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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Unique Necklace...



Well, I sat down tonight to make a little ornament to hang over a cars rearview mirror to give to a friend. About 1/2 way into this project, I thought it would be better suited to be a necklace. I am unsure which I will end up saying it is, but to be a necklace, I would need to talk to a friend of mine who makes jewelry as a hobby for a little help with clasps, etc. It's a gift either way (even though I am kind of fond of it now). The entire thing is made using retired SU Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, which I still grieve the retirement of. I used two large oval pieces, and in between is watercolor paper stamped with StazOn and watercolored using Earth Elements WaterColor Crayons, and an Aquapainter. The stamp set is old SU called Sculpted Style, I punched that with the Large Oval Punch, there are two of them, this looks the same front and back. I also punched two large ovals of a very heavy acetate I salvaged from some plastic packaging. I used Crystal Effects to hold the pieces together, and used 4 small binder clips all the way around until it dried. The top little piece and bottom swirly piece, along with brads, are the Hodgepodge Hardware as well, Crystal Effects is under each piece to make sure it stays put. I dangled a little pearl button from the bottom, and added Pumpkin Pie ribbon at the top...

I saw inspiration from this in a SU mailing to demo's, mine is very different from what I got the idea from, and I like it a lot. So, what do you think? Necklace or rearview mirror decor???

17 comments:

fishlips said...

This is just fantastic.....Wow i'm speechless....love it!!!!

Dawn said...

this is STUNNING! how creative are you! fab job on this!!!

Tessa said...

I love this!!!! I also dabble in jewelry making so I definitely want to try this!!!!!

thescrapmaster said...

How beautiful! Your necklace looks even better than the one in the SS this month. Happy new year to you!!

~Samantha

jennifer said...

Beautiful!! Tough call about what it should be, it's perfect for both. I would probably like it as a necklace to enjoy it more. It's so pretty!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a fabulous idea! I have never looked at HH and thought "necklace"!! :) This is absolutely gorgeous! I think I would say more necklace, but it would look great in my...I mean your friend's, car as well! :)

Louise said...

This is so cool! What a brilliant idea.

Kelli said...

I think necklace! This is too pretty to be left in a car! Absolutely beautiful!

gale said...

Wow gorgeous! What a great idea to use that hardware.

Sankari W. said...

I would say that it is a necklace!! I would want to wear this beautiful piece of art and show it off to the world!! This is just GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it!!! absolutely brilliant!! what a precious gift!!!

wishing you a most lovely 2009!!!
best wishes,
sankari

scrappinmominky said...

This is so pretty. I saw the necklace in the stampin up mag and thought I would like to try it too but I don't have any hodgepodge hardware yet. I think I will have to get some.

I think this will make a great necklace or a great car decor. I would wear it as a necklace though. It is so pretty.

Traci said...

I think necklace. It is gorgeous and the person getting it would be able to enjoy it more.

Liz said...

wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely beautiful! I say necklace... but either way they're lucky to get it!

Laura said...

I totally love this "necklace" what a fab Idea!!!
I may have to try that, it looks just great, so cute!!
totally love it
something like this would make great blog candy... hint hint!

CathyRose said...

That is just gorgeous!

Heather said...

It is beautiful either way! You did a wonderful job!!

Cheryl said...

Naomi this is simply gorgeous! We must get together and you can show me in person how you did this. LOVE IT.