Monday, July 13, 2009

New Projects on Amate Studios

This is a Pepsi inspired pendant that I made with no hole micro beads and Amate Studios Large Star pentant. Looked great on the 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Flat Rings!

OK I love the flat rings. You can do so many different things with the rings. The last one was a little more industrial this one is much more fun and frilly!

Flower Ring
Created by Susan Johnson


Flat Ring, Amate Studios™
Bitty Blossoms, Bazzill Basics
Large Polka Dot Brads, Bazzill Basics
Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue, Beacon Adhesives
Stickles Glitter Glue, Ranger Industries Inc.


1. Using three flowers, layer them one facing up, one facing down and then one facing up. Layering the flowers this way gives them more dimension.
2. Put brad through the flowers.
3. Use Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue and put a small amount of glue on base of ring.
4. Attach flower/brad to ring. Hold pieces together for a minute to adhere.
5. Set aside to dry.
6. Embellish with Stickles Glitter Glue.
7. Set aside to dry.Wear and Enjoy!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Has it really been that long?

I am kind of supprised that it has been since January that I posted! Since I keep up the Amate Studios website and now blog I guess I forgot about my own. There definatly has been a lot going on. Hopefully I will keep the post up now. Amate Studios now has a Design Team! YEAH!!!! The Design team is so wonderful. Now everyone can see other peoples designs on the website and not just mine. Here is a project that I created just before Winter CHA09. It is a spinning ring! I used Tim Holtz sprockets and Game Spinners on Amate Studios Flat Ring. For directions click here. There have been lots and lots of new projects uploaded to Amate Studios website.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vintage Clay Jewelry

Here is a piece of "Vintage Clay Jewelry" that I created. Hopes this helps get your creative juices flowing.


Amate Studios XL Square Pendant Micro Beads
Fimo Clay Pasta Machine
Texture Plate Clay Knife
Craft Paint Jewelry Glue
Foam Paint Brush Baking Tray
Metallic Pen Oven
Scrap paper Pencil


Use scrap paper to make a template of the inside of the pendant. Set aside.
Condition clay as directed on package.
Roll clay in Pasta Machine on largest setting.
Press texture plate firmly into clay.
Use template to help cut out clay with clay knife.
Bake clay per directions on package of clay.
Let clay piece cool completely.
With foam brush, brush craft paint lightly over top of clay. Let dry completely.
Use the Metallic Pen to highlight any areas that you would like, you can make dots, dashes or anything else you would like.
Glue clay into Amate Studio XL Square pendant using jewelry glue.
Now for a finishing touch you can add come jewelry glue to the edge and pour Micro Beads over the glue. Press Micro Bead into the glue to make sure that they stick. Set aside to dry.
Finally attach to your favorite chain or to a beaded necklace.