I mentioned yesterday that I bought some faux Vintage buttons to use on my more vintage style cards. I was outside with the dogs and thinking of other projects when I thought that the buttons would make a wonderful earring and necklace set. My ideas are usually pretty good in my mind but to get from point A to point finished sometimes uses a lot of alternate plans :) Here is what I created:
I thought that it would be pretty to just stamp one of the tiny charms directly onto the half pearl, yeah, impossible to do. I decided that since the half pearls pop out that I would stamps the sayings that I wanted onto some sticky labels and adhere them to the center, Not so pretty.
I did stamp the phrases Mazal Tov! on the earrings and Like fine wine you improve with age! on the pendant. I stamped the phrases on shrinky dink frosted and punched the earring phrases out with a 1 inch circle punch and I punched the pendant circle out with a 1/38 SU punch. I had never done these before so I was guessing at the correct circle size and miracle of miracles my guess was perfect. I had to place a small white circle over the holes on the button backs where the half pearls snapped in. I found a pair of pierced earring backs and glued them to the back of the button. I don't make jewelry so I didn't have a way to hang the pendant from a chain. I did have some small gold D rings that I use for ribbon so I glued one to the bottom side of the button top lining the loop I left peaking at the top with the lettering so that it would hang straight when worn. I let this all dry over night and mounted the earrings on the display hanger to take the picture.
What do you think of my first attempt at jewelry making?
I will be back in a bit with a Copic Challenge Card to post.