Here is a fun thing to be creative with if you love jewelry or know someone that loves jewelry that would love to receive a unique handmade piece. I stumbled upon domino necklaces while "Stumble Upon"ing on evening and instantly knew I wanted to give my hand a try at these. I thought they would make wonderful gifts for anyone that enjoys wearing jewelry. If you have read my blog at all you seen the 70 domino necklaces I made for a women's retreat. They were quite a bit more simple, but simple is nice (you can see those here). I made these this past week. I really wanted to incorporate beads and wire into them. This first one I made as a demo for my friend Mindy, she asked if I would make her an Asian inspired one in red. Well, I am not sure how Asian it looks, but I think it turned out pretty grand. I stated off with drilling holes through the domino so I had a way of attaching the wire. I then added the alcohol inks which dry really fast on these. I then stamped a small flourish with a archival ink which is permanent. I drew the little flowers which is what I think makes it kind of Asian (hehe what do you think Minday?) and added some small doodling with some dots. Then I heat embossed some gold around the edges and then let that cool. I then sprayed it with a glaze. Then added my wire and beads.
This one I started the same way with the drilling, really no reason in the drilling the holes, I just drilled where I thought I might want to run some wire through. Then I used a denim and eggplant alcohol inks. Once that was dry I used a part of a stamp to emboss the swirls in silver and then added my beads and rhinestone. This necklace I did not seal, so not sure what that means. I wore this one to church yesterday and received lots of compliments on it. It looks great on a short cord necklace with a white shirt and blue jeans!
This one is really simple and I just stamped it in a permanent ink and then colored it with my mark-it bic markers. I sealed it with an acrylic spray and then added the small rhinestones. I thought she was a bit different and love that stamp.
The stamps I used for this stamp and the swirls I bought from The Enchanted Gallery/Blog She has some really unique ones and makes them just the right size for the domino's. Plus she has a lot of good information within her sites. I will be back some time to do a step by step of how I did mine. So, not sure when that will be, but I promise to be back to give you some pics and some how to's.
So thanks for stopping by today and now I must fly to the grocery store, ahhhh the pit falls of life!