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« on: January 29, 2012 05:34:53 PM »

So I went through my grandma's jewelry box and I found this owl pendant thing. Its head is attached to the body by jump rings, and its tail and the stick it's perching on used to be the same way, but it broke. So I'm letting E-6000 do it's magic while I try to figure out what to do with the center. I assume it used to have a piece of turquoise inside if cuz that's what's in the eye sockets. But I can't find that and now I wanna make it into a necklace but can't find anything to put in it's belly. Any suggestions? Sorry for the long ramble..

« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 08:24:25 PM »

There are a few things you could do - the first one that came to mind is, if you have any skill with poly clay or something of that sort, you could make an insert that looked like anything.  Feathers in a color similar to the eyes would be my initial impulse, but that doesn't mean much.

You could also see about getting a backing for it and putting a photo of your grandmother in there, or someone else that you love.  It would be a neat picture pendant!

My last idea would be to get a set of little cross bars that you could attach to the inside of the oval opening and string beads between them, to give it sort of a cool, bead curtain look.  In my mind's eye, I'm seeing them strung top to bottom, in blues and golds, looking like a little screen in the middle.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012 06:52:35 AM »

You might try and find a flat stone that fits, and glue that in from the back;  I'm guessing that is what was originally in the piece.  Whatever you decide to do with him, he's very cute, and a special piece since he belonged to your grandmother.

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013 12:13:16 PM »

Honestly, I think this piece is designed just as it appears, with a hole for the tummy. Look at the holes in the head. That doesn't mean you can't have a blast filling the oval, though!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013 07:50:03 AM »

Fill it with glitter resin or a shiny rhinestone? :-)

Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.

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