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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hilton Head Getaway

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Memory Making Then And Now

My husband and I have been making memories for many years along the South Carolina shoreline.  We first visited Hilton Head in 1986, with baby in tow.  Those were some of the best memories as firsts....

Fast forward to 2014 and we are there yet another year.  Some loved ones however, sadly now missing.....others find themselves there for the first time.   Our baby grew up, married, and now has his own precious baby boy! What fun to have brand new generation grandson at the beach and to see the wonder in his eyes, just as we saw in his dad's eyes all those years ago! 

Even though the formula evolved, fun, love and laughter (and plenty of good food) are constant variables.  And... this time in SC, it was even a summer for having a short, but sweet, visit with a treasured friend.  hehe...she is the one with the tiara in the video!!

Vacations and getaways are wonderful and cherished.  Memories made are kept forever in the hearts of all those lucky enough to share them.  

Take a moment and let me share some of the highlights from our vacation with family this year.  There is a particular blonde, curly haired fellow that steals the show... and, oh yeah, a "mature" woman who still can rock a two piece.  ; )  

Hoping you too had the opportunity to enjoy some memory making of your own this summer... 

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Cargo Vessel Necklace Featured In Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine

Whimsical Cargo Necklace To Be Featured In The Fall 2014 Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine




The Expression "woot" just doesn't do it here!  I think these look so very fabulous, and I am so, so lucky to have the team at Stampington think so too.   

These necklaces were sooooo much fun to make.  They are made from recycled materials and I know everyone will be surprised to find out exactly what I used.

Preorder your Fall 2014 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry today at  www.stampington.com


Painting With Pearls

Sharing some inspiration for everyone... painting Amazing Crafting Products molds and castings with Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments {or Alumilite Metallic Powders and Alumidust}!


I must admit, I am not a painter. It is something that I want to do better – but have not had the opportunity to work at much to mark improvement. However, I do love painting my Amazing Mold Putty impressions with Pearl Ex because it gives instant gratification to this wannabe painter! It is as foolproof as using a coloring book, and coloring in the lines. Ahhh! Gorgeous success.


Here are some of my pieces that were easy to "color" and fill with resin and which make a pretty bracelet. A bit more color with metal paste was also added to make things pop! 


Happy Crafting! 



CLICK HERE to view my upcoming workshop schedule where you can join me in person.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Faux Gems and Stones!!

Stone Infused Gems and Jewelry

Come to the foothills of the Appalacian Mountains to Ligonier, PA.
I will be teaching an all new Stone Infusion Jewelry workshop in this most special and serene place.  

There are so many fine boutiques and places to get a bit to eat there.  It is a beautiful place to visit, indeed!  A wonderful Saturday Market happens where local farmers bring their produce, jams and honey, bakers show off gluten free morsels, and local artists sell their beautiful, beautiful pieces.

Join me, won't you for three hours of gem building techniques...





Stone Infused Gems and Jewelry Workshop
When:  Saturday, August 9, 2014
Where:  Allegory Gallery
Time:  1 PM to 4 PM
Cost: $55.00 and $5.00 kit fee for supplies

Contact shop proprietor, Andrew Thornton, to register or for more information about this event:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Book Necklaces and Sea Glass Workshops 
at Cricket Manor in Frederick, MD

So lucky to be welcomed by the scenic surrounds and hospitality of the historic Cricket Manor in August.  Join me, won't you for a wonderful creative weekend!

When you arrive at Cricket Manor, nature blossoms and hectic schedules melt away.  How divine!










I will be teaching the following workshops at Cricket Manor, listed below.  If you are interested in attending any one of them, or all three, please contact Deb via email at  Deborahgemmill@comcast.net
or call 717-418-3379 for more information!

Homespun Journal Pendants 
by Instructor,  Lynne Suprock
At Cricket Manor, Frederick, MD
10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Local Workshop Fee $55.00
Kit Fee $15.00 per student



These adorable little house necklace were featured in the 2014 Winter issue of a Cloth Paper ScissorsPublication, PAGES.  Participate in this step by step workshop to make one of your own, using textured stamps, special epoxy resin, and paint.  Also try your hand at creating a  perfect book bind with cheesecloth spine, and complete the front cover with a Victorian image, set behind antiqued faux mirrored glass.  All this during a one day workshop. 



Sea Glass Charms 
by Instructor, Lynne Suprock
 At Cricket Manor
10 AM to NOON, Sunday, August 3, 2014

Local Workshop Fee  $25.00   
Kit Fee $7.00 per student

 

These thrown away piece of bottle or jar glass have been tumbled by the sea to reveal a free form and soft glass that become beautiful charms.  Love them plain or choose your favorite stamps to personalize two gems.  Learn how to drill the glass, and seal.  How wonderful these would look on a necklace or bracelet! This is a two hour workshop.






Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I love real metal just like the next person... However, I hate when my earrings wear me down. These replicas of original metal shotgun shell bottoms make fabulous light and bright pieces to dangle from your ears without worry.

They sport the look of worn steel bezels, with a bit of bling in the center. Perfect : )

Learn how to make these fancy
dancers in the tutorial below:



having trouble viewing?  go directly to the YouTube link at:   http://youtu.be/dWUSUD2oHqw

I personally like the Allumilite Silver Metallic Powder accents, but the colored Amazing Casting Resin and a little dust also make for a perfect pair!



Supplies Used: Amazing Mold PuttyAmazing Casting ResinAlumilite Black DyeAllumilite Silver Metallic Powder; non-stick Craft Mat; rubber gloves; small gems; jump rings; earring dangles; Dremel tool or drill with 1/16" drill bit; safety goggles; fine grit sandpaper or sanding block; and E6000® adhesive.


How would you bling up your shotgun shells, 
poker chips, coins or other precious keepsakes?

I look forward to creating other precious gems using Amazing Crafting Products, and would love if you would let us know how this technique works for you too! Please share what you make with Amazing Crafting ProductsWe are featuring our fan's photos right here on the Amazing Crafting Products Blog every Friday in July – so make sure to join us!!!

Please visit my blog "Simply Pretty Stuff" to see more of my creations. Lynne
CLICK HERE to view my upcoming workshop schedule where you can join me in person.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

An Amazing Faux Black Opal

Several years ago my father in law took a trip to Australia and brought me back a brilliant raw black opal. I fell in love with the way the colors danced across the black in the supporting stone. It is my favorite piece, and now, gold wrapped, it is a pendant that I love to wear. 

When I was introduced to the Amazing Crafting Products, I also fell in love with the way you could create pieces by casting color in layers. The Amazing Clear Cast Resin can produce either a matte or glossy finish in the end, depending on the type of mold that it was cast into. The richness of the black resin makes the colors pop and sparkle, reminding me of raw black opal.


Here are the instructions for making your own.

You can either create your own mold using Amazing Mold Putty, or choose to use one that you may have on hand. The mold I used for this pendant is one of the Plaid Mod Podge Mod Molds.


Rinse the mold with clear water, cleaning dust
or any debris that may be inside. Dry completely.


Mix equal parts of the Amazing Clear Cast Resin according to instructions, stirring slowly to minimize bubbles {CLICK HERE to view preparation/mixing}.


Pour just enough Amazing Clear Cast Resin to fill
the gem portion of the mold. Let cure for 24 hours. 

   

Brush a little multi colored glitter nail polish
on the back of the resin and let dry a few minutes.


Mix equal amounts of Amazing Casting Resin {CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation}. Before combining both parts together, I added Alumilite Black dye to Part "A" and stirred completely to combine color. Then combine Part "A" with Part "B". Stir quickly to mix as this Resin sets quickly.

Pour into the mold, filling it up the rest of the way. Let cure 20 minutes.


Remove the finished casting by popping it out of the mold.

      

Use a fine tipped paint brush to pick up Alumilite Gold Metallic Powder,
and apply to carefully outline the frame.


Using a 1/16" drill bit, drill a hole at each end of your newly molded gemstone.


Attach a jump ring in each of the holes.


Add a bead or a dangle and a necklace chain. Try making a bracelet with these gems! I used the beautiful blown glass beads, seen below, from Harry and Heather Boardman at HMB Studios.

I can't wait to create a few other precious gems using Amazing Crafting Products, and would love if you would let us know how this technique works for you too! 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Creative Mixed Media Workhops In Frederick, Maryland

Little Books, Sea Glass and Soldered Pendants:  A Weekend Workshop Intensive

I am so excited to be teaching a few of my workshops in Frederick, Md in August!!  This is in my own back yard, and also right in the middle of a little bit of civil war surround.  The country side is beautiful, with the rolling hills and fresh breeze.  The estate where I get to teach dates to the civil war where an observation post was held.  It is a place now called Cricket Manor, owned by friend and art sister, Deborah Gemmill.  Check out this fabulous retreat estate on FB at 
Cricket Manor 

I will be teaching the following workshops at Cricket Manor, listed below.  If you are interested in attending any one of them, or all three, please contact Deb via email at  Deborahgemmill@comcast.net
or call 717-418-3379 for more information!

Homespun Journal Pendants 
by Instructor,  Lynne Suprock
At Cricket Manor, Frederick, MD
10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Workshop Fee $55.00
Kit Fee $15.00 per student



These adorable little house necklace were featured in the  2014 Winter issue of a Cloth Paper Scissors Publication, PAGES.  Participate in this step by step workshop to make one of your own, using textured stamps, special epoxy resin, and paint.  Also try your hand at creating a  perfect book bind with cheesecloth spine, and complete the front cover with a Victorian image, set behind antiqued faux mirrored glass.  All this during a one day workshop. 



Sea Glass Charms 
by Instructor, Lynne Suprock
 At Cricket Manor
10 AM to NOON, Sunday, August 3, 2014

  Workshop Fee  $25.00   
Kit Fee $7.00 per student

 

These thrown away piece of bottle or jar glass have been tumbled by the sea to reveal a free form and soft glass that become beautiful charms.  Love them plain or choose your favorite stamps to personalize two gems.  Learn how to drill the glass, and seal.  How wonderful these would look on a necklace or bracelet! This is a two hour workshop.






           

          







Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hail To An AMAZING Queen


Presenting an AMAZING Tiara To Inspire!


Lynne Suprock here feeling pretty terrific that I have been welcomed into the fold here at Amazing Crafting Products. The design team is so creative and kind. It will be a pleasure designing and teaching with them, using the Amazing Mold Putty, Amazing Casting Resin, and all the other fabulous products.

My business is called Simply Pretty Stuff and I teach creative mixed media workshops around the country. I love to design and prototype and never tire of seeing my things on the pages of magazines such as Belle Armoire, Jewelry Affaire and Just Steampunk. I am honored and humbled to be able to do these things. It is through art that I hope to now make a difference in my life and in the lives of others. I have met so many remarkable people and made good friends while on this path.  It has truly been life changing.

OK, introductions aside, I just wanted to share this terrific idea for a tiara piece! As an instructor, I love teaching my tiara workshops. One of the things that I am always trying to improve with tiara design is the "wearer friendly" part of it. Unless they are wires adorned with light beads, most tiaras can weigh you down and by night – end up a relief to remove.

Amazing Crafting Products give us another option to provide the look of large and fabulous, without unnecessary or awkward weight. By using the Amazing Molding Putty and the Amazing Casting Resin, you can design one that is fit for a queen!!

I am glad you stopped by to take a peek at one of my many projects that I will be sharing with you throughout the coming months!

Variations of this particular piece can be made in my Tiara Extraordinaire workshop this fall for the Art Is You Retreats in Stamford, CT. Please CLICK HERE to stop by the site to check out this popular venue!  Here is a video snippet on what I will be showing students what to do!


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Simply Pretty Stuff Workshops At Eclectic Paperie

My Homespun Journal and Chatelaine Aide Memoire Workshops Offered At 
The Eclectic Paperie In Exeter, NH


I am  so excited to be offering two of my little book making workshops at the Eclectic Paperie in Exeter, NH!!  I just love New England in the Fall so cannot wait until I get there to teach in September!  


Kim Schofield, owner of Eclectic Paperie, has a wonderful store, filled with paper, stamps, inks, paint, and a whole lot more!!


Sign up for my classes or for others that Kim offers in a pleasant surround at her store.  For more information regarding registration, workshop cost, and supplies, go click on the title links below.













Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FLOOD SOLDERING CHARMS

Flood Solder Your Initials Onto A Pendant
at the Adams County Arts Center

I cannot wait to introduce this technique to the jewelry making artists here at home!

Join me for a quick "how-to" basics workshop that teaches how to flood solder onto a pendant and oxidize for an antique look.



Choose your initial or another design and let your creative sparks fly!

Where: The Adams County Arts Center, Gettysburg, PA
When:  Saturday, May 31st
Time:  12:30 to 2:30

Registration information:

Sea Glass Charms Workshop

How To Make Sea Glass Charms!
a techniques based workshop at The Adams County Arts Council

I love to teach in my own backyard!  It is important to support the art community in your area and fabulous to watch it grow into something huge : )

Join in the fun on Saturday, May 31st to learn how to drill into sea glass and create a fabulous little charm for a bracelet or a necklace!  I will give a quick but informative class on how to do so and everyone will create a lovely piece.



          



Where:  Adams County Arts Council
Gettysburg, PA
When:  Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 10 AM to NOON
Registration/Information: