Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thistle


As long as I'm posting right now... not sure when I'll get another minute, I thought that I'd go ahead and add more info. on another piece. I'm not really sure what kind of flower this is, but for some reason it reminds me of a thistle. A few years back I picked up a crazy piece of jewelry from a rummage sale. The sale was from a very old woman, named V., who no longer lived in her home. It seems that V. had a reputation of a bit of a shopaholic and her house was filled with stuff! Her rummage sales were awesome. I picked up a piece there that became the inspiration for this piece. It was made of chains links that were wrapped in contact paper. Thistle is made of hand-made chain links (no I didn't use paper clips - each one was bent by hand) and is wrapped in acid free paper. I then decoupaged the paper and mounted the pendant on a free-formed piece made from Fimo Clay. The links and the pendant are varnished so they are waterproof. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24994615

2 comments:

  1. What a great find. I love this pendant!

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  2. Thank you, Kim. This is a favorite of mine, too.

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