Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell

It’s amazing when a deadline starts to close in, a designer will come up with some of their best ideas! That’s what happened with this week’s project. Faced with Brenda Pinnick’s Beauty Bloom petals, I knew I had to somehow create a necklace out of them but yet keep the beauty of Brenda’s fabric designs intact. I feel I succeeded with this pendant. My love of jewelry and books came together with this piece. Now who doesn’t like wearable books? This wearable fabric book is what I created from Brenda’s Beauty Bloom die cut.


­ Non stick mat
­ Glossy Accents (Ranger)
­ Beauty Bloom, Originals Die #655455 by Brenda Pinnick
­ Big Shot Pro die cutting machine Sizzix®
­ Fabric – Couluer Vie by Brenda Pinnick for Henry Glass & Co
­ Felt – National Non-Wovens
­ Stazon black ink
­ Time related stamps
­ Brass: rectangle jump, ball chain, and cuckoo clock, small 6mm jump ring
­ Three 4mm SUN Swarovski crystals
­ Chestnut Roan (ColorBox)
­ 1/8 hole punch


­ • Coat front & back of each petal with Glossy Accents by Ranger (let dry)
­ • Decide on which pieces you will use for your pendant, making slight changes with scissors if
­ • Stack pieces: I used the felt pieces for the front & back with the thinner fabric as the pages
­ • Stamp each piece with the time theme stamps
­ • Edge each petal with the Chestnut Roan ink to age for a classic look
­ • On the cover of my book, I glued one of the inner pages over part of the felt to add depth;
• ­Mark the first petal with pen and punch. Use this first piece as your template; punch
remaining petals (pages)
­ • Back felt page, punch 1/8 hole in the center petal tip
­ • Insert 6mm brass jump ring & attach cuckoo clock
­ • Open rectangle jump & the back cover, each page, then the front cover, close jump
• Finishing touches: detailed with black pen around flower petal on cover, add three 4mm SUN
Swarovski crystals with Glossy Accents, and brass ball chain


Phyllis Dobbs said...

Neat idea and a beautiful necklace.

Jen Goode said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea! I love how this turned out.

milkcan said...

What a cool idea! Awesome!

Melony Bradley said...

oh my gosh, Ronnie- you have really done it this time! This is HIGHLY original and beautiful- love it

Ann Butler said...

Love this project...

Cheryl said...

Wow, awesome pendant!!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

That's such a cool idea!

Carol Heppner said...

AWESOME! Love, love, love it!!!

Brenda Pinnick said...

Roann, I'm just blown away! This is an amazing project and I agree, sometimes deadlines are both our worst enemy and our best friend! Thank you for going above and beyond with your project- it is spectacular!

Dina said...

Really clever, love it!

TheresaCifali said...

That is just fantastic. I love the color scheme and I have a special love for time pieces. I love that you can wear it. This personifies "mixed media",

Eileen Hull said...

This is very cool Ronnie. What a creative and unusual way to use the die cuts. Wish I had thought of that! :-)

Karen B said...

This is fabulous!

Madeline said...

Totally awesome take with the petals!!

Roxi Phillips said...

One of my very favorites this week!

Subriagirl said...

Thank you everyone, I'm truly humbled by all your responses to the "Time Will Tell" pendant.

Brenda, THANK YOU for giving us the chance to create with your dies! This piece will follow me to LA & worn proudly.

Theresa, I'm especially fond of time pieces and keys....both of which are "timeless". :-)

Einat Kessler said...

What a beautiful project. Ii love it!

Candice Windham said...

This is gorgeous and totally YOU!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Wowee original idea! Mahalo for a new way of wearing petals.

gscrapbooks said...

Very cool idea!

creativegoddess said...

I don't know how I missed this one last week.. I LOVE IT!! One of my favorite projects yet.