Beading / Jewelry

Poinsettia Tray & Alcohol Ink Wineglass Charms

By  Lynn Roberts 

sizes: tray, 12-1/4"x12-1/4"; charms, 2" long

Materials

  • POINSETTIA TRAY:
  • Wooden tray, 12-1/4”x12-1/4”, with glass insert
  • Cold Press 140 lb. Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
  • ALCOHOL INK WINEGLASS CHARMS:
  • Jewelry findings (Crafts, Etc!): rectangular links; swirl drops; 6mm round jump rings
  • Remembrance Ring Memory Wire (Beadalon)
  • Czech glass seed beads (Bead Treasures): Dark Green Iris; Orange Iris; Copper; Gold

Tools

  • POINSETTIA TRAY:
  • Foam stamps (Plaid): Paisley Leaf; Acanthus Leaf
  • Adirondack Dye Ink Pads*: Bottle; Stream
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers*: Cranberry; Red Pepper; Terra Cotta; Salmon; Mountain Rose; Stream; Clover; Pool; Aqua; Pitch Black; Espresso; Copper and Gold Metallics
  • Adirondack Dimensional Pearls*: Raisin; Bottle; Stream
  • Perfect Pearls*: Perfect Copper; Forever Blue
  • Stickles Glitter Glue*: Crystal; Copper; Gold; Turquoise; Aqua; Cinnamon
  • Posh Impressions Gold Accent Pen*
  • Inkssentials White Opaque Pen*
  • Inkssentials Heat it Craft Tool*
  • Inkssentials Cut n’ Dry Foam Pad*
  • Paintbrushes: small round; medium flat; Niji water brush (Yasutomo)
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Sea sponge
  • Circle punches (EK Success): 3/4”; 1”
  • CutterBee Curvy Cutter and Circle Template Set (EK Success)
  • ALCOHOL INK WINEGLASS CHARMS:
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks*: Bottle; Cranberry
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixatives*: Copper; Gold
  • Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator*
  • Wire cutters
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Petals
  • 1. Using photo as a guide, apply Copper, Cranberry, Red Pepper, Terra Cotta and Salmon paints to Paisley Leaf stamp. Mist generously with water and stamp watercolor paper; heat set with Craft Tool.
  • 2. Use water brush to apply diluted Mountain Rose paint to open spaces in design; heat set.
  • 3. Outline inner segments with Raisin dimensional paint; highlight with Crystal and Copper glitter glue. Dot petal with Gold glitter glue. Let Dry.
  • 4. Brush Perfect Copper pigment powder over petal; mist with water to set. Edge petal with gold pen.
  • 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 to create nine petals.
  • Leaves
  • 1. Using photo as a guide, apply Stream, Clover, Pool and Aqua paints to Acanthus Leaf stamp. Mist generously with water and stamp watercolor paper; heat set with Craft Tool.
  • 2. Use water brush to apply diluted Pool paint to open spaces in design; heat set.
  • 3. Use Cut ‘n Dry Foam to sponge edges with Bottle and Stream dye inks. Outline leaf with white pen.
  • 4. Highlight leaf with Bottle and Stream dimensional paint and Turquoise and Aqua glitter glue. Let dry.
  • 5. Brush Forever Blue pigment powder over leaf; mist with water to set.
  • 6. Repeat Steps 1-5 to create seven leaves.
  • Centers
  • 1. Dab Gold Metallic paint on watercolor paper; let dry. Punch seven 3/4" and seven 1" circles; dab edges Pitch Black.
  • 2. Draw swirls on smaller circles with Cinnamon glitter glue; let dry. Adhere circles to larger ones.
  • Tray
  • 1. Dab Espresso paint on tray; wipe away excess for stained look.
  • 2. Cut two 12" watercolor paper squares for base and top mat; cut a 10" circle from center of top mat.
  • 3. Sponge paint diluted Mountain Rose onto top mat; sponge diluted Pool onto base.
  • 4. Adhere poinsettia pieces to base as shown. Assemble tray.
  • Charms
  • 1. For each charm, cut length of ring wire equal to approximately 1-1/3 circle.
  • 2. Set aside one link, one swirl drop and two jump rings to create each charm. Dab all pieces with Alcohol Ink or Mixative using applicator.
  • 3. Attach link to swirl drop with jump ring as shown. Insert second jump ring at top. Use chain-nose pliers to bend small loop in one end of ring wire. String 14 seed beads and jewelry findings on ring wire; bend loop in remaining wire end.
  • 4. Touch up charms with Alcohol Ink as needed.