Monday, April 15, 2013

Barrettes and a coupon

Barrette blanks and coupon

Good day and thanks for joining me today.  First let me apologize for the delay in my post.  I was supposed to post on the 13th, but last week we had a really bad ice storm and and we were without power, heat and water for 3 days.  Let me tell you that was not fun.  We have a lot of mess to clean up because during the storm we lost a couple of trees and then we got 8 inches of snow on top of the ice.  It's been a very trying time, but I'm looking forward to getting back on track.

Here are some pictures just to show you how bad it was.

can you see how the ice formed and then the snow ontop of it? 
our pine trees took a pretty bad hit also. 
Icecycles and then snow on top of them. 

Thanks for your understanding and so without further ado...
I have had these barrette blanks for awhile and really had no idea what I would do with them until now.  I added the green Jewel Effects to some 3d crystal lacquer and filled the blanks.  I didn't use very much of the green and it gave this a very glassy look.
Sorry about the blurry picture.

I also used the purple Glitz Effects and sprinkled a few bits into the blanks.  Then I added some of the 3d crystal lacquer on top of the glitz.  Some of the flakes floated to the top giving it a bumpy affect.  I love it.

These dried in about 20 minutes, but I suggest leaving them set up for at least 24 hours to make sure they set up completely.

This is such an easy and quick project and I hope you might go out and purchase some blanks and create your own barrettes.  

Also, don't forget during the month of April there is a sale for the crystal lacquer.  Use the coupon code terri04 to get 20% off at Sakura Hobby and Craft and then go and create something.

Thanks for joining me and I hope to see you again soon and as always, have a great day and God bless


  1. oooh, those look great! I have been thinking that I need to splurge on some bling for my hair! haha...
    I've gone through 5 days of an icestorm, no heat, no power...I'm sorry that you had to go through it!

  2. OMG, I KNOW that wasn't fun!!! Hope it doesn't come back around your way again -- I'll pray it doesn't!

    Love your barrettes though. They're just awesome!


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