Monday, February 13, 2012

Wood Burned Personalized Clock

Over the weekend it was my husband's and I's 5th Wedding Anniversary. Even though I am pretty good at making jewelry, I am not so good at this kind of artistic work. I asked my sister for ideas about what to give him because she is the artistic one in our family. The traditional (or modern?) gift for 5th anniversaries is wood. She suggested to make a wood wall hanging with each of our family's names burned on it. Later, we agreed it should be a clock so that is a functional and useful gift, rather than just a decoration.

Okay, so enough of the story, here is how I made it. I didn't take many pictures along the way so I will just explain where there are no pictures!

All you need is :
1. Wood blanks (I got them at home depot for pretty cheap. They even cut them up into six 15" pieces for me!)
2. Wood burning tool with a transfer tip (Michaels has them for $30. I used a 40% off coupon and got it for a good price!)
3. A clock mechanism with hands
4. Some extra wood to make a frame and put the whole thing together on

First, you need to transfer the font on the wood so it looks professional. You can only use a laser printer to print the images. They have to flipped and then printed. You can tape the paper on the wood with the ink facing the wood. Then, you will use a transfer tip (a flat round tip) and move over the letters quickly. It might take you two of three tries to get a decent amount of ink on the wood. Be very careful not to burn the paper. Here is what it will look like after transferring:

Now, the second step is to use your dot tip (or which ever one you feel comfortable with) and burn on top of the image that you transferred. It is best to practice on a rough piece of wood before you start on your project.
Do this for all the names that you want on the clock. I put my husbands name on the top, then mine, and then both my girls. I left two planks blank at the end for the clock.

When you are done with all the names, here is how it should roughly look:

Now, you can start drawing little wines with a pencil like this:

As you can see in the picture above, just start using your wood-burning tool with the dot tip to burn the wine on top of the pencil drawing. Also place the clock hands on the clock and do one full circle to see if the wine is not too much on the right side.

Don't forget to place little lines for the clock. You can also burn numbers in. I ran out of space so I had to just do with lines, which turned out to be more elegant, in my opinion.

After that, I polished it (3-4 coats). You have to put let each coat dry before putting the next one on. Also, sand the planks lightly before applying each coat.

Then, I asked my dad and my grandfather to cut a big square for the clock. First they drilled a hole in the plank where I wanted the clock mechanism to be. Then they cut the square in the back. This was probably the hardest part!

After this was done, we fitted the clock carefully. The instructions come with the clock. If you they didn't come with the clock mechanism, contact me and I can find them for you online.

After this was done, we made a rectangular frame and nailed each plank on it to make it easier to hang on the wall. AND VOILA! It was all set to be given to my husband. He was in total AWE when he saw it! :)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Host an Online Jewelry Party for Fiza Designs and earn easy cash!

Need some extra cash, and a simple way to make it? How about naturally?

The method is simple - set a date with me for your jewelry party to occur. I'll get you your very own 'code'. Pass around the date, and code to all your family and friends (and anyone you'd like to 'invite'). When they make their online purchases and use their code, you start earning money!

Here's the % you will earn from your online jewelry party (not to include shipping/tax charges):

$100 sales = 15%

$200 sales = 20%

$300 sales = 30%

$500 sales (or more) = 40%

In addition, each of your 'party-goers' will be entered to win a FREE pair of sterling silver earrings to be shipped with their order. You may chose to be paid via paypal OR check. Your paypal payment (or check in the mail) will be deposited within 24 hours after your online jewelry party is complete.

This is a fantastic (and quick) way to earn some money! And, the best part is you don't have to worry about getting out of your pajamas, cleaning your house, or preparing food.

Please contact me at: to register your party!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Antique Brass Line

I just started my new antique brass line collection - To purchase visit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Just wanted to share my facebook and twitter fan sales with my blog fans!

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER FANS SALE TIME! Enjoy 20% off everything in my shop from now through Wednesday, April 21st. Just write "FBTWIT" in notes to seller when checking out and either wait for a revised invoice, or make the payment and you will be refunded through paypal! Just in time for MOTHERS DAY!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mothers Day Mom Necklace - Purple Amethyst Swarovski on Sterling Silver

Here I have a beautiful purple amethyst baroque swarovski pendant wire wrapped in sterling silver wire and strung with a mom charm on the sterling silver chain. The charm has 'MOM' stamped on one side and 'XOXO' stamped on the other (as seen in the pictures). All components used in this necklace are sterling silver.

The chain can be either 16, 18, or 20 inches in length. The stone is about 1 inch and the mom charm is about 12mm.

Friday, April 2, 2010


The winner of the Turquoise wire wrapped sterling silver necklace is : STEPHANIE RUTLEDGE from Kentucky! Stephanie please email me at and let me know the address you would like your necklace mailed to! A big thank you to everyone else you entered the giveaway! I will be hosting another one soon so stay tuned!



Friday, March 26, 2010

Sweetness Swarovski Set - Necklace and Earrings - Freshwater Pearl on Sterling Silver

** Please contact me to purchase multiples - generous discount offered! **

Here I have a set available of the lovely Sweetness Swarovski Necklace and Earrings in Sterling Silver.

The pendant measures about 1.25 inches in length. The chain can be 16, 18, or 20 inches. The earrings measures about 1.5 inches in length.

* This listing is for the WHOLE SET! You can also purchase just the earrings or just the necklace alone - listed in my shop *