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How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins

Pink Goddess Pendant by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

Pink Goddess Pendant by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

Julianna Hudgins shows how to make your own jump rings with the Beadalon Jump Ring Maker. Coiled wires and jump rings make a beautiful accent on Julianna’s Pink Goddess Pendant featuring her Spellbinders Goddess die shape. Alcohol inks add the vivid splash of color. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Julianna’s super cool How to Make Jump Rings YouTube video tutorial!

 

Materials

Beadalong Jump Ring Maker
Artistic Wire – 18 gauge (color of your choice)
Beadalon Flush Cutter
Beadalon pliers: Chain Nose and Bent Chain Nose

How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 1 The jump rings are made with 18 gauge wire and the Beadalon Jump Ring Maker. With a wide variety of mandrels available – ranging from 4mm to 16mm, round and oval shapes – you can create just the jump ring you need.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 2 Insert the end of the wire through the small hole in the base; fold the wire down to secure it.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 3 Insert your finger into the large hole in the base and turn it clockwise, while steadily holding the mandrel and wire in the other hand. In this step, you can see that I have wound the wire about 10 times around the mandrel.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 4 Once the wire is coiled, remove it from the base and cut the coil from the wire spool with the Beadalon Flush Cutter.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 5 Next cut the first few loops with the Flush cutter. These rings will now be cut from the coil but you can hold them in place for the next step.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 6 Turn the Flush cutter to the opposite side and cut the jump rings again just slightly to the side of your first cut.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 7 Now you will have two straight-edge cuts on your jump rings so that they will fit perfectly together.
How to Make Jump Rings by Julianna Hudgins - 8 Use your pliers to gently work the jump rings closed. You should hear and feel the two pieces gently rub together when you do this step.You can make the right sized jump rings in the colors and plating you choose – any time you want!

Spellbinders + Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins Giveaway FaveCrafts+Cool2Craft

Spellbinders & Positively Me FaveCrafts + Cool2Craft Giveaway March 2012

Spellbinders & Positively Me FaveCrafts + Cool2Craft Giveaway March 2012

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In celebration of National Craft Month we have an awesome giveaway for you!

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

Get inspired to create amazing scrapbook pages, cards and more with these cool die cutting tools. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur is easy-to-carry, portable and compatible with popular die cuts from CuttleBug, Fiskars and Sizzlits.

This prize also includes Positively Me Dies by Julianna Hudgins. This inspiring line of shapes includes the Jewel Goddess, Grand Goddess, Baby Goddess and wire-work inspired hearts.

Head on over to FaveCrafts.com to enter this giveaway and learn how you can earn extra entries!

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Contest ends March 30, 2012.


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Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins

Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - Cool2Craft TV

Julianna Hudgins shares how to twist three strands of wire and create a wonderful wire medallion on the Beadalon Jig.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Julianna’s super cool Twisted Wire Medallion YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

22 gauge wire – approximately 36″ each color (I used amethyst, rose, lemon)
Artistic Wire Deluxe Coiling Gizmo by Beadalon (I used the bracket which comes in this kit)
Nylon jaw pliers
Wire Twister Tool by Beadalon
Beadalon Wire Jig
Jewelry wire cutter

Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins 1 - Cool2Craft TV Cut approximately 36″ lengths of each color and anchor one end of your wires to the Deluxe Coiling Bracket. In a pinch, you can also anchor your wires to the leg of a table. Just be sure it’s very stable because you’re going to be coiling your wires and you need this to hold!
 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins 2 - Cool2Craft TV I like to run my nylon jaw pliers along all the wires to remove any kinks.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins 3 - Cool2Craft TV This is the Wire Twister Tool. You will also find some great close-up photos of this tool in action at this link.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins 4 - Cool2Craft TV Attach the end of each wire into a hole in the end of the Wire Twister Tool. (You can attach up to 5 wires for this step.)
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins 6 - Cool2Craft TV Hold the tool steady in your hand with the wires taut and then begin turning the handle with the other hand. Keep turning and turning and turning until the wires break away from the tool. PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL with this step because the wire can snap up when it breaks away so use proper eye and table protection.
 Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 7 - Cool2Craft TV Now that you have coiled your custom 3-strand wire, following the package instructions with the Wire Jig, place your jig over the pattern and place the pegs in the jig.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 8 - Cool2Craft TV Follow the pattern guide to wrap your wire around the pegs.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 9 - Cool2Craft TV When you have completed the first pattern, remove the wire from the jig and place the last loop over the first peg. Repeat the wire pattern on the jig.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 10 - Cool2Craft TV Continue to remove the wire from the jig and place the last loop on the first peg until you have achieved your desired pattern – or run out of wire!
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 11 - Cool2Craft TV Here’s an example of the pattern repeated several times.
Twisted Wire Medallion by Julianna Hudgins - 12 - Cool2Craft TV Loop the ends together to create a medallion shape.

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Tiffany Windsor shares her empowered goddess wall art featuring Julianna Hudgins new Spellbinders dies. Cut from soda cans, this wall art is bright, bold and textured. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

 Watch Tiffany’s super cool Soda Can Goddess Wall Art YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Julianna Hudgins Spellbinders Dies (available at your local scrapbook, craft and hobby stores. Visit www.spellbinderspaperarts.com for store locations):
LF-013 Jewel Goddess
S5-097 Jewel Treasures
S5-098 Jewel Stones
Soda cans
Craft knife
Scissors (I use dollar store scissors to cut soda cans)
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (colors of your choice)
Jacquard Extender
Cosmetic sponge(s) (I cut each sponge into several pieces)
Craft wire (colors of your choice for jump rings and hair) or purchase ready-made jump rings
Pencil – for wrapping to create jump rings
Wire cutters
Round nose pliers

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 1 Select soda cans that are large enough for the small goddess die. (I used Monster Drink.) Cut the top and bottom off with a craft knife and then cut down one side with scissors to create a flat piece. To help the soda can lay flat, roll the opposite way.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 2 Keep a hold of the tightly rolled can for a few seconds and then lay it back on your work surface.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 3 Prepare the die for cutting by placing on the silver side of soda can. Next place it between the Grand Calibur cutting pads and run through machine.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 4 Once you have cut your piece, leave it in the die and place it on the embossing pads and run through machine. Your piece will now be cut and embossed.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 5 Carefully remove the soda can from the die.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 6 Your piece should now look like this. If you want, you can add more embossing design detail with stylus.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 7 Lay shape on work surface and add inks.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 8 Dab inks with sponge to cover entire surface.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 9 Continue to blend.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 10 If desired, add more ink colors.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 11 Blend together until you have achieve the coloring you desire.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 12 If desired, spray Extender over the ink to create splotches on the color.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 13 Cut additional pieces from Stone die shapes and color with alcohol inks.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 14 To create the head, cut a piece of soda can to the approximate size that you want the head. Place the Swirl die face down on the printed side and run through the embossing plates only.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 15 Remove die carefully to reveal the design. Use scissors to cut to exact head size. Color with alcohol inks.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 16 To create jump rings, wrap wire around pencil. Cut every other loop to create a doubled jump ring.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 17 Punch holes at top and bottom of all pieces and additional holes for head.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 19 Join all the pieces together with the jump rings.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 20 To create hair, use pliers to create swirls on end of wires. Insert through a punched hole and insert straight end up through another hole. Use pliers to create swirl in remaining end. Repeat until you have created desired wired hair effect.
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 21 Here’s a close up look at some of the designs!
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - 22 More inspiration!
Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor - Pinterest

Julianna Hudgins+Spellbinders Giveaway

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany Windsor

Soda Can Goddess Wall Art by Tiffany WindsorI am SO thrilled to announce that my dear friend Julianna Hudgins is launching a new line of Spellbinders dies! WOOHOO!

As soon as I opened the packages I knew right away that I wanted to make a wall filled with these beautiful shapes! You’ll have to wait until Monday’s new Cool2Craft TV episode to see how I made my wall art but you can check out the shapes below! Julianna wanted to create an “Empowerment” line of dies with a purpose and to design a surface that people could journal on and this new collection is AWESOME!

But WAIT there’s more!!!

  • Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond GIVEAWAY! There’s an exciting GIVEAWAY at Spellbinders featuring a Grand Prize worth $1900.00. Make sure you get the Official Rules by visiting Julianna’s blog at www.juliannaproductions.tumblr.com.

 

LF-013 Jewel Goddess - Spellbinders - Julianna Hudgins
S5-097 Jewel Treasures - Spellbinders - Julianna Hudgins
Jewel Goddess (#LF-013) Jewel Treasures (#S5-097) Jewel Stones (S5-098)
These Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins dies can be found at your local scrapbook, craft & hobby stores. Visit www.spellbinderspaperarts.com for store locations.

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Funky Dice Pendants by Julianna Hudgins

Wire Bead

Julianna Hudgins loves working with Artistic Wire and the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo! One of her most favorite things to create is a double colored coil. Feeding two to three different colors of wire onto the coiling gizmo can be tricky but with a little patience you can achieve this dimensional look. In addition to the dice you could also wire wrap a domino! Now that’s super funky!  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Julianna’s awesome Funky Dice Pendant YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Artistic Wire 22GA Rose, Lemon & Tangerine 1 spool each
Artistic Wire 20GA Non Tarnish Silver 1 spool
Beadalon Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
Beadalon Silver Chain #340B-010
Beadalon Silver Lobster Clasp #315B-005
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters & Flat Nylon Jaw Pliers
Swarovski Size 20 Peridot crystals or color of choice 21 pieces
Lime Green Dice 1 each
E6000, tooth pics & paper plate

Click here to see additional photo steps for Julianna’s Funky Dice

Apply glue with toothpick to add the crystals to each side of dice in numerical order 1 through 6 as shown in photo. Let dry in between sides for at least one minute at a time depending on environment that you are working in. Set finished dice to side.
  Using the Rose and Lemon colored wire make a coil using the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo with the second to largest rod 4 inches long. Remove coil from rod and only cut wires from bottom of coil.
  Insert Tangerine wire into bottom of coil and let coil slide down wire.
  Wrap end of Tangerine wire around second to largest rod handle and make a coil about ½ inch long.
  Slide original rose and lemon colored coil up to meet rod and wrap around handle.
  Guide the coil up and over the rod by pushing the handle of rod forward and by guiding coil with thumb and pointer finger.
  Continue to wrap coil on rod until coil is complete. Finish end by making a matching ½” long tangerine coil at end.
  Remove wire bead from rod and cut off from spool. Cut wires from top.
  Holding wire bead by small tangerine coils gently stretch wire bead apart being careful not to distort shape.
  Cut a piece of non tarnish silver wire approx 8″ long. Using round nose pliers make a loop at one of wire.
  Insert straight end of wire through tangerine coil.
  Insert wire through dice.
  Insert wire through top tangerine coil. Using round nose pliers make random loops with excess wire.
Add pendant to chain with lobster clasp.

Spring In Bloom Headband by Julianna Hudgins

Julianna Hudgins Spring Time Headband

Julianna Hudgins Spring Time Headband

Spring is the inspiration for this super fun and elegant project.  Julianna Hudgins shares the shimmery, color-blended secrets of her Spring In Bloom Headband in this floral tutorial.  As seen on Inspirations by Julianna TV.

Materials:
Petaloo Color Me Flowers
Luminarte H20 Basic Rainbow Kit
Paint brushes
Spray bottle for water
Water
Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue
Crystal cabochon
Tweezers

1. Lay out 8 different sized Color Me flowers –
one x-large, three large, three small and one x-small.
2. Using the Basic Rainbow H20 Twinkling Luminarte Paints remove caps and spritz with water.
3. Choose darkest color first to apply to flower, spritz with water again, if needed.
4. Dip paint brush into H20 paint.
5. Apply paint to flower.
6. Continue to add paint to entire flower.
7. Spritz flower with water so that color will spread.
8. Add second darkest color to flower.
9. Spritz with water so that color will continue to spread.
10. Continue to add next colors adding more water as needed to determine shade of final flowers.
11. After flowers are dry, glue each layer stacking one on top of the other.
12. Glue cabochon to center of top flower.
13. Push down in center of stack of flowers to make sure that all pieces are glued together. (If needed, weight down stack while glue is drying.)
Julianna Hudgins Spring Time Headband 14.  Glue completed layered flower to headband.

Inspirations by Julianna Livin’ Life Havin’ Fun!

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In this episode, Julianna Hudgins and her special guest co-host, Sue Turchick, President of Crafters Home, share some super cool craft ideas. Julianna makes a spring floral headband featuring Color Me Crazy by Petaloo, shares Friendly Plastic pendants that she made at CHA Winter 2011, and crafts up a Copper Paper Necklace using Spellbinders Grand Calibur. Also, Colleen Schaan announces her new book and shares an easy blending technique with Copic Markers. The original episode broadcast LIVE on Cool2Craft internet tv.

Watch Julianna’s Havin’ Fun episode

 


 

Inspirations by Julianna Hudgins TV

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Monday April 4, 2011.  NOON Eastern/ 9 am PT.  Hosted by creative expert Julianna Hudgins, Inspirations by Julianna Hudgins internet TV features creative ideas for livin’ life and havin’ fun! New one-hour episodes are posted on-line on a regular basis. Special LIVE* broadcasts are scheduled throughout the year where audience participation in live chat is featured. Each Inspirations by Julianna internet TV episode is archived on-line in its entirety and separate demonstration segments are also made available for viewing 24/7.

Julianna Hudgins - Headshot - 2-2011“My focus is all about “livin’ life” and sharing new products and ideas to help inspire the consumer. From home décor to home business, paper crafting to jewelry, fashion embellishments and more, I love products that work in every aspect of the creative consumer’s life”, says Julianna. “The features of internet television allows me to share unique finds, educate, inspire and communicate directly with the creative consumer within the social networking community.”

*LIVE events can be accessed on-line:  Facebook members can log-in at http://apps.facebook.com/cooltocraft or log in on-line at http://www.linqto.com/rooms/Cool2Craft.


Julianna’s Studio Revamp!

Studio Revamp Julianna Hudgins

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Studio Revamp Julianna Hudgins

What a mess! I have been through this storage area a dozen times. Even my friends have tried to help me.

Studio Revamp 2 Julianna Hudgins

I have spent numerous hours trying to organize all of my stuff! It’s a totally overwhelming challenge.

Studio Revamp 3 Julianna Hudgins

BUT, there is a light at the end of the piles with a little fresh paint, organizing containers, patience,

Studio Revamp 4 Julianna Hudgins

AND a lot of help from my wonderful hubby!

Stayed tuned for a special video featuring the final Studio Revamp on my Inspirations by Julianna show airing April 4th 2011.