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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Painted Wooden Discs for Necklaces

Going from Painted Rocks to Painted Necklaces, during November and December, I painted over 50 wooden discs for necklaces.  These necklaces were fun to paint, and I kept making more.  Then I realized I had to do something with them, so I opened a store on Etsy, listing 20 necklaces, mostly in different motifs.  Not one request came from a prospective Etsy buyer.  Not one sold.  Consequently, friends and acquaintances and perhaps a few people not too enamored with me were recipients of a necklace or two.








 
 
 
 
 
Two inch wooden discs were either stained a honey gold or painted a dark blue or black background color. Then acrylics were applied to one side of the disc.
 
 
 
Some of my favorite discs were of When Pigs Fly, but I failed to get a picture of them before they were out the door.
 
All the materials for making these necklaces are stored in a box out in the garage.  I feel compelled to use up the discs, satin and leather cords, paints, and jewelry making objects. Want one?
 


Monday, June 18, 2012

Costume Jewelry and Picture Frames

It seems it is the current rage to use vintage costume jewelry for picture frame decoration.  With just a wire cutter for removing backings from earrings and broach pins, a handy hot glue gun, along with a few decorative buttons and charms and two small purchased picture frames, I made a couple of embellished beauties in just an hour.

Frame #1;  a pair of ruby slippers, a couple of breast cancer pins, a Scrabble pin from 2002, button covers, broken earrings, a few glass marbles, a couple of glass beads, leftover glass squares from a mosaic, one broach, and a rhinestone necklace resulted in this...

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Frame #2:



It was fun to poke around in my jewelry boxes and look into bins of vintage costume wares in thrift stores.  It is amazing what you can find. A fun, creative and easy project can be made with minimal effort.  A picture frame can be personalized with your own little treasures that will give your frame special meaning.  Give it a try!

Previously, I wrote a blog post found HERE when I had a milagro necklace made of some of my mother's favorite memory charms.  We dug around in her mementos and found several treasures to use as charms.  Here are some picture from that post showing mother's necklace: