Today is another Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop and several of us are featuring the Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner.
Tuesday is also the day I generally feature a Toolbox item in my Toolbox Tuesday posts. Let me tell you, this is an item you’ll definitely want in YOUR toolbox!
The Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner is ready to use right from the box and you’ll have your first image scanned in within a matter of 1 or 2 minutes. It’s THAT easy!
If you want to learn more about the Flip Pal and what it does you might want to read the Flip Pal Product Review at CraftTestDummies. It earned the Craft Test Dummies Seal of Approval!
Over the summer I inherited a whole box of family photos. This is my Great Grandmother Melissa Smith Jarvis. I feel very connected to that side of the family. Part of it may be that there is a book written about my Great Great Grandmother Labana Jane Jarvis called The Legend of Mammy Jane. Melissa is the Daughter in Law of Labana Jane.
For this hop I was asked to make a piece of jewelry and I knew right away that I wanted to work a photo of my Great Grandmother into my piece. Combining two loves… jewelry making and family history.
But I wasn’t quite sure how to manage it.
I started thinking about how people have worn photos of loved ones in the past and that led, naturally, to lockets. While I love a good locket, the down side is that you can’t easily see the photo (which is, in some situations, the intent) and I wanted my great grandmother’s photo to show.
So I came up with the idea of making a NOT a locket.
I was going to use an old chandelier crystal for the focal point of my necklace but I didn’t have any on hand. Plus I wanted to make sure that if any of you wanted to make your own necklace that you would easily be able to find the necessary bits and pieces. Anyway, I found these facets from Tim Holtz’s Idea-Ology line and I knew they would work just fine.
Here are some other supplies I used:
Head Pins with Ball Ends
8mm Jump Rings
Beadalon Curb Chain
Glass Bead Strand – Mixed Shapes
Czech Pearl Strands – Silver Gray
Cats Eye Glass Beads – Black – 8mm
Mod Podge – Matte
Scan the desired image and edit the photo in your photo editing software by simply removing the memory card from the Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner and inserting it in your computer. Print photo out in black in white on light weight paper.
Put matte finish Mod Podge on the back of the facet and smooth paper on. Make sure to gently push out any bubbles and bumps in the paper. Set aside to dry.
Determine how long you want the necklace keeping in mind that there will be a drop added. Cut the chain to length and then cut in half. Join the two halves with a 8mm jump ring.
Cut another piece of chain 8-10 links long and add to the 8mm jump ring.
Begin by adding beads to the head pin and attaching them to the chain with simple loops. (I made a video on Making Simple Loops) Use the above and below photos for inspiration.
Attach the clasp and another 8mm jump ring to the back of the necklace to create the closure.
Once the photo has dried, cut away excess paper and spray with a sealer- any brand that will protect the paper backing.
Attach the facet to the drop portion of the necklace.
I really like the way the piece turned out. It has old fashioned charm but yet it is modern looking.
I enjoyed this project and how easy it was to use the Flip-Pal™ Mobile Scanner. I’m sure you’ll see lots more projects in the future!
You can also recieve 10% off a Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner or Flip-Pal™ mobile scanner Creative Suite—with Craft edition DVD by using the code SSBH2011 on the flip pal website.
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Post Notes: I received a product sample for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item or gift after my review period.
Also, I do design for Consumer Crafts (where many of the items in the supply list are linked) but I purchased all content for this piece with my own funds.