can announce it.
    How flippin' fun is this?
    Enjoy the rest of the party!
    :) Karen

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  5. I LOVE the charm you made with the picture--fabulous! And how sweet of you to give one away!!! I've been wanting to learn how to make soldered charms....it's on my list of things to do! (someday!!!)

    So happy to be a sister Bloggerette with you!

    Julie

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  6. What a pretty necklace I didn't even think abt jewelry I'm glad you did!

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  7. Hello there Sista. So glad to meet you! You did a fabulous job on your R*U*S*H project!! I am new at soldering too, but I keep trying. lol I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

    Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
    Rebecca
    from...
    {Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

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  8. Beautiful work!! I can't wait to see what else you've created. I would love to learn how to solder - maybe I'll give it a shot ;-) I'd love to be able to create something half as pretty as what you've shown us!!

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  9. Oh, that is so pretty. Nice to meet you.

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is the most beautiful necklace I've ever seen!!! It is truly stunning!! And how perfect for the sorority!
    HUGS,
    Cindy Adkins
    Whimsical Musings

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  11. I love! Love! LOVE! the pin and the necklace! So cute. :) I would love to win either. :)

    Good Job Sister!

    ~Liz

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  12. Supercool pin and necklace, adorable!

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  13. Love the necklace. The only way to get good at soldering is to practice, practice, practice and you do use up a lot of solder practicing. Good flux helps as well and use plenty of it. You did a great job on these, so don't be too hard on yourself. I think we notice our own mistakes much more than anyone else. Looking forward to getting to know you, Sister.
    Debbie

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  14. oh, how sweet of you to send one of your pretty necklaces to karen and offer a giveaway! just popped over from cerri's blog. your work and generosity inspires!

    xo
    elyse

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  15. Hi, from New Jersey! Love your take on the photo. Your jewerly pieces are beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
    Hugz,
    Zandra

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  16. Hello and nice to meet you! Your rush projects are gorgeous! It is so generous of you to send one to a sister :0) Please enter me.

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  17. Makes a GREAT pendant - - - and just think, it will give you a great conversation starter!!!

    Keetha from The Eclectic Company

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  18. Your pin and your pendant are just gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job!
    I would love to be entered in your sweet giveaway.

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  19. Now I really LIKE this! So unique and what a creative way to use the photo!

    I'd love to be entered in the drawing!!!

    xxoo
    Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

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  20. Hi Sister! Oh, what gorgeous jewelry pieces you've made! This was a very creative project and you can actually wear them! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)
    Sorority sis from Texas

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  21. This is so beautiful! It makes me what to get out my soldering supplies! Stunning! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment for me! hugs Cassandra

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  22. First time visiting your blog...It's lovely...and I love the necklace and pin that you made...so beautiful and creative...

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  23. Hi Sister,
    I just wanted to thank you for coming to my blog...I didn't realize that you are having a "give-away" party too...so, I'd like to put my name in...and your images are beautiful!!!!
    One more thing--I sure love what it says at the top of your page...it is so meaningful and so true!
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    Whimsical Musings

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  24. Oh my goodness, those are gorgeous! You are such an awesome and creative sister! So happy to meet you!

    See you soon!

    Nancy

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  25. What a wonderful way to use the picture. I love how they turned out. Wow, it is great to find a sister that lives in Washington State, like I do, so nice to meet you.

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  26. What a unique craft, I've seen soldered pieces but haven't learned to do it yet. Glad to meet you Sorority sister, Margaret from Missouri

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  27. What an adorable necklace! I think everyone in our Sisterhoold would love it too! Nice meeting you Sister!

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  28. Wow, both pieces are absolutely stunning! Anybody would wear either one with pride. What a really lovely thought of yours to give one to Karen and a VERY lucky sorority sister! Now I am off to look through your lovely blog some more. Really glad to have met you.

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  29. That's a really attractive use of the photo. xx

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  30. Wow! I was intimidated already by all of the beautiful paper and "frou-frou" projects, but soldering, too! I need to work on my skills! What lovely pieces you've made! You ladies are so talented, I'm getting more and more inspired to work on my "crafty" gene!

    Come by and "see" me when you have time!

    Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman.

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  31. What beautiful stunning jewelry pieces you created! I'd Love to be included if I'm not too late? If I am thats o.k. I'm happy to have seen your lovely work!

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  32. gorgeous work! Nice to meet you, I'm following you to get to know you better :)

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  33. Oops, to many blogs to see. I missed out on the giveaway..Love your pieces of Jewelry though very much.

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  34. Love your RUSH projects. So nice to meet another sister!

    Terrie - Colorado

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  35. Wow your work is just lovely - not only here but throughout your blog!

    Glad we're sisters in this new sorority - come visit when you have a moment!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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