Hi all! Mimi here. You have to love a good challenge! This month Heidi really sent me beyond my comfort level and asked the design team to create a piece of jewelry with our GCD Studios goodies. I am definitely a layout girl but I totally embraced this challenge. I decided to dig into the Ava collection. I also wanted to have an arty feel to this so I did lots with the Chip Art Tool. I don't normally wear much jewelry with the exception of my diamond earrings that my husband gave me as an anniversary gift. If I feel the need to "dress up" a few chunky bracelet are my favorite go to accessory...so I decided to make a chunky bracelet!
Using the Chip Art Tool I embossed 5 fun peices of Chipboard. I then painted it with 3 (teal, green, and white) colors of paint. I covered the other side of the chipboard with the Mod Shimmer paper. I applied a liquid adhesive to both sides as a protector and to add a fun glossy feel to it. A few spots of Platinum Stickles finished off the chipboard.
I added some beads and ribbon in between the chipboard and strung them all on some stretchy jewelry string. I had so much fun making this and really love how it turned out. Here is a necklace that I made to go with it.
Be sure to check out all the GCD Studios Design Team blogs this month. Everyone made some fabulous jewelry designs that will be sure to inspire you to step out side your "box"!