Hello! Today was a fun and crafty day and, as usual, when there is glitter and glue involved, I have a tendency to get a little carried away! The best part of an arts and crafts day is the FUN! If I go into a crafting project too concerned about the outcome, it's rare that I will even complete it. I will start over several times and get a little frustrated. That's NOT fun!
I have been wanting to play with these brass frames from Rings & Things, but haven't had a chance until now. I really had a great time with these, but it was hard to narrow it down to one direction. I wanted to put every craft supply I own in them!
I glued some Toho cubes in the rectangle frame in a design that I thought resembled a peyote stitched piece! No needle and thread involved in this one. I wanted to dangle something off the bottom, so I used a round gold link piece that is drilled on each side and covered the top hole with a pearl. I thought about using a gold chain or rubber tubing to hang this on, but found this 2mm satin stringing cord in my craft supplies and thought it worked nicely.
Now, here's where I believe my crafting gene kicked into overdrive (below)! I can't think of anything else I could have added to this one! It involved cutting off the pendant loop and drilling 4 holes in the corners, sanding, cutting scrapbook paper, using a stampin-up flower shaped paper punch, modpodging, using diamond dust and press on plastic gems, jump ring assembly, stringing rubber tubing and crimping! Like I said, can you think of anything else I could have added? OH yeah...did you see the swarovski butterflies hanging off the jump rings? :)
I wore this all day and it gave me such a happy feeling! This is precisely why I don't have a bedazzler, though! Nothing would be safe!