Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wearable Journal

Roxi Phillips & Candice Windham taught this class at the "Time for Art" event in Memphis and it turned out awesome, as if we expected anything less! This project demonstrated basic metal working skills as well as introduced the class to Ice Resin treated papers. What we ended up with was a beautifully handcrafted wearable journal! This picture doesn't come close to showing you the beauty of this pendant but it's the best I could do.
Candice & Roxi had pre-resined the papers for us to stamp & cut to size. One inch square brass plates were hammered & stamped. Papers cut & stacked to fit neatly inside the brass plates, holes drilled with a Dremel/Dremel Drill Press, jump rings inserted. I used a braided black leather cord, coiled with brass wire, and embellished with small brass sayings/keys. The ends were finished off with end caps & jewelry fasteners.

This necklace is a head turner & show stopper when wearing! I wore it to church & was stopped again & again with people wanting to see what I was wearing!

Thanks Roxi & Candice for teaching this class!!! Loved every minute of it!


Amy said...

So pretty, Ronnie! I love to see the art that you create. I am not an art creator but an art appreciator. I need to catch a show soon to do some shopping for Christmas. Again, just beautiful.

pat moyers said...

So glad you finished this. It looks great and I love that you used a braided cord on it. I can't wait to get mine done. That Ice Resin stuff is really neat isn't it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ronnie, Love this piece, so beautiful!x

Anonymous said...

I also wore mine to church and got a lot of comments and compliments on it.

Subriagirl said...

Thanks everyone! We just followed Roxi & Candice...& wha you have it!

I know 6 Amy's....which one are you? I'm thinking it's one of the Cantrell bunch....but then every now & then I'm proven

Amy said...

It's Amy Wake from JSCC! Not a Cantrell or related to the Cantrells . . . that I know of. :-)