Friday, October 11, 2013

Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 11...

The prompt for Day 11 of the Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge was to embellish a gift tag.  I decided to make a gift tag by sandwiching a piece of leaf-print cork from Lillypilly Designs, a bit of parchment, and a rectangle of mica.  Since the cork is really flexible and bendy, I used the mica to help give it additional rigidness.  I held it together with a little spray adhesive on the back of the parchment and eyelets.  To attach it to the present, I added some ribbon.  The ribbon also gives a little decorative flourish.

The great thing about this is that it can be totally customized to make it ultra personalized or to utilize what's on-hand.  This technique could be done with scraps of leather, fabric, or colorful (upcycled) cardboard packaging.  In lieu of parchment, you can also use old book pages, stamped rice paper, or even actual leaves.  For another alternative, you could add a wire-wrapped dangle to one of the eyelet holes with a crystal for a little bling or another bead.

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