first up, my randomly chosen winner for the free copy of creating keepsakes fast & fresh scrapbooks. i figured it's 4 minutes until midnight here, so i'd just pick the winner and post tonight. tomorrow morning is a busy one, and i don't want to leave you hanging until i get around to the computer. we have comment #30: this looks like a great idea book. Thanks for the chance! :) Posted by: Vera Wirianta| May 10, 2010 at 01:27 PM. congrats vera! email me over your address and we'll get that mailed out to you! and for everyone else, there might be another giveaway next week. just sayin ;)
wanted to share another vintage groove necklace with you. i used a jewelry strand combination kit for this one, which made it really quick and easy to put together. i started with the silver seed bead combination kit. those 6 beads, stones, and charms were all strung together already. you can easily change them, add different pieces, take pieces out. but i liked it just like it was. all i had to do was attach them to the silver seed beaded chain. i wanted to add some pearls to it. so i took the 2 pearl strands from the abalone and pearl combination kit, and attached them together to one end of the beads and stones. then just added my initial, and i was done.
i really need to get some photos of these necklaces ON someone, and not just hanging in the air. lol! then you could get a better feel for how i created them to hang. some of them are centered, some off to one side, some to the other side. i'll try to get the girls to model them for me. they're cuter to look at ;)
but what i can show you, is where these necklaces end up after i make them. i've been wanting to share this. it's not the best photo at all. but if i wait to get a good photo, you might not ever see this. this is a large rectangle frame that hangs in the playroom, above the glider rocker that i feed the babies in. it used to have a print of some sort in it. i spray painted it black, and glued cork inside the frame to make it a bulletin board. i do this a lot. in fact, i also have 6 12x12 frames hanging in the house that are exactly the same. painted black and cork inside. and guess what? not a single one of them have anything pinned up on them. they've been hanging there at least 2 years. with nothing on them. typical of me. i do that sort of thing. but i did at one point, adhere these 3 ribbons to this framed cork. i had a plan for the rest of it. some huge chipboard letters, and a few pictures. just never did it. so it's just been 3 pieces of ribbon for all this time.
until now. i had all my necklaces laying on the island in the playroom. for weeks. then one day, i just took them and hung them up on this bulletin board with tacks. i love to look at this. and i think the baby likes to look at it behind me, as i'm feeding him. lol! and when i'm feeling like wearing a necklace, i just go over to my display and pick out what matches me that day. if i create enough new pieces, maybe i can fill up the other 6 frames. lol!