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Ponytales Picture Frame

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Ponytales Picture Frame Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Keep the memories of a family vacation alive by creating this playful photo frame. For the base of our frame, we picked up a small art canvas at our local craft store and decorated it with our favorite photographs. This Mommy & Me project will have you reminiscing in no time.

Step One: Cut your background paper to fit the canvas. Use Terrifically Tacky Tape to adhere the paper to the canvas. Cut the 4mm spooled braided natural leather by the foot to fit the outside of the frame. Attach them to the frame using Terrifically Tacky Tape.

Step Two: Cut your photographs to fit into your frame and attach them with Terrifically Tacky Tape. Create the frames around the edges of your photographs by threading 8/0 hex cut seed beads in metallic rainbow midnight blue onto string. Place the Terrifically Tacky Tape around the outside of the photographs and then place the seed beads on the tape. Remove the string. Repeat for each photograph.

Step Three: Use Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue the following items to the frame in a pattern of your choosing: antique copper-plated cowboy boot charm, sterling silver lasso rope charm, antique brass horseshoe charm, antique copper-plated western saddle charm, antique copper-plated star outline charm, antique copper-plated horseshoe charm, antique brass star outline charm, Swarovski 2028 XILION ss16 rose flatbacks in crystal, Swarovski 2028 ss12 XILION rose flatbacks in crystal, and Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatbacks in white opal blue sky. Use a Jewel setter to help with the gluing of the crystals. For help applying flatbacks visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours (plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
Terrifically Tacky Tape 1/8 inch (TAPE05)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components:
4mm spooled braided leather natural by the foot (LFB-NAT4, qty 2)
Antique copper-plated horseshoe charm (BCA-CH001, qty 1)
Antique copper-plated star outline charm (BCA-CH002, qty 1)
8g 8/0 metallic rainbow midnight blue hex cut seed beads (DBLH0002, qty 2)
Antique copper-plated western saddle charm (BCA-CH027, qty 1)
Antique brass horseshoe charm (BBA-CH001, qty 1)
Antique brass star outline charm (BBA-CH002, qty 1)
2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback white opal sky blue (2028-WOSB16, qty 19)
2058 ss12 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY12, qty 140)
2058 ss16 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY16, qty 30)
Sterling silver lasso rope charm (CHARM666, qty 1)
Antique copper-plated cowboy boot charm (BCA-CH018, qty 1)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

4mm Spooled Braided Leather Natural by the Foot
Code: LFB-NAT4
Diameter 4mm 
$2.19 $1.35$2.03 $1.25$1.88 $1.16
Antique Copper-Plated Horseshoe Charm
Code: BCA-CH001
Height 15mm, Width 11.5mm 
$0.58 $0.33$0.53 $0.30$0.49 $0.28
Miyuki 8g 8/0 Metallic Rainbow Midnight Blue Hex Cut Seed Beads
Code: DBLH0002
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
$3.49 $1.95$3.24 $1.81$3.00 $1.68
Antique Copper-Plated Cowboy Boot Charm
Code: BCA-CH018
Height 21.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
$0.56 $0.32$0.51 $0.29$0.47 $0.27

Alternate Components

Swarovski 2797 10mm Diamond Leaf Flatback Crystal
Code: 2797-CRY10
Length 10mm, Width 4.5-4.75mm, Total Height 1.5-2mm 
$1.17 $0.62$1.08 $0.57$1.00 $0.53
Swarovski 2200 8mm Navette Flatback Crystal
Code: 2200-CRYS8
Length 8mm, Width 4mm 
$0.47 $0.41$0.43 $0.37$0.39 $0.34
TierraCast Antique Silver Western Boot Charm
Code: SA-2267
Height 18.5mm, Width 12mm 
$1.27 $1.05$1.18 $0.97$1.09 $0.90

Purchase Tools & Supplies

The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $2.00
Price: $2.48
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.04
Price: $12.99

NOTE:This idea uses Swarovski crystal componentswhich currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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