Connie Crystals together with rustic brass for a versatile, trendy look.
I started by embossing the feather shaped pieces from Vintaj in my Sizzix Big Shot. Then brought up the shine by buffing them with the buffing block.
The crystals are aqua octagon crystals from Connie Crystal. They were attached by running an antique brass colored eye pin through and then bending it up so the the eye was about 1/8" above the crystal. The long, straight end was then wrapped tightly around the shaft below the eye and the excess trimmed off. It is important to use Connie Crystals for this because of the pressure this step puts on the crystal. This is a weak area of the crystal because it is a thin section and there is already a hole there. Inferior crystals will crack or break with the pressure of bending the eye pin. Connie Crystals are as strong as they are dazzling, so they can handle the pressure!