Thursday, January 06, 2011

Chandelier Glass Necklace

Okay, I am ready now to present my Chandelier Glass Necklace!

Like a lot of you, I have been collecting interesting chandelier glass. I love how they are pre-drilled and clearly destined to be used for jewelery. I chose an image, printed it and then glued the flat back side of the glass directly to the paper and let it dry overnight.

But then I didn't trust the glue to hold the paper to the back of the piece. I decided to reinforce it with a thin layer of resin. Now I can wear the glass against my neck. The resin will keep the paper from peeling away and it added a softer edge to the glass.

I LOVE this art deco postcard. Don't ask me where I got it...I can't remember! I did a lot of extra brightening with a deeper red in photoshop.

The jewelery zone got quite a workout creating this. You wouldn't believe that this was a clear surface eight hours ago.

It was for a good cause though. I am so happy to have made something wearable.

I did make one extra glass piece for another project. It is a close up of the angel wing. It is in my special odds and ends bin...just waiting to be used.


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Squeeee!! I love what you did with the chandelier glass, Carmi! So clever of you! The resin softening the edges makes it much more wearable. Love the image too - all in all a mixed media jewelry tour de force! Love it!

donnajean said...

Gorgeous! I like the idea of resin on the reverse - I always wonder about when directions just leave the paper back bare - I think it won't hold up - but your idea is great! Thanks!

Christina Lazar-Schuler said...

LOVE! Simply LOVE! Great job - as usual =)

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS dahlink!


Wax Beach Artist said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing how you made it too!

MarissaDW said...

Lovely piece! It's beautiful!

Paula Lee M. said...

Oh what a beautiful necklace. I love how all the bits and pieces come together and using the old chandelier glass is sheer magic. Great job.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Carmi, I would never in a million years have even thought of chandelier glass. YOU totally rock girly! Hope 2011 is finding you supremely inspired and creating all sorts of wonderful things!