Saturday, February 07, 2009

Music book necklace: project number 5!

I've finished the next post in Stephanie Lee's fabulous book "Semi-precious Salvage". I have been having so much fun with this book. The descriptions are fairly detailed, and i have been learning many techniques through this book.

I made a couple small changes to the bracelet as i went along. While Stephanie discussed and displayed more of a rustic style, i decided to go for a cleaner, more 'sterling silver' type look. As opposed to having burnt edge text, i went with clean edged sheet music. I really had a great time making this project, especially creating the little 'book'. It is such a neat idea to me that the bent metal provides such a perfect spine and binding for the papers. So much fun. As well i like the orriginality of the idea of putting little 'books' onto necklaces... how wonderful!

The white links you can see are posted from a tutorial by the wonderful Deryn Mentock on her blog. I made the links here for this necklace and also for my nest necklace (see previous post). So great.

Speaking of having fun, I have been having so much fun with my OWOH giveaway (see three posts down. I am amazed at all the wonderful people that have been entering the draw. Good luck to everyone!


Tami Roth said...

Hi Dale! You did an AMAZING job on your "Stephanie Style" necklace and made it your own and it turned out beautiful!!! I'm glad you're having fun with it! I tried this necklace once but need to go try again, I rushed it and didn't seal the metal good. But it was SO much fun and I too love mini book necklaces :)

carolyn said...

hi dale~
i found your blog through deryn's. your jewelry is so cool! i checked out stephanie's book but i have so many art books i am working my way through and don't have a soldering iron (yet!) so i held off buying it. i'll be back to check out your newest creations!