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Paisley Collection - Create Along Box
September 21, 2018

Paisley Collection - Create Along Box

As always, artist Klio Tsaliki has created some amazing pieces with the most recent Paisley themed Create Along Box!
This is a square textured pendant made using the awesome Deco Disc included in the Create Along September box.
I painted it using Brusho watercolors, then sealed with liquid clay and added some golden patina which is more obvious in the earrings. 
The wrapping is made using hot fix sandal decoration and the stinging material is the silk ribbon also in the same Create Along box. 
Charms or key rings made using the transfer paper in the Paisley Create Along Box, then painted with Brusho watercolor, sealed and decorated with the beautiful tiny ceramic pearls I found also in the box.
Pendant, hand charm, decoration item, whatever you like. A heart in fall colors, made from the same transfer paper and painted with Brusho watercolors. All pieces sealed after the final baking with resin. 
Tiny hot fix iridescent rhinestones in the same colors as the background are fixed with liquid clay and then sealed with resin.
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Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box
July 30, 2018

Beads Aplenty with the By the Sea Create Along Box

Klio Tsaliki created some gorgeous beads with her By the Sea Create Along Box! 
My July Create Along box arrived full of sea breeze and ocean themed tools.  A beautiful silk screen gave me the idea of these big donut beads. I used all the sea and sand colors, and used more than one color to imprint the pattern. I absolutely love this color combination, you may have noticed it!
An awesome texture sheet was also in my July CA box.  I am basically a bead maker, so I made a Skinner blend consisting of peacock pearl and metallic hues with the addition of a thin pearl layer above it. Then I pressed the texture sheet to imprint the pattern and shaved it with my blade. Cut the shaved skinner blend in stripes and wrapped some beads with the pieces. Here are my teardrop beads.
Since the inner side of the shavings was really beautiful, I used them and made some more small round beads. I used even the leftovers and made these twisted beads as well.
Using a shell I found in my CA box, I made this faux shell with a pearl inside. I used scrap clay which was painted with a wonderful pearl mica powder which was also in the box. A small bail on top turns the faux shell to a pendant, a charm and so on.
I love these small flexible stencils I find from time to time in my CA box. I used it to make a summer pair of earrings which is decorated with Czech glass beads.
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Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box
June 22, 2018

Jewelry Galore with the Japanese Influence Create Along Box

Today Klio Tsaliki wows us once again with several gorgeous jewelry projects made with items from the Japanese Influence Create Along Box!  
Summer dangle earrings made using the rubber texture sheet which was included in my Create Along box.
Skinner blend in sea and sand colors, micas, texture and some sparkling turquoise crystals combined all together for this beautiful pair of earrings.
Pair of earrings using the koi stencil in my Create Along box.
Resin gives the final touch making them seem like they are swimming in the pond.
Pendant made using the silkscreen. With a touch of mica in summer colors, this is a
beautiful pendant for summer days!
Boho pendant made with the deco disc in this 
box.
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Reina Dragonfly & Earrings Galore - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box
May 25, 2018

Reina Dragonfly & Earrings Galore - Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box

Klio Tsaliki shares several fabulous projects she created with the Dragonfly Dreams Create Along Box! 
My Reina dragonfly: It is a quite
big piece with the upper wings
being reversible. One size is made using the transfer included in my Create Along box, while the bottom wings are cut out using the shape and  not the texture of the Deco Disc (part of the same Create Along box). Painted with the metallic Decoart
blue paint which was included in a prior Create Along Box and decorated with some tiny hot fix rhinestones (I got some also in my CA Box).
Wings are also decorated with iridescent films and
Mylar flakes. Here is the back side of the upper
wings.
Earrings made using the stamps and texture pad included in the CA Box. Both upper and bottom parts of the earrings were stamped on a thick polymer clay sheet and then cut out with the craft knife. Then I applied some golden patina on them.
Double sided earrings
Another pair of earrings using the mini stamps. These stamps are fantastic, I LOVE them because they are easy to use and give accurate and deep texture while they offer a small pattern which can be used in many projects.
Double sided earrings, back side is painted with alcohol inks and sealed with liquid  clay.
More earrings: Istamped the pattern using the mini stamps. Then applied some of this beautiful mica powder I
found in my CA box. This time I used my mini cutters and made kind of lace for these earrings. These too are double
sided; I used a layer of translucent clay with crackled
silver leaf to back them. This is how they look with
the backlight:
This piece was made using the silkscreen it was in my last CA box. Sometimes I do prefer the non perfect look which seems like a bit old and used. This one is double sided too, not decided what to do with it yet. Maybe it will go to be part of a hanging mobile, maybe a pendant! Who knows!
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Music Soothes the Soul Mixture
March 30, 2018

Music Soothes the Soul Mixture

Today we share a creative mixture of projects made by artist Klio Tsaliki using a variety of items from the Music Soothes the Soul Create Along Box! 

Tin box covered with polymer clay and painted with the beautiful DecoArt metallic paint. Texture was made with several tools, among them the sculpting tools included in the Create Along Box.

The top part is made using my napkin technique and is decorated with small glass rhinestones and sealed with 2part epoxy resin.

Bottom side is made using extruded clay and is painted also with the same DecoArt blue metallic paint.
    Several double sided jewelry pieces. I used the silk screen and the transfer paper as well, each one for the corresponding side.

I like the “old” look of the white part; in fact it was never white; I used a mix of white and beie to create this “old” look. 

Double sided earrings made of black clay and using the silk screen and the stamp for the corresponding sides. Both sides are music themed, one with the texture and one just silkscreened.

Resin jewelry set. Some joyful notes are floating inside the shapes.

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Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

Photo courtesy of Janell Sparks

 

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