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.
Various jewelry pieces and beads (the more color, the better)
Felt (You could use any color, I used black)
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!