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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Twist and Style for Eileen Hull

Hello Friends

Eileen Hull is famous for her beautiful flower dies and she has now introduced a 
Twist and Style Tool which will twist wire, cord and lots of other things too.  I made a few things, once I got started I didn't want to stop!

First up, I made some wire flowers and added these to two boxes made with Eileen Hull's Box with Scalloped Edge die.  These boxes make lovely gift card holders.
The tool is very simple to use.
I added the third flower I made to a crackled bottle and I just had to make this cute bird.
To make the bird, I twisted the wire and shaped it with a jewellery tool.
  The bird is backed with some Kaisercraft paper from my stash and I topped it with DecoArt Media's Liquid Glass.  The bird was based on a project my team mate Tracy Evans did last 
week. Thanks for the inspiration Tracy!
This is the Twist and Style tool, the base has a suction cup which will fix to any hard surface, 
once fixed it is incredibly easy to use.
I struggled at first with the wire and then tried using a bow maker to hold the wire in place.
It worked beautifully and held the wire firmly whilst I shaped the petals.
I used some thicker black wire, used the tool to twist it and then coiled this so that it would create a flower centre. 
 I wanted to 'bulk up' the flowers a bit more and added some plain wire petals.
To secure the centres I used some invisible thread/cord.  I had some of the black left
and I made this into corkscrew shapes to add to my bottle project.
I thought it would be fun to make a little earring holder too.  This was made by twisting four
strands of wire together for each of the holders and using my jewellery tool to create
the holder elements.  The four pieces were held together by a single piece of wire and
this was pushed into the centre of an old thread spool which I painted with some 
silver paint.  To finish off I added some pearls.  It actually works too!  This is my
prototype, I am going to make another one, which I hope will look a little more professional!

I had lots of fun using the Twist and Style tool, it is not in the stores yet but will be soon.  It will be available from Sizzix.com.  It makes wonderful stems for flowers.

If you have time to visit Eileen's blog  and also here, you will see some other projects made by
my team mates.
As always, thanks for looking, hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx


36 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! I love those flowers, and that earring holder is lovely! x

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  2. Oh wow, Anne, these are amazing!! I love the twisted flowers!! That bird is gorgeous!! And oh my gosh, the earring holder is stunning!! This looks like such a fun tool!! You've showcased it perfectly - I want one now after seeing these!! Spectacular projects my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Oh Anne these are all BRILLIANT!!! SO many clever, imaginative and creative ideas - which to try first! xx

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  4. Golly, is there no end to your creative talents Anne. Terrific makes! Nicola x

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  5. Marvelous creativity Anne. Each one so fun and unique. All are wonderful but your bird is delightful! Xj.

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  6. I knew you would make something amazing Anne! I love them all- flowers as decorative gift wrap, THAT BIRD and the earring holder are are brilliant! Thank you for showcasing this tool to the max 😘

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  7. What a clever design Anne, and how perfect for anything too!! Love your thinking xx

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  8. This looks such fun. I love your makes Anne.
    Toni xx

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  9. Wow Anne you have been busy! these makes are fabulous. You have made some beautiful flowers and such a sweet little bird. I love the earring holder especially and if that is a prototype, I can't wait to see your 'more professional' one. I have visions of you with yards and yards of twisted wire on your desk as you are obviously having fun with this new handy tool. Mo x

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  10. I can see you went all out with your creations Anne! love them all - so many different ways to use the twisted wire! love the big blooms on the boxes - the vase full of large blooms and twirls and the awesome earring tree - nice job showcasing Eileen's new tool! Julia xx

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  11. What beautiful & unusual flowers to decorate your pretty boxes. Looks like a very handy tool, especially in your hands. While I'm loving these boxes with the wire posies, and that darling little bird, the spool jewelry holder grabbed my eye. Always love it when sewing motifs can be used in other hobbies. What a delightful gift each of these things would be for Christmas! Haven't seen this tool until now. TFS & Hugs

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  12. amazing projects...those flowers are gorgeous and I've fallen in love wth that cute bird xxx

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  13. These projects certainly looked a lot of fun to make and I adore your cute little bird.
    Julie x

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  14. Hi Anne, I am so thrilled I inspired you and I love your bird. Your flowers are also gorgeous and your earring stand is inspired. Fabulous array of pieces. Love them . Hugs x X X

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  15. so gorgeous and inventive Anne - I adore what you have done!!! Brilliant work! hugs Rachel x

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  16. Great projects Anne and the twister tool looks like it could be very useful. Thanks for showing us how it works. Happy crafty week, Angela x

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  17. That looks a nifty little gadget Anne, I love all the projects you have made with it, I can see some tool investment coming on lol xxx

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  18. What a nifty looking tool and I love what you've created with it. The flower is gorgeous and the little birdie is just sooo cute xx

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  19. Fabulous projects Anne .You have showcased the twist and style so well with your wonderful creative ideas.
    Love the earring tree ( and the earrings ;) )
    hugs x

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  20. OK, I am completely blown away by your creativity with something as simple as a piece of wire!! My jaw dropped a little more each time I scrolled down your post! The flower is amazing enough, but that little birdie... incredible, and the earring holder... out of this world!! Eileen must be over the moon to have you on her team. You have taken something very ordinary and turned it into a work of art and then some!! I just love how your mind works!! sending hugs :)

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  21. That all looks like so much fun, Anne - I can see why you didn't want to stop! The flower gift boxes are delightful, and I just love that adorable little bird. Great showcasing of Eileen's new range.
    Alison x

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  22. Ok -- That is just simply amazing!!! I LOVE the flower card!! So many possibilities. I can see Making a jewelry tree to display or organize jewelry. Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing this with us. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  23. Oh dear - once again I am in love!! Anne, this is my new favorite makes by you - especially the bottle! And that bow maker - looks fantastic - who made it and where did you get it!!!
    Sandy xx

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  24. All these are awesome and so clever! The flowers are fab, the bird is just the cutest ever and your earring holder is brilliant! xxxxx

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  25. Wow! Your birdie makes me want to play with this tool indeed. Eileen is coming here locally this weekend, but I wont' make it. boo! Such inspiration today, thank you!

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  26. Heck yeah! You sure get to play with some very interesting items dearie. So many different ideas came out of your wonderful head for this post. All look fun and eclectic. That little bird is singing to me! Can I get a "Go Anne!" Yeppers, awesome sauce! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  27. Anne... what a fabulous works you did!! both are amazing, absolutely brilliant! Barbara

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  28. Anne... what a fabulous works you did!! both are amazing, absolutely brilliant! Barbara

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  29. Wow, Anne, what a collection of absolutely brilliant projects! That tool is really fantastic and you showcased it perfectly! It's on my wish list now! Your bird is simply marvelous! You are such an inspiration, my friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  30. Anne your flowers are simply amazing!!!!! holy moly amazing!

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  31. What fabulous projects Anne, I especially love your little bird, so sweet! Thanks for sharing them, Deb xo

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  32. That tool is so addicting! I LOVE the birdie!!! Precious and fun!

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  33. Oh my, Anne! I saw Eileen demonstrate this tool on FB, and now looking at all your clever uses I am even more inspired! I am also far behind in visits, but look forward to catching up with you soon - always leave with so many cool ideas! Hope you had a great summer! xxx Lynn

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  34. OMGosh how cool is that tool!!
    I love your flowers but Adore your birdie! So tweet!
    xoxo

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  35. Incredible samples created - the bird is so adorable but I also love the earring holder, very clever!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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