Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yet another first

I just love trying new things.  It seems like I am always doing "something" for the first time.  Here is a picture of my first altered scrabble tile pendants. 



I started by creating a small collage on my tiles.  In these, I used napkins and postage stamps.  I intended for these to be finished at this point, so I added foil tape around the edges.  I experimented with folding the extra foil on both the front and the back of the pendant. After completing this experiment, I prefer the cleaner look of folding the extra on the back side. 

The bail was then added to the back. I had some trouble finding them, but Hobby Lobby proved to be the spot.  I purchased two types, one found in the bead area, and another type found with the glass bead making supplies.  I prefer the later, however they are a bit more expensive.

These pendants were then sealed with Glossy Accents.  I did not get a very good finish with my first coat of Glossy Accents.  I think this was user error and lack of experience.  Due to my poor application, I decided to add a second layer.  When I was adding the additional Glossy Accents, I remembered that I had just received an order of watch parts.  I added them last minute, and I love the way they turned out!

15 comments:

  1. Those are absolutely awesome. Thank you for sharing

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  2. Absolutely wonderful! I love your steampunk pendants. Great job.

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  3. TFS! I am just getting into Steampunk and love the different looks people come up with when making art.
    Hugs-
    Kavi Coulson
    (ATT member)

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  4. These are so very cool! Love them! :)

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  5. Those are great. I really like the way the watch parts are raised up on the second layer of the GA. Thanks for explaining.

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  6. excellent - thank you for showing the variations-you have given me some ideas

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  7. Gorgeous pendants! I have a ton of scrabble tiles and I could see altering them for even use on my cards! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  8. great pendants~ Thanks for the inspiration for me to dig out my scrabble tiles again! leecytx from swap-bot

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  9. Those are great! I love them! Visiting and following com aq

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  10. I love them as well. Very nicely done.

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  11. Hi Rhea! New follower after I read your comment on my blog. Your stuff is awesome!! Love, love, love it all. Keep up the great work.

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