Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My DIY Stella McCartney inspired ring - and a $60 giveaway


Here's a mini project to follow on the charm bracelet of last week, featuring Stella McCartney-ish botanical prints and new Mod Podge products from Plaid.

Last week I tried the new Dimensional Magic with mixed results specifically because I did not mix the results (did not shake the bottle to distribute the glitter.)

Dimensional Magic comes in a tiny squeeze bottle and gives a smooth epoxy-like finish to your otherwise dull paper and plastic creations.

I used one of the Podgeable Shapes (plastic shapes cut into small circles, squares, ovals, etc.), Mod Podged a small botanical print on one side, allowed it to dry and then coated the top with Dimensional Magic.


Here's how it looks when wet. It dries clear or with a bit of glitter depending on your formula.


I glued a 25-cent ring blank onto the back using Plaid's new jewelry glue.


And, ta da, super easy ring. Still not crazy about the glitter for this type of project but it wasn't as offensive as I thought.


Now to the giveaway. I'm passing on about $60 worth of Mod Podge loot - antique and gloss formula, pearl spray finish, rub-on transfers, Dimensional Magic, crackle medium and a Mod Podge sampler of six formulas.

To enter, just be a follower and leave a comment below. (Sorry, U.S.-only on this one. The stuff is HEAVY.)

29 comments:

  1. I think I'm the first comment! I LOVE Mod Podge. Cool giveaway. And by the way I love the ring. I haven't seen the podgeable shapes before - I can see lots of possibilities.

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  2. The ring turned out pretty fab! I might have a use for that box of stamps I've been wondering what to do with...or a bracelet- I liked that idea too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Oooh Oooh pick me! I'm desperate for a new piece of fun jewelry and it would be special to be able to say I made it!

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  4. What a great giveaway! I would love to win!!

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  5. Loving both the ring and the charm bracelet! Now I'm looking at old gardening catalogs and thinking of the possibilities...

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  6. How fun! I've never seen this before, but it turned out gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I haven't worked with Mod Podge in a while and love their new items. Your charm bracelet and ring are so cute ... time for a trip to Michael's.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. I would like to use this to make some magnets for my fridge and maybe some botanical jewelry

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  9. I would love to win this. My deceased motherinlaw swore by Mod Lodge and made me a believer in how great this product is.

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  10. Love the ring - thanks for the chance to win such a great prize pack!

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  11. I'm a follower. This looks like a fun package. I want to try out the crackle medium. Thanks for sharing!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  12. Thank you for an amazing chance to win these goodies:P Can't wait to try them if i win!
    shailee135@hotmail.com

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  13. Thanks for the reminder (on the batik pillow post) about this give away ... I had tried to enter earlier but couldn't leave a comment due to techy glitches on my end then totally forgot about it (shame on me). I'd love to try the new ModPodge products. Yep, I'm a follower.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh how awesome!! Great giveaway! Your ring is so pretty; I'd love to try making one. Which is why I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be the winner.... :)
    Oh and I'm a long-time follower- love your blog!

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  15. This is a great give away! I hope I win so I can craft more :)

    Xo

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  16. I follow! :D I'd love to get these goodies, mod podge is amazing!

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  17. I don't know if your contest has ended or not but I'd love the chance to win! Mod Podge is the best stuff!! lindakaysmith@live.com

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    1. So sorry. Just pulled a winner yesterday. But stick around. There's always another giveaway.

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  18. I'm not a huge fan of glitter normally (outside of holiday) but I do love the glitter on this for some reason!! Great job!

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  19. That is adorable. Now I want to make one.

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  20. So cute! I've decided I want to be the lady with obnoxiously huge rings, so this stuff would get me started down that road. Thanks!

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  21. Cute ring! What a great giveaway!

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  22. Your ring turned out beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic prize pack! Oh the fun I could have! Oh, and I'm a follower. :)

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  23. That's a beautiful ring. I would love to win this prize pack. I cannot find the specialty Mod Podges in my local craft stores.



    Sherbet1956@yahoo.com

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  24. I am a crafty newbie and an excited one at that! I just finished making a lamp out of books along with bring crooked, it was missing something. through my pinterest surfing I found this stuff, not sure of you know about it, Mod Podge? Lol, but yea it definitely would have taken my lamp to the next level. the antiquing is really interesting to me. But cool tut, how to great from you. The baby is to tear my house down.

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  25. I am a crafty newbie and an excited one at that! I just finished making a lamp out of books along with bring crooked, it was missing something. through my pinterest surfing I found this stuff, not sure of you know about it, Mod Podge? Lol, but yea it definitely would have taken my lamp to the next level. the antiquing is really interesting to me. But cool tut, how to great from you. The baby is to tear my house down.

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  26. I'm probably late for the give away but had to say I love that ring!! Many years ago my Aunt, who lived In Fort Walton beach Florida, made rings that looked just like yours. She had given me one but I lost it.:( Also 20 years ago when I was living in New York, involved with the ministry Teen Challenge, there was a box of items that were giveaways and I found this beautiful pin that had a moose painted on it and somehow I lost it too. I have been looking for items like what you have made here for a long time, who knew it could be so easy to make one myself!!

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  27. Love the ring, looks totally finished and professional. Would love to try it.

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