Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Jewels of the Sea Swap

Heather over at Speckled Egg recently hosted a fun swap called "Jewels of the Sea." Each participant was to make 6 pendants in a vintage seaside theme and we get 6 different pendants in return. The darling images I used on both the pendant and the card above were purchased from Vintage Image Madness. To coordinate with the pastel shades of the images, I used copper tape, wire, beads and findings along with a tiny aqua crystal bead at the very top. I also made a discovery when I pulled out my squares of glass and realized that all I had was frosted glass. I remember hearing a long time ago if you want to change frosted glass into clear glass apply a coat of Diamond Glaze to the frosted surface. I was kind of doubtful, but figured I didn't have anything to lose and if it worked it would save me another trip to the craft store. So I gave it a try and sure enough, it worked! I just spread it around the glass with my finger, not worrying too much about getting it perfectly smooth, so it sort of has the appearance of wavy antique glass. Perfect! I can't wait to see what everyone else's pendants look like!

6 comments:

Maija said...

Oh my gosh- they are so lovely!!

Lilli said...

These are so cool, Jeanne! Good for you. The presentation is wonderful :)

tamy/simplymein said...

Jeanne,
These pendants are gorgeous!
Your skills are limitless...
Wishing you and your family a lovely 4th.
xo

karin@creativechaos said...

Love it! thanks for the tip about the diamond glaze....I have these little frames with frosted glass. I didn't know the glass was frosted when I bought it....I'm doing to try out the technique....also laughing at you jury summons!! I'm sure they will pick you up in a limo :)

Jennifer said...

I was just looking at your journals on Flickr....They really came out just beautiful!!!!

Sadie Lou said...

Those are really pretty. I have to admit, I was part of this swap and then I had to bail out. I guess you learn things as an artists everytime you try something new and I learned--pendents are more difficult than they appear.
*wink*
~Sadie

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