My Tim Holtz/microscope slide quest continues! But it’s easy to see that it’s the key that’s all wrong in this pendant. I should have used a metal key instead of a domed sticker, agggghh, but having said that, it does look much better in real life and I will definitely wear it, in fact it’s on a chain ready to do just that.
I took my inspiration from a picture on page 74 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities. It was this book that started my friendship with Marc, after he left a comment in the chat box asking if he could send me a copy … the rest is history!
I loved the idea …. but though I had most of the basic materials, they are a bit of a jumble of materials in gold, brass and silver so I struggled to get everything to match in silver. I also have a few Tim Holtz embellishments, but again, not quite what I wanted for this project and as a result it was all a bit of a compromise !!! But now I look more closely at the picture in Tim’s book I can see that he has used a memory capsule to accommodate the depth of the key …. while I struggled with two microscope slides (as I utter another agghhhhh!). So watch this space as I go back up to my craft room and my drawing board and have another go! I will not be beaten!