Friday, January 22, 2010

Fragments

Back with another item of jewelry from our class earlier this week. This time we made a pendant using some of Tim Holtz's Clear Fragments. They are essentially plastic tiles, in various sizes and their uses are many. You get 48 pieces for $9.99. We used some of the 1 1/2" squares for this project...

Fun right?? And not difficult either. We stamped some Hero Arts flowers onto Cryogen White cardstock (it's mica-coated for a fabulous subtle shimmer), colored with Copics and then adhered the tile with a bit of Glossy Accents by Ranger. It dries rather quickly which is nice in a class setting. We used more Glossy Accents to adhere the bail to the back. I have seen similar pendants done with glass fragments, something I hope to try, but these TH fragments make for a light pendant which I like.

I have done many pendants by coating them with a 2-part epoxy resin. The epoxy dries to a hard, glassy finish but it takes a very long time to dry and can be messy. Definitely not workable in a 2 hour class. These tiles make a great alternative with similar results.

Tip: take the various size tiles and place them over your stamps to see how the image might look on a pendant. If you are a floral stamp collector like me, you will probably find lots of workable images.

I may have to do some more jewelry, it is kind of addicting once you get going. I do have all those tiles left over, hmmm...

7 comments:

Mendi M said...

Way too cute! I would love to see a tutorial on this. Could you maybe take a picture of the back so we could see how the bail was attached? Thanks!

Pat said...

Oh wow...this necklace is absolutely beautiful!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous!!

Lisa Kind said...

Wow, Tracy! This is so clever and so pretty!

chelemom said...

What a great idea!!! This is gorgeous!

Michele Boyer said...

REALLY pretty, Tracy!!

Country Mouse said...

Super cute! Love it!!!