i really am crazy excited about my new necklace -- not only do i love how it looks, but I MADE IT!! i've been wanting to make some sort of necklace with a picture for a couple years. i mean really, you'd think i would have just done it already!
i'm always hesitant to try making new crafts though. i hate spending money on the materials only to end up putting them in the trash, so i've just been "wanting to make it". until now.
a couple years a go i saw a lady with a really cute necklace with a picture of her kiddos in it -- i think it was a metal frame with diamond glaze over it. i've been looking for that necklace/frame piece since then. i haven't found one that i love. and then there are all these crazy cute ones out there that are soldered -- and while i would LOVE to learn to make them. um, yikes!! (i do own one though -- because my sweet sister in law bought me one for my birthday, and i love it)
then i went to Arlington, TX to scrap with my girlfriends and i saw the supplies to make these. and lucky for me i was with my good pal Kelly who quickly said "i'll split the tiles with you." -- THANK YOU KELLY! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! because of her i tried the new craft and i love the result!
so, to make a long story longer -- it was pretty easy to make and i'm ordering different sizes of glass ASAP. the most difficult part of the entire project is the waiting. there are seriously only a few steps and tools involved, but waiting on the glue to dry makes the whole process take longer. however, while i was waiting, i did have time to make those cute flowers i showed you yesterday. (and there was time to do laundry and make some beds, but that's not as fun to talk about.)
the front & the back
i told you i've been busy crafting. should i have posted pictures of the empty laundry basket, the bare hanging rack and the made beds?! nah!