Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wool Hearts & Soldered Pendants

These little cuties came from the scraps of the wool crown I posted the other day. When I cut the peaks on the crown I had these pieces left over. So I cut them into hearts. My friend Jeanne told us this idea when she showed us how to do the crowns. Works out great!
I sewed on buttons, rhinestones, seed beads, pearls and seam binding ribbon to finish them off.

These soldered and resin pendants were done in the online class I took from Stephanie Lee.

These two I made part of the chain also. This was a great class and I highly recommend it if she offers it again. She showed us how to make the nest from wire and how to add the beads (eggs). Flooding the brass base was a challenge. It takes some practice and I need more! The patina hides some of the flaws and that helps.
The boy in this round pendant I mounted him up so he looks dimensional inside the resin.

I made nest earrings and the other nest I will make into a pendant with a dangle below. That is why the wire has been left long. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the whole thing in the beginning.
Two of these are not filled yet. The one with the four eyelets I might make into a bracelet.
These have German glass glitter, pearls and charms inside. There is also a few star beads in the wish one.
I really liked making the nests. It was not hard at all.
This butterfly necklace I gave to a friend. She loves butterflies.
This one was a gift to my niece for her birthday.

4 comments:

abbymaya said...

Sooo pretty. I love the little boy and the posey pendant is awesome. Perfect Valentine's Day.

Tina said...

Donna - these are beautiful! My favorite piece is the one with the little pearls inside the nest that says fly. It is just lovely!

donnaj said...

love how your pendants are turning out!

cindy said...

Those little felted hearts are adorable!!!!! And of course, you know I love your soldered stuff!!!

-c