Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Giveaway

Hi Crafters!
In celebration of National Craft Month, I'm giving away a copy of my new book, Vintage Impressions Jewelry.  If you leave a comment or follow my blog this month, you'll be entered in the drawing for the book.
If you want to see some of the projects in the book, click on the image on the sidebar, which will take you to the website of my publisher, Annie's Attic.

And, since I love this style of jewelry, and I have lots of materials left from the book, I thought I'd show you another design in the same style.   I hope you will use it as inspiration for your own creative endeavors.

This is another bar pin in a Victorian style using the same filigree that is used in the pin on the front cover of the book.  I layered some filigrees and a bead in the center and hung a dangle below it.  Then, I hung dangles from a jump ring on each end. 

Peach and Green Filigree Pin

Here's some detail on the center layering.

Layering on pin
 The far left filigree is on the bottom of the layers.  It is dapped slightly, which means it is curved in a dapping block by pressing down on it or lightly hammering it in the center.  The second daisy-shaped filigree is curved around the glass rondelle bead at the far right and the result is shown next to the bead.  Then a small gunmetal spacer was added on top the bead.  A short piece of head pin holds the layers together, and it is glued to the center of the bar filigree with E6000.  The beads are Czech pressed glass in a peach and peach AB.  The crystals are Swarovski in khaki, and all the filigree pieces are from Vintaj.

You can glue a pin back to the center back or attach chains to each side and wear it as a necklace.

Enjoy!  Don't forget to leave a comment or follow my blog to be entered in the drawing for the book.

Happy Crafting!

PS  And, since it's the first Monday of the month, there will be new designs on the Designer Crafts Connection.  Just click on the blue button on the lefthand sidebar and see all the new March designs.  I'm sure they'll be something you'll be inspired to try!
PSS This craft is featured on fave crafts this month.  Check out all the other fashion ideas this month and enter their giveaway!
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  1. great give away! congrats on your book

  2. Congrats on the beautiful book! And thank for offering a copy this month as part of March is National Craft Month!

  3. Such a beautiful book! Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. Terry you are amazing, the book is beautiful....Congrats Girlfriend!

  5. Cant wait to see your new book Terry! I love anything with vintage feel. Congrats!

  6. This is right up my alley,love all things vintage,glad I found your blog,I'm now a follower.

  7. Thanks everyone! And, welcome Lisa!

  8. Congratulations on the release of your book, Terry! The pieces are gorgeous.

  9. Wow the filigree pin is just beautiful.