"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." ~ Isaiah 55: 8-11



I recently bought some blingy, glittery brads... 4 packs, and I'm sure I could have bought more. I WANTED EVERY COLOR!!! I started looking at the glittery ones & thought, "I could make that!". So I did.... and here's how I did it!

Build-a-Brads from Stampin' Up!
Crystal Effects from Stampin' Up!
Any color glitter you like!

Step One -

As you can see the edges of the bare brad are raised a bit, so put a few dots of
Crystal Effects onto the head of the brad & spread it around until it covers
the top in a thin layer. I stuck my brad into a leftover piece of rubber so I
wouldn't have to hold it. I also made sure it was as level as possible. That's important later... you could poke yours through the top of a paper cup or something...

Step Two -

Apply glitter generously to the brad right after step one, before it dries. Now's when you'll be glad you propped your brad up. Let it dry for a while before moving on. Maybe 10 or 15 minutes.

Step Three-

Once it's not tacky any longer, squirt on some more Crystal Effects, and using the tip of the applicator, spread it around fairly evenly. The cool thing about this stuff is that it dries clear, and also adheres to itself.... so it will "help" you by spreading itself out as it dries... that's why it's important for the brad to be level.

Step Four-

Again apply a good layer of glitter before it dries... then let it dry for another 15 minutes.

Step Five-

Okay, this is the last time you'll apply Crystal Effects. Again, put a few drops on & spread it around... and then maybe even a few more! Make sure it thickly covers all the glitter. Remember, it will dry clear. Let it dry completely. I let mine sit for an hour or so...

You're done! If you look closely in the above picture, you can see how the top of the brad is rounded... another cool thing that Crystal Effects does!

I hope you get a chance to make some of these...

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

VERY cool---I have all that yummy MS glitter that I could experiment with! TIME is my enemy, and patience! But I will try this!


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