Thursday, December 11, 2008

inchie cubes ornaments.......


these have been so much fun to make but i havent been able to post til now. I saw the idea and tute on Pattis blog and thought that they'd be ideal little christmas pressies. Each year i give my craft girls a little ornie [i get flowers and choccies!] and last night we had our craft breakup and they loved them.
follow this
link too for the box pattern.

I used twinkling h2os [made the boxes a bit soggy and they came a bit battered looking, but i liked that ...] gold paint on the edges and glitter gold and white gel pens. The gel meduim has made them fairly tough but dont know if they will survive os mail [i 'll let you know on that one !!] oh and lots of kindy glitz....
The worst part of these for me was cutting out the tiny images. However i decided not to be too fussy and outlined them with the gel pens ......

I raided my beads and found a pearl Christmas garland that i bought just for the beads. The first ones had these chunky beads. Then when i ran out i used whatever i had on hand mixing them up, glass, plastic, sequins, rusty bells. old ones from the kids necklaces.
I also used different colored wires [all my beading tools have disappeared and i had trouble crimping with the round nose pliers so dont look too closely! i also used a large eyed needle to poke holes in the top and bottom of the box and thread thru the box. Made it heaps quicker but you need to cut your wire longer so you can cut the bent bit off.

I decided that i wanted to package them nicely and used toilet rolls covered with scrap paper , overhung at the top and bottom with slits and glued them down. I added a paper circle to each end to tidy it up and added a loop of ribbon in the top circle. made some labels using leftover glitter stickers.

i imagine that they would be lovely covered in brown paper with laces and ribbon and collage on them too. if you had the time of course!!!


i love these cone beads on the bottom. looks like bells....

i discovered a scratch on the bottom bead so covered it up with a tiny angel! a happy accident...












And so thats about half of them !!LOL!! they were addictive little suckers!!!

Big thank you too, to Patty and Shelly Rae Wood for the pattern and tute.

oh and Patty made a washi one, its beautiful!! i love it simplicity and elegance....

12 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I am SO excited to finally get to see pics Jen! Oh you creative one you! Each one is more lovely than the next AND the way you've wrapped them is brilliant. They look like ornaments already without even opening them to see your beautiful inchie cube creations. Your beading is the bomb, as the kids say ;) What an absolute delight!!! Thanks so very much for sharing! oxo
I must go back for another lookie look!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

The rusty bells are so wonderful too! :) You make me want to get busy and make more ....oh no!!!! :)

Kath K said...

wow Jen.. these are amazing.. absolutely fab.. so there are inchies inside of them? the beading.. everything.. you did a great job on every one.. and you say there's more? lol wanna see each and every one!!
Kath

Diane said...

Hi Jen,
These are really something! Love them all!

Viola said...

How lovely! :o)

Renee said...

Wow these are so beautiful. You are very clever!!

Melinda Cornish said...

These are beautiful and I love your packaging idea! Melinda

Lanise said...

WoW-zer, Jenxo! Your inchies are definitely to be wow'ed over! I KNOW the addiction...Patty is indeed the pusher and I began to see each of my inchies (I've done about 25...)as a tiny jewel and with each one, began to get more and more obsessively devoted to detail )groan! The silvery metal inchie you commented on was shiny silver cardstock and then I used fancy paperclips and a few bling-y rhinestones...It's fun at your blog and I'll link to you at my blog if you give me the okay...these inchies of yours are worthy of several visits, really and I look forward to seeing what you do in the New Year! Have a happy holiday season and keep up the grrrrrrr-eat work! It's been a pleasure dropping by down under for a visit!
Peace, love and light

Margaret said...

These are totally gorgeous Jen, such a fun easy idea.

Jacky said...

Jen these are fabulous (thanks for the link too). You have been so busy....all these wonderful cubed inchies and their gorgeous packaging...not to mention all of the beautiful Christmas cards.
Fantastic...bet the girls in your group were so pleased with their gifts!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

AZviaTx said...

Jen, I must've missed this one. These are most excellent! I want one! OK, OK, I just want to know how to make them. Can I steal this idea for myself? I think I want to make an attempt at creating one. You've done a wonderful job. Tina/redopal