Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crystal Filigree Dragonfly Pins - ButterBeeScraps - Spellbinders

Hello everyone!  The weather is finally starting to warm up here in MN.  I can't wait until it's warm enough to plant some flowers and a garden.  But in the meantime I have been keeping busy making some fun Spring and Summer time jewelry which I will be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks.  Today, I have a couple dragonfly pins to share with you using some fun products from ButterBeeScraps and Spellbinders Paper Arts®


These are the two dragonfly pins I designed.  I used filigree pieces, crystals, rhinestone rondelle spacer beads, and bead caps from ButterBeeScraps and for the body of the dragonflies I used hatpins from Spellbinders Paper Arts®.


To start I added German Glass Glitter, Micro Beads and Glitter inside the bezel on the MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Silver and then I filled it with Glossy Accents and set it aside to dry.  I used two different styles of the filigree pieces Silver Filigree Embellishment (Item #809-P) and Silver Filigree (currently out of stock) for the wings.  I cut the pieces in half and then I used E6000 to attach them to the back of the MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Silver.  Next I added  SS12 Olivine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones SS16 Olivine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones, and SS20 Olivine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones to the wings.  Then I added some Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-P/CL) and some beads from my stash.  To finish the dragonfly I used a round nose pliers to create a loop at the end of the hatpin and then I added a pin back using E6000.


Here is a close up of the bezel.  I love all of the sparkle from the different glitters and micro beads!


Dragonfly #2


Here is the aqua blue dragonfly.  I have to tell you this one is my favorite!  I love the colors and the patina!!  I filled the bezels with glitters, micro beads and glossy accents just like the first one but using different colors.  For the wings I used Bronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #553-B).  I cut out parts from two filigree pieces and using E6000 to apply them to the MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Bronze.  Then I used Patina Rub-N-Buff on the outside of the bezel and the wings.  Love, love, love how the Patina looks on the bronze filigree pieces!  Next I added some SS12 Aquamarine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones, and SS20 Aquamarine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones to the wings.  Then I added some beads, Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-P/CL), and Bronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B) to the bottom of the MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Bronze.  Same as the first one I used a round nose pliers to create a loop and curve the hatpin.


So thrilled with how this one turned out!


I hope these dragonfly beauties will inspire you to think outside the box and use filigree pieces and hatpins in different ways and have fun creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Green Dragonfly
ButterBeeScraps:  Silver Filigree Embellishment (Item #809-P), Silver Filigree (currently out of stock)Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-P/CL), SS12 Olivine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones SS16 Olivine Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS20 Olivine Flat Back Glass Rhinestones,
Spellbinders Paper Arts®:  MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Silver

Aqua Dragonfly
ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Filigree Embellishment (Item #553-B)Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-P/CL)SS12 Aquamarine Flat Back Glass RhinestonesSS20 Aquamarine Flat Back Glass RhinestonesBronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B)
Spellbinders Paper Arts®:  MB#-002 Oval Hatpin-Bronze

Other Products Used
Patina Rub-N-Buff, E6000, Pin Backs, Beads, Glassy Accents, German Glass Glitter, Micro Beads, Glitter, Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I especially love the aqua one.

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  2. Beautiful pins. Love the details on the blue one.

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  3. Wow Heidi those are super beautiful I love how unique they look just gorgeous

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  4. ah-may-ZING!!!! they are both fantastic!

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