Saturday, 25 February 2012

Domino Pendant by Alison

Hello Everyone. This week I decided to alter one of The Artistic Stamper's Bamboo Dominoes, & make it into a pendant.


I started by adding a couple of coats of Studio Gesso to the Bamboo Domino. Then I used purple twilight & sailboat blue alcohol inks to colour it. I stamped the little flourish from the Nature Is Art Plate, with jet black Stazon, then clear embossed the whole domino twice.

I inserted a couple of lengths of silver wire, I think mine was 24 gauge, through the holes on the domino.


I added some silver tube beads as shown. This was a little bit tricky, & I used jewellery pliers to pull the wire through.


I then twisted the ends of the wire a couple of times, inserted one end through a crystal bead, & wrapped the other wire around the bead. I twisted the wires together, then used round-nosed pliers to make a loop, wrapping the end back around the loop. When closing the ends around the loop, take care not to crush your crystal bead with the pliers, like I managed to do on one end! Lol!


I used extra strong glue to attach a tiny metal Foliage flower, then coloured a pearl bead with purple alcohol ink & glued it to the centre.
Finally, I added some silver jump rings, an Ideaology Chain Tassel, some black cord & fastenings.


I hope you like my pendant, thanks for looking!
Alison xox












20 comments:

Jacqueline said...

oh wow!! I love that!! I have those dominoes too. I KNEW there was a way to use them in jewellery but just wasn't sure how to do it!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pendant with us.

Jackie x

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG! That's gorgeous!! I have some that I wasn't quite sure what to do with and this is brilliant! TFS!

Minxy said...

This is just beautiful x

Netty said...

This is beautiful and never realised the dominos had holes in, perfect.

Marjie Kemper said...

Alison, it is fabulous! Love the rich color and the hanging bling... what a gorgeous pendant!

Chris Arlington said...

Beautiful Alison ! I love the color too.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a gorgeous piece of contemporary jewellry and such a stunning colour...Mel :)

Von said...

Stunning piece Alison :) I do believe I have some of those somewhere ;)
Von xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful and lovely colors

Greetings Janny

Joanne said...

Wow, I would wear that, it's beautiful.
Hugs Joanne xx

Angie said...

Saw the peek ...couldn't imagine how it was a domino ...had to find out ...WOW. That is a beautiful piece of work ...loved to see the stages of the journey ...one of the best altered pieces of jewlery I have ever seen. It is a clever and stylish creation ...what makes you think that I LOVE it xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A breathtaking piece.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Good grief, that's GORGEOUS!!!!!

Ruby Craft said...

So Beautiful. Great instructions.

Artyjen said...

'Tis Gorgeous :)
xoxo Sioux

Sid said...

That's fab Alison !

hazel said...

Absolutely fabulous Alison, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

lynne said...

A statement piece of jewellery from you Alison.
Wishes
Lynne

Emma said...

Wow!! This is just beautiful...wonderful work Alison! xx

Gwen said...

This is very beautiful....I am drooling over it.
xx