Wearable Art, is something that has always fascinated me and there's some amazing people out there making it.
On the Paperartsy Blog the fortnightly challenge is Wearable Art, see here
I have never really made any jewellery but inspired by the topic I thought I would give a necklace ago.
I found some jump rings, an old necklace and some cute charms to start with.
I used paper clay for the main pendent and tried a few PA stamps in it but this one from Claire's range seemed to work best as it gave the best definition in the clay and I love faces!!
So how do you get things to hang??? I went with some eyelet pins and pushed them into the clay whilst wet and let it dry for about 14 hours. I found they still came out to ended up gluing them in.
The I made some paper beads, another first, I did this from old book print and give them a shimmer glaze, I threaded them and some beads onto craft wire with a charm.
Next I painted the girl with Frescos and a very five brush. When that was dry I used glossy accents to seal and give some shine and when that was dry assembled the whole things.
Hard work for me as I wear long nails and this stuff is fiddly.
I am quite pleased for a first go.
Hoping to have time to do a second piece for the challenge as there's something I really want to do.