Saturday, November 13, 2010
art every day #13: penchant for a pendant
yesterday i had the yen to make a necklace. i don't have a load of confidence in my crafting skills so i thought this would be a good way to deal with that. i dragged the girls to home depot in a downpour and emerged with a long piece of wood, a saw, sandpaper and small eye hooks. it just seemed like a good combination and i went with it. came home, sawed off a small piece, sanded it, gave it a few coats of acrylic paint, mod podged a sliver of my handpainted papers on each side of the wood, and screwed around with the eye hook until it finally fit in place. swiped a ball chain from one of my other necklaces and was done. it's a rough attempt, but i'll still wear it.
off to traci bunkers' studio open house this afternoon. can't wait to look through her hand-dyed fibers since i just learned how to finger knit! happy weekend to you!