Sunday, August 20, 2006

Saturday Art...............

Yesterday I decided I would put together a bracelet. This bracelet, inspired by the CU girls, was going to be my 'grandma' or "Nana" bracelet! I used an old metal bracelet that I found in a bag of goodies I purchased at the local antique mall. It was in with many broken pieces of jewelry, earrings etc. A zip lock bag full of treasures for 2.00! How could I pass it up? Anyway, I purchased alot of little frames from Red Lead and mounted the kids pics into them. Next I added diamond glaze. I wasn't as happy with the results as I thought I would be.....but that's O.K. I still have their images even if they are a bit distorted. Using Staz-On ink I stamped on the back of each pic letters and/or numbers. These are significant to me but probably wouldn't mean much to anyone else. I started adding charms. Silver tone, copper, gold....all went together. I used teal as the accent color with a few scattered beads here and there. I am really happy with the result, but must learn to solder better so that I can really have some clear images! At that point I will change them out........but for now I am really pleased! :-D) Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

angelica torrez said...

I love it.... You are amazing....

I am happy you all had a nice time at Old St. Charles... I did not buy anything either except for some Chocolate Ted Drews icecream that my son and I shared... WE had a nice time though.. Quality time..

You have a great day.... Love those babies.

angelica

Regina said...

OMY!!! What a fabulous bracelet! I would love to be able to find something like that...I think you should go into production and I am the first customer! I am such a lurker, but it only takes a piece like this to uncover me, LOL!

Babsarella said...

This is STUNNING!!! You could go into business selling these amazing creations!

Anonymous said...

Your bracelet is fantastic!

Sandy

kathywas said...

OMG...this bracelet is absolutely beautiful!! It's even BETTER than the CU bracelet, as it has more of a special meaning for you with the addition of all of the grandkid's pictures! I love this idea! I'll have to keep this one in mind as soon as I acquire more grandkids (I only have one at the moment!). I love the addition of the teal beads, also. A great color contrast!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

two dollars equals a million dollars!! Love this braclet! Aren't you clever!