Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday! necklace frame

I cannot, for the life of me, remember where I saw this idea (please remind me if it was on your blog & I will properly credit you!), but I loved it! I tried to find where I saw this by Googling "jewelry frame", but apparently this idea has been used in many forms! I'm a basic gal, and hardly ever wear makeup these day, or jewelry, but for some reason I feel naked without a necklace. I am easily distracted by shiny things, so most of my necklaces are pretty colors, and have crystals & beads, so making a jewelry frame appealed to me... takes up less space, and display my pretty baubles! I fell in love with this frame, that I bought for $1 at a rummage sale this summer, and have been saving it for just the right project. I used a piece of foam I had on hand, cut to the size of the frame. For the background I made a mini quilt out of some lightly felted merino I had, and stretched it over the foam & stapled it into place. I turned it over & my perfectly straight mini quilt was now a little crooked because my stretching was not even, apparently. So instead of taking the staples out & starting over, I left it like that, and it kinda looks good crooked, right?.... right?.... *crickets chirping*. Ok, ok, i'll redo it... sigh. Anyhow, I am really pleased at how it turned out! What do you think?

What have you been working on? As always, feel free to post your finished projects on my Facebook page!


Anne Magee said...

I love it! I've been wanting to make one of these myself using screen... love the use of wool, though!

Tina said...

I looks really cool! Emma got some bright frames from her gramma, so I might have to make a few of these for her. Very cool :)

Penny Luytgaarden said...

It's a great idea especially because it frees up space and because the frame and background are so's now a work of art on the may start buying fancy necklaces just to hang in your frame...ha, ha