Thursday, January 27, 2011

Play Day and Altered Jewelry

I spent time today experimenting with findings (things that go with other things). Bonnie's Best Art Tools has a sale on enameled metal doo dads (the official name escapes me) that are generally used for decoration by threading a ribbon from side to side. I couldn't resist a sale and an opportunity to see what else could be made from these things. At the same time I picked up other metal doo dads (a mesh heart and brass corners)to play with.

Since these, to me, were meant for paper crafts - I had to take them somewhere totally different. Everything went into a piece of jewelry. I also tried etching and didn't like the results. I'm a baby blogger - you only get to see the good stuff right now.


Metal enameled heart (7/8"x 7/8") with stretchy cord, glass bead and base metal wire.


Metal Enameled Heart using base metal wire, repurposed chain and rhinestone rondells.


Same pendant - used cord vs chain.


1 3/4" x 2" - This could have gotten blingy but I kept it simple. Mesh heart, brass corners riveted to heart (and bent), tiny pearls. Can be worn as a pendant or pin.

5 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the bracelet and necklace in person.. they look right up my alley!

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  2. LOVE these! Great use of the hearts.

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  3. So cool! I call the doo ads, ribbon sliders! Beautiful finished prices and your pics are great!

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  4. Jen - Of course they're ribbon sliders...it only makes sense - LOL. Bonnie told me more than once what the name was and it escaped me as soon as I walked out the door (don't get me started on eyelets not being grommets).

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