Unfortunately, I didn't get around to visiting with you as I thought I would last evening, I had to have been more tired than I thought. I relaxed during the evening for what I thought would be a few minutes and ended up sleeping soundly through the night; I still feel exhausted! LOL!!! However, I wanted to craft, so when I got up this morning, I began this little project I want to share with you today. I think I'd promised you earlier some quick jewelry, so this one is really simple. It's a bold-style Nefertiti bracelet and pendant:
Several weeks ago my hubby took me to a newly opened thrift store he'd found in the suburbs because he knows I love thrift stores for finding old and odd elements to incorporate into my crafts. While searching I ran across this bracelet cuff, loved how it was discolored and kind of tarnished, and it only cost $2:
Because the shape was sort of Egyptian to me that became my design idea for the jewelry set. So, it all started here with these materials:
I dug through my stamps and found one of Nefertitit -- aha!!!! Perfect! So, of course, I made a mold:
I made two (2) of the images, one for my cuff and the other for a pendant. I then cut them out, used a serated knife to trim the edges (looks sort of Egyptian, huh?), put a hole in the top of one for the pendant and baked them. After the pieces had cooled, I painted them, highlighted them the Distress Ink, and outlined each piece with Stickles to give them a little sparkle. When the paint, ink and Stickles was dry I sprayed them with several coats of the glaze for protection and to give them a high glossy look:
I was delighted with how these came out!!! Big, bold costume jewelry is quite an "in" thing and although I'm not really into the bold style look, I do think it looks pretty good on my wrist:
I haven't decided yet what I'm going to use to hang my pendant from but I'm thinking a combination of chain and rope as it needs to be bold to match the cuff. Any suggestions?
Oh well, I'm off to try to figure it out; however, I will be around later to drop in and visit with you. I think though I'm going to need a small nap first-- I can't believe how tired I am still!!!! LOL!
Hope you like my project!!! Thanks for stopping by and I'll be seeing you...