Friday, January 12, 2007

Bedazzled By My GeMagic

This is one of funniest items I received for Christmas, a GeMagic (similar to, but not to be confused with, the Bedazzler. You may have seen the GeMagic on infomercials that are often shown in the middle of the afternoon or at 2 and 3 in the morning.) Just thinking about it makes me laugh - as I wasn't expecting it. But, Mom and Dad thought I'd want to add it to my collection of craft gadgets. Because of a hectic schedule, I haven't had much time to spend working with it yet. But, last night, I was determined to make something crafty. And, the GeMagic was right there!

After a few trials and many errors, I think I got the hang of it. It's a tad more time consuming than I thought, but I think it will be fun to use in decorating some brightly colored canvas bags I just ordered. I kept thinking up outrageous ideas at home with Mom and often could not stop laughing. (Don't worry. You won't see any rhinestone-covered denim jackets on me anytime soon.) Mom kept reminding me that a little goes a long way and it can be used to add subtle details to various items. We'll see.

Here's the design (from their pre-made stencils) I made last night on a lightweight mesh-type bag. Hopefully, you can tell it is supposed to be a ladybug. Not bad for my first try. Now, I just need to go buy many more small jewels and studs... as I will run out very soon if I keep making new designs on bags.


Chris said...

This cracks me up - why I don't know, but I am glad you've got ONE MORE THING to keep your mind occupied, and your fingers busy!

Why don't you Bedazzle me a GeMagic tie of some sort? JUST KIDDING!

strem said...

Why, Brother Chris, I'd be THRILLED to design you a tie. I know how you just love things have a sheen! And, with these silver studs and colored rhinestones, I know you'd want to wear your new tie each and every weekend!

Chris said...

Boy - I can't wait!!!

Chris said...

Perhaps a matching suit, too, eh?

Sandy-san said...

Sister Michelle: *snort* You COULD make Brother Chris one that sort of looks like this:

ala Brother Elvis! (hehe!)