20.7.12

Handmade Photo frame- Beaded Photo frame

Handmade Photo frame
Photo frames have held such a special attraction for me even before I started crafting and making my own ! Recently  I picked up a Photo frame kit for my daughter from my local craft shop[Itsy Bitsy]. My kiddo had fun sticking the parts of the frame together and sticking the beads on the photo frame. 
Beaded Photoframe
The kit yielded a simple beaded frame and of course we had to add our own special touches! 
The shiny look is courtesy a generous coating of modpodge over the beads and this helped to really stick the beads which had a nasty tendency to keep falling off!
Also a bit of silver glitter glue here and there gave it a bit of sparkle and glamour!
The hearts border was made using my new Martha Stewart hearts punch [this MS punch is super new but giving me problems as its giving ragged edges which I have to snip off with scissors - a big disappointment and am heart broken !- any suggestions friends?]
Beaded Handmade photoframe
On a happier note ,I made my first ribbon rose !![So happy as fabric crafts and me dont get along usually!] Also made my first fancy pin by recycling beads from a broken bracelet .
Ribbon Rose on Beaded Photo frame
Our photo frame has a hearts theme so added a  heart charm on another handmade pin using the trusty glue gun.
Hearts Pin
Have seen so many lovely pins in blog land and it was thrilling for me to finally make my own for our photo frame
Beaded Photoframe
I hope you liked this glitzy photo frame..do share your views.
If you want to make your own Photoframe : Photoframe Tutorial 1,Photoframe tutorial 2

89 comments:

  1. Very pretty! so girly, I love the color.

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  2. Hi Sonia.. this is soo pretty .. i love all the little beads and that heart border.
    I was told to sharpen punches - punch through tin foil or sandpaper ... This might help
    Lisa x

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    1. Thank You Lisa--I was so disappointed as this was only the 2nd MS punch I have bought so far and its new too..has put me off buying MS punches!

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  3. Very cute photo frame!!!

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  4. Hello Dr. Sonia. Oh wow, this is fantastic, and I am sure you could read my mind, because right now on my desk is a blank photo frame, which I am going to decorate, but yours is just amazing. Gorgeous colours and detail. Youa re just fantastic.
    If it is any consolation to you, I have the exact same punch, and it does the same thing to me as well, so you are not alone.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love Sandra xx

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    1. Oh that is a relief to know Sandra..I thought my MS punch was old or something!

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  5. Hi Dr Sonia..hv seen some of ur projects n u r soo creative..i liked all of thm n hv bcome ur follower..will b goin thru the earlier creations as well..am new to bloggin so tryin to figure out othr stuffs..

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  6. well i ws tryin to figure out hw do i add links on right side bar fr challenges..hv gone thru ur label 'indian craft challenges' n wud like to try it out..thnk u
    Tina
    tinas-creative-corner@blogspot.in

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    1. Warm welcome to blogging Tina!

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  7. Fantastic project Sonia,,Loz

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  8. Dr Sonia again you have created another stunning project. I just love your blog.

    Hugs
    Nana

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  9. Hello Sonia, what a lovely frame you have created, I love all those beads and you have also created some beautiful embellishments.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  10. so beautiful & girly..I must have one for my room :)

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  11. Wonderful embellished frame. I have had problems with Martha Stewart punches. Phoned Martha Stewart 800# which happens to be the Wilton Cake # here in the US. Phoned about a Fall/Autumn Leaves edge punch in which the metal broke apart. They still had some of the punch. They emailed me a postage paid FEDEX shipping label for me to return the punch & they mailed me a new one. I have a Fiskars one that broke recently and the stores are out of it. Not phoned Fiskars yet but may do so to see if they have a replacement.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Oh dear I dont think they will ship to India Melissa but I am off buying these expensive MS punches!

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  12. beautiful frame....

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  13. Sonia
    Very, very pretty. Love the colors. You did a great job on the rose and your pins.
    Myrna

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  14. Gorgeous frame, love the beads, and lovely heart border, awesome creation!!!
    Paula

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  15. That is so pretty. I love your ribbon rose. Too bad about the punch. I thought the Martha Stewart punches were supposed to be good quality punches. I know they sure are expensive

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    1. Thank You Ann...yes I thought they were the best quality too but many of my Jef ones cut smoother than this particular one!

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  16. This is so beautiful!!!

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  17. Hi Sonia - Really impressed with your creative inputs on our kit. Love the glitter touch and love that you're doing this with your daughter. Don't know how you get the time to craft so much. Thanks for entering into our challenge. All the best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

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    1. Thank You Sunehra...ha ha time is a malleable factor--I for one dont enjoy TV for entertainment but craft instead to relax!

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  18. wow what a blingy thing.awesome.try using an aluminium foil to punch.be careful that it doesn't get stuck inside.should work

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  19. Wonderful! I like the sparkle and glamor! Rose is fantastic, so soft and breathable! Border is like lace! Really nice frame!

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    1. Thank You so much--having trouble commenting on your blog!

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  20. Your Photo frame looks lovely ...the MS heart punch is perfect for this frame and i love the way you have added all the details!!

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  21. Wow Sonia, this is stunning, really gorgeous creation.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week and good luck with the challenge.x

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  22. beautiful..very nice creation!!

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    1. Sowmay hearing from you after a long time--what all news?

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  23. hi... so another beautiful work with your daughter...if i get a chance sure would like to visit your home... and enjoy all the projects done by you and your princess...:)

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  24. Очень красивая рамка! Нежная и ажурная. Успехов!!!!

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  25. its awesome,now i am thinking to make one ,but let me get well soon for all what's in mind to craft.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  26. Oh, my I bet your kiddo has so much fun with all those beads. Wonderful photo frame!!!

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  27. Hi Sonia
    A gorgeous and beautiful frame fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  28. Great frame, love your pins and flowers. I hope you get your punch to work.

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  29. very pretty photoframe..i think u have used MS punch lace so beautifully , its difficult to imagine this frame without it !!

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  30. Wow Doc....super ! I adore those pins and have been eyeing to make those since so long..you've inspired me !

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  31. Just fantastic Dr. Sonia! I love the frame and all its elements. So nice that you made your own pin and flower too. My mom used to tell me to punch through wax paper a few times to improve the punching. I don't know if that will help in this case but it is worth a try. NancyD

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  32. This is wondeful- I've been messing round with photo frames too and I love it. I love the beads. It is amazing what mod podge can do.

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  33. This is absolutely beautiful! I'll soon be doing my first altered frame, but it won't be as fancy.. this is a true work of art and I'm glad the creative process was such a fun time! I'm sorry your MS punch was being a pain. Sadly I have found her punches to be hit and miss.. a part of my favorite doily lace edge punch broke shortly after using it (I need to punch my own holes the proper size to avoid breaking the design) and every monarch butterfly needs to be trimmed one one wing. The lace heart border has been perfect. So frustrating when things don't work properly, though! I will say your did an expert job perfecting whatever lacked with it. :) (And the ribbon rose is gorgeous!) Stunning work, as always. :)

    Hugs and blessings!

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    1. Thank You so much Karen your comment has helped me to tone down my frustration about the punch but I think in futureI will not go spend so much on an MS punch again at least not unless I can test it out!

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  34. This is gorgeous!! The punch you used is fabulous and I love the ribbon rose!! What a beautiful beaded frame :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  35. Lots of elements here on this frame. Love your addition of the pins. I'm addicted to making these too. Your daughter is getting very professional in her crafting. Heard a tip of punching with tin foil helps with the cutting blade. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank You Mrs A my first set of pins and I had fun!

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  36. So lovely and feminine! I used to teach scrapbooking classes and we taught to punch through aluminum foil a few times to "sharpen" the punch. Wax paper works well for punches that are sticking.

    Good luck!

    Susan

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  37. Doc, how do you manage work, family and your craft...you produce craft at speed of light and always ensure to comments on other crafters post...what is your secret???

    Im in AWE with your work and time management!!!!

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  38. Very cute photo frame!!I like the lace rose!!! girly girly :)

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  39. Wow, wow! Sonia.. Amazing Creation! love the color, the beads, the border heart punch... GREAT JOB!~
    -Sony

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  40. Gorgeous Frame Sonia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  41. STUNNING Beaded frame Sonia! Love all your gorgeous detail, just beautiful, take careX:)

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  42. This frame is so pretty! I love the colors and the beads! And how you incorporated flowers onto the frame too! You are so creative! I love your ribbon rose too! Very Awesome! :)

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  43. The frame is so very pretty!!

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  44. Hello Dr. Sonia:) I hope you had a fantastic weekend! WOW! this frame is so pretty and I love how you used the punch to create the back border and those beads definitely the frame so elegant! Thank you for sharing another amazing creation!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  45. Oh this is so lovely! Just beautiful!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  46. Oh Sonia,this frame is Just fabulous :)
    Soooooo girly:) Love pink and lovely details:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  47. Oh woweee - this is so stunning Sonia!

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  48. I love visiting your wonderful blog! I know I will always find absolutely stunning creations! Your frame is absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Marie XX

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  49. wow totally gorgeous and girlie so pretty and lots of lovely details
    Hugs Kate x

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  50. gorgeous photo frame...very beautiful!your work is awesome..:)
    jaya
    mycraftworld23.blogspot.in

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  51. Quite a work of art this decorated frame .beautiful work .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  52. You always surprise me with their beautiful and creative work!
    This frame was wonderful!

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  53. lovelyyyyyyyyyyyy one

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  54. Hello, my friend! I can honestly say I am amazed at how gorgeous this frame is!!! It's absolutely beautiful!!!

    Hugs!

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  55. amazing work doc !!

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  56. Absolutely love your blog site!

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  57. this is gorgeous Sonia, love the pretty color & all the lovely elements you've added!
    hugs

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  58. Fabulous! I love it & it's something that I love to create as well. Wonderfulness, yes!

    I found you on MIM, btw. I happily invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com for our newest challenge!

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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  59. Beautiful frame, Dr. Sonia, and I do love your fabric rose. I have mostly success with the punches, but occasionally a problem arises and I've had to throw away 2-3. I've had a few to lock up and when they do, I give them a whack on the top and it unlocks them. Like you, I have to snip a bit sometimes but it is o.k. when I'm finished. Yours looks great. Hope you don't become too discouraged with the punches.

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    1. Thank You for the kind words Benzi...actually the experience has put me off the expensive punches for now!I for one hate to waste paper and when the punches dont work well we do waste paper too!

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  60. Simply, simply gorgeous!! Wow. I love the colors and the flowers, just beautiful.

    Laurie

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  61. This is so pretty. I love all the details. Thanks for sharing this at MIM.

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  62. Visited from MIM, but what a cute frame this is!! Love it

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  63. This is stunning so glad you joined us this week at CRAFTY CATZ

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  64. Beautiful. I saw is on Make it Monday.

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  65. This is fantastic, saw this on MIM and just wanted to take a closer look. Hugs Jox

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  66. It's so cute! What a lovely colors you have used……………

    Hugs
    Bella

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  67. very cute n very girly... :-)

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  68. Beautiful work...love all those beads. That would have been such fun to create.

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