Sunday, July 25, 2010

Newest Creative Project!

I just finished my newest creative project! It's a Fun and Funky Collage Necklace. Made with several mini collages that are mounted to Tim Holtz Fragments charms using Glossy Accents. I'm so excited!!

I took it out on a walk yesterday in the sunshine. My wonderful hubby (who is an awesome photographer) took photos of it so I could share with all of you. :)

So, I got the idea for this from Sherry Goodloe she was talking on her blog about a class she had taught making these awesome necklaces. I can't get to California to take a class from her so I asked if she sells the kits for the necklaces. Oh yes, she does! I purchased the kit and it arrived quickly, with lovely instructions and tons of cool papers, fragments charms, and the necklace chain with toggle clasp. I just added the jump rings, adhesive and some of my own images and collage bits and pieces.

I'm hooked and now I'm in the process of making a load of mini collages to go on the next necklace!

Hum...maybe a coffee or tea theme? Crafty theme? Birds? flowers? gosh I have to make up my mind some time...

It's going to be hot this week so hanging out inthe craft room and the air conditioner my well be the ticket. :)

Have a great week! Get out and do something creative today.
SB

16 comments:

Cynthia Eloise said...

love it. looks like a fun project. were the fragment pieces you started with completely blank?

Beverley Baird said...

I had seen that class as well - too far for me as well!
Yours turned out beautifully!

Melanie said...

I love it! Very cool!

Trulyana said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Well done for creating such a brilliant piece of jewelery art! So good to be back on your blog. :) Hope you are well and enjoying the Summer.

Tabitha the KnittingJourneyman said...

Oh this is so cool. Looks as if my daughter and I have something new to learn. Thank you for sharing. It looks terrific.

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Adorable necklace. I looked on her site to see how expensive the kit was, but didn't find it. Well, unless it was one that was $55. Yours is just way too cute. You did a super job on it and your hubby did a great job taking a picture of it as well.

Aurora said...

I love your necklace! where in the Pacific NW are you? I live in Seattle...(thanks for your nice comment on my blog)

Stephanie said...

Thanks all for the lovely comments about the Collage Necklace.

I e-mailed Sherry Goodloe and asked her if she sells kits for the necklace since I couldn't make it to one of her classes. She replied that yes she does and that they are $35. I appreciated the instructions and all the "stuff" that came in the kit. It has given me the confidence to go and find the materials to start making more without the kits. I really do recommend getting the kit first to have the instructions for the first time. Here's her e-mail to get more information: " SLGoodloe@hotmail dot com " just change the word "dot" to a . :)

Jamila said...

I love her blog too, she so creative. I though about making one of those necklaces. I love charms, you did a grat job, how long did it take you???? Oh by the way I love your blog too!!!

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Sherry Goodloe said...

Oooooh your necklace turned out soooo nice. I just love it!

I clicked on Jane's name on her comment here to tell her that the kits are not $55 and that they can be found in my etsy shop, but she doesn't have a blog and there was no e-mail address on her link :( If you have a way of contacting her, please let her know ok? Thanks!

I just KNEW you would be hooked after making the first one! LOL

Kathleen said...

OMG. I love your necklace and have got to try this myself. VERY COOL! I am a collage artist so this should be right up my alley. Though, admittedly, I do have trouble working small. Maybe I can steal bits and pieces from the acres of miniature collages I have created. Thanks for sharing!

dandelionlady said...

I really do like this! Thanks for sharing. What a neat idea.

Evelyn said...

Very colourful and fun. A good conversation piece too.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

...Or you could make several and then you can use all your ideas for themes! It's gorgeous, and completely personal. Love it. And beautifully photographed too!
Janice.

Sandy Coleman said...

This is fabulous! OMG! How creative. And I haven't been to your blog for a while. I'm so glad I came by after you commented on my blog. Your work is so imaginative. I love it all. I'll be back for sure. Thanks for sharing the info. about the necklace. :-)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hi Stephanie - would you mind if I used the photo of your necklace in my etsy shop when I list more kits? I would like to show a photo of what someone can create from the kits I sell.

Have you made any more necklaces? Aren't they fun to make?! You would think I had taught everyone in South Orange County by now, but I'm STILL teaching this workshop! With some new techniques :)