Pressed flowers make unusual and pretty pendants and can be worn on their own or as part of a necklace. A patch of celandines at the bottom of my garden formed the inspiration for this piece. The flower is mounted on card and set in resin within a wire frame. The necklace is made up of simple glass and wooden beads in co-ordinating colours as I didn’t want to detract from the pendant. See my up and coming article in Beads and Beyond November issue for how to make this pendant.
Autumn is nearly upon us and I am looking forward to going out hunting for the pretty leaves when they fall to the ground. A lovely orange leaf formed the focus for this necklace which is mounted on card and set in Glossy Accents resin within a wire frame.
China shards make lovely jewellery – and are a really nice way to salvage something broken especially if it is an item you are really fond of. The attached necklace was made from pieces of a favourite bowl which smashed on my kitchen floor. I couldn’t bear to throw the pieces away and kept them in case they ‘came in useful’. Then one day I had a brainwave and decided to drill the china pieces and make them into a necklace. Drilling the china with my little multitool drill wasn’t easy but once done I mixed the china shards with some lovely acrylic beads and some lovely cream coloured beads to make a necklace.
It was so satisfying to know that I had made something pretty from this bowl which I was really very fond of.
Fabric paper cut into the shape of hearts, felt backed, through drilled with beads to match.