Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm Baaaaack!

Hi There! And Happy New Year!

I took a well deserved break from blogging and now I'm ready to get back into the groove of being crafty!

I have been working on a completely new adventure for me these last couple of weeks! I know, I I need ANOTHER hobby - right? Well.....I have dabbled in jewelry and beading off and on...even gave away all of my beads a few months ago, and decided to focus on papercrafts. THEN I found something that I wanted to start making! So, back to one of my favorite resources for handmade things - ETSY! I am by no means the first person to make these......there are plenty of ideas out there for you to check out.

So? Are you ready to see what I have been doing.........wait for it........wait for it..........

Here is one of my very first SCRABBLE TILE PENDANTS!

These little pendants are made from recycled scrabble game tiles! They are so much cuter in real life! I have been going like crazy on these things. You can use so many different images on them: pictures of your kids, images purchased on the web, scrapbook paper, stamped images....the options are endless. If you can re-size your image to 0.83" x 0.75" you are good to go! These also have a jewelry grade clear resin on top that gives the pendant the "domed" kind of look and puts a really strong protective glaze on them as well. Lastly, they have a silver plated bail attached for the chain or ribbon. I have been using 22" silver ball chains and 18" ribbon/chords for my necklaces. You could also attach the pendant to a very strong magnet and put them on your frig!

Stayed tuned...I am working all of the kinks out of my process and will upload more pix as I get them completed! Since these are very time consuming, they are taking me a while to complete...but they are so fun!

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. OMGoodness! I love them Beth! I'm off to your Etsy to check them out!!
    Good luck on your venture, not that you'll need it. I know you'll do well.


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