Base & Bling!

Blog Hop time!  (I love blog hop time!)  This hop is all about the new products that can be found in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book & Catalog from Close To My Heart!  Which is available as of today!!!!

With this new Idea Book comes some surprises... we still have our amazing stamps, papers and inks (that will never change) but now we also have a new Cricut Collection called Artbooking, new additions to our Designed Decor, Crush Books and Jewelry!

The Jewelry line is called Base & Bling.

When I first heard "Jewelry" I think my reaction was like most peoples... "WHAT?!?" but with all things new I try to reserve my final judgement until I have seen it for myself.  So I ordered the "Fabric Necklace Kit"  that can be found on page 77 and got to work.  First impression... love the embellishments!  If I decide not to make jewelry with them they are the perfect size for scrapbook pages, cards and many other crafty projects!
I did have some concern with the jewelry in that I have a sensitivity to metals. My usual fix is to put a light coat of clear nail polish on the metal where it will touch my skin.  Unfortunately I didn't have any clear polish so I used Liquid Glass!

My suggestion is to wait until your project is complete and using a small disposable paint brush (because the liquid glass will destroy it) put a very, and I mean very! light coat of liquid glass on the back of the metal disks where they will touch your skin.  I also lightly painted the chain of the necklace with the liquid glass to add some protection without putting so much on the chain that it will not move. The goal is a very thin protective barrier not a shiny liquid glass project! I have worn the necklace and had no reaction to the metal!  So hooray! Another use for liquid glass! the directions included with the kit I recreated the necklace as it is shown in the picture and had a TON OF FUN!  I love paper crafting and have been very busy making layouts and cards but I truly enjoyed creating something new and different.  I hope you also give Base & Bling a try and I think my next project will be the cuff, maybe in red...

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the "Close To My Heart new product blog hop". Click on the links below to check out more of the new products to be found in the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book and Catalog.

"Please note: This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group." 


  1. It is nice to get tips as I hop along...nice to know Liquid Glass can be used in a pinch for more things than ever! Your necklace is great!

  2. So many possibilities with these!

  3. Great tip for the liquid glass! I will have to share that idea!

  4. It's always amazing to hear another innovative way to use such a versatile product as Liquid Glass! Thanks for sharing your insight!

  5. Great job on the necklace kit - thanks for the suggestions for allergy sufferers!


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