Step-by-Step Tutorial: Dapped Blank Connectors

My new favorite combination of techniques.. Emboss, Patina & Dap circle altered blanks to create beautiful earrings, pendants, rings, and connectors. In this month’s tutorial I was inspired by our Vintage Meadow theme, and created a pair of earrings featuring our new gorgeous Cherry Blossoms DecoEmboss Die, and our popular Verdigris & Onyx Patina and Glaze. But that’s not it… the blanks were then formed using the Vintaj Wood Dapping Block!

Suspend beautiful Acrylic Floral Art Beads by Vintage Meadow Artworks from dapped blank connectors to create a stunning pair of earrings. Vintage Meadow Artworks will be sharing a booth with Bead Haven at the Bead&Button show, June 7-10th at booth # 843 & 845. Be sure to stop by for Heather French’s beautiful Acrylic Floral Art Beads – tell her Vintaj sent you!

Learn how to Emboss, Patina & Dab your own connectors in 9 easy steps…

Happy Designing!

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7 Responses to Step-by-Step Tutorial: Dapped Blank Connectors

  1. Tammy says:


    Do you know when Vintaj is going to release its dandelion embellishment?



  2. Vintaj says:

    Tammy, I’m assuming you are referring to the dandelion embellishment you’ve seen on our jewelry website (not something here on the blog). If so, unfortunately it is exclusive to our jewelry company and is not an item that we will be selling. Hopefully someday, but I’m not sure. It’s my favorite and I wish I could design with it as well.

  3. Tammy says:

    Oh man, I love that dandelion! It’s to bad :(

  4. Rose says:

    I absolutely love these earrings Jess! And the technique is also one of my new favorites!

  5. Maxi Shafer says:

    The dandelion is absolutely beautiful; please don’t be selfish, share it with your followers!! Also I would really like to know of a site where a complete line of your products can be purchased without a large minimum order. Thanks

  6. Vintaj says:

    You can find online retailers on our Where to Buy page – under the listing INTERNET RETAILERS. The top 4 websites listed carry either our full line or close to it. Hope this helps!

  7. Brenda says:

    I purchase the full line of Vintaj items for my jewelry-making needs at Cindy, the owner, is always willing to please without the requirement of a minimum purchase. Great person, have worked with her for several years now!

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