Tuesday, 5 July 2011

From the messy desk comes...

First of all, for those of you in the UK-wasn't it a cracking weekend?  Warm and sunny AND on a weekend, how rare is that!?  Sorry, but we so often seem to have the nice weather during the week when a lot (I know not all....how else could I get to the craft shops at the weekend!) of people are working.....it does sometimes feel like a conspiracy!

So, back on to craft, my last WOYWW post showed a VERY messy and inky desk, and this is one of the items I was making.

The necklaces are made from microscope slides with memory frames.  Between the glass slides I have distressed some vintage book pages stamping a watch face slightly off the page and some flying birds.  I added some lace and the words "Time Flies" cut from an old dictionary.  I also added a watch cog which I had to file down (on a piece of oak block, nice and hard so the file doesn't burr the wood too easily) to make it wafer thin so the slides still fit within the frames.

As the front of the necklace is quite busy I like to keep the back slightly more clean looking.  I stamped the clock face off the page, adding glossy accents for a small amount of interest and stamped some flying birds, all of it on a distressed vintage page.

I have another design to show you, but its getting too dark to take a decent photo, and I have spent all this week working on a new computer training programme so my eyes are shot away hence I am going to keep this post short. 

Happy Crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. Necklace is fab!! Love everything about it!! With regard to your comment on my blog...you were right, that was a VERY small part of my scraps!!! LOL!!


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