Saturday, 11 December 2010

Stardust Necklace - Celestial Theme for The Altered Element

Hello again,
this month the theme at The Altered Element is Celestial and I have been busy getting creative with some glitter. I have made a stardust necklace for you to see....

I started off with a 1.5x1.5" Memory Capsule, filled it with glitter and star beads and then using glossy accents I glued memory glass to it, it takes a while to dry and I ended up with a few bubbles inside but they just add to the effect. For the background I simply used an off cut of blue-silvery paper.

The other side is really easy too. I used some card and inked it with blue distress ink and some black round the edges, then stamped some starry background stamp onto it, but if you wanna give it a go, this could be any background stamp really, or you can use the same paper as on the other side. I then glued on the embossed tape and covered the whole thing in stickles.
When everything is dry put it inside the frame.

To make the frame into a necklace I used some ballchain and silver ribbon and added a Vintaj charm.
This doesn't have to be a necklace though, the frame could be attached to a swivel clasp and made into a keyring too.

I hope I've inspired you to create something starry yourself. Unfortunately the shop has sold out of most of my supplies but I'm sure you could come up with substitutes and make it your very own. Make the most of the closing down discount whilst you can.