Saturday, June 7, 2014

Disney Pixar Blog Hop - C'mon along!

Welcome to the
Disney Pixar Blog Hop!

If you love Disney Pixar and crafting, you've come to the right place!  We have an entire month of fun planned for you, with a new group of crafting bloggers every Saturday in June.

If you came here from Jenny's blog, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this Blog Hop, make sure to head over to Shawn's blog so that you see the full hop from the very beginning.

Here is my Very Special Project I made for my granddaughter, Charlotte, who is over-the-moon enthusiastic (like most kids!) about Disney's newest release, "Frozen". 
I made Charlotte this Anna & Elsa necklace:
To make this necklace, I used Close To My Heart's new line of wearable art, including the pendant, glass dome and chain. 
Here is a link to the CTMH Base & Bling Wearable Crafts page:
I printed out a cropped image from an advertisement for the movie, onto photo sticker paper. Once the art was adhered to the pendant base, I smoothed a layer of Liquid Glass onto the back of the glass dome and adhered the dome to the photograph. To the back of the pendant, I applied "ice cubes" (as Charlotte calls them) -- a one-inch square clipped piece of adhesive rhinestone resin from The Buckle Boutique.

Now that we have front row/center seats for the upcoming "Disney on Ice - Frozen" show, playing after Christmas in Philadelphia, and Charlotte has her Elsa dress, I'll have to make a few more "Frozen" charms for Charlotte's necklace. 
So now, let me move you back on through the fantastic Disney Hop.  But, before you go, make sure to sign up to win some AMAZING PRIZES from our sponsors!  Our sponsors for this hop include:

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Make sure to mark your calendar for MORE Disney projects next Saturday!  You can join the Facebook Event page by clicking HERE.  


I've gotten many requests on information on how to make your own charm(s) for the special children in your life.  Here's what I used, and links on where to purchase the supplies:

First, I Googled the image and cropped one I liked from an advertisement to 1" square, using PicMonkey (shown at right). Bear in mind that using any image you find this way is still subject to copyright protections, including what can be considered "fair use" and "for personal use."  

Print and trim the image to 1" square. I used photo paper to protect the image's colors from running under the glue.

Your shopping list should include:

Pendant frames:  Style #Z1962 (Faux Silver), $4.95 for 3

Pendant glass domes: Style #Z1967 (Square), $1.95 for 3

Liquid glass adhesive: Style #Z679, $6.95

Matching Faux Silver Chain, 30" , Style #Z1940, $5.95 each

To make the charm:  Trim the image to 1" square. Place a small (3/8") dot of Liquid Glass to the flat side of one square glass dome. Smooth the Liquid Glass over the entire FLAT surface of the glass piece, taking care not to get any bubbles in the glue. This should be a thin, smooth coating.

Carefully line up the glued flat surface over the printed Anna & Elsa image, and then place the glass piece of the image straight down -- without rocking, sliding or otherwise smudging the glass over the image, to prevent the ink from transferring and smearing. Set aside and let dry.  After the charm is dry (about 40 minutes), trim any excess paper off of the image so that there is none hanging over the edge of the glass piece.

Now put a generous 1/2" dot of Liquid Glass into the recessed area of the charm. Center the image/glass piece over the glue, so that Anna and Elsa are right-side-up, under the bezel of the charm. Push the glass piece onto the glue with a firm hand-grip. If any Liquid Glass oozes out, be sure to wipe the top of the glass cover clean, using a baby wipe, before the Liquid Glass dries.  The charm will be dry and ready-to-wear in about 30 minutes.

Now it's time for you to head over to Tami's blog.

The full hop line up for this week is below in case you get lost along the way. . .

Be sure to come back to visit the Disney Pixar Blog Hop EVERY Saturday in June. Each day's starts with Shawn Mosch; she will post a list of each week's participants on each Saturday.  (I'll be back on June 21 with another super Disney project!) 
Have yourself a fantastimagical day!
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


Shawn Mosch said...

Thank you my dear CardMonkey for being in another one of my hops.

Love your necklace. I might have to make one for my niece! (Beth does not really wear sparkly stuff)

Shawn ~ The Buckle Boutique Design Team Coordinator
Crafty Chics Blog
and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

Charlotte C said...

This is adorable. Everyone's so creative on this hop. TFS

Claire Spielman said...

FIRST of all, Charlotte gets more beautiful each day!! I love seeing her pics. Her necklace is FABULOUS!!! If I pay you, can I get 3????
You are one fun, talented lady and I LOVE being in several hops with you over the years.
Creative Wishes
Claire S

Unknown said...

I just LOVE your necklace!!! I have several daycare girls who would love one too!!!

Glad to be in this hop with you my dear!!!

Patti Hodder said...

What a beautiful project. I remember getting a Cinderella pendant from Disney when I was little and I've kept it all these years. What a great keepsake.

Iris said...

Cute necklace. I'll bet your granddaughter loves it.

cdm317 said...

Your DGD is a real cutie! I bet she loves that cool necklace you created for her! I love this idea!

Unknown said...

my kids are all hopping up and down, they NEED this apparently, lol, LOVE IT! SO CUTE!

Anonymous said...

Sweet charm :O)

Unknown said...

this necklace super cute, I know a few little girls that would love one
You did an awesome job

scrappinlil said...

Very pretty necklace...It looks like she really loved it. I can see why. Thanks for sharing such a great project.

Tami B. said...

I CAN NOT believe Charlotte is that big. Was she even born when we did the first Disney Hop? She is a doll for sure and the necklace is really cute.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Charlotte and the necklace are both beautiful.


Glora said...

Wow, gorgeous. My girls would LOVE one of these! Amazing job and so creative too! Hugs- Glora
me(at)glorajean(dot)com said...

VERY CUTE... no kids that small anymore, but first grandchild is on the way.

CathyinMN said...

Very cute necklace. Love that you added the bling to the back of the pendant, too.

jennyplace2 said...

What a lucky little granddaughter to get such a pretty necklace from one of her favorite people. TFS! and for the great instruction, I just might have to make a couple for my very special girls.

Eva Laney said...

I am a late hopper because I was out of town but what a fantastic project... what little girl wouldn't love this adorable charm necklace!!! wonderful!!!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE this adorable necklace! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun grandma. You'll be making necklaces for many years to come as your granddaughter's age and interests change.
Have a good time at the show. said...

Every girls' dream is to be a princess, but you went further in giving her her favorite character necklace to match! Fabulous!