Friday, 3 June 2011

Pendant Trays From Marc

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A while ago I asked on this blog about pendant trays and my very lovely friend Marc very kindly sent me a whole pile in various colours, plus lots of other lovely bits for pendant making,  which quite overwhelmed me. 
pendant trays 
I knew he was anxious to see what I made with them but I am afraid it took rather longer than I anticipated to pull my finger out and do something ….. but at last Marc … you are …. this is my first “go”.
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I used a text/floral stamp to create a background, cutting a 1” x 1” square from it to fit into the tray, colouring it with blending chalks and a sprinkle of hologram micro glitter. I then added two different sizes of brass dragonfly charms, which I coloured with Promarker pens to match the copper of the tray and a few tiny flat backed gems, I then filled the tray with Ranger Glossy Accents ….. and prayed it would set as I had never used it like this before.
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Above pendant drying.
My only disappointment is that the flat backed gems add no dimension to  the “picture”, they look very flat (as if they have dissolved) and perhaps when I try this again I will try small seed beads or tiny sequins.