Sunday, July 1, 2012

Remember My Birthday Necklace?

My Birthday was last month and my daughter gave me a beautiful necklace she bought while in Africa:)

Here I am wearing it at the birthday party. 
I knew I wanted to create a background to hang it on  my wall. 
So this is what I ended up with and I am very happy with it :0) 

I found a piece of scrap plywood at work that had the shapes of the leaves in the wood pattern and best of all it was free. Wish I had taken a photo of the wood before I did anything to it. 
I stained the main parts of the wood and then made a stain glaze for the leaves. then I went over everything with a brown glaze and then a golden glaze. I then waxed the whole thing with paste wax and glued flat rope around it for the frame. I love it!!!
The heat is still with us so I'm spending lots of time indoors which is weird for me. I go out in late evening to tend to the garden for a bit and move the sprinkler about. 
Stay cool this week ! My project for this week is to clean and organize my studio so I can set up the new sewing machine and move my computer in there...can you see me happy dancing? 


  1. You made it into a lovely wall hanging Carol! While you are happy dancing could you ask for rain and a break in the heat?

  2. Looks good mama, but not as good as it did on you!

  3. It's hot here, too. Miserable. We got a few drops of rain tonight, but not nearly enough to make the farmers happy. Love the necklace and love it on the wall. You are a talented lady.

    PS, thanks for your comment on mine, but it wasn't finished. I thought I saved it as a draft, but obviously hit the wrong button. ;) If you are curious as to what my bea-u-ti-ful ring is all about, stop back by. lol

  4. Looks awesome Carol!! Love the artwork you made to hang it on! Very beautiful piece!! Those signature pieces are really sought after right now too!!

    Hugs Giggles