Thursday 1 July 2010

Cracking pendant

I've been playing with Tando chipboard again - the large pendant drop this time. It's an elegant and timeless shape that would stand up to all sorts of treatments. I decided to slather it in some of my favourite paints for a shell-like look.

Viva Decor Croco paint is great fun to use - you're never quite sure exactly what it will look like once the crackling has fnished! I punched holes along the bottom edge of the pendant first, using a Crop-o-Dile, and then covered thepiece with Turquoise Croco and left it overnight to do its thing. I rubbed black acrylic paint on to accentuate the cracks and then sponged some Precious Metal paint over the top and nestled beads into the holes, using a gel superglue to stick them in. The larger beads were salvaged from my ancient bead box and were a particularly nasty brown plastic so they've been coated in Precious Metal paint to make them look like pearls.

I finished the top with an extra large eyelet. As the threading hole was quite a bit larger than the diameter of the eyelet's shank, I squished the eyelet flat first and glued it into place rather than trying to get it to grip round the hole.

I used a double strand of leather thong to hang the pendant, binding with some black linen thread to finish it off.

Large Pendant Drop by Tando Creative (you can find a list of Tando stockists here)
Croco paint by Viva Decor (Turquoise)
Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor (Blue Azure and Mother of Pearl)
Black acrylic paint

Extra large Eyelet by We R Memory Keepers (Pewter)
Leather thong
Linen thread

Thanks for stopping by!


tracy said...

thats reallt beautiful joanne :)

Unknown said...

This is brilliant - how wonderful to own and wear an orginal work of art knowing that never again can you or anyone else achieve something exactly the same - must give you a reall buzz

Di said...

Absolutely stunning Joanne, I love playing with Viva Decor paints too, they are gorgeous to work with.

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, wonderful.

Carol Plume said...

Wow that is gorgeous Joanne - amazing what that viva decor metallic paint will change the appearance of isn't it...FAB piece xx

Janice said...

It looks like a butterfly wing, very beautiful.

Traceyr said...

You would never believe that was a piece of chipboard absolutely wonderful.


Hazel said...

Wow! that is indeed a cracking pendant! x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pendant!

Caroline said...

Beautiful pendant Joanne - love the colour and crackle effect. Great use of the extra large eyelet, I have some of those and not used them yet!

Andrea C said...

gorgeous x