Sunday, March 7, 2010

Modge Podge Experiments

I have a Yahoo group related to the Bead Soup Blog Party I recently ran. The group is an informal, chatty little group that does smaller swaps and is just a fun place to relax and talk about beads. If you'd like to join, just go to
and be sure to give me your blog in the comments as it's a closed group to keep out spammers but open to jewelry designers. And don't worry - any of the Bead Soup Blog Parties will be announced on my Pretty Things blog, so you won't miss a thing as long as you're a follower there!


ANYWAY! Our latest project was to buy a large matchbox, decorate it, fill it with beads from our stash, and swap it with a bead partner. I've never worked with Modge Podge before, so after one woopsie and a new match box, I made this:



I put raised dots under the butterfly to give it some height, and then filled it up with goodies:





So there you go! One small step to a new medium I've never tried before!


More on the enameling "painting with fire" class I took later!




Lori designs jewelry for www.lorianderson.net. She also writes at www.prettythingsblog.com.

11 comments:

  1. How pretty! I, too, used this as my first stab at "the Podge." And now I'm obsessed...I've done 3 boxes, and I have some smaller ones to do today for small gifts for some special folks :o)

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  2. Real pretty! Now off to join your BeadSoupBlogParty on Yahoo!

    Have a great week,

    Patricia
    http://www.verredesign.blogspot.com

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  3. For your first time using Modge Podge, I'd say you did a great job! Love the box. The butterfly is so pretty!

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  4. It's so pretty! I might have to join your crafty group!

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  5. Hey Lori! I thought that I had signed up for that group but apparently I am not allowed :-( Can you invite me again?
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  6. This is so pretty. You really are staying true to your vision of pursuing new forms of art during your year off. I must say though to my way of thinking you seem to be as busy as ever!

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  7. Oh good, you did get the pictures! It is just as charming in person and I'm the lucky on with the box...and all the goddies inside!

    :-)

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  8. Lori, your box turned out to be so pretty! You're on a roll now, talk about a creative weekend you had - trying brand new mediums!

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  9. This really looks fantastic! What a lovely swap... i'm sure you have some happy happy people. Very cool!

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Thanks so much for commenting!