Beautiful, Blingy, British Flag

Hello everyone!  I hope that you are all getting prepared for Halloween that is just around the corner.  Are all of your costumes ready?  Do you have enough candy?  Is your front porch all decked out?

Well this weeks post has nothing to do with Halloween…Sorry.

So you know how last week I posted about a project that I was working on?  If not, don’t worry, I’m going to go through it again!

Here are your supplies!

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A piece of wood, paint, glue, jewels, paint brushes, and tweezers.  I started by painting the board with grey.  Of course, you can paint it whatever color you want, but I went with grey.

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Next, I printed out the design I wanted on paper and drew it onto the board.  I did so by coloring the back of the paper with pencil, then drawing over the lines again to have the pencil go through.

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Once I had the design, I started placing the jewels on the board.  I would put glue on the small section that I wanted to start bedazzling and would hand place, or tweezer place, the jewels on.

Now, I made the design a little bit different than the original.  If you can’t tell from the picture above, the design that I picked was the British flag.  So for me, instead of red, white, and blue, I used pink, white, and black.

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I added some gems of other colors to add some dimension to the flag.  So, I have purple in the pink section of the flag, and added some purple and blue in the black section.

It took a lot of time and effort, but it was totally worth it.  I would lay out the jewels that I wanted to use on the board and would add glue to place the jewels.

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And after about 18 hours of work (all broken up, not in one sitting) I finally finished.  And I am extremely proud of my work.  So here it is!

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It looks amazing!  I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it looks amazing in the sunlight because the light just shimmers off of the jewels.  I am sooooooo happy and I cannot wait to do more!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions-June 8

Hello everyone!  Welcome to another edition of Fabulous Finds and Fashions!  I have two things that I found this week and can’t wait to share them with you!

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First, I found this Metaphor multicolored dress and absolutely fell in love with it!  I love the colors and the design.  But, I also really like the gold accents on the neckline.

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I think it’s really cute and can’t wait to wear it out on the town or even to church.

I also found this adorable mug while I was shopping at Joann’s.

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I love that it’s my sign off for the blog!  It’s so cute and unfortunately I can’t really use it because it is now warm.  But I love it and it is a big mug to hold a lot of hot chocolate.  I also like the footprints on the inside of the mug.  They also wrap around the mug.

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I think it so cute!  Again, I can’t wait to use it in the near future.

I hope that you enjoyed this post!  I can’t wait to see you on Friday for another exciting post!

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