Monday, June 20, 2011

A Fun Weekend

Happy day after Father's Day everyone. We hope that you all had as much fun as we did this weekend. We started our weekend off with a 20% B.Y.O.B(ag) sale where we pulled the name of our "My Tent" giveaway winner. Here's a picture of our lucky winner, Vivian from Waimanalo, and our assistant manager Jenny.
If you were lucky enough to shop here with us at Enchanted Lake, you might have seen us having a blast with our Gem Ring make 'n take. If you missed it, don't fret, I'm going to show you how to do this blinged up project right here on the blog. These rings are tremendously easy to make and a lot of fun. They would be great for an activity at parties, favors, or even as a gift.

The supplies for this craft are as follows: Cute scrapbooking paper of your choice (I used the new Stella and Rose 6x6 stack), Glossy Accents, E6000, adjustable ring backs, and some flat-backed glass gems.

The hardest part of this project is probably finding the right bit of scrapbooking paper. You can use patterned, glittered, or embossed paper; whatever strikes your fancy. I do suggest, however, that you look for small patterns to use with the smaller gems.

Once you have your paper picked out, squeeze a dime sized amount of Glossy Accents onto the flat side of your gem, right in the center. Then turn your gem sticky-side down and press onto your paper until the Glossy Accents oozes to the edges of the gem.

After the Glossy Accents has dried, which takes 15-60 minutes according to the manufacturer, use a pair of scissors to trim around the edges of the gem.

Now squeeze a small glob of E6000 onto the ring back and attach the ring back to the back of the gem.

Now all you need to do is give the E6000 some time to dry before you take to the streets with your new personalized bling. Here's a picture of some of my favorite designs using the Stella and Rose paper:

We will be doing more of these make 'n takes here at Enchanted Lake for the next few months so don't forget to check out our store calendar or just drop by to check it out.

Puna @ Enchanted Lake