Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Cup Cake Pendant Trays

Well, I thought I would start the New Year off with my current obsession, bottle caps and tray pendants.  As I write this, I await a delivery of 50 silver, 1in trays from China that I found on Etsy, if they are OK I will probably order more.
These took minutes to make, I cut a square of turquoise Bazzill paper to fit the bottom of the tray, and then simply added a Jolees dimensional cupcake embellishment, part of a pack that I bought from Michaels in Las Vegas. 
I have then added a good layer of Anita’s 3D, clear gloss finish, which make the whole think look almost enamelled.  I am thinking that these need to be either attached to a suitable keyring fitting  …… or on a ribbon, to give instead of a birthday card.
I also suspect that perhaps they are no longer producing the Anita’s in the 2oz bottle anymore, which has been a staple in my craft room for years, it seems to have been replaced by a smaller 25ml bottle, a great pity, so if I see any 2oz bottles I am buying them up!
However, as I plan to continue experimenting with pendant trays and bottle caps while I am all enthusiastic, I am looking at other alternative glossy finishes, and resins (another new departure for me).  So, I have a bottle of Aleene’s jewellery pendant gel on my shelf waiting to be tried out next and some Envirotex Jeweller's Grade Clear Epoxy Resin on it’s way.  I have an idea that working with resin will not be fast enough for me, but we shall see!
After I originally wrote this post I found these snake key ring blanks in a box ….. and married them to the pendant trays …… perfect!


Mrs B said...

Hi Helen. Great project. I love how the "cherry" glistens on top of the cupcake : ) Good luck with the new resins etc. Take care.

Susan said...

Another fab imaginative creation. I like Anita's 3D Gloss too, but I've never made anything like these, they're great. Thanks for letting us in on where your projects end up and I think your ideas for selling will work well. I only 'do' cards - mostly for pleasure/family occasions and have a boxful to prove it, but there comes a point when I wonder what on earth to do with them all. Many go to charity shops. I once sold through a local shop on 'sale or return', but wasn't happy with the high prices they charged to get their profit and then VAT too!

Cheryl W said...

These are so cute! You've given me an idea for my granddaughter's upcoming birthday.

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful background color and those cupcakes are luscious! ....Dianne