Springtime

I’m still not feeling that great. But I’m trying to do things to keep me distracted and help me maintain my sanity. My mother-in-law made this BEAUTIFUL piece at Christmas out of jewelry pieces she’d gotten from her mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law.

I fell in love with it and decided I wanted to make one. I decided to go with a flower instead so that I could keep it out all year round. I also decided to make it on a smaller scale since it was my first time to make one and I didn’t have quite as many pieces as she did.

Supplies:
Various jewelry pieces and beads (the more color, the better)
Shadowbox Frame
Felt (You could use any color, I used black)
Glue gun
Pliers
Scissors

You start with a shadowbox frame like this one. I got mine at Ikea for $9.99.

I removed the mat and wrapped my felt around the back board tightly and glued. Then I took a piece of paper and laid out my pieces in about the way I wanted to glue them. This can be kinda tricky and you’ll probably have a hard time getting exactly the way you want, but it’ll help you get a general idea of your layout.

Now GET TO WORK! I just began with the center and started gluing the pieces in the basic way I’d laid them out. I noticed more “holes” once I got it onto the black felt so I added some small beads in those places to fill the gaps.

When you’re done gluing, just put the back piece back into the frame and you’ve got a pretty little art piece to display. I think mine turned out pretty good!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 1 Comments | Filed in Craftsy

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  1. Tisa says:
    July 12, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    I love this!

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