Saturday 4 August 2012

Inchies necklace

We're using metallics as our design inspiration at Tando Creative this week.

I seem to be on a bit of a jewellery kick at the moment! I've used three inchies and gently round the corners (I do love that tiny ⅛" on the newer Corner Chomper!) as well as punching holes with a Crop-o-Dile.

Each inchie is done with a different metallic finish. I used three coats of silver UTEE on each square and a layer of Perfect Pearls on two of them (both from the Metallics kit - one Gold, one Bronze). I pressed a stamp into the warm UTEE for texture. I've then glazed them with Decoart Triple Thick - the last time I tried this I used Glossy Accents and it really didn't work (it didn't dry evenly and it split apart in several places so the piece ended up in the bin). I was impressed with the Triple Thick in this regard, it dried evenly and with no problems.

I added jump rings to each piece, filled with more Triple Thick and then finished with a contrasting metallic colour once dry.

The inchies are joined together with jump rings and attached to a necklace chain through a little piece of aluminium tubing superglued to the top one.

The surfaces are shiny enough that it made photographing it a bit of a nightmare but I hope you get the idea!

Chipboard inchies (Tando Creative)
Silver UTEE 
Silver acrylic paint
Crackleglaze background stamp (Indigo Blu)
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Gold and Bronze)
Jump rings
Aluminium tubing
Triple Thick glaze by Decoart

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

Another wonderful pice of are so inventive Joanne xxx

sam21ski said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Joanne, love how you've used different colours of metallics and set the jump rings on the with the opposing colours - lovely

Sam xx

Dawn said...

Fabulous work Joanne, love all the texture you've created. Lol, if you're looking for a home for it i'd happily volunteer tee hee!!!!
Big hugs x x x x

Unknown said...

Truly fabulous - they look just like metal and the texture is amazing

Kath said...

I love it. so clever and topical too.

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne,love the texture:)

Traceyr said...

Amazing Joanne and so clever - I would never have thought to make such convincing "metal" jewellery out of chipboard.


Dana Tatar said...

I love this necklace! I never know what to do with my inchies, so I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for the info about the Triple Thick. =)

Anonymous said...

I keep opening Vogue Magazine, expecting to see an interview and photos of jewelry made by you, your work is that intriguing and unique and wearable. And your photos of it are perfect....send to Vogue and see what happens! Imagine Christy Turlington with any one of your pieces around her neck.......ummmhmmmmm, gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

I admire your creativity Joanne! Love this necklace you have created, it woud take an extremely discerning eye to detect this is made from chipboard :)
Lynn x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous - very creative x

Deborah said...

Another wonderful piece!