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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fullamoon Designs Hand Painted Original Jewelry

Too much fun! Said nobody. Ever.

As if they weren't gorgeous enough during the day, I went ahead and made some that will rock your nights when you're out clubbing, rollerskating, at glow bowl or a Halloween party! 

Here's what they look like during the day:

Please visit my Etsy page to get your hands on these and more designs.

Also, please visit Fullamoon Designs' Facebook page and "like" it while you're there!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Handpainted Water Marbled Jewelry by Fullamoon Designs

I have been up to so much and have lots to share. Over the past few months I've been perfecting my technique of water marbling glass cabochons and creating the most interesting pieces!

I opened a shop on Etsy and also created a Facebook page. I was graciously invited by my hairdresser to share her booth space at a local craft fair and to display some of my work in her salon! 

I have learned to create my own bails out of wire as shown in this pic:

I received my first request to make a set of matching earrings and necklace for a special occassion! Don't you just love how they came out?

I am having fun creating all of these pieces.  It's the perfect outlet for my creativity after a long week at work, and making a little "dough"-re-mi on the side is a rush! My next move is to step out of my comfort zone and approach some artsy store owners to carry my jewelry. 

Please visit my Etsy page to see the beautiful things I've been up to.

Also, visit Fullamoon Designs' Facebook page! See you there!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Glass Necklace Pendant

I am doing my best to come up wth a wiring technique that works for me. This was a difficult one and I think I got a little carried away with the curly wire, but I like it just the same. I made it for my sister. I hope she loves it.

This wire is from a local craft store. It is 20 gauge gun metal color and is easy to twist and work with. It comes in many colors that I'm excited to try. However, I have read online reviews that say the colored wires peel. That makes sense considering all the bending and twisting, especially for a newbie. When I try it out it will have to be on very simple, straight-forward designs.  I have noticed myself that this wire mars easily. I wonder if 16 gauge wire would be better.

This design is a combination of tutorials I found on YouTube and my own silly idea of wrapping the extra wire ends around a screwdriver. I don't have all the right tools yet, but it certainly makes the job easier when you do use the right tools. I get a little more each time I shop, and my designs become a little more refined.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pendant Necklace Using Water Marble Technique

Oh the possibilities are endless! I am having so much fun making my swirly creations. I've made magnets, planters, barrettes, coasters, and now I am beginning to make jewelry. How wonderful to have just the right piece for each workday outfit! I made my own bails out of wire for these pretties. But I also purchased some blanks to glue cabochons into. They just came in today's mail so I will be posting more pics soon! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

I've Opened a Shop on Etsy!

I am excited to announce I have listed many items in my Etsy shop. I am having fun painting and coming up with fun ideas. My latest creations are these boxes.  They are the perfect size for a small gift (no wrapping paper or bow needed!), trinkets on a bureau or just for decoration on a coffee table.

I am working on Christmas ornaments as well and will share them in my next post. I'll give you a hint: they look like candy! 

Here's the link to my shop:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Surprise! It's NOT Soap!

I have been wracking my brain for months trying to come up with a creative outlet. I need to create. I need to make cool things. But soaping was expensive, took up a lot of space in my kitchen and I just no longer have the time or energy to suit up, mix, measure, swirl, pour and wait for soap to cure. I still love my homemade soaps and will make them for special occasions, but for now I will try dumping some soapy supplies on eBay and begin exploring other creative outlets to share with you.

So...if the photo at the top of this post is not soap, then what is it? It's marbleized coasters!

I have had an obsession with marbleizing my nails since last summer. The tutorials on YouTube are mesmerizing. And there's no wrong way to do it, which is a beautiful thing! I decided to try the application on something else. Voila! 

I filled a square plastic container with water and plopped droplets of nail polish on the surface, swirled it a bit, dipped the tiles in upside down and ended up with the most beautiful designs! After they dried, I sprayed on high gloss acrylic sealer. Now I just have to glue some cork on the bottom and I'm done.

Top three things I love about this project:

Useful item
Short money (the tiles were only .16 at Home Depot)
Instant gratification

Don't you just love it? I look forward to sharing my how-tos and other fun ideas with you!

Here are some close-ups:

Psychedelic Magnets for Refrigerator

Here are some psychedelic water marbled magnets I made using the same technique as the coasters. They are so much fun to make, and the results are unexpected! The designs change dramatically depending on what color you coat the back with. Some of these are white on back, and some of them are black, but you could paint any color. You can make them in fun primary colors or really rich, sophisticated decorator colors. I love using a bit of metallic nail polish to make them pop. Hmm...I might have to start making jewelry like this!

I am hoping to sell some on eBay. I've given some away, and the recipients are delighted! What a beautiful hostess gift. Or for a student with a locker. Or for work, a stocking stuffer, Easter basket, grab bag gift, etc.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Water Marbled Planters - Hello, Spring!

Using the very same technique as water marbling magnets or tiles for coasters, I decided to try my hand at marbling other items like these plain, ceramic bowls I found at the Salvation Army yesterday. They are nice and thick, and I thought they'd make cool planters out on my back porch. They are addictingly FUN to make, so I think my porch will be full of them by Summertime!

After marbleing, I sprayed a couple of thin coats of clear gloss enamel. 

Now when I go treasure hunting at flea markets and yard sales, I will be looking for other things to marble! I'd like to find a ceramic trinket box with a lid next. Wouldn't that be neat?