December 2, 2011

Stamped Necklace Pendant

A while ago a friend had given me a box of microscopic slides and I have been anxious to work with them as I had an idea for a jewelry design.

This week I dismantled an old watch with the intention of using the gears as accents, but I ended up fascinated with the spring mechanism and how it uncoiled into this metal embellishment.

The pendant is a layered stack consisting of one microscopic slide, black cardstock, stamped white cardstock and topped with the final microscopic slide.  Copper Memory Foil Tape was used to create the faux soldering and tubing.  To give it a burnished look, Stone Gray StazOn was randomly applied to the foil.   

The artwork is a section of Penny Black’s Eternal stamped in Jet Black StazOn ink on white cardstock and very lightly colored with Memento Inks applied with sponge daubers.    

A black brad was placed in the top coil as an accent while one of the watch gears was positioned under the bottom coil.  Glossy Accents held the gear in place and while the glue was wet, crystal glitter was sprinkled on top.

These also make lovely window accents.

Have a great day and a terrific weekend,

Penny Black Stamps: Eternal 4207K
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-003
Inkssentials: Copper Memory Foil Tape
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Tsukineko: Jet Black StazOn, Stone Gray StazOn, Bamboo Leaves Memento, Lilac Posies Memento, Tangelo Memento, Sponge Daubers
Other: Microscopic Slides, Black Cording, Repurposed Watch Parts, Black Brad, Crystal Glitter