Mother's Day is coming up in about 10 days and if you are like me, this is a difficult time to find gifts. My mom asks for the wackiest things, like "a clean house" or to "get the weeding around the yard done". I understand, being a busy mom myself. And, she can afford to buy the things she wants and after 6-7 years of giving her gardening supplies as gifts, she has told me she has enough.
My mom does not love pink however, she is redoing her guest bath in pink with roses -- very shabby, very "grandma". Maybe she changed her fave color now that I am thinking about it, her hallway is pink, she wants pink towels in the bathroom. Hmm............maybe she loves pink now?!
About 7 or 8 years ago she asked me to decorate her guest bath and I made all kinds of cute country things for her bathroom--she lives in a ranch style home on a ranch. This time, she is doing the deed herself but I plan to give her something to spruce up her bathroom.
I created a shabby, vintage style necklace using pieces from a Connie Crystal Mixed Media Ornate Sun Catcher in Pink Theme. This necklace can be worn or it can be displayed as a fun art piece in a shabby bathroom :) I plan to get a vase or mannequin to alter with dictionary paper for my mom to display the necklace on in her newly appointed guest "powder room".
To create the necklace, I cut the thread connecting all the beads to the crystal on the Sun Catcher. I used eye pins to make rosary style beads from some of the Sun Catcher beads, wrapping the long end of the pin under a loop I made to hold the bead in place, creating a wire wrapped bead. I then used some of the beads with eye pins, using the same wire wrapping technique, to make wire wrapped dangles.
I attached all of the pieces to an Epiphany Crafts Oval Jewelry Setting and added cabochon I made using a Prima crown stamp, Echo Park Paper, ColorBox ink, and the Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 Shape Studio with matching Bubble Caps.. I attached a jump ring to the top of the Oval Jewelry Setting and ran tow lengths of ribbon through the ring, about 24" long. Then I tied the ribbon ends into a bow.
- Connie Crystal Mixed Media Ornate Sun Catcher in Pink Theme
- Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 Shape Srtudio with Bubble Caps
- Epiphany Crafts Oval Jewelry Setting
- Ribbon by May Arts
- Jump Rings, Eye Pins, and Head Pins by The Bead Factory
- Stamp by Prima
- Ink by ColorBox
- Paper by Echo Park Paper
Now to find a vase or mannequin to alter to complete the gift! She's not gonna get my fancy crystal candy dish that I got from my grandma ;)
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