I had fun earlier in the summer, experimenting with making jewelry with stamps and papers.I was inspired by a Paper Wishes "Webisode," (click on the link to see the video) and ordered the glass tiles and hardware, but used some Close to My Heart stamps, and some gorgeous Japanese screen-printed paper for my necklaces.
Crystal Lacquer, let it dry and trimmed around the edges of the tile. I painted the back with Smooch Ink, and sealed it with more Crystal Lacquer before glueing on the silver bail.
|Close-up of the embossed monogram, and the back of the pendant|
|Close-up of 4"x4" piece of chiyogami|
|The backs are almost as pretty as the fronts!|
This was a lot of fun, and I've got lots of plans for Christmas gifts.!
When Close to My Heart sent out a consultant survey last month, they asked what new areas the company should explore. Jewelry was one of them. They've done well with home decor items, so I hope they DO pursue jewelry... I'd buy into it!