DIY Typewriter Keys & Wistful Traveler’s Jewelry + Freebie Download for You!

Happy August! Here’s 3 fast and fun ideas for near instant art jewelry.  

 
We made our Typewriter key jewelry charms and Typewriter Key Finger Rings, as well as a Bahama Mama necklace using just a few of our newest charm blanks, domes and this month’s freebie collage sheet download. (see below). Let’s get started!
 
Plan ahead – attached to a charm bracelet or hung from a chain or ribbon, these make easy, fun & personalized holiday gifts.
    
1. Faux Typewriter Key Charms (click image above)
Our newest charm bases and matching domes just arrived – 18mm – dime size – just about typewriter key size – perfect for faux typewriter art jewelry.
 
2. Faux Typewriter Key Rings (click to enlarge)
Our finger rings and matching domes just arrived – 16mm – actual typewriter key size – perfect for faux typewriter art jewelry.
 
How to Make Typewriter Jewelry Using our Glass Domes and Charm bases:
1. Print this month’s freebie typewriter collage sheet at 30% of actual size. 2. Add a small dollop of e6000 adhesive to printout. 3. Press glass dome down firmly for a thin, bubble-free seal. 4. Speed dry in your microwave (1 min, 10% power) or oven (250 degrees) briefly. 5. Trim around the glass edge with sharp scissors, 6. Dry fully. (Back in the oven or let sit overnight).  7. Glue your art dome into the rimmed base – perfect fit, perfectly finished charm! 
 
 3. Bahama Mama Necklace. I’d rather be in the Bahamas today, wouldn’t you? Armchair travel your way around the globe with a custom Wistful Traveler Necklace.
Our new 1″ thin-rimmed SP square bases with matching epoxy bubbles just arrived – I made fast use of them on this nearly instant project!
 
How to Make our Bahama Mama Necklace Using our Charm Bases and Epoxy Domes
1. Find a cool map scrap. (National Geographics are good). 2. Peel n stick our epoxy bubble on top. 3. Glue into charm base.( with e6000, etc.)  4. Dry fully. (try a low-temp oven if you’re in a hurry ~ like headed out the door trying to give as a gift!) 5. Embellish with our Mini Message Bottles, Starfish and Scallop Shell charms 6. Attach with jump rings onto one of our simple chains or cords.
 
August FREEBIE Download Collage Sheet ~ Smith Corona style Typewriter Keys

 
 
 
If you’re not on Facebook, you can still get the same freebie – just refer a friend to our site here or sign up for our newsletter here, OR just e-us using this link or mention “collage sheet” in the subject!
Use these as we did for the jewelry samples above, or embellish our bamboo tiles. Great for scrapbooks. These also make a killer set gift set of fridge magnets. Add our 1″ pendant bases + instant adhesive domes – or print out slightly larger and punch out 1″ circles too ~ use with our bottle cap pendants and magnets !
 
Make instant pendants, magnets, more! Add our epoxy domes, or e6000, 3D Crystal Lacquer + glass domes. Easier still, just stick down epoxy bubbles and trim. Done.
 
We hope you’re having a wonderful summer with some extra time to set aside for crafts and family.
 
Remember to use your subscriber savings code (type it on payment page after you’ve signed in – promo code box will appear) for 20% off your cart contents with your exclusive member savings code AUG2011 good thru 9/1!

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