Friday, March 13, 2009

March Rings and Things Challenge - attempt........

I won't say epic fail, but I will say I am not satisfied with the glue. It left a cloudy look, instead of clear. Is like looking out a dirty window into your garden. *sigh* I don't do windows.......

I was going for a garden, flowery field abstract look.

I used the Brass Rectangle Frame - #49-440-0 for this attempt.

Using my trusty hammer - I crushed, amethyst, peridot and colored glass beads. Then I put a thin layer of Quick Grip glue on the frame - I will never use it again - and positioned the crushed pieces to try and create a picture. I added seed beads here and there and a flower shell. After the glue dried, I put on a thin layer of Mod Podge (I thought I was being clever) and added more crushed stones for a deeper look. I added one more layer of Mod Podge after that layer dried to seal it.

I thought Mod Podge was suppose to dry clear, but I thought wrong.

Here is a close up of the frame,now a pendant

I couldn't leave well enuff alone, so I continued on and used that as a focal for a necklace. I used a filigree bead cap, and mashed it around the eye of the frame to hide it and give it a bit more flare.

I call it Imperial Garden - because it was a royal pain in my Aster - ehehehe I am so punny....

And here is the finished product


  1. I see how "the glue will own you" comes in now :-)

    This is MARVELOUS!

  2. Hi Tish, looks neat! Kind of impressionist. I love the idea and I know you'll ponder over the glue/Mod Podge issue some more.


  3. What a great idea, I agree with Dave, looks like impressionist art! Seriously, pat yourself on the back for this one!! :) Lisa C.