Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Ideas for Hodgepodge Hardware

In the days before Stampin' Up! (and a number of other hobbies...) I used to make and sell jewellery, so when I saw this idea I couldn't resist!
It just so happens that last month I finally brought Hodgepodge Hardware, which had been on my 'wishlist' for months, so I had everything I needed...

You will need:
RubOns, Crystal Effects, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Cardstock scraps and Craft & Rubber Scissors (or similar to trim the metal tags) 

What to do:

  • Cut scraps of cardstock to fit inside your chosen Hodgepodge Tag (I cut two as mine is double sided)

  • Embellish the scraps with your chosen RubOns.

  • Carefully adhere cardstock to the Hodgepodge Tag using Crystal Effects (Use 2 tags if you are making a double sided pendent like mine). Allow to dry.

  • Trim one end off the tag using Craft & Rubber Scissors

  • If yours is double sided, adhere the 2 tags back to back using Crystal Effects

  • Once dry, apply a layer of Crystal Effects to the surface on each side to protect your images and make them nice and glossy. Allow several hours to dry.

  • Thread ribbon through the hole and secure using the buckle from Hodgepodge Hardware set.

I think this would make a great pendent for a necklace, but am planning to give this one away as a bookmark.
I would love to see your versions of this project - e-mail me your photos and I'll publish them on my blog. There's also some 'blog candy' up for grabs for my favourite entry before the end of February...


  1. What a fab idea, I've got the Hodgepodge so guess what my next project is gonna be, thanks!!