It dawned on me that I haven’t made any Easter or spring crafts yet this year. Time is running out so I grabbed a few bits to make this bunny necklace. I found most of the pieces at the Idea Store, as usual. I’m their number 1 fan! I like the little splashes of bling and the seasonal colors and textures. I wanted to find or make some little clips so that I could attach it to a sweater collar but alas, I was not to be. This is one of those things I would consider selling, though I stink at pricing.
I’ve posted some of the stuff I’ve made for Persephone’s Treasures spring-themed bazaar at the Idea Store. I’ve really had a lot of fun playing with broken glass and melted metal. LOL.
As I wait for more supplies to come in I finally got around to making things with the bits and pieces. These are some of the first I’ve finished.
These are probably my favorite thing I’ve made. I love that everything but the solder and copper tape were from repurposed items. Even the butterfly wings were salvaged from a book I found at the Idea Store. They were in pretty bad shape, but this allowed me to keep what was left of them safe. These are spectacular species from Taiwan. Who knows how old they are. I want to do more of these with all sorts of crazy things like snake skins and snake eggs and bird skulls and mummified frogs. I know it’s weird but there’s just something about it that makes my heart go pitter-patter. I guess it’s my version of taxidermy.
This is a soldered piece I made using a microscope slide I cut down to a house shape. Glass cutting is a science and I’m just starting to figure some of it out. I have to admit that I love the challenge and it’s helping me get over my fear of broken glass. (Incidently, I have NO idea where it came from!) One of the really cool things about soldering is working with different alloys. I even managed to do some decorative dots. Oh, and the dragonfly is actually printing on shrink plastic and then I added a bit of perfect pearls for shine. I think the back of this one has a pink velvet flower.
I really like this one, too. Again I cut out the house from microscope slides. There’s a pretty piece of antique lace behind the brass butterfly. I was so proud of the little strip of bling I attached by soldering. I’m telling ya, this is so much fun! And I still have another dozen I’m working on. I’ve also been working with etching metal. I’ll post some of that soon.
Today we are decorating Easter eggs and making some spring themed projects. The weather is cooler and it’s nice to just stay inside and play.
Have a great day!
You will find this project on WIP Monday!