We interrupt this post to let you know that there is a sale going on at Jo-Ann's Fabric. There is a 40% off coupon in their store flier which I used to get the book "Pretty Little Things" for $13.46. Thought you might want to know. Lots of other deals. You can also print out the coupon from Jo-Ann's website and take it with you)
now on with the show...
This is the newest piece of jewelry that I have designed. I hadn't posted a picture of me recently and thought you might want see my hair now that I "stopped" coloring. I still have areas that are colored dark to make the silver pop more. Anyway, here I am wearing a piece that I'm calling, "Love Always, Barbara".
For this piece, I repurposed one of DH's old watches and collaged a picture of his sweet mom, when she was about sixteen. This is similar to the collage pendants that Crafty Gal Linda does. I now have a new appreciation for small collages. I hand colored Barb's picture (it was a copy) and added coordinating beads and a little sterling silver piece that I had in my stash. A lot more went into the creation of this ... I'm sort of"glossing over" that. It really wasn't as easy to do as I had previously thought. I'm certainly glad my first one was made using a larger watch. I'm really happy with it.
I made this next piece using a 2"x2" square cut from vinyl floor tile that was left from the laundry room makeover. I stamped my hand carved image on it, sketched in some flowers and used craft foam as a backing. Since the tile and the craft foam were both adhesive backed, when they met they stuck like mad. Be sure and keep that in mind. I trimmed around the edges and coated the front of the piece with self leveling "Paper Glaze". It took about a week for it to cure and turn completely clear, but it is almost as hard as glass and looks great. Worth the wait. I added a magnet to the back and there you go!
That's all for now. I am going to try to be a better blogger and post more pictures. Who knows what I might come up with. We'll see. Talk soon. Take Care.