A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October News: Kindness Craft Challenge   Vote for your favorite entry by Sunday, October 15!
Total Members: 314,469
Currently Running With Scissors:
376 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: J&T Challenge 2: Beach Wedding bib necklace  (Read 2395 times)
Tags for this thread: jewelry_and_trinkets_challenge_2_summertime  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
digital misfit
Offline Offline

Posts: 3121
Joined: 08-Mar-2008

crazy doesn't begin to cover it!

View Profile WWW
« on: May 17, 2010 08:10:17 PM »

ok...I will go first.
Let me preface this by saying I do NOT make jewelry.  My clumsy fingers are not suited to tiny beads and headpins.
That said, I have been in love with rolled rose bib necklaces since I first set eyes on them.  When I saw this challenge, I decided to try my hand at making one in a summery beach wedding theme.  I stabbed my fingers a few times, but I enjoyed making it.  I will probably make a simpler one for more regular wear.

I misplaced my roll of precut muslin strips, so the rolled roses are made from a 100% cotton white bedsheet, torn into strips & dyed with tea (regular black, and lemon dream which is a red rooibos and marigold flower blend).  I wanted it to have a beach sand color.  By some miracle, it dyed to the exact shade as the tulle I had on hand.
The flowers are accented with peridot stone chips and freshwater pearls (birthstones for June & August!), and the "chain" is a double strand of creamy glass pearls which just slips over the head.  The seashells are hand sculpted from polymer clay and painted in acrylics.

modeled by my lovely (if bald and armless) assistant, Lola, in a chocolate brown Nine West dress


Visit my blog to read my rambling, get free hand embroidery patterns, and even enter giveaways from time to time! http://myhidingplaceincyberspace.blogspot.com
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator
Quilting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 19909
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010 11:33:18 PM »

It looks lovely! I wouldn't guess that you normally don't make jewelry if you hadn't said that.

Love to cook, have an overflowing pantry, or want to save a little money on your grocery bill?
Join the Pantry Challenge Cookalong!

Instagram: Soapsbymaremare
Tutorial Contributor

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle . .
Offline Offline

Posts: 1445
Joined: 27-Aug-2006

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010 06:26:30 AM »

This is so beautiful! I've been wanting to make something similar for a long time now, this might just be the inspiration I need! Smiley

Tutorials, features, bloggyness http://www.dearestjackdaw.com/

Do you have an ever increasing pile of scraps waiting for the perfect project? Why not join in our Altered Fashions sew-along! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354356.0
Offline Offline

Posts: 5768
Joined: 30-Nov-2007

Craft Swap Super Hero

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010 10:08:09 AM »

It turned out just perfect! I love the tulle accents and the polymer clay pieces.  Smiley

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010 05:23:36 PM »

That is just beautiful! I could really see this at a beach wedding.
april again
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 01:27:10 PM »

Those polymer pieces are beautiful! I never seemed to get into poly clay but Craftsters are slowly but surely swaying me Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
October 18, 2017 Featured Projects
@Home This Weekend: Mix and Match Napkins
Tute Tuesday: Mini Top Hat

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.