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« on: July 27, 2009 09:32:21 PM »

I made this pendant out of a bamboo tile for a swap (not on Craftster) that I was a part of.

Here's the pendant I made for my partner:

I messaged my partner to ask her for her likes and dislikes.  She gave me a list, and I decided to incorporate her preferred themes of white and black designs and patterns like tiles and lace.  I tore up a page from a boring book into very thin strips to get a deckle effect with the layering and glued them together.  I then cut it to fit the pendant and "glued" it down (I used a sealer as my glue).  I cut a piece of toile-printed scrapbook paper to size and glued it onto the backside.  I went through my lace stash to pick out a detailed piece of lace that would complement the text and lightly added some sealer to attach it to the front.

Next came the coating.  I wanted to use something sturdier than a regular sealer, so I mixed up some resin and poured it over the surface and onto the back.  I was able to do this by running toothpicks into the pendant and stuck them into styrofoam peanuts to get it to dry.  Resin is kind of a pain to work with.  It also (obviously) seeps into the paper, but I was okay with it because I love aged/slightly destroyed effects. Wink  I gently blew onto the piece to level out the resin and kept an eye on the pendant to flip it over, so the resin wouldn't drip down the center like a stalactite.  Once it started to harden, I no longer had to babysit it!

To finish the pendant, I loosely followed the directions linked by the organizer @Craftzombie.  I threaded silver-toned wire through the holes and topped it with a hematite bead.

I then packed it all up with a few trinkets into a handmade box blown up from Rachel's matchbox template.

Not a difficult project and my partner was very happy with her pendant!  The pendant she sent me can be found in my blog as I don't feel comfortable showing it here since I didn't make it.  (A little bit more info about the project can be found there as well.)

Thanks for looking!

Emi Ramsey
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009 06:22:59 AM »

so pretty! I love the box too - great job on both!

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009 10:21:08 AM »

I love these both so much, you did great! I especially like the on the right of the picture!

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 07:04:21 AM »

I could see that the lace would pose a challenge..fabric is a tough cookie to work with and dealing with resin...


I like it and I am sure that your partner did too..

looks awesome..

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009 07:42:00 PM »

Thanks a bunch for all of your sweet comments, everyone!  Cheesy  I really do appreciate all of the kind words (and any critique on it as well)! <3

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009 04:58:31 PM »

These are so pretty!  What a thoughtful partner...

« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009 10:48:00 AM »

How did you keep the resin from dripping off the sides of the tile?
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