Monday, September 15, 2014

DIY: Genie's Lamp From Disney's Aladdin (Part 3)

Hello all!! This is my final video in my 3 part Disney series. While I'm sad my first ever series is over I'm very happy this video is done and out of the editing process. Everything imaginable  happened that could happen when editing a video.I had to go through the editing process 7 --YES 7--  times. I would get started on my video and then about half way through it would lock up, shut down, exit out completely, or  just pain not work right! Plus more!

Anyway, I chose to do this in my last installment because with the recent death of one of my favorite actors (Robin Williams) it was really hard for me to sit down and make this after that. You might think it's silly but it really shocked me when it happened. It was hard for me to go back and find the Aladdin music from the movie to put with this. ( If you are still heart broken too just mute it please :) )

 I'll move on to the actual video now. I forgot to put in what kind of gold clay I used which was, Sculpey III Gold  You don't have to put all the triangles like I did, I just wanted to get it as close to the movie as I could. Obviously, I skipped out on the triangles on the bottom.... I got frustrated okay. DON'T JUDGE ME!

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I hope you enjoyed this!

Have a wonderful day!
P.s. I will be linking up to most of these  Link Parties. I also was not compensated for this post or any of my Disney series post. It was just a lot of fun!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DIY: Ursula Necklace( Disney 3 Part Series:Part 2)

Sorry it's late! So unlike me, I know! (Insert laughter here 'cause I suck at making post on time. I do try though!)  One thing after another--All good things though!!!-- has led me to not being able to do Part 2 on time.

Anywhoodle, I decided to do Part 2 on Sew Crazy About Crafting because there are so many of these types of tutorials on You Tube. I actually had the idea on how to do it for awhile now but when I looked it up that I saw that it had already been done....alot. So that's why I went ahead and put Part 2 here! Part 3 --like Part 1-- will be on both Sew Crazy About Crafting (The Blog) And my You Tube Channel Sew Crazy About Crafting (Click the link to check that out and subscribe!)

Again this is obviously inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid. If you haven't seen the movie then you are missing out! Even if you're not 5! Hahaha  Like I stated in Part 1 I really am still a big kid at heart!

This is actually pretty simple tutorial. 


What you'll need:
  • Gold polymer clay  
  • Clay tools( I used a large ball tool and needle tool)
  • Head pin
  • wire cutters 
  • round tip jewelry pliers
  • Black ribbon
  • Jewelry closures (any style you prefer)
  • Hot glue gun and 1 glue stick
  • oven to bake your piece in


 Taking little a less then half the 2oz block of clay condition it and then roll it in to a ball.

 Now make a cone shape.
Large ball tool I used that green too there to on the side but I don't know that it's call and it the only picture I have of it.
  I took my large ball tool and hollowed out the large end of the cone. You don't have to do this step. I did it because I thought it would look cool and I'm weird so there's that, too. Even out the cone as best as you can.
 Now on the smaller end take you head pin with the flat end and roll it in the end. ( I have never had good luck with eye pins they always fall out.)

Cover it up but do lose the curl. From here you are going  to roll it up to the bigger part of your cone ( like a snails shell)
 Looks kind of like a French Horn (Band geek all the way hahaha)
 If you kind of smushed your middle swirl you can take your needle tool an carfully redefine it.
 Now take your needle tool and carefully make three lines in the larger part of the cone. Try not the make indents on the other side of your clay where your swirl is.
I adjusted my head pin in the back and added more clay for support for it. 

Now Bake!

 Cut you wire

 Make a Loop.

 This is the ribbon I used. its 1/8 in x10 yards.Measure out how big you want your necklace and add an inch. The best way to do this is to string the shell on the ribbon and then hold it up around you neck and see where you want it to sit at.
These are the closures I got.
 These are the ones I used.
 Now if you already strung the shell on the ribbon all you have to do is put one end of the ribbon through on end of the loop on the closures. If not string the shell first and then do all that :)
 Put a tiny drop of  hot glue one the ribbon and press the end into it.
 Careful it will be hot!!!! I used a piece of plastic to push down so it get a firm hold.
 Repeat to other side. Cut or pull of any stringy bit you have left. Let cool completely. I then add a thin layer of hot glue over the top so it will help it stay in place. Let cool again.
 Now Wear it!

I'll admit at the age of 26 I might be a little to old to wear this.
 But Emma's not! She loves it! I did have to adjust the ribbon for her but well worth it!

Also, I totally did not plan the polka dot outfits. I took these picture on two different days and the one of Emma are from my phone.The blue one I'm wearing is actually a This-to-That that's coming up after my Disney Series. Little sneak peak there! :)

Well ,I hope you enjoyed this! I had a lot of fun making it! Don't for get to Check back in for Part 3 and Check out my You Tube Channel!

Have a wonderful day!

P.s.I have not been compensated for this Disney Series and I will be linking up to most of these link parties!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Diy: Clam Mirror Compact (Disney 3 Part Series:Part 1)

Edit: I started this last week. Every thing has been crazy since then ( A good crazy) but left me no time to finish this until today. Later this week I will be putting up part two.:)  Enjoy!

I have been on a Disney kick for a bit, so I decided to make a mirror compact, inspired Little Mermaid. I grew up watching this movie and several other movies by Disney. I also have the added plus of having kids so that I get to still watch all the new --and old-- Disney movies. Let's face it I'm still 5 at heart! hahaha :)

This is Part 1 of my 3 part Disney Series that I will be doing. I already posted my tutorial video on YouTube It's on my channel if you would like to check that out.

I did say in the description box that I will be posting Part 2 next week here on Sew Crazy About Crafting - which is true- it just might be a little late because we have Am's family is coming here this week. So I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to get pictures taken and put up. My whole week has been thrown off for me. I keep thinking its the wrong day and I have been incredibly tired... a lot.
So, yeah..... there's that.

But enough on that, on to the show!

What you'll need:

  •  Polymer clay ( At least 2oz block
  • Clay tools: roller, blade, needle tool, a silicone tool would be helpful for blending but is not necessary. 
  • Mirror compact ( I got mine from Michael's dollar section.)
  • Tin/Aluminum Foil
  • Glue
  • Jewels/ gems

First remove all your stickers and jewels from your compact.Pictures below will show you how.

 Remove some of the gems so you can get to the clear sticker underneath the gems. It will be a little hard to remove at first but just take your time and it will eventually come up. Save these gems! My original gems are silver, which you'll see in the pictures closer to the end. I went back to Michael's and bought compact just to show you which one I used and how to remove them.

 Now it's time to take to the tedious task of removing all the gems off the sticker.

Warning: Some pictures from here on down might be blurry. I took screen shots from my video to get a tutorial for here. I did not make this twice!

 Take your tin/aluminum (here on out I'm going to call it tin foil) foil and wrap it around your compact while it's closed.
  With the white side up.

 Press it in and mold it to the compact. This is important that you  get all the details so your shell top will sit in perfectly after you bake it.

 Condition your clay. Take a small amount and make a ball.
 Roll it out to a thin sheet. Unless you have a pasta roller ( the one made for clay) then I would set it to a 3 maybe a 4 on there to roll it out.

 Place on your compact.
 Shape to you compact.
 Trim off the extra.

 Roll out another thin sheet of clay and this time cut a curve in it with your blade.

 Place  1/4 -use your best judgement- of an inch away from the front(the side that opens) of the compact.
 Trim off excess.
 Blend in.
Blend till no lines visible. You will do this on all layers. On following pictures you will see where I didn't blend each layer in one at a time. At the end I blended all of them at once.You can do it how ever you like as long as it all gets blended in.

This is where a silicone tool would have come in handy.While I got it smooth in the end it took a little more work than it probably should have. But it still turned out good.

I ended up having to add little extra clay on the front part of the shell to give it more of a curve.

  Tiding up the edges.
All those jewels you tool off carefully place them on the shell and push them in to make to indent.

Then remove them.

Remove the tin foil from the compact but not from the shell! And bake! (Read your package instructions)
Glue on jewels and let the glue fully dry. I let it dry over night and glazed the next day.
I tried using  hot glue but it wasn't working for me since I left the white sticker on there I just remove that and used the glue that was left behind.

Line everything up before you press down firmly.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Any questions just ask! I also have a video up of this  tutorial on my YouTube Channel so check that out as well! If not you can watch below. Next week I will put up part 2. (Edit: This week)

Have a wonderful day!

I will be linking up to most of these Link Parties!


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