Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Catch a Snowflake and Keep it!

Well with the Holidays approaching rapidly and the weather has turned cold in much of the United States and  in some places snow is already falling.

How many times have I been asked if there was a way that I could make the snow last?. I think children love the excitement of snow filled days. I just in my long life have experienced the changing color of the leaves and now snow.  So when I was asked “to save the snow for me Grandma.” I came up with an idea for a sweet novelty gift.


I used my new toys to make up a snowflake “jewerly” set for my grand-daughter.  She will now have a snowie bracelet, and ring to adorn her holiday days!




First I decided on a design and a size for the Snowflake jewerly.  I prepared my material by ironing the fabric on Heat-N- Bond and then on to freezer paper. I then taped it to the Chopping mat I use for fabric. This just stabilizes the position of the material in my machine.


I used a pressure of 3 , no tabs, cap on and it cut very cleanly. I love the way that my eCraft cuts my quilting weight fabrics.


I ironed the backs and fronts together this is not paper but fabric. They cut out so nicely. Next time to make the faces and give my snowies some personality.


I used my favorite Peachy Keen Stamps to make the sweet Snowie faces! Colorbox inks are one my favorite inks. I love the depth they give my images. I also like the color palettes that they make. 


Now it is time to use my 3L Adhesive to position the button cover. Now for some really cool stuff about the 3L Adhesive "YOU CAN MAKE IT YOURS” I have put my favorite people on mine so that I can be inspired by love when ever I use it!!!



I love this so much!! Thank you 3L Adhesive for letting me be me!!!!

Back to work…I took out my new toy an Imaginisce I-Top 2!! I love covered buttons and brads and I-Top has ring, headbands, and buttons that snap on and off for quick changes and I love this.


These are my ring snaps and button heads!!! I am going to monogram some too!!!


It takes only a minute to cover this big button. I-top has many setter heads and brads and large buttons. You can let your mind go wild!!!  I love my flower rings and I even made some pins for my scarves too!


This it the adjustable ring mount, but remember I can also snap it to a headband or hairclip that has the I-top snap attachment. So my grand daughter can wear Snowie as a ring today and a hair clip tomorrow!!! She loves him.


I then used the

Pip-Squeaks Washable Glitter Glue on my Snowies. I love the transparency and the cover I get with them.


Both Snowies are very happy! So I embellished their snow arms .  On the large pin backed Snowie I put a wrist band of braided ribbon.


I can’t wait to give our Princess, her “Snow” Jewels. I love handmade Christmas! I love the looks and hugs I get!!!

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays!!

See you next week and know that you do mean so much to me!


  1. Very creative Debi - love all the added shimmer! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!

  2. these are absolutely adorable... I love them.... You are toooo super talented...